How Redmond's Government Works
Redmond has a strong Mayor/Council, non-partisan form of government. Seven council members and the Mayor, all representing the community at large, are each elected directly by the people for staggered four-year teams.
The Mayor is the executive leader of the City government. She oversees 600+ employees in nine departments. She collaborates with Council to set strategy, vision, and policies for the City of Redmond, and leads city staff in implementing those ideas.
City of Redmond government is divided into nine departments responsible for different aspects of City government.
- Technology and Information Services
The Mayor and Council collaborate to set strategy, vision, and policies for the City of Redmond. They are also advised by several boards, commissions, and regional committees throughout the policy making process.
Committee of the Whole
Redmond's City Council meets in four Committees of the Whole which cover different aspects of city policy. Learn more.
Boards and Commissions
Boards and Commissions advise the City Council, the Mayor, and city staff regarding various issues of city policy and administration. Learn more.
Redmond City Council members serve on numerous regional committees that guide policy across the Puget Sound. Learn more.
City of Redmond policy takes a variety of forms including plans, codes, and budgets. These documents describe policy at different levels of detail, and across time horizons ranging from a couple years to several decades. The Mayor and Council collaborate on writing, approving, and updating these documents, many of which are legally binding.
Redmond Municipal Code
The Redmond Municipal Code is the legal code of the City of Redmond. Explore the code.
Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan provides a 20-year vision for how the City will grow and develop through the year 2030. Learn more.
City of Redmond Budget
Redmond's Adopted Budget lays out the City's two-year plan for advancing the City's four priorities through funding. Learn more.
Other Policy Documents
See the links below for a sample of other documents shaping City of Redmond policy.