A March 19, 2015, letter to the Editor of Bellevue Reporter reveals how far PSE is willing to go into Godzilla mode to trash the Eastside with urban blight to satisfy its Australian and Canadian owners:
“According to a recent article in the Bellevue Reporter, PSE will pay the City of Bellevue almost a million dollars to compensate for the loss of 295 trees along 148th Ave SE and NE 8th Street. Tall power poles will intrude on these beautiful tree-lined streets. If the project is really necessary to keep our lights on, it should be installed underground. What will Bellevue look like if we lose 300 trees here, 8000 trees there (for Energize Eastside), and blindly continue down that path?
“Is this why Bellevue is giving up its “City in a Park” tag line? Perhaps it should be: “Bellevue, a Playground for PSE.”
That letter may have also inspired this cartoon by Frank Shiers: