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Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling - Apply Now
Is your Renton business committed to waste prevention and recycling? Read more and apply now. Entries due June 12.
Energize Eastside EIS Scoping Meetings, Begins April 30
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is proposing to build a new electric substation and approximately 18 miles of high capacity electric transmission lines from Renton to Redmond. PSE’s proposed project is intended to address an electrical transmission capacity deficiency and improve electrical grid reliability for Eastside communities. The project requires analysis of potential environmental impacts through development of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Energize Eastside EIS is being led by the City of Bellevue in cooperation with the cities of Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, and Renton.
Phase 1 Scoping Begins April 30
The 45-day Public Scoping Comment Period for Phase 1 of the Energize Eastside EIS commences April 30, 2015 and closes at 5pm on June 15, 2015. See the attached scoping notice for details and learn more at www.EnergizeEastsideEIS.org.
Five public scoping meetings are being held in May to provide information about the Energize Eastside EIS and to receive public comments. You are encouraged to attend any one of these meetings. If you are unable to attend, please visit www.EnergizeEastsideEIS.org during the scoping period to view the meeting materials and provide comments using our online form.
· Tuesday May 12, 6-9pm, Bellevue City Hall
· Thursday May 14, 6-8pm, Renton City Hall
· Tuesday May 26, 6-8pm, Kirkland City Hall
· Thursday May 28, 6-8pm, Newcastle Elementary
· Saturday May 30, 2-4pm, North Bellevue Community Center
New Replacement Emergency Notification Service
During Ready in Renton month, the City of Renton is expanding its emergency notification capabilities. The new service is called Renton RedAlert. WithRedAlert the city can contact you immediately and send you critical messages by phone or TDD, text or email. To learn more and sign up.
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 service began 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.
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.