City Work Program

The 2021-2022 City Work Program was adopted through Resolution 5462 on March 16, 2021, amended with Resolution 5502(PDF, 676KB) on November 16, 2021, and further amended with Resolution 5514 on March 1, 2022. 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.

Attainable Housing:

  • 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.

Transportation Projects:

  • Complete design and initiate construction of the Juanita Drive and 100th Avenue NE multi-modal transportation projects. 
  • Complete the Totem Lake Connector
  • Activate the Kirkland Transportation Benefit District in 2022 to fund the Safer Routes to School Action Plans priority projects, Active Transportation Plan priority projects, Vision Zero priority projects, and other priority projects.

Park Projects:

  • Complete Totem Lake Park.
  • Complete 132nd Square Park.
  • Continue parks investments to support growth throughout the City.

I-405 Investments:

  • 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.
  • Explore a potential comprehensive Park ballot measures for placement on the November 2023 ballot for the purpose of providing and maintaining natural areas and recreational facilities and opportunities that enhance the health and wellbeing of the community.

Comprehensive Plan:

  • Initiate city-wide outreach and planning efforts to update the Comprehensive Plan, and all related plans to maintain the quality of life in Kirkland.

Financial Health:

  • 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.