Participation, Implementation and Evaluation


The Participation, Implementation and Evaluation Element addresses the requirement to involve the community in the planning process and addresses how the plan is implemented. It also specifies how the comprehensive plan should be monitored and evaluated which can result in potential plan updates in the future. It is different from other elements in that its focus is less on the substance of the plan and more on how the plan is developed, implemented, and monitored.  

First Draft of Updated Policies Available for Review (May 2023)

The first draft of updated Participation, Implementation, and Evaluation Element policies of the Comprehensive Plan is available for review. 

Participation, Implementation, and Evaluation Element - Draft 1 | with policy guide to note changes

The first draft does not contain any narrative or graphics – just policies. Most changes refer to:

  • Simplifying language
  • Removing non-inclusive language,
  • Consolidating duplicate policies,
  • Removing policies that are not relevant, and
  • Addressing countywide planning policies for equitable public participation, predictable development review process, and equity impact review tools.

Policy Considerations 

  • Provide an equitable, transparent, and accountable planning process
  • Prioritize representation of historically excluded groups
  • Support equitable and effective participation
  • Establish new and strengthen existing partnerships with community-based organizations
  •  Assess impacts to course correct as needed
  • Update evaluation tools to reflect Redmond 2050 themes

Input to Date 

  •  Terms like “citizen” are outdated and should be removed
  •  Discussion of barriers to participation in local planning for non-citizens
  • Create new partnerships
  •  Go to the people 


  1. Odra Cardenas


  2. Beckye Frey

    Principal Planner

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