Civil legal services are provided on contract by the law offices of Ogden, Murphy, Wallace. This involves drafting ordinances and resolutions for Council consideration and providing legal advice to the City Council, Boards and Commissions, and department staff. The Ogden firm also represents the City in civil and criminal proceedings and assists in the negotiation of labor contracts. A regional law firm with offices in Seattle and Wenatchee and more than 40 years of municipal law experience, Ogden, Murphy, Wallace has acted as legal counsel for the City of Redmond since 1980.
Supports the Mayor and City Council, oversees the Hearing Examiner function, coordinates City elections and monitors state legislative actions. Also responsible for coordinating and distributing agendas and information in support of City Council meetings. The City Clerk is the official Public Records Officer of the City and maintains official City records including minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds and titles. In conjunction with the Police Department, the Clerk's Office oversees and responds to public records requests.
The Prosecutor's Office files and prosecutes gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and traffic infraction cases involving adult offenders in Northeast District Court. The office also prosecutes code violation cases prepared by the Code Compliance Officer before the Hearing Examiner. Staff members work in close cooperation with the Redmond Police Department, Northeast District Court personnel, and the Code Compliance Officer to ensure that cases are filed and prosecuted in a timely fashion.
Location: Public Safety Building, 8701 160th Avenue NE
Mailing Address: PO Box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710
Redmond cases are heard in the Northeast District Court.
8601 160th Avenue NE, adjacent to the Redmond Regional Library
Court Phone: 206-296-3667
Executive/Office of the Mayor
Provides leadership to City departments to direct the many functions of city government and implements the policies and ordinances of the City Council. The Mayor's Office provides citywide communications to residents, manages the City attorney and prosecutor's office, assesses community needs, proposes policies and develops strategies to address those needs.
Finance & Information Services
Responsible for budget development, purchasing, payroll, accounts payable, fixed asset/inventory control, general accounting, utility billing, risk management, information technology services, City Clerk's Office and the Hearing Examiner.
Provides fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical care, and hazardous materials response. Responsible for the City's disaster preparedness program. Administers fire safety inspections and education programs aimed at reducing fire and medical emergencies.
The City's Hearing Examiner is an independent official selected by the City Council to conduct quasi-judicial hearings on matters or appeals involving the application of land use and development regulations and compliance with city codes. For more information on this process,or for 2010 Schedule and Decisions/Recommendations.
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Responsible for recruiting City employees; administering personnel policies, salaries and benefit programs; providing training; and managing labor relations.
Provides funding support to local non-profit organizations to help ensure Redmond residents can access assistance they may need to survive and thrive. This includes food, shelter, utility bills, medical or dental care, legal issues, counseling, employment, learning to speak and read English and affordable child care.
Office of Communications
Responsible for City communications to residents and businesses. Creates informational brochures, marketing materials, newsletters, online information through website and electronic magazine, press releases, original video productions and televised meetings.
Parks and Recreation
Responsible for the development and maintenance of city parks and greenbelts, the rental and scheduling of park and community facilities, and provision of recreation and arts programs and activities.
Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center:
425-556-2300 ext. 3
Planning and Community Development
Responsible for development review; long range, land use and transportation planning; building inspection; code enforcement; community relations and information; human services; tourism; economic development and transportation demand management. One-stop Development Services Center located on the second floor of City Hall for building and development permits and business licensing.
Development Services Center
Provides Redmond citizens protection from criminal activity through identification and apprehension of offenders, detection of crime, and crime prevention programs. Gathers and maintains crime statistical and records information.
Responsible for building and maintaining the transportation (streets, sidewalks, and bike lanes), water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure systems. Manages environmental services including waterway enhancements, drinking water, recycling, and garbage (solid waste) programs.
Maintenance & Operations: