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School Supply Drive - Donations accepted July 15 - August 15, 2014
City of Renton joins together with Communities in Schools to collect school supplies for children in need in the Renton School District. All donations will be given directly to the children. For a list of suggested donations and donation drop off locations, click here.
Seeking Candidates for Senior Advisory Committee
The City of Renton is seeking candidates to serve on the Senior Advisory Committee. Members serve without compensation and must be able to attend meetings the first and third Mondays of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Renton Senior Activity Center. Residents who represent the diverse nature of the city, including ethnicity, geography, gender and age are encouraged to apply. Read more.
Renton Technical College to offer Bachelor's Degrees
Great news from Renton Technical College! Starting in Winter 2015, RTC students will be able to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Application Development, the college's first bachelor's degree. RTC got the go-ahead to offer baccalaureate degrees from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges on June 19, 2014. Read more.
City of Renton urges citizens to log valuables with TrackMole
TrackMole, a new software program that helps police departments, businesses, organizations and individuals recover lost or stolen property. The program is free and available to all. Read more.
Online Donations Encouraged
The public is encouraged to join with City of Renton employees to collect food and other donations for the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank and the Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County. The need is great. For ease of giving, see the new online donation pages. For more information, please read.
New Phone Number replaces 9-1-1 for Non-Emergency Calls
Renton’s new non-emergency number, 425-235-2121, is for non-emergency situations where police, fire department, or animal control is needed. Read more.
RapidRide F Line
The new RapidRide F Line will begin service in June 2014 between Renton and Burien, replacing Route 140. To serve more riders and to make the transit system more efficient, Metro may change other bus routes in Renton at the same time. Read more.
La nueva Línea F RapidRide comenzará a prestar servicio a partir de Junio 2014 entre Renton y Burien, y reemplazará a la línea Ruta 140. Para servir a más pasajeros y hacer que el servicio de transporte público sea más eficiente, Metro podría además cambiar otras rutas de autobuses en Renton. Click here to read more.
Renton Trails and Bikeway Master Plan
Renton Trails and Bicycle Master Plan was adopted in May 2009. The master plan supports a city where residents and visitors can enjoy recreation and exercise contributing to a healthy lifestyle, and where commuting by bicycle using an integrated trails/road network, becomes a realistic transportation alternative. For more information or to download the Trails and Bikeway printable map.
Renton's Email Alert System
The City of Renton is offering a free E-alert Service which enables residents to subscribe to emergency alerts and topics of interest for email notifications of updates. To get started, click here or here for additional information.
Emergency Notification System
The CodeRed™ system provides city officials with the ability to provide pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city. Residents and businesses located within the city limits are encouraged to sign up for CodeRed™ to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications when alerts are issued. Click here to register. Read more.
Court Online Payments
Renton Municipal Court is now accepting online payments for traffic infractions, fines, fees and other costs. Visa and MasterCard debit or credit cards are accepted. To utilize this service, click here. These payments will take up to two full business days to post to your court account. Please note that online payments for bail cannot be accepted, bail monies must be paid in person. Also note that payments by phone can no longer be accepted. Payments for accounts that have been assigned to collections will not be accepted.
Shop Renton, Buy Ahead of the Curve
In these challenging economic times, the Renton community is eager to help our local businesses survive and thrive and to help consumers save money. Residents and employees can use CurveCards to shop at participating businesses that have a CurveCard decal posted in their window to receive discounts or other offers. CurveCards have been distributed by the Renton Reporter and at City and Chamber events. You may also pick them up in the lobby of Renton City Hall (1055 South Grady Way) or at the Renton Chamber of Commerce (625 South 4th Street). You may also call 425-430-6582 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to have a CurveCard mailed to you. For additional information, check out Shop Renton.