Redmond is a Growing Community
Community safety is vital to ensuring a strong economy and thriving community for all. In the past decade, Redmond has grown significantly, and Fire and Police Department calls have also increased in that time.
While this growth brings exciting changes to Redmond, like light rail and a strong customer base for our small businesses, it also changes how we respond to emergencies. With taller buildings, more people, and a community calling for alternative approaches, we need a responsive and transparent public safety system that keeps pace with Redmond’s growing needs, while ensuring we have enough emergency responders to maintain the safety of our communities.
To achieve this, the City is asking voters to increase their property taxes to cover the gap between existing revenue and current city needs, as well as increase the capacity of in-demand services, such as the Mental Health Response and Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) programs and fund more personnel to maintain speedy fire and police response.