Clean & Green Measures

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"I want to live, learn, work and play in a clean and green environment."
results 19 lbs and 64% near target

Solid Waste Stream

Description: The average weight of garbage collected, and percent of solid waste recycled, both per single family account per week.

Results 2016: (updated August 2017) 19 lbs. of solid waste collected; 64% of solid waste recycled 

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Importance: Supports a healthy environment by minimizing total volume of solid waste and maximizing waste reduction and recycling.


Target: 17 lbs. of single family solid waste per week and 70% is recycled.

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation. 

 

results 25

Healthy Streams

Description: Measures health of 12 significant urban waterways using an index score; a score of 35 or higher supports native habitat

Results: (updated August 2017) Index score of 25; scores have ranged from 19 to 25 since 2009.

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Importance: Healthy waterways are a regional priority; Redmond strives to minimize the impact of urbanization on fragile stream ecosystems.


Target: Index score greater than or equal to 23

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation.



results 100% meets standards

Clean Drinking Water

Description: Percent of water quality tests that meet compliance standards

Results: (updated August 2017) 100% of tests meet standards since 2009

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Importance: The City recognizes the direct correlation between the health of Redmond citizens and the water they drink. Setting and meeting a high standard indicates that water produced and purchased by the City meets customer expectations for safe drinking water.


Target: 100% of Redmond’s drinking water meets water quality standards

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation.



results 37% meets target

Tree Canopy

Description: Percentage of Redmond land area covered by tree foliage

Results 2015: 37.2% coverage or 4,093 acres

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Importance: An indicator of environmental health and of high interest to people who live and work in Redmond; trees clean air and water, protect streams and wetlands, and provide habitat for wildlife; trees provide visual beauty that is part of Redmond’s character.


Target: 2056: 45% = 22 acres/yr; 2036: 40% = 15 acres/yr (TBD)

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation.



9794 needs improvement

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Description: Measures greenhouse gas emissions from City operations

Results: As of 2012, emissions have increased 16% over 2008 levels

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Importance: Strong scientific evidence suggests a connection between the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases and negative environment changes.

Target: 20% reduction by 2020; 30% reduction by 2030; 60% reduction by 2040; 80% reduction by 2050

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation.



currently 44%

Walkability

Description: Percent of population with convenient access to parks and trails, measured as ability to walk less than ¼ mile to a park or trail from home or office

Results 2016: (updated August 2017) 44% of Redmond residents and employees had convenient access to parks and trails

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Importance: Easy access to outdoor recreation is an essential element of what makes Redmond a great place to live, play, work, and invest

Target: currently being determined as a part of the Park, Arts, Recreation, Culture and Conservation Plan update. Data is being collected, but an official benchmark has not been established.

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Performance measure mapping: though results are available, this is a relatively new measure. The official benchmark has not yet been identified.