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City Council Convenes For Initial 2023 Meeting
01/04/2023
Renton City Council convenes for the first time in 2023 with an in-person meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m.
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Mayor's Update - Holiday Greetings 2022
12/15/2022
Mayor Armondo Pavone offers his wishes for a joyful holiday season to the residents of Renton.
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Van Awarded Certificate of Municipal Leadership
12/13/2022
City Councilmember Kim-Khánh Văn has earned a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.
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Severe Weather Shelter Activated
11/29/2022
The Severe Weather Shelter will be open through Dec. 5.
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Committee and Commission Openings
11/29/2022
Renton is seeking youth and adult applicants for the Equity Commission and Human Services Committee
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O'Halloran Elected City Council President
11/23/2022
Renton City Council unanimously elected Councilmember Valerie O’Halloran as City Council President for 2023.
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2022 Holiday Events and Activities
11/22/2022
The city has a full schedule of family-friendly holiday events from now through New Year's Day. Here's a quick look at what's on tap.
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Mayor's Statement: Senseless Violence
11/21/2022
Mayor Armondo Pavone issued a statement in response to the recent acts of senseless violence.
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PRADU Program Wins VISION 2050 Award
11/16/2022
Innovative Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit Program (PRADU) has won a VISION 2050 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council.
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Alberson Elected to RFA Governance Board
11/09/2022
Councilmember James Alberson, Jr. was unanimously elected by his fellow council members to a three-year term on the Renton Regional Fire Authority (RFA) Governance Board.
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Mayor's Update - Remember to Vote
10/21/2022
Renton residents will be receiving their general election ballots soon. Please remember to vote by Nov. 8.
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Mayor's Update - 2023-2024 Biennial Budget Proposal
10/18/2022
Mayor Armondo Pavone has presented his 2023-2024 biennial budget proposal to the Renton City Council.
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Bronson Way Bridge Seismic Retrofit and Painting Project
09/22/2022
The Bronson Way bridge has been closed to all traffic in both directions for approximately six weeks, ending Nov. 4.
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O'Halloran Earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership
09/20/2022
Councilmember Valerie O’Halloran earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from Association of Washington Cities
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Renton Municipal Arts Commission accepting 2023 grant applications
09/14/2022
Renton Municipal Arts Commission is accepting grant applications for art, cultural, and heritage projects
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2023 Tourism Promotion Grants Available
08/16/2022
The city has opened applications for 2023 tourism promotion grants
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Mayor's Update - South King County Mayors
08/11/2022
South King County Mayors Frustrated with Rise in Crime and Violence
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Cooling Center To Open
07/28/2022
The city will open a cooling center at Renton Community Center on July 26-30
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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Vacancies
07/28/2022
The City is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.
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2022 Summer Events
07/19/2022
Parks and Recreation Department’s summer fun includes free outdoor movies, concerts, and family fun around the city.
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Renton police form Chief’s Community Council
07/19/2022
Renton Police Department is asking residents to serve on the initial Chief's Community Council.
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2022 Renton River Days
07/18/2022
Renton River Days, our annual celebration of community is July 22 & 23
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Mayor's Update - Sunset Gardens & STRIDE
06/30/2022
Working with all levels of government lead to two positive projects for Renton
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Fireworks Banned in City and County
06/27/2022
The sale and discharge of personal fireworks are prohibited within Renton city limits and in unincorporated King County.
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RECS Field Day
06/21/2022
Renton Emergency Communication Service will practice emergency response capabilities on June 25 and 26.
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2022 Renton Farmers Market
05/31/2022
Renton Farmers Market opens their 21st season downtown on Tuesday, June 7, at 3 p.m. in Piazza Park.
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Cascade Park Playground Replacement
05/21/2022
Construction of a new playground at Cascade Park starts on May 23. Completion is set for July.
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Clean Economy Strategy Open House
05/18/2022
The city will host an online open house to discuss Clean Economy Strategy on May 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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Career Fair 2022
05/12/2022
Register now for the seventh annual Renton Career Fair on June 3, 12-3 p.m. at Renton Technical College.
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City seeks candidates for Senior Advisory Board
04/20/2022
The City is seeking candidates to serve on the Senior Advisory Board.
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City Accepting Applications for Second Round of Tourism Grants
04/08/2022
The city is accepting applications for a second round of 2022 Tourism Promotion Grants. Deadline is May 13.
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Kennydale Beach Park Construction
04/06/2022
Construction of a new playground at Kennydale Beach Park starts April 11. The park reopened on May 26.
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Renton Multicultural Festival Call For Performers
03/15/2022
The city is looking for interested performers and fashion designers to participate in the sixth annual Renton Multicultural Festival on May 6 and 7.
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Wells and Williams Conversion
02/14/2022
Weather permitting, we plan to convert Wells Avenue S and Williams Avenue S to two-way traffic as early as Thursday, Feb. 17.
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Youth Traffic Court
01/27/2022
Renton Municipal Court offers an innovative option for 16- & 17-year-old drivers charged with low-level offenses.
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Arts Commission accepting 2022 grant applications
01/24/2022
Renton Municipal Arts Commission is accepting grants or a first round of funding. Applications are due by February 16.
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Mayor's Update - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
01/16/2022
During his all-too-short life, Dr. King worked tirelessly to ensure that equality, justice, peace, respect, and inclusion were a part of our lives. These ideals are reflected in our community.
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Mayor's Update - Republic Services: Jan. 14. 2022
01/14/2022
Mayor Pavone: I have heard loud and clear your frustration, and discontentment for the weeks of delayed and lack of service from Republic Services.
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Mayor's Update - Republic Services: Jan. 12, 2022
01/12/2022
Republic Service to Renton on January 12, 2022 was interrupted to to a strike in San Diego.
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City Council 2022
01/03/2022
City Council includes two new members. Ryan McIrvin serves as 2022 Council President.
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Winter Weather Plans
12/26/2021
The city's street maintenance crew is ready for winter weather, completing their preparations weeks ago.
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Carmen Rivera Takes Council Oath
12/01/2021
Carmen Rivera was sworn in on Nov. 30 to fill the vacant position two on the Renton City Council.
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City of Renton seeks applicants for Equity Commission
11/10/2021
The city is seeking candidates to serve on the newly created Equity Commission.
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Holiday Events - 2021
11/08/2021
The city and its partners have planned a variety of events for this holiday season.
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City to host tuition-free Bezos Academy Preschool in 2022
10/26/2021
The city has signed a 15-year lease with Bezos Academy to open a tuition-free, Montessori-inspired preschool in the North Highlands Neighborhood Center in 2022.
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Mayor's Update - Sunset Oaks Ribbon Cutting
10/22/2021
Today, we officially opened Sunset Oaks adding 60 much-needed affordable housing units to our city..
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Navigating Contracting With The City
10/20/2021
If you’ve ever wondered how to do business with the city, join city leaders for this Zoom workshop on Nov. 17, 12-2 p.m.
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COVID-19 Resources
10/19/2021
Read how King County's vaccine verification mandate affects our facilities.
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Investing In Our Parks and Trails
10/15/2021
Investing in our parks and trails. The city completed five projects in 2021 and has six more scheduled for 2022.
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Jon Schuldt Appointed Chief of Police
10/11/2021
Mayor Armondo Pavone has appointed Jon Schuldt as Chief of the Renton Police Department.
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Willowcrest Project Wins Governor's Award
10/11/2021
Willowcrest Townhomes has won a 2020-2021 Governor’s Smart Communities Award.
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Don Persson Passes
10/04/2021
Don Persson, whose public service to the residents of Renton spanned 53 years as a police officer and city council member, passed away Monday, Oct. 4.
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Vaccination Information
09/17/2021
Getting vaccinated has never been easier. Here's a list of vaccination clinics closest to Renton.
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September is Ready in Renton Month
09/10/2021
Emergency management director Deb Needham issues her “Ready in Renton” challenge: how to build a resilience network in your neighborhood.
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Renton AmeriCorps VISTA Openings
09/10/2021
The Renton AmeriCorps VISTA program has openings for the 2021-2022 service year.
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City Accepting Applications for Tourism Grants
09/09/2021
The city is accepting applications for 2022 Tourism Promotion Grants. Deadline is Oct. 22.
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City Accepting Applications for Tourism Grants
07/15/2021
The City of Renton is accepting applications for the second round of 2021 tourism promotion grants.
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July 4 at Gene Coulon
06/30/2021
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will be open on Sunday, July 4, for modified day use from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Fireworks Banned in Renton
06/29/2021
A reminder that since 2005, the sale and use of fireworks is prohibited within Renton city limits.
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City To Open Cooling Centers
06/28/2021
We're hosting cooling centers at RCC & the senior center (hopefully) from 2-7 pm. Renton Senior Activity Center. RTC will open a center at 10 am
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Henry Moses Aquatic Center Opens June 26
06/16/2021
The Henry Moses Aquatic Center will open on Saturday, June 26. Reservations are now being accepted.
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Back on Track
06/14/2021
June 30 is the deadline for individuals to quash qualified bench warrants from a municipal court in King County through the Back on Track warrant amnesty program.
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Public Works Week
05/27/2021
Saluting Abdoul Gafour's 41 years of service to Renton during Public Works Week
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Renton Farmers Market opens June 1
05/25/2021
Renton Farmers Market opens its 20th season on June 1 at 3 pm.
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Free Virtual Renton Career Fair
05/10/2021
The sixth annual free virtual Renton Career Fair is Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 1 to 5 p.m.
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Councilmember Benedetti awarded CML from AWC
04/26/2021
City Councilmember Angelina Benedetti earned her Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.
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Chalk Your Walk
04/22/2021
The city and the Hyatt Regency invite sidewalk chalk artists of all ages and abilities to participate in the second annual “Chalk Your Walk" from May 3-9.
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Mayor's Statement on Chauvin Verdict
04/20/2021
City of Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone has issued the following statement in response to the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
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Blood Drives
04/09/2021
Appointments are now being accepted for 6 Bloodworks NW pop-up donor centers in Renton this March and April..
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Jessica Giner appointed Renton Municipal Court judge
04/07/2021
Jessica Giner has been appointed to the Renton Municipal Court bench by Mayor Armondo Pavone and unanimously confirmed by the City Council.
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Water and Sewer District Q&A
03/25/2021
Beginning January 1, 2021 water and sewer districts may begin collecting a water and sewer utility tax on behalf of the cities they serve ...
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Winter Weather Information
02/09/2021
A look at how the city prepares for winter weather and tips for residents.
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Our Renton Weekly
02/02/2021
Our Renton Weekly contains news and information about city events, activities, and initiatives. Subscribe.
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Shop Local This Holiday Season
12/03/2020
It’s more important than ever to shop locally during the holidays. Renton’s small businesses have stepped up with incentives starting with Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28.
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Holiday Fun 2020
11/27/2020
Our Recreation and Neighborhoods Division proudly presents fun events designed for ages to entertain during the 2020 holiday season.
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Support Our Local Businesses
11/18/2020
We need the help of all Renton residents to support our local shops and services at this time. Buying local can indeed make a difference
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Mayor Pavone's Statement on Boeing 737 MAX
11/18/2020
City of Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone has issued the following statement in response to The Boeing Company’s official statement on 737 MAX production.
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"Unity in Hope"
11/06/2020
"Unity in Hope” our virtual multicultural festival premieres on Channel 21 in Renton and our YouTube Channel on Nov. 7 and 8.
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O'Halloran Awarded Certificate of Municipal Leadership
10/30/2020
City Councilmember Valerie O’Halloran recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.
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Halloween Safety Tips
10/26/2020
The Washington State Department of Health has compiled a list of considerations designed to help protect individuals and communities this Halloween.
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Renton earns “Age-Friendly City” designation from AARP and WHO
10/21/2020
The City of Renton has been designated an “Age-Friendly City” by AARP and the World Health Organization (WHO). The designation recognizes Renton’s commitment to providing a livable community where all generations are valued, thrive and age with respect.
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Eastside Cities Virtual Job Fair is Oct. 29
10/21/2020
Renton is partnering with four other eastside cities in the Eastside Cities Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Renton Accepting 2021 Tourism Promotion Grants Applications
10/20/2020
The city is now accepting applications for grants to fund 2021 tourism promotion. Deadline is 4:30 pm on Nov. 30.
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2020 General Election Information
10/13/2020
2020 General Election Information from King County Elections
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Sustainable Renton
Renton Allocates over $900k in COVID-19 Human Services Funding
10/09/2020
Using CARES funding, we have allocated over $900,000 to assist with rent and utilities, plus support feeding programs.
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HealthPoint Clinic comes to Sunset Neighborhood
10/09/2020
We're excited to welcome a new HealthPoint healthcare clinic to the Sunset area on Oct. 12.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/09/2020
We have proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Renton.
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Our Renton TV
10/09/2020
Our new television show, Our Renton TV, either on Channel 21 on on our website.
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REACH Celebrates 50 Years in Renton
09/30/2020
REACH Renton celebrates 50 years in Renton with October 13 virtual celebration; finds a new home
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County Proposes Landfill Service Facility in Renton
09/25/2020
Comment period on draft EIS for proposed county facility in the Highlands open until October 30
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Information Systems Update
08/20/2020
Access to some of the city's information systems is currently limited as a result of a cybersecurity incident discovered on August 19..
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City cancels annual Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar for 2020
08/18/2020
The city has decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the annual Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar scheduled for November 20 and 21.
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