Please consider giving your input regarding the design of light rail stations in Redmond.
ONLINE SURVEY CLOSES THURSDAY
Both the City of Redmond and Sound Transit want your input on the Downtown and Ma...rymoor Village light rail station areas!
Learn more and complete the survey by Thursday, Nov 30th
Please share the link with your neighbors and friends! Go Redmond
I am honored to be selected as your council woman for a full-term. While I’ve had seven months as an appointee, the process of campaigning enabled me to connect with residents and helped me solidify the reasons why I want to represent you. I am grateful for all the people who took the time and energy to run for office this year, including my opponent Eugene Zakhareyev. The competition made me work harder, helped me be a stronger and hopefully, a more effective leader. I r...ealize that I might not be everyone’s first choice. But I promise to work hard for you, listen to your concerns, and strive to make decisions to keep Redmond a vibrant and inclusive city.
There are so many people to thank who supported me on this journey. My amazing husband, Jitu, who spent many weekends and nights watching our boys, eating way too much take-out, and always being my rock. Ashwin and Avi, my two beautiful sons, who toward the end starting rooting for my opponent so that they could have me home and to themselves. My friends and colleagues who canvassed with me in both the sunshine and rain, took my son to school everyday, and offered their advice and encouragement.
This day last year was an emotional one for many of us. I realized then that I needed to do more and be more. Local government matters and I hope to have a positive impact in my little corner of the world. Thank you for support.
Thank you everyone for your support, encouragement and all my fantastic volunteers! Initially results look good and show me with 61% of the vote. I'll have another update tomorrow around 4:00 pm.
** update: last report (11/7, noon) says that we are around 30%. That's better, but we still need many more! Vote!
As of today, only 13% of registered Redmond voters have turned in their ballots. If you don't use your voice, you allow someone else to speak for you, and you may not like what they have to say. Speak up and be heard---vote!
Thank you Roy Captain for your support!
Thank you Osama Hamdan for your support! Vote and have your voice heard.
We should never underestimate the influence we have as citizens. Vote. It matters. Who I am supporting this election:
Steve Fields -Redmond City Council #2 T...anika Padhye Jeralee Anderson Ahmed Abdi For Port Anita Damjanovic for LWSD Manka Dhingra Uzma Butte for Kirkland City Council Friends for Janice Zahn
Thanks to Martha Brent for her lovely letter to the editor and her continued support.
As thirteen year resident of Redmond, a civil rights attorney, and as a mother of two young children, I have always cared deeply about our city and our community. I was appointed to the city council in March 2017, and I am now asking for your vote so I can continue to serve you in this role.
During past six months, I have developed a keen understanding of how our city works, the challenges we face, and the potential opportunities available to all of us.
Like the rest of the P...uget Sound region, Redmond is growing. We must mindfully manage growth, so that we can continue to receive state and other funding, enhance our neighborhoods, and protect our environment.
I will continue to tackle issues such as lack of affordable housing, increased traffic, and our aging community centers. These are not quick fix issues, it takes patience, experience and a willingness to talk to all stakeholders to achieve results. With thoughtful planning, we can preserve Redmond’s charm, and yet be ready for the future.
I will also strive to bridge the disconnect that residents may be feeling about local government. I will make it easier for you to give the council your feedback, and provide you more opportunities to actively participate in the decision-making process.
The demographics of Redmond are changing, and our citizens hail from all over the world. I want Redmond to be a vibrant community, where we all can live, work, play and worship together.
It’s a joy to be of service to others and give back to the wonderful city that has given so much to me and my family. I’m Tanika Padhye and I’m asking for your vote this November so that I can continue to serve and represent you. Thank you!
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Diwali is the festival lights. Its celebration of the new year and brings together families and communities. It’s an occasion to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, and that light can overcome darkness. Happy Diwali from our family to yours!
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion in our community about the building moratorium enacted by the Sammamish City Council. I’ve heard your concerns in person as I doorbell in our community, via social media and through community forums. Redmond, like the rest of the Puget Sound region, is growing and residents are concerned that our infrastructure is not keeping up.
I want you to know that I raised the topic at last night’s city council session. I shared your ques...tions and concerns, and have asked for a public discussion and study session about the moratorium and other issues related to growth.
I have only been on the council since March, and during this time, I have strived to bring residents concerns directly to the council. We may have differing opinions about an issue, but I strongly believe that all voices should be heard, and the council must be accountable to the community.
I will keep you posted on the logistics of these meetings. In the meantime, please email me your questions and concerns, or join me for one of my coffee events.
A nice recap of last night's candidate forum
Redmond City Council candidates weigh in on the issues.