The Redmond Urban Area 2020 Comprehensive Plan, is the product of hundreds of citizens from the private and public sector who participated in the planning process. An advisory committee, the Vision 2020 Committee, representing a broad cross section of the community, was appointed by the Redmond City Council and the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners to undertake a major update of the 1979 adopted Redmond Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. This was due to several factors, including rapid population growth, an expanding and changing local economy, and changes to state law requirements for housing and transportation planning.
The Vision 2020 Committee met from March, 1996 to February, 1999. During this time it identified the major trends affecting Redmond, crafted a statement of community values, established a vision of Redmond in the year 2020, and drafted goals and policies for the Comprehensive Plan. Over 4,000 person hours were generously contributed by committee members and additional hours were donated by Planning Commissioners, City Councilors, and numerous individuals who provided information and collaborated with the Committee to make this project successful.
The City of Redmond strives to enhances the quality of life for Redmond by engaging all citizens in continually updating, promoting, and facilitating a community vision for 2020 and beyond.