Kirkland is one of the most livable cities in America. We are a vibrant, attractive, green and welcoming place to live, work and play. We value Civic engagement, innovation and diversity. We are respectful, fair, and inclusive. We honor our rich heritage while embracing the future. Kirkland strives to preserve and enhance the environment for our enjoyment and future generations.
City Council Goals
The purpose of the City Council Goals (PDF 321kb) is to define key policies and service priorities. These goals are long term in nature, and guide the use of funds and resources. It is important to balance taxation and community impact with service demands.
The City Council Goals are dynamic. We review them on an annual basis and update or amend as needed.
These are the operational values that guide how the City works toward their goals:
- Regional Partnerships - We encourage regional approaches that produce efficiencies and cost savings.
- Efficiency – We commit to providing public services in the most efficient manner possible.
- Accountability – We are accountable to the community for achieving our goals. We conduct a citizen's survey every two years. We produce a Performance Measure Report yearly.
- Community – We are one community composed of many neighborhoods. We respect the values of each neighborhood, while supporting the needs of the whole community.
City Work Program
Every other year the City Council adopts a City Work Program. This aligns with the biennial budget process.