Executive Summary

Realizing Redmond’s Long-Term Vision

This community strategic plan provides the work plan for the City and provides guidance for the City’s work. It includes strategic initiatives with associated objectives, strategies, measures, and actions that will be implemented within the community over a specific period. The strategic elements were derived from the Budgeting by Priorities process and reflect the community’s involvement and feedback throughout the process.

The City’s first Community Strategic Plan (CSP) was adopted by Council in October 2019. The CSP has since been revised to incorporate new community feedback, updates to the initiatives, and improved performance metrics and actions that demonstrated the progress being made on the objectives. The Community Strategic Plan provides a roadmap to the city’s major community-based initiatives.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) envisions a Redmond where all have access to city services, can influence city decision-making and feel a sense of belonging. The initiative will seek to provide excellent service, encourage cross-cultural interactions, and strengthen relationships with diverse communities. The strategies of the DEI initiative include:

  • Develop a two-year workplan that focuses on community programming, organizational policies, and practices, and 
  • Align DEI best practices to meet the growing needs of our communities, and
  • Uphold the values of inclusion and belonging that city leadership has committed to through resolutions and take action to make Redmond a hate-free zone.  

Redmond will continue its commitment to Environmental Sustainability through a healthy and sustainable environment for all generations. Environmental sustainability focuses on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and enhancing the health and resilience of Redmond’s natural resources. Some of the strategies the City will utilize, include:

  • Reduce Redmond’s greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation, and
  • Protect and enhance Redmond’s natural resources.

Redmond seeks to provide and promote a variety of Housing Choices to enhance community livability. The City is committed to increase the overall supply and diversity of housing while at the same time meeting King County growth targets and affordability goals. The strategies the City will focus on, include:

  • Increase overall supply of housing and provide access to more affordable homes, and
  • Diversify housing stock to provide housing for a variety of income levels as well as support housing needs and supportive services for those experiencing homelessness.

Infrastructure supports a connected and multi-modal environment that invests in long-term infrastructure that is smart and green. The initiative affirms Redmond’s commitment to preservation and replacement, economic and community vitality, and technology systems that align with city business. Infrastructure strategies include:

  • Develop and implement a six-year CIP with proactive project prioritization and alignment of delivery commitments with funding and resource capacity, and
  • Provide excellent stewardship of existing city infrastructure ensuring assets are well maintained and reliable, and
  • Continue to strategically leverage funds by working in partnership with other agencies and the private sector, and
  • Utilize functional plans and Redmond’s Capital Investment Strategy (CIS) as the primary sources of planned capital investment, and
  • Promote economic vitality through the Redmond Partnership Network continued recovery efforts, and 
  • Maintain technology security programs that align industry best practices, and
  • Implement a data analytics solution which allows for reporting across business environments.

Protecting all community members in an equitable, inclusive, compassionate, and timely manner is the vision of Public Safety. Our community will continue to be healthy by creating a proactive plan to connect at-risk community members to resources that reduce unnecessary call volume and continue to emphasize alternatives to incarceration. In addition, implement and enforce building and fire codes and improving safety for pedestrians, bicycles, and motorists. Strategies to achieve the vision include:

  • Expand Mobile Integrated Health and continue to partner with King County District Court for the continued operations of Community Court in Redmond, and
  • Forecast, prepare, and adopt International building and fire codes, and
  • Manage urban forest interface through continued fire protection systems, and
  • Identify highest risk locations and develop countermeasure strategies for accident prone areas.

The Mayor, Council, and community work together to support and serve Redmond through supporting services and amenities, involvement opportunities, and by creating an inclusive, equitable and welcoming community. The Community Strategic Plan seeks to carry out the citywide vision in alignment with other city plans and strategies.

City of Redmond

A strategic plan provides a roadmap to the city’s major community-based initiatives. It includes strategic programs with associated objectives, strategies, measures, and actions that will be implemented within the community over a specific period.

Alignment of the organization’s vision, mission, and priorities today provides the roadmap to create a better Redmond in the future.

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2011 Comprehensive Plan City Vision

To create a city with two vibrant urban centers in Downtown and Overlake, to enhance the livability and connections between our neighborhoods, and to deliver high-quality services in partnership with our community.

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