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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Redmond Mayor Angela Birney Introduces Preliminary 2023 – 2024 Budget

REDMOND, WA – On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Redmond Mayor Angela Birney introduced the preliminary 2023-2024 biennial budget at the regular business meeting of the City Council. Over the next several weeks, Council will review and discuss the draft budget...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Redmond Celebrates One Year of Adopt-a-Drain

REDMOND, WA – Oct. 1 marks the one-year anniversary of Redmond’s Adopt-a-Drain program. The community-based program has successfully helped keep street drains clear of leaves and debris, preventing localized flooding and protecting str...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Redmond Seeks New Planning Commission Member

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond has an opening on the Planning Commission for anyone who lives within Redmond city limits. The commission’s role is to make recommendations to City Council regarding proposed amendments to Redmond&...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Redmond Police Department Deploys Body-Worn and In-Car Camera Systems

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The Redmond Police Department (RPD) is now fully equipped with body-worn cameras (BWC) and in-car cameras for all marked patrol vehicles. Each officer has completed more than four hours of hands-on and classroom training prior to operating the camera syst...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Community Invited to Hear Project Ideas to Enhance Redmond’s Parks and Recreation

REDMOND, WA – Join the City of Redmond to discuss the future of Redmond Parks and Recreation at an online or in-person meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Council Chambers at Redmond City Hall (15670 NE 85th Street). City staff have sp...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Redmond Celebrates Welcoming Week

REDMOND, WA – With a commitment to fostering an inclusive community, Redmond is proud to celebrate Welcoming Week from Sept. 9 -18. The City joins hundreds of other jurisdictions across the nation celebrating the contributions of all residents to the heal...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

City Council Selects Name for New Community Center

REDMOND, WA – At their Aug. 16 business meeting, members of the Redmond City Council voted four to one in support of naming the City’s new community center the Redmond Senior & Community Center. The name recognizes the new facility...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Apply for Special Event and Tourism Grant Funding

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is now accepting applications for 2023 special event and tourism grants. Grants are provided through the Tourism Promotion Program for projects that assist with tourism development and promotio...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Redmond City Council Approves Resolution in Support of New Public Safety Levy

Redmond voters asked to fund comprehensive public safety services

REDMOND, WA – At their July 19 business meeting, members of the Redmond City Council voted five to two in support of adding a proposition to the November 8, 2022, King Coun...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Redmond Hosts Second of Five Public Hearings on City Budget

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond will host the second of five public hearings on the 2023-24 biennial budget on Tuesday, August 16, at 7 p.m. during the regular business meeting of the City Council. The community can watch the meeting remotely t...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Energy Smart Eastside Campaign Brings Savings on Heating and Cooling to Eastside Residents

Discounts are available for heat pump installation, utility rebates, and low-interest financing

REDMOND, WA – Starting this summer, Eastside residents in the cities of Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Mercer I...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Help Plan the Future of Redmond

Redmond 2050 Community Workshops and Public Hearing are Happening in July 

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond invites the community to participate in workshops and a public hearing about the future of Redmond as part of ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Community Invited to Share Feedback on Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Redmond

Complete a questionnaire and participate in a focus group to influence city services, policy, and direction 

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is committed to creating a Redmond in which all residents can fully and effec...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

City Accepting Applications for the Library Board of Trustees

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is accepting applications for the Library Board of Trustees. This is open to Redmond residents within the city limits who are interested in library-related issues and activities. All board and commission members are volun...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Register Your Neighborhood for National Night Out

REDMOND, WA – The Redmond Police and Fire Departments are proud partners of National Night Out and offer neighborhood visits on Tuesday, Aug. 2, by Redmond police officers, firefighters, and elected officials. All Redmond residents are invited to register...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Man Charged with Murder in 2019 Assault in Redmond

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A 46-year-old Bellevue man has been charged with murder after assaulting a man in 2019 and leaving him on a Redmond roadway. 

Based on anonymous tips and thorough investigations, Redmond Detectives arrested Bradley Hibbard on Thursday, June 2 for ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Redmond to Host Four Public Hearings on City Budget

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond will host the first of four public hearings on the 2023-24 biennial budget on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. during the regular business meeting of the City Council. The community can watch the meeting remotely through redm...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Human Services Commission Seeks New Member

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is seeking applicants for its Human Services Commission, which has one seat available. Individuals applying for this vacancy must live or work inside Redmond city limits with a 98052 zip code, or can live in uni...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

U.S. Conference of Mayors Honors Mayor Angela Birney for Climate Leadership

REDMOND, WA – Redmond Mayor Angela Birney and the City of Redmond were recognized last week during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 90th Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada for the City’s climate preparedness work. Mayor Birney received an Honorable Men...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Letters of Interest Due to Serve on Pro and Con Property Tax Levy Lift Committees

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is requesting letters of interest from residents interested in serving on one of two committees exploring potential levy lid lifts to fund public safety. Letters are due to Redmond’s city clerk by June 17, 2022, and shoul...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Redmond Community Invited to Attend a Meeting About the Future of Redmond’s Parks and Recreation

Help plan a future where everyone plays!

REDMOND, WA – Join the City of Redmond for a virtual community meeting to share your ideas and feedback on the future of Redmond’s parks and recreation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. The meet...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

City Seeks Community Members for Budget Team - UPDATED: June 16, 2022

REDMOND, WA – Every even year, the City of Redmond recruits a budget team of community members to support the City’s Budgeting by Priorities process instituted in 2008. The innovative budget process was used to develop the City&rsq...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Redmond Appoints New Directors of the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments

Redmond, WA – At last night’s meeting, the Redmond City Council approved Mayor Angela Birney’s appointment of Loreen Hamilton as the City of Redmond’s new parks and recreation director and Aaron Bert as the...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Community Invited to Celebrate Groundbreaking of the New Redmond Senior & Community Center

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond invites community members to celebrate the commencement of the construction for the new Redmond Senior & Community Center during a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 2. Brief remarks from Mayor Angela Birney an...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Message from Chief Lowe on Settlement with Churna Family

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Dear Redmond Community,

At a special meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Redmond City Council approved a $7.5 million settlement to the family of Andrea Thomas Churna, who was shot and killed by a Redmond Police officer on Sept. 20, 2020.

The original Redmo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Eastside Cities Launch New Communitywide Climate Challenge for Earth Day

New Opportunities for Eastside Residents to Take Action on Climate

REDMOND, WAIn celebration of Earth Day 2022, the cities of Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Mercer Island have partnered to launch the regional Eastside Climate Challenge. The challenge ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Apply Now for the Derby Days Do-Gooder Scholarship

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is accepting applications for the 2022 Derby Do-Gooder Scholarship award, presented by WM. Currently in its seventh year, the Derby Do-Gooder $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior in Redmond...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Redmond Police to Host Community Catalytic Converter Etching Event

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Redmond Police Department is partnering with the City of Redmond to host a free community catalytic converter etching and painting event to help deter thefts. The event is on Saturday, April 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the City of Redmond’s Mainten...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Redmond Police Arrest Suspect in Moving Company Scam

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Redmond detectives arrested Thinh Quang Lu, 29, on Thursday, March 24 in connection with a moving company scam that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars in personal belongings for two local families. Thinh Quang Lu was charged with two counts of C...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Oregon Elementary Teacher Arrested for Attempted Rape of Two Children

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Redmond Detectives arrested an Oregon elementary teacher on Friday, March 25 for communicating with minors for immoral purposes and attempted rape of a child. The detectives initiated a proactive undercover operation where they used decoy profiles on loca...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Seeks Volunteer for the Library Board of Trustees

Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond has one opening on the Library Board of Trustees. This is a volunteer position, open to Redmond residents who live within the city limits and who have an interest in library-related issues and activities.

The board enhance...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Seeks Community Feedback on the Future of Police and Fire Services

Attend a community meeting on April 4 and take an online questionnaire by April 15

 

REDMOND, WA — The City of Redmond is engaging community members on how to continue to fund Redmond's emergency services today and into the future. All are...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Derby Days Returns in Summer 2022

REDMOND, WA – Redmond’s signature summer festival, Derby Days, returns on July 8 and 9 at Redmond’s City Hall campus. This year’s event features live music, parades, carnival rides, local food, a beer and wine garde...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Redmond Hires New Chief Policy Advisor

REDMOND, WA – Mayor Angela Birney has selected Amy Tsai to serve as the City of Redmond’s new chief policy advisor. Tsai, who has served as a key strategic policy advisor to elected and appointed officials in Washington state for more ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Human Services Grant Application Opens Soon with Informational Workshops Available

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond will open its grant application process for community organizations interested in applying for 2023-2024 human services funding on Monday, March 14, 2022. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday,...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Police Ask for Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

The Redmond Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying a man and woman who are suspects in a robbery at a local Redmond store.

On Feb. 6, at 9:22 p.m., Redmond Police responded to a robbery in progress at the Goo...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Redmond Police Arrest Former Member of USA Climbing Team for Child Rape - Correction Below

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Redmond Detectives arrested a former member of the USA Climbing Team on Wednesday, Feb. 2 on three separate charges of third-degree child rape. 

Alexander Fritz, 28, of Seattle is accused of having sexual contact with underage athletes as young as...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

City Seeks Volunteer for Parks and Trails Commission

Volunteer to help guide the future of Redmond’s Parks and Trails

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is recruiting applicants to fill one vacancy on the Parks and Trails Commission. Community members who reside within the 98052 zip code a...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Apply for Special Event and Tourism Grant Funding

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is now accepting a second round of applications for 2022 special event and tourism grants. Grants are provided through the Tourism Promotion Program for projects that assist with tourism development and promotion in the C...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Redmond Seeks Volunteers for Arts and Culture Commission

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond seeks applicants for its Arts and Culture Commission. One vacancy is open to individuals who reside within Redmond city limits in the 98052 zip code, and another is open to individuals who either live or work wit...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Redmond Man Arrested as Arson Suspect in Downtown Fire

A 23-year-old Redmond resident was charged on Thursday, Jan. 20 for the recent suspected arson in Downtown Redmond that destroyed two businesses and damaged three others. Tyndale Cubbo Santos Mariur, who identified himself as Tyn Santos, was arrested by R...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Redmond’s Human Services Commission Seeks Youth Advisor

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond is seeking a youth advisor for its Human Services Commission. The Commission oversees a broad spectrum of human service topics in Redmond including housing, hunger, health care, counseling, domestic violence, an...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Redmond Seeks New Planning Commission Members

REDMOND, WA – The City of Redmond has two openings on the Planning Commission for anyone who lives within Redmond city limits. The commission’s role is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding proposed amendments to Redmon...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Redmond Appoints Laura Da’ as New Poet Laureate

REDMOND, WA – Redmond City Council has appointed Laura Da’ as Redmond’s new poet laureate for 2022-23. Da’ was selected through a robust process that included applying to an open call, followed by a selection panel of poets and Arts & Culture Commissi...

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