Conserve / Clean and Green
Goal: Conserve agricultural lands and rural areas, protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment, and sustain Redmond's natural resources as the City continues to accommodate growth and development.

Community Priority: I want to live, learn, work and play in a clean and green environment.

Resource Consumption
. The amount of waste per single-family customer per week decreased from 56 pounds per single-family customer per week in 2013, to 53 pounds in 2014. The recycling rate among single-family customers decreased slightly to 64 percent. The rolling three-year average water consumption increased to 272 million cubic feet, though per capita use did not change.

Streams. Of the stream core sample sites, 7 of 8 have water quality index scores greater than 40; streams with scores between 40 and 79 are considered "marginal." The average BIBI score ("bug index" scores) for 9 sample sites was 21 for the 2013-14 water year, up from 19 the year before. The City's goal is to reach an average of 23 by 2016. A score of 35 is the minimum necessary to support native habitat.

Parks and Open Space. In the 2015 citizen survey, 94 percent of survey respondents reported being very satisfied or satisfied with the quality of Redmond's parks, trail and open space system, up from 88 percent in 2009.

Condition: GreenCircle = good, YellowCircle = fair, RedCircle = poor. Trend: UpArrow= improving, RightArrow =maintaining, DownArrow = worsening.

Observation Condition Objective 6-year Trend*
Stream health  
WQI scores greater than 40 88%
YellowCircle 100% UpArrow
Average BIBI score across core sampling sites 21
YellowCircle 23
Waste and recycling    
Wastestream (lbs of water per week per single family customer) 53 lbs
GreenCircle 50 lbs
(improving: less waste)
Recycling rate 64%
GreenCircle 63%
Water consumption (millions of cubic feet per year) 272
YellowCircle 265
(improving: less consumption)
Transfer of development rights (TDRs transacted) 0.21
GreenCircle N/A UpArrow
Satisfaction with parks system (percent very satisfied or satisfied) 94%
GreenCircle 95%
Access to parks and trails (percent with park 1/4-mile or less from home or office) 30%
YellowCircle 35%
* Where six years of data are available.

Jeff Churchill

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