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 terms. The City Council adopts the City budget, establishes law and policy, approves appropriations and contracts, levies taxes and grants franchises.
The City Clerk's office supports the Mayor and City Council, oversees the Hearing Examiner function, coordinates City elections and monitors state legislative actions. The City Clerk is also the official Public Records Officer of the City and maintains official City records.