Focus on Redmond - Fall 2019

Volume XXXIV No. 3 Fall 2019


Sound Transit Light Rail


Let’s Connect Redmond : A New Online Forum


Mid-year Progress Report

WelcomingWeek Events


programs and projects that will advance the City’s environmental initiatives. Technology & Information Services The new City website project is complete and now offers improved ADA assistance and translation software. Welcoming Redmond Full-time translation services are now available at the City Hall Customer Service Desk and via main phone lines at each community center. Infrastructure North/South Corridor Traffic Study – Phase 1 has been completed (data gathering), and Phase 2 is now in progress. Details will be available soon on how you can share your thoughts and experiences regarding Redmond’s north and south corridors. View the complete August update here: . As we all enjoy the end of summer and welcome the early days of fall, Council will finalize its Community Strategic Plan, and we will continue to provide progress reports to Council and the community regularly. Next up, we will be discussing action the City can take to secure its share of a state-approved local revenue sharing program for housing choices. This funding must be spent on projects

In July, we launched Let’ , the City’s new online involvement platform. We asked for your input on the Community Strategic Plan that Council drafted in May 2019, the Safety Strategic Plan and Derby Days. To date, over 1,200 community members have shared their thoughts on these three topics. Your involvement provides invaluable feedback to ensure that the City is aligning its priorities and work plan with the needs of the community members we serve. We are now more than halfway through 2019 and at the quarter mark of the City’s 2019-2020 budget. I am pleased to report Council, City staff and our community partners have made great progress on each of the initiatives in the Community Strategic Plan. A few of Council acted to sell the property that facilitates construction of 260 units of affordable/workforce housing at Esterra Park in the Overlake neighborhood. Environmental Sustainability The request for proposals process has been initiated to identify a firm, individual, or organization to review the status of the City’s environmental efforts and help the City identify the highlights are: Housing Choices

Council Notes




Parks & Recreation


that serve persons whose income is at or below sixty percent of the area median income. We also will be reaching out to the community to get your feedback on the public safety services the City currently offers. We want to hear from you! I encourage you to share your thoughts with us using LetsConnectRedmond. com , our app “Your Redmond,” stakeholder groups, or by contacting us via email or phone. Email: Phone: 425-556-2101

John Marchione Redmond Mayor

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