Why is Public Art Important?, Be A Solar Champion, Participate in National Night Out, and more

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Our Stories - July 2021

Why is Public Art Important?

Redmond’s collection of public art showcases the city’s support of artistic innovation and public expression. In this month’s Redmond Connections video, Mayor Birney asks the city’s Poet Laureate and a member of the Arts Commission why they think art is important to Redmond and our community and invites you to share your thoughts @CityofRedmond #RedmondConnections.

Watch the Our Stories video

Read the Our Stories video transcript

Solar Champion

Become a Solar Champion!

The City launched an investment campaign last week inviting the community to sponsor solar panels at the new Redmond Senior & Community Center. Leading the way in this sustainability initiative by sponsoring the first solar panels are Redmond Mayor Angela Birney, City Council President Tanika Padhye, Council member Vanessa Kritzer, Chief Operating Officer Malisa Files, and city directors Carrie Hite (Parks), Carol Helland (Planning), and Dave Juarez and family (Public Works). Those who invest in the new building help meet the environmental sustainability goals identified during the community feedback for this project.

Learn about the community investment campaign

National Night Out

Participate in National Night Out

National Night Out returns on Tuesday, August 3. Let’s reconnect with our neighbors and work together to improve safety in our communities. Sign up your neighborhood or organization to participate in this unique crime prevention and community-bonding event. 

Learn more and register for National Night Out

Redmond Library

Welcome Back to the Redmond Library

Last Thursday, Mayor Birney and Fire Chief Sheppard joined others in celebration to cut the ribbon at the Redmond Library which reopened its doors and returned to in-building services. Patrons are once again able to browse the shelves, use the computers and printers, and ask staff for assistance in person. By July 13, all libraries in the King County Library System (KCLS) will reopen. 

View Redmond library hours

Cable TV

Cable Contract Approved

During the July 6 meeting, City Council approved the newly negotiated contract with the Comcast cable franchise to continue providing cable services in Redmond. When the contract is finalized it will be posted for public viewing on redmond.gov.

Learn more and view cable FAQs

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