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Posted on 02/21/2024

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | Vol. IX | Issue 8

State of the City 2024

Save the Date: State of the City 2024 

Another year is complete, and we welcome opportunities for the year to come. We invite residents to join Mayor Armondo Pavone as he presents his 2024 State of the City address on Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, located at 400 South 2nd St. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. with light refreshments served.

The State of the City address is a valuable opportunity for the public to come together and gain insight into the past year's accomplishments and hear what’s on deck for the future. It is a chance to hear firsthand about the progress made in Renton and to receive a glimpse of the exciting initiatives and plans for 2024.

Tickets are free, make a reservation at rentonwa.gov/sotc.

 

Comprehensive Plan Update

How should Renton look in 20 years? Participate in the city’s Comprehensive Plan

The city is updating its Comprehensive Plan, which will set the goals and policies for its growth and development over the next ten years. This plan guides decision-making on various important topics - housing, land use, parks, economic development, and transportation.

To ensure Renton remains an excellent place to live, work, and visit, the Comprehensive Plan will incorporate policy directions to address critical priorities:

  • Plan for and accommodate housing for residents and households of all income levels.
  • Encourage various housing options, such as ADUs and middle housing, to increase housing availability and affordability.
  • Identify strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to impacts related to climate change.
  • Meet Renton’s equity objectives and ensure that all residents have equitable access to opportunity

The last update took place in 2015, an updated Comprehensive Plan must be adopted by Renton in 2024.

Input from the community regarding priorities, values, and the future vision of Renton is crucial in shaping the plan's policies and guiding the city's growth. There are several ways to get involved:

  • Participate in the Comprehensive Plan Survey about community needs, priorities, and values.
  • Send an email to [email protected] and share thoughts and feedback and receive project updates.
  • Visit the project website to review materials, drafts, and other announcements.

For questions about Renton’s Comprehensive Plan update, please visit the project website or email [email protected].

 

Recreation Guided Hikes

Take a hike with Renton recreation

Get ready for an exciting adventure as Renton’s Recreation Division gears up for its expanded guided hike program. This is a fantastic opportunity for nature enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels to discover more of Washington's natural beauty.

Starting in March, the program will feature weekly hikes at various locations in Renton and the greater Seattle area. Take a look at the upcoming schedule:

Whether a seasoned hiker or just starting, join staff on these exploration journeys to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature.

 

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