City Work Program
The 2021-2022 City Work Program was adopted through Resolution 5462 on March 16, 2021. Below is a summary of the work program. See document for full details.
Equity and Social Justice:
- Improve the safety and respect of Black people and reduce systemic racism and poverty in Kirkland.
- implement R-5434 initiatives, community responders, and police transparency and accountability measures.
Fire and Emergency Medical Services:
- Complete construction and open new Fire Station 24 in Juanita.
- Adopt a Fire and Emergency Medical Services ballot measure implementation plan.
- Stockpile pandemic personal protective equipment.
- Hire new and diverse firefighter/EMTs.
- Complete design of the new Fire Station 27 in Totem Lake and design of Fire Station 22 renovation in Houghton.
- Initiate a Kirkland supportive housing project. Implement significant affordable housing projects throughout the City.
- Set and track affordable housing targets.
Pandemic Response and Recovery:
- Invest to keep Kirkland residents, City staff and City facilities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Support renewed economic activity and prepare the Kirkland community for recovery.
- Complete design and initiate construction of the Juanita Drive and 100th Avenue NE multi-modal transportation projects.
- Complete the Totem Lake Connector
- Complete Totem Lake Park.
- Complete 132nd Square Park.
- Continue parks investments to support growth throughout the City.
- Partner with Sound Transit, the State Department of Transportation and King County Metro Transit to ensure that investments along I-405 serve Kirkland’s mobility needs.
Planning Kirkland's Future:
- Designate Greater Downtown Kirkland as a Regional Center.
- Complete a vision statement and placemaking name for the NE 85th St. Station Area Plan.
- Complete a Level of Service Benefit and Impact Analysis to inform Council decisions.
- Initiate city-wide outreach and planning efforts to update the Comprehensive Plan, and all related plans to maintain the quality of life in Kirkland.
- Develop a balanced 2023-2024 budget that improves the City’s future financial outlook while investing in community priorities.
- Retain Kirkland’s AAA credit rating.