Exploring Washington’s Cities and Towns

Cities are the governments closest to the people. Efficient and effective city governments are the foundation for vibrant communities and  economic opportunities. But what makes a city and why does it matter to you? The Association of Washington Cities (“AWC”) published this high-level quick read to describe how cities in Washington function: Exploring Washington’s Cities and Towns. You’ll discover >> READ MORE


Have you seen the BIG POSTCARD listing all First Saturday themes and City sponsored events for 2018? If you don’t have your own card posted on the refrigerator, they are available at City Hall or print one here.  If you are interested in being on the email distribution list for reminders about community events, sign up >> READ MORE

THE RIDGE: 2018 | Edition One

Happy New Year! The official newsletter from the City of Ridgefield is back with more information about the City you love. In this year’s first edition you can read about the Homeowner’s Associations in Ridgefield neighborhoods, get advice on how to drive safely in a roundabout in the Mayor’s Roundabout,  learn about the new requirements in the updated parking >> READ MORE

Impact Fees Increase in January

The City of Ridgefield indexes impact fees and system development charges to keep pace with the costs of construction. The indexing ensures that the City maintains the terrific quality of life our residents expect. New fees will be collected for permits submitted after 11:59PM on December 31, 2017. School impact fees are indexed differently and are >> READ MORE

2018 Preliminary Budget Released

The City has released the proposed budget for 2018. City Council will begin holding public hearings on the budget on November 2, 2017, beginning with the 2018 revenue budget. Council will hold two additional hearings on November 16, 2017 and December 7, 2017 on the 2018 operating and capital budgets. The hearings will be held >> READ MORE