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.

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

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.

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.