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April 2024

Mayor Pavone delivers second State of the City Address

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Mayor Armondo Pavone held his second annual State of the City on March 21 at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. Mayor Pavone reflected on the past year’s accomplishments throughout various city departments and looked into future initiatives and projects planned for 2024 and beyond.

“Entering my second term, I’ve found that what people want to know isn’t that we’re doing our jobs, but the WHY and philosophy behind where we’re going as a city.” — Mayor Armondo Pavone.

A few highlights and focus points described during the State of the City address included our expansion of communications and engagement efforts, a heightened focus on customer service, investment in IT infrastructure, and a new website coming in 2024. We also updated residents on our park’s capital improvements and a large investment in human services in the coming year.

Our Renton Police Department shared updates on the positive impacts of changes to the Blake decision, juvenile crime, and our efforts around crime prevention.

In Public Works, we presented our projects completed in 2023 paired with upcoming enhancements this year, our Clean Economy Strategy 2.0, electric vehicle infrastructure, traffic calming, our upcoming Transportation Benefit District, and sidewalk improvement plans.

In Finance, our city budget process will begin shortly, and we reviewed our philosophy that voters should drive spending.

For Community and Economic Development, we discussed our strategy for attracting large-scale employers and small businesses that increase walkability downtown. We discussed our groundbreaking small business liaison program, our Downtown Civic Core plan, and huge projects that finished this year, including the Seattle Sounders HQ.

We also discussed the impact of HB 1110 on the density requirements coming down the pipeline with new state requirements.

Thank you to all the community leaders and staff for attending; we also extend a big thanks to Hazen High School students in the Vox Lumini music vocal ensemble for their fantastic performance, to Dominic Pavone for the introduction, to Renton Technical College for exceptional catering, and to Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center staff for a top-notch performance.

Unable to attend this year’s State of the City in person? The full event can be viewed at rentonwa.gov/youtube and on Channel 21.


Community Calendar

For more information on upcoming events, visit rentonwa.gov/events.

Dragon Dash Fun Run & Walk

  •  APRIL 14, Sunday, 9am
  • Downtown next to Macadons, 826 S 3rd St.
  • Open to competitive runners, fun runners, walkers, and families.
    After the run kids can hunt for dragon eggs! Accurate and professional chip timing provided. rentonwa.gov/dragonregister

Shred-a-thon & Drug Take Back

  • April 27, Saturday, 9am–12pm
  • Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan Ave. N
  • Fight identity fraud and shred your sensitive documents. Also accepting prescription medications for safe disposal; and non-perishable food for local food banks. See guidelines at rentonwa.gov/shredathon.

Community Garage Sale

  • May 11, Saturday, 9am–1pm
  • Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy.
  • Get your spring cleaning done and sell your clutter! 10’x10’ spaces are $30-$36. Sign up with code #18798 at rentonwa.gov/register.


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