The city of Bellevue has settled a racial-discrimination claim with a former city police detective for $50,000.

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The city of Bellevue has settled a racial-discrimination claim with a former city police detective for $50,000.




Bellevue City Council members this week approved the settlement with Carlos Preciado Sr. after mediation.




In March 2003, after he had left the Bellevue Police Department, Preciado filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court alleging that during his employment — from 1994 to 2000 — he had been the target of disparaging remarks from his superiors and other officers. Preciado is Latino.




As part of the settlement, Preciado agreed to dismiss pending claims against the city.



Kenmore



Bastyr expansion




faces council vote




The Kenmore City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a proposed expansion of Bastyr University.




The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Northshore Utility District, 6830 N.E. 185th St. in Kenmore.




Bastyr officials submitted plans for a $200 million, 30-year redevelopment of its campus inside St. Edward State Park two years ago. Over the past three months, council members have reviewed environmental reports, public comments and traffic concerns related to the plan.




If the council approves the plan, construction could begin as early as 2006.



Redmond



Walk to support




affordable housing




Habitat for Humanity is registering people for its third annual walk-a-thon scheduled Aug. 6.




The 4.5-mile walk on the Sammamish River Trail to downtown Redmond and back will start at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Road N.E., Redmond.




The $15 registration fee and pledges walkers collect will help support more affordable housing on the Eastside.




Habitat homeowners are planning a yard sale in conjunction with the walk.




Items, including toys, games and household goods, will be accepted Aug. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. at the church.




People can register the day of the event, starting at 8:30 a.m., or online at: http://habitatekc.org/Forms/2005 WalkaThonRegistration.htm




Seattle Times Eastside bureau