Focus on Redmond - Fall 2019

Council Notes

Building an Inclusive and Welcoming Community

In May, City Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan, which sets the six-year vision for the City. The Plan focuses on: Housing Choices A Redmond with a variety of housing choices for all income levels that reflects our community. Environmental Sustainability A Redmond that creates a healthy, sustainable environment for all generations and conserves our natural resources, affords a high quality of life, and draws from scientific evidence-based data. Cultural Inclusion/Welcoming A Redmond in which all residents can fully and effectively access City services, influence City policy, and direction, and feel a sense of belonging and safety. Technology & Information Services Infrastructure A Redmond that is connected, smart, and future-focused, with highly- engaged users and customer-friendly products. Infrastructure (including transportation) A Redmond that is safe, multi-modal, green, and has high value for long- term infrastructure investments that support the future needs of Redmond.

Each priority will have a pie chart here (5 in total) that shows the percent that support this vision, support it and have additional feedback, and the percentage that doesn’t support it all. Thanks to the community for providing their feedback on the Community Strategic Plan through the City’s new “Let’s Connect” online platform. We will continue to provide updates on the progress of these initiatives throughout the remainder the year. As summer turns to fall, we are reflecting on all the uniquely Redmond community events that took place over the summer and we hope you were able to enjoy one or all of them with your family, friends, and/or neighbors. Also, if you haven’t had the chance, try out Redmond’s newest multi-modal form of transportation – the LIME electric scooter. For $1 plus 25¢ per minute, you can easily go from one side of Redmond to the other and enjoy the late summer weather.

In July, we asked for your feedback on this plan and here are the highlights of what we heard: Five community priorities are outlined in the draft strategic plan. How important are these community priorities to you?

INFRASTRUCTURE

81% 19%

WELCOMING WEEK SEPT. 13–22, 2019

0% 0%

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Migration is Beautiful By Oakland based artist Favianna Rodriquez September 13-22 Throughout Redmond Mid-Autumn Festival – Celebration of Asian Culture September 13, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Redmond Senior Center Tai Chi and Chinese Calligraphy September 13 and 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Redmond Senior Center Community Game Night September 13, 5 - 9 p.m. Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village GET INVOLVED GET INVOLVED Host a Welcoming Week event like a festival, cooking class, or volunteer project. Get ideas and support from Welcoming America. Attend - with more than 500 local events expected, there will likely be o e near you. Share on social media by posting photos with our “I’m a Welcomer” sign using #WelcomingWeek and #IWelcome. Show your support by purchasing “I’m a Welcomer” gear and be a part of the growing welcoming movement. Sh re o so ial edia by posting photos with our “I’m a Welcomer” sign using #WelcomingWeek and #IWelcome. Show your support by purchasing “I’m a Welcomer” gear and be a part of the growing w lcoming movement. Find events, sign up to host, download social media resources, and order m rchandise at welcomingweek.org . Host a Welcoming Week event like a festival, cooking class, or volunteer project. Get ideas and support from Welcoming America. Attend - with more than 500 local events expected, there will likely be one near you. BUILDING A NATION OF NEIGHBORS STARTS LOCALLY, WITH YOU . Welcomers are leading the way to affirm our values as a nation, and our movement is 40 million strong and growing. Celebrate Welcoming Week, and show the world how your community welcomes everyone, including immigrants and refugees. WELCOMING WEEK SEPT. 13–22, 2019 BUILDING A NATION OF NEIGHBORS STARTS LOCALLY, WITH YOU . Welcomers are leading the way to affirm our values as a nation, and our movement is 40 million strong and growing. Celebrate Welcoming Week, and show the world how your community welcomes everyone, including immigrants and refugees. Join the City of Redmond in celebrating Welcoming Week, a nationwide celebration of our country’s diverse cultures. The City will host events that encourage con ectivity a d dialogue. Creating Welcoming Communities September 17, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Redmond Library Public Safety Open House September 17, 4 - 6 p.m., City Hall Campus (outside the Public Safety Building) Storytime with Redmond Police September 18, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village Welcoming Week Wellness Workshop September 18, 6 - 8 p.m. Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village The Warrior Culture of the Philippines By the Bellevue Martial Arts Academy September 21, 12 - 3 p.m. Idylwood Beach Park in Redmond’s Moving Art Center Ask a Muslim or Two – What Does it Mean to Belong? September 21, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village RSVP required Find events, sign up to host, download social media resources, and order merchandise at welcomingweek.org . Multi-Cultural Community Pot-Luck Dinner September 14, 7 - 10 p.m. Old Firehouse Teen Center German Conversation Coffee Group September 17, 1 - 3 p.m. Redmond Senior Center

66.6% 28.6%

Redmond is a global city that attracts people from all around the world. The Welcoming Redmond initiative focus is on how the City plans to make our community inclusive and welcoming, so that all residents can access city services, feel connected and safe, and influence our city’s direction. In support of City Council’s 2017 cultural inclusion resolution, the City is working towards the following goals outlined in the Community Strategic Plan: • Creating a staff team to connect to our diverse communities • Starting an outreach program to residents and businesses • Hosting events to involve and educate the community • Providing diversity training for all staff • Working with cultural partners across the Eastside • Reviewing policies to make sure they are fair and welcoming to all To learn more, please visit redmond.gov/WelcomingRedmond or email welcoming@redmond.gov .

3.2% 1.6%

HOUSING CHOICES

52.5% 34.9%

6.3% 6.3%

CULTURAL INCLUSION

25.5% 34.9% 33.3% 6.3%

TECHNOLOGY & INFORMATION SERVICES

15.9% 50.8% 25.4% 7.9%

Contact Us Council email: Council@redmond.gov Council website: redmond.gov/Council

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Mayor and Council email: MayorCouncil@redmond.gov

Translation Services Enhancements The Customer Service Center now uses ThatTranslator tablets to accommodate over-the-counter translation needs. ThatTranslator is a Redmond based company that uses advanced technology to deliver accurate voice recognition and translation for a seamless experience. The application supports 22 languages with speech functionality and 62 languages through text.

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