Budget Priorities

Every two years the City conducts a robust community-based effort to review its financial picture and the resources needed to fund key City services. This is done through an inclusive process known as Budgeting by Priorities. Through the City’s “Your City Your Choice” campaign community members are invited to evaluate the kinds of programs citizens value most by choosing the top three programs under each of the six City priorities.

The Six Budgeting Priorities

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Clean & Green

I want to live, learn, work, and play in a clean and green environment.

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Diverse & Connected Community

I want a sense of community and connection with others.

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I want a well-maintained city whose transportation and other infrastructure keeps pace with growth.

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Responsible Government

I want a city government that is responsible and responsive to its residents and businesses.

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I want to be safe where I live, learn, work, and play.

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Vibrant Economy

I want a diverse and vibrant range of businesses and services in Redmond.

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Requests for Offers

Request for Offers are used as the basis for City departments to develop their budget offers detailing:

  • How they propose to contribute to the priority 
  • How much it will cost 
  • How success will be measured

All Requests for Offers include an Outcomes Map as well as the Objectives and Outcomes against which the Results Teams rank the offers. The following links show the 2019-2020 Requests for Offers:


Please reference our Budgeting Glossary to view an alphabetical list of budgeting terms or words with their explanations.