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1. What is the difference between Resident and Non-Resident Registration?
2. How can I identify the correct Resident or Non-Resident pricing?
3. Are there age requirements for Redmond recreation activities?
4. Where can I find your medical information and authorization form?
5. Does the City of Redmond offer any fee assistance for recreation programs and activities?
6. What are Redmond Parks and Recreation's policies for withdrawals & refunds?

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1. What is a backflow assembly?
2. What causes back pressure?
3. What does "approved" mean when selecting an assembly?
4. Is it necessary for every water customer to have backflow protection?

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1. How will I use bike share?
2. How will bike share be implemented?
3. When would bike share be implemented?
4. How will the City control bike clutter and parking?
5. How much will this cost the City?
6. Why is Redmond considering implementing bike share?
7. What are other neighboring cities doing?
8. What about helmets?
9. If I see a bike that is parked wrong, on my property or needs maintenance, what do I do?
10. Other Resources

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1. Can I renew my license before December 31, for the following year?
2. What types of businesses need to have a business license?
3. What entities are exempt from business licensing requirements?
4. How long is the license in effect?
5. Can I assume the former owner's license?
6. How soon will I get my license?
7. What happens if I move my business to a new location?
8. What happens if I add another location within the Redmond City limits?
9. What are the funds collected from Business Licensing used for?
10. When is a business license denied?
11. How do outside contractors and consultants determine the license fee?
12. When there are no employees actually working in the City, as is the case with telecommunications providers, how is the fee determined?
13. Does the City of Redmond charge quarterly taxes on incomes?
14. What if my business is located outside of Redmond?
15. Who can help me confirm the zoning requirements applicable to the location of my business?
16. What is a home based business?
17. What are miscellaneous businesses?
18. What if I'm not able to use the online system?

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1. Cable prices vary significantly between Redmond and other areas of the country. What can Redmond do to reduce this variation?
2. What can the City do to improve the quality of service provided by cable companies?
3. Why aren’t there other cable companies to choose from in Redmond? What is the City doing to allow for more competition among cable companies and subsequently, more competitive pricing.
4. Why isn’t the City trying to attract other cable service providers to Redmond, including offering incentives for new entrants?
5. Why doesn’t the City build its own cable infrastructure to provide better quality cable to residents?
6. When I have a contract dispute with the cable company, why doesn’t the City help me escalate the issue?
7. Does the City currently monitor how well Comcast and Frontier provide service and comply with their contracts, and if no, why not?
8. What is the City doing to make the new contracts better than the old ones with respect to Customer Service issues?
9. If a cable service provider is not performing to existing customer service standards, can the City refuse to renew their contract?
10. Why is only one cable company available in my apartment building or neighborhood, and why doesn’t the City mandate that they cover my area?

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1. How often is my meter read?
2. How do I prevent my pipes from freezing?
3. How can I thaw frozen pipes?
4. Who is responsible for fixing leaks?
5. How do I check for a leak?
6. How can I locate a leak?
7. Should I hire a plumber or do it myself?

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1. Where can a home business be located?
2. Can I operate more than one business out of my house?
3. What types of home businesses are currently in the City?
4. Can a home business store goods, materials, or products outside their home?
5. Do I need to occupy the home where my business is located?
6. How many employees can I have working at my home business?
7. Does the City restrict certain materials from entering my neighborhood?
8. Can a home business build an illuminated storefront entrance or display a sign?
9. How many customers can a home business generate?
10. Can I operate an auto repair business out of my home?
11. Is there a limit on the number of business vehicles I can operate in my home business?
12. Who reviews home business licenses?
13. How do I know if the type of business I want to start is allowed in my home?
14. How can I apply for a home business license?

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1. Is a permit required for all permanent signs in the City? And is there a cost involved?
2. How do I get a sign permit?
3. Is there a height restriction on signs?
4. What are the rules for political signs?
5. Are businesses allowed to advertise with sandwich board signs?
6. What about real estate properties? Are they allowed to display sandwich board signs?
7. How many signs are permitted for a multi-tenant building?
8. How many signs may I display at my construction site? Do I need to remove my signs each night?
9. Does the City allow moving signs?
10. What other signs are prohibited?
11. What does the City do with illegal signs?

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1. What do I do with a dead tree on my property? I'm afraid it's going to fall over on my house.
2. Why must I get a permit if I just want to get rid of a tree in my own yard?
3. How many trees can I remove?
4. What can I do about a neighbor's tree? Its leaves are falling on to my property; in fact, the whole tree is about to fall on to my property.
5. How do I determine what kind of trees to replant?

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1. My neighbor has a vehicle sitting in his driveway with license tabs that expired over a year ago. Is this legal? Does the vehicle need updated tabs?
2. What about a disabled vehicle? Another neighbor has a broken down truck that has been parked in his side yard for over six months. Can he just leave it there?
3. What does the City do about abandoned vehicles?

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1. What is a Special Event?
2. How Much Does it Cost?
3. How Long Does it Take?
4. What are the reasons for denying a Special Event Permit?
5. What can I do if I feel that my permit has been unfairly denied?

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1. What is COVID-19?
2. How does COVID-19 spread?
3. How severe is COVID-19?
4. What are the symptoms?
5. When do I seek medical evaluation and advice?
6. How can I avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19?
7. How is COVID-19 treated?
8. Should I wear a face mask in public?
9. What is the difference between an outbreak, an epidemic and a pandemic?
10. Where can I find additional COVID-19 resources?
11. How has COVID-19 affected water quality in Redmond?
12. Is the permitting team working while City Hall is closed?
13. Is the City currently performing inspections?

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1. When will I receive a refund?
2. City of Redmond Community Centers
3. What parks are operated by City of Redmond?
4. What trails are operated by City of Redmond?
5. What safety measures are in place in parks and trails?
6. Are rentals available currently?
7. When will summer camps and activities resume?
8. When will I receive a refund?
9. What services and resources are available for seniors?
10. Will Redmond host summer camps in 2020?
11. Who can I contact for assistance?
12. Is it possible that camps in July or August could be canceled?
13. Why Are Sports Fields Closed?
14. Modified Phase 1 allows for practices on sports field. Why is the City keeping their fields closed?
15. Is Farrel-McWhirter Park open?
16. Is there a Petting Zoo at Farrel-McWhirter Park? Is it open?
17. Does it cost anything to go to Farrel-McWhirter Park?

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1. Do I still need to pay my utility bill?
2. Why is the City suspending water shut-offs at this time?
3. Where can I find additional COVID-19 resources?
4. Who can I contact for bill assistance information?

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1. When does the curfew apply?
2. Does the curfew apply throughout the entire City of Redmond?
3. Why was the curfew implemented?
4. Do we expect more protests this week and through the weekend?
5. Do we have enough officers and fire/medics in case of violence?
6. I’m scheduled to work during the curfew hours. Can I still travel to go to work? Can my employees still report to work during the curfew?
7. Can I go for a walk/bike ride for exercise during the curfew?
8. I live Downtown and will need to walk my dog for bathroom breaks during the curfew. Is that allowed?
9. Can I be on my porch or balcony during the curfew?
10. What if I need to go to the hospital or urgent care clinic during the curfew?
11. Are businesses required to close during the curfew?
12. Will police be stopping people who are driving after curfew?
13. How will the curfew be enforced?
14. What happens if I don’t want to obey this curfew? Will I be arrested if I refuse to go inside? Will it be a ticket?
15. Will police be arresting people that damage property, cause violence or loot?
16. Should I call 911 if I see social media information about planned rioting, looting, or violence in Redmond?
17. What is a “public right-of-way”?
18. Are there other exemptions from the curfew?

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1. What’s in my water? Is it safe to drink?
2. Is there fluoride in my water?
3. Do I need a water filter in my home?
4. Why is there chlorine in the water?
5. Where does my water come from?
6. Do I have hard or soft water?
7. Why does my water sometimes have an odd taste and other times it doesn’t?

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1. What should I include in an emergency kit?
2. Where should I keep emergency supplies?
3. What county, state, and federal resources are available to help me prepare for a disaster?
4. How often are emergency plans updated?

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1. What months of the year can I rent a picnic shelter?
2. How do I reserve a picnic shelter?
3. Which Redmond parks have picnic shelters to rent?

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3. What is an MOU?
4. When can I register for Stop the Bleed training?

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1. How do I determine the Intersection Visibility (formerly, Sight Triangle) on my property?
2. Do large trees or fences have to be removed?
3. Will the city cover the cost of this work?
4. Why am I being notified now?
5. How much notice is the city giving homeowners?
6. What if I can't complete the work by the deadline?
7. I see other properties that are obstructing intersection visibility areas, did they also receive a notice?
8. Can I install a convex mirror instead of removing the visual obstruction?
9. Why wasn't this issue addressed when the home was developed?
10. Can someone from the city look at my specific property?
11. Is there an appeals process?

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1. What is planned for the former Keller farm fields along Avondale Road?
2. What is a wetland mitigation bank?
3. Who owns the Keller Wetland Mitigation Bank property?
4. What does the long-term vision look like when the bank is fully developed, and all other adjacent projects are done?
5. What is the timeline for work on the old Keller property?
6. Is there public access allowed onto the wetland bank property?
7. What operations and maintenance work will need to occur from now until we reach that final vision?

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1. What is a rain garden?
2. How do rain gardens work?
3. What is permeable asphalt?
4. What is compost amended soil?
5. What is a green roof?
6. What is tree preservation?

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1. Who may apply?
2. How do I apply?
3. What kind of projects are eligible?
4. How are projects evaluated?
5. How does the Neighborhood Matching Fund work?
6. What are the basic requirements for developing a Neighborhood Match project?
7. Who is responsible for project maintenance?
8. What is the timeline for project approval through completion?

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1. Where can I park in Downtown Redmond?
2. I live in Downtown Redmond. Where can my visitors park?
3. How long can I park on the street in Downtown Redmond?
4. What happens if I park too long?
5. Can I move my car after the signed time limit to avoid a ticket?
6. Why does the City of Redmond have time-limited parking?
7. Can I park at the Transit Center Park-and-Ride if I’m not taking transit?
8. How do I purchase an on-street parking permit?
9. I’d like to purchase a year-long permit. Can I do that?
10. My employer does not provide parking. What are my options?
11. I have a disability and am not able to walk far distances. Where should I park?
12. There are unauthorized people parking in my parking lot. What do I do about that?
13. Can I park at City Hall?
14. Are there public parking lots available?
15. Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about parking?

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1. What codes are adopted by the City of Redmond?
2. What type of work is exempt from a permit?
3. All I am doing is constructing or removing a wall, do I need a permit?
4. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
5. When do I need a Demolition Permit?
6. Is a permit required for a detached storage/play shed?
7. Do I need a permit to construct a fence?
8. What are the construction hours in the City of Redmond?
9. What do I need to know when hiring a contractor?

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1. When is a Coordinated Civil Review Process Required?
2. When do I need a Clearing and Grading Permit?
3. How do I request a deviation?
4. How long is the Coordinated Civil Review Process?
5. What determines the actual meter size for fire supply?
6. How do I modify my water service?
7. What types of Hydrant Use permits are there?
8. How do I cancel my hydrant permit?
9. Do I need to get a construction permit from the Department of Ecology?

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1. I discovered an encampment, what can I do?
2. I called the police, but the tent is still there. What now?
3. Why doesn’t the city do something about panhandling?
4. How can I help someone who asks for money?
5. What should I know about panhandling?

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1. How does the Transfer of Development Rights Program work?
2. Who benefits from this Transfer of Development Rights Program?
3. How much do Transfers of Development Rights cost?
4. How many Transfer of Development Rights can I send from my property?
5. How do I participate if I own land within a sending area?
6. How do I participate if I own land in a receiving area?
7. Where are the sending areas located?
8. Where are the receiving areas located?
9. Who may purchase development rights?
10. How do I get additional information regarding the Transfer of Development Rights program?

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1. I'm an identity theft victim, what should I do?
2. How was my information stolen?
3. How do I know if my information has been stolen?
4. How can I avoid identity theft?

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1. What do I do if online reporting is not right for me?
2. What if this happened in another city? Can I still file a report here?
3. What if this happened on a state freeway?
4. What is a known suspect?

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1. Can cities restrict where sex offenders live?
2. How does Redmond Police Department notify people about offenders?
3. What does it mean to be a registered sex offender?
4. Besides registering, what else is a registered sex offender required to do?
5. How can we make sure children are safe?
6. Do offenders have restrictions on where they can live?
7. What do I do if I see the offender doing something I think is suspicious?

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1. How do Community Members get involved with the Redmond Police Department?
2. How does the Redmond Police Department work with subjects dealing with a mental health, homelessness or other crisis, so they stay out of the criminal justice system?
3. What is the Community Equity Action Team?
4. Do the Redmond Police wear body cameras?
5. Does the Redmond Police Department have clear standards for when force can be used?
6. Does the Redmond Police Department allow chokeholds?
7. When can Redmond Police Officers use deadly force?
8. Does the Redmond Police Department require officers to exhaust all alternatives before using deadly force?
9. Does the Redmond Police Department ban shooting at moving vehicles?
10. Does the Redmond Police Department have a use of force continuum?
11. What is the expectation of a Redmond Police Officer who observes excessive force?
12. How does the Redmond Police Department track use of force in their agency?
13. Does the Redmond Police Department investigate themselves if deadly force is used?
14. Do the Redmond Police provide immediate medical assistance after a use of force?
15. Does the Redmond Police Department share employee information with other departments if an employee leaves after discipline?
16. Does the Redmond Police have a policy about filming the police?
17. Does RPD have any surplus military equipment received under the federal 1033 program?
18. What kind of de-escalation training do Redmond Police Officers receive?
19. Do Redmond Police Officers receive any training on implicit bias, racism or prejudice?
20. How do we learn about your police union contracts?
21. How do I file a complaint on a Redmond Police Employee?
22. Does the Redmond PD follow the six pillars of the 21st Century Policing Task Force report released by the Obama administration in 2015?

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1. Where do potholes come from?
2. How do I report a pothole?

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1. What everyone can bring
2. What ONLY RESIDENTS can bring
3. Restricted items
4. Electronics
5. Household hazardous materials
6. Medicine drop boxes
7. Styrofoam & Paper Shredding ONLY events

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1. What is the latest update on the pool?
2. When will the pool open?
3. How can I get more information?

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1. What local agencies can help seniors that need nutritional support?
2. That local agencies can help seniors with transportation needs?

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1. Why is the Redmond Senior Center closed?
2. When will the Redmond Senior Center open?
3. Where can I get the latest information about the building project?
4. Why didn’t the City maintain the building?
5. Where can I find out about senior activities?
6. What happened to the lunch program?
7. Where is the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village?
8. Can I get a refund for classes that I was scheduled for?
9. How can I get to these new locations?

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1. How long does it take to get a permit?
2. How much does it cost?
3. Why would I need a bond?
4. Do I need a Right-of-Way permit for a moving pod?
5. I am having a load of bark (topsoil, rock, etc.) delivered to my house. Can it be dumped on the street or sidewalk?

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1. Drivers are speeding on my street. Can I get a stop sign installed?
2. How can I report a Stop sign that is missing or has been knocked down?
3. I need a street name sign on my street. How can I get one?
4. I want a "Children at Play" sign installed in my neighborhood. How can I get one?

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1. What is stormwater?
2. How does stormwater affect pollution?
3. How does stormwater increase flooding?
4. What are ways to help prevent stormwater flooding and pollution?
5. What is a Media Filter?
6. What is a Stormwater Treatment Wetland?
7. How is the Stormwater Fee calculated?
8. How are stormwater funds used?
9. How do I pay my utility bill?
10. What is being done to manage Stormwater?
11. How do I correct or change the billing address for my stormwater bill?

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1. How does street sweeping benefit our community?
2. When does street sweeping occur?
3. How can I help the street sweepers?
4. Why wasn't street sweeping completed in front of my house?
5. Why does the City provide limited public notification of street cleaning schedules?

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1. What are the water and wastewater rate drivers?
2. What factors contribute to increases in water and wastewater rates?
3. What are the stormwater rate drivers?
4. What factors contribute to increases in stormwater rates?

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1. What are the water and wastewater rate drivers?
2. What are the regional costs of water and wastewater services?

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1. How does my wastewater get into the City of Redmond’s sewer?
2. How close to my lateral sewer pipe can I plant trees?
3. Can I flush wipes (cleaning, facial, or baby wipes) down the toilet even if they're labeled "flushable"?
4. What can I do to prevent sanitary sewer back-ups?
5. What causes a sewer to back-up?
6. Can I plant over manholes or clean outs in my yard?
7. What causes sewer odors in my home?
8. What should I do if I have a sewer back-up?
9. How can I find out if there is a wastewater utility easement on my property and what activities are permitted within that area?
10. I have a grinder or STEP (Septic Tank Effluent Pumping) system. How do these systems work? Is there anything else I should know?
11. How can I tell that I have a problem with my plumbing?
12. Where do the majority of sewer back-ups occur?
13. Will the City "unclog" my lateral sewer pipe?
14. What are those City of Redmond Wastewater trucks doing in my street?
15. Who do I contact if I need work performed on my lateral sewer pipe?
16. How can I determine where my lateral sewer pipe is located?
17. Who do I contact if a back-up in the City’s sewer main has caused damage to my property?