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Council Meetings

The City Council meets for business meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. The alternate Tuesdays are Council Study Sessions. All meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Redmond City Hall Council Chambers (15670 NE 85th Street, Redmond, WA), unless otherwise noticed. 

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Council Meetings Schedule


1st Tuesday2nd Tuesday3rd Tuesday4th Tuesday

Beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Committee of the Whole: Parks and Human Services

Committee of the Whole: Planning and Public Works

Committee of the Whole: Public Safety

Committee of the Whole: Finance, Administration, and Communications

Beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Regular Business Meeting*

Study Session

Regular Business Meeting*

Study Session



*Includes Items from the Audience, when residents can address the council for four minutes on any topic.

Note: Special Meetings are scheduled and advertised as needed.

  1. Regular Business Meeting
  2. Study Session
  3. Committee of the Whole
  4. Special Meetings

During regular business meetings the Council takes action including Adopt, amend, or repeal ordinances; Enact resolutions; and approve or deny proposed actions such as awards of contracts.

The Council also hears items from the audience, and may hold public hearings, issue proclamations, hear staff reports, and recess into Executive Session. For definitions of the terms used, please see Meeting Terminology.

Meeting Components


Executive Sessions

The Council does occasionally meet in executive session, which is not open to the public. By law, the Council may only discuss certain items of business during executive sessions. These topics include, but are not limited to, personnel matters, property acquisition and disposition, and legal advice on matters of litigation or potential litigation.

Quasi-Judicial Matters

Quasi-judicial matters are most often land-use matters. The Council is legally required to decide the issue based solely upon information contained in the public record and obtained at special public hearings before the Council.

The public record for quasi-judicial matters is developed from testimony at earlier public hearings held before a Hearing Examiner or a city board or commission, as well as from written correspondence submitted within certain legal time frames throughout these processes. There are special guidelines for these public hearings and written submittals.

Public Hearings

A public hearing offers a formal opportunity to provide your views to the Council about the hearing’s subject. The Council may then discuss the issue and will sometimes decide at that time. In other cases, Council may defer discussion and decision-making to a future meeting.