Happy Twosday, Community Members to Inform Public Safety Funding Plan, Volunteer to Help Guide the Future of Redmond’s Parks and Trails, and more

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City News

Your weekly update from the City of Redmond.

Recent COVID-19-related Updates

· As of March 1, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required for entry into indoor or outdoor events and indoor establishments, such as restaurants and bars in King County.

· Beginning March 21, the statewide indoor mask mandate will be lifted for schools, restaurants, retail establishments, and recreational indoor activities and events.

· Microsoft announced the return of employees to its offices in Redmond beginning Monday, Feb. 28.

· Vaccines are still recommended to protect against COVID-19 for people five years of age and older.


Have a Happy “Twos-Day”

Although this date holds no historical significance, we can’t help but celebrate today’s unique date of 2.22.22. With so many two’s on a Tuesday, we just have to say
“Happy Twos-Day!”

Community Safety

Community Members to Inform Public Safety Funding Plan

A volunteer community member Sounding Board is engaged in discussions about the increasing expenses for police and fire services and potential future impacts to our public safety system in Redmond. Over the next few months, the Sounding Board and the community will share their input through questionnaires and a community meeting that will inform the development of a Redmond public safety funding plan.

Parks and Trails Commission

Volunteer to Help Guide the Future of Redmond’s Parks and Trails 

The City is recruiting applicants to fill one vacancy on the Parks and Trails Commission. The City values commissioners who can connect with a broad spectrum of parks and trails users, as well as those who will represent community members’ interests at meetings with City Council and the commission. 

Supported Recycling

Apply for Community Supported Recycling Membership  

The City partners with Ridwell for free doorstep recycling events and now Ridwell is launching community-supported memberships, which provide six months of recycling service free of charge. These memberships are available to students, teachers, veterans, first responders, healthcare workers, and families in need to help more households produce less waste.   

Climate Vulnerability

Review the Climate Vulnerability Assessment 

As Redmond works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it must also proactively prepare for a changing climate. From extreme heat events to increased precipitation and flooding, the region is already feeling the effects of climate change. Review the results of the City’s work with experts through the climate vulnerability risk assessment and GIS mapping tool.  

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