Legislative Agenda

Before the start of the legislative session, the mayor, city council members, city staff, residents, and state legislators work together to determine the city's priorities for the session.

Legislative Session Review

The 2024 Legislative Session begins Monday, January 8. At the end of the Legislative Session on March 7, 2024, David Foster, the City of Renton's lobbyist, will update the Mayor, City Council, and community on the 2024 Legislative Session during a regularly scheduled city council meeting.


Renton City Council Meeting - December 11, 2023 - 2024 Legislative Recap

2024 Key Priorities:

Transportation Infrastructure

  • Active Involvement in Ensuring 2022 “Move Ahead Washington” funding for active transportation and transit projects in and near Renton can be deployed as early as possible.
  • Request that Funding already committed by Legislature to WSDOT projects benefiting Renton community are not reallocated due to funding shortfalls on other 405 related Projects.
  • Request Funding for Infrastructure to address traffic speeding in our communities.

Racial Justice & Equity – Seeking Outside Funding & Tools

  • Renton will continue to strongly support legislative initiatives and funding proposals that can assist the City’s programs in advancing racial justice and equity and to deploy additional resources for affordable housing and human needs. The City will be poised to support legislative initiatives to enable the establishment of “Housing Benefit Districts,” to enhance funding through the Housing Trust Fund, and to amend state statutes to better allow surplus property to be provided to those financing affordable homeownership projects.
Issues to Monitor:
  • Budget and Fiscal
  • Criminal Justice/Public Safety/Fire/Courts/Behavioral Health
  • Economic Development/Infrastructure/Affordable Housing/Homelessness
  • Land-Use/GMA
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Local Government in General
  • Transportation
  • Water-Wastewater-Stormwater-Utilities

Access the full 2024 Legislative Agenda PDF here.



At the end of the legislative session, David Foster, the City of Renton's lobbyist, updated the Mayor, City Council, and community on the 2023 Legislative Session during the regularly scheduled city council meeting on Monday, June 5, 2023.


Key Priorities:

Quality of Life

  • Repurposing of Prior-Year $206,000 allocation for assisting those in need
  • Support possible 988 Crisis Response System Capital Request

Public Safety

  • Funding for Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) and other public safety/criminal justice investments
  • 988 crisis response system legislation and funding

Transportation Infrastructure

  • $2 million request for a solution at Interstate 405/State Route 167 junction for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
  • Ensuring earliest possible construction of 2022 Move Ahead Washington transportation and transit projects in and near Renton

Racial Justice & Equityseeking outside funding & tools

  • Continue to seek outside funding and tools to assist equity, housing and human services


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