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City Work Program

Improve Fire and Emergency Medical Services by constructing a new Station 24, securing a site for a new Station 27, and exploring a potential ballot measure in 2020 to fund fire station modernization and enhanced operations to further the goals of Public Safety.

Implement “Enhanced Police Services and Community Safety” ballot measure funding to facilitate Community Policing, improve school safety, reduce gun violence, and foster a safe, inclusive and welcoming city to further the goals of Public Safety and Neighborhoods.

Construct the Totem Lake Connector and continue capital investments to support growth throughout the City, especially in the Totem Lake Urban Center and the 85th Street/I-405 Corridor, to ensure that Kirkland is a city where growth occurs by design to further the goals of Balanced Transportation, Economic Development and Dependable Infrastructure.

Continue to 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 and maximize the benefit of Sound Transit’s NE 85th Street / I-405 Bus Rapid Transit interchange project by completing land use, zoning and economic development plans for areas adjacent to the interchange project to further the goals of Balanced Transportation and Economic Development.

Support construction and operation of a permanent shelter in Kirkland for women and families with children experiencing homelessness to further the goals of Housing and Human Services.

Implement strategies from the Housing Strategy Plan, prioritizing affordable housing and “missing middle” housing to further the goals of Housing and Neighborhoods.

Renovate the new Parks Maintenance Center building to meet the service needs of the larger city to further the goals of Parks, Open Space and Recreation.

Complete major park improvement projects to preserve and enhance quality of life in Kirkland, including Juanita Beach Park, Totem Lake Park, and 132nd Square Park to further the goals of Parks, Open Space and Recreation Services.

Develop and adopt a Sustainability Master Plan Kirkland to further the goals of Environment.

In partnership with the Lake Washington School District and neighborhood associations, develop a ‘Safer Routes to School Action Plan’ for each elementary school, middle school, and high school in Kirkland to further the goals of Public Safety, Balanced Transportation and Neighborhoods.

Prioritize Information Technology stabilization and migrate appropriate City applications and information to the the Cloud to improve resiliency and disaster preparedness to further the goals of Public Safety, Financial Stability and Dependable Infrastructure.

Prepare for the 2021 Annexation Sales Tax Credit expiration by developing specific strategies to sustain prioritized ongoing and one-time funded programs during development of the 2021-2022 Biennial Budget to further the goals of Financial Stability.

2019–2020 City Work Program adopted February 19, 2019. City Council Staff Memo: Resolution R-5356 (PDF-117 kb). 

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