The City of Redmond is interested in the thoughts and opinions of those who live, work and play here. Since 1998, the City has been working with an independent research organization to conduct an annual survey.
Initially, the survey was conducted only by telephone. However, with an increasingly diverse population and the broad availability of mobile communication tools, the City now uses a multi-modal approach of landline, mobile phone, and online polling. The survey is administered and analyzed by an independent research organization, EMC Research. The survey results are one of the tools that provide invaluable help in shaping the budget to match the priorities of its citizens.