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2020 Releases and Advisories

Oct. 21 - Renton earns “Age-Friendly City” designation from AARP and WHO
Oct. 20 - Renton accepting applications for 2021 Tourism Promotion Grants
Oct. 12 - HealthPoint Opens New Primary Care Clinic in Renton’s Sunset Neighborhood (from HealthPoint)

Sept. 10 - $100,000 King County Flood Control Grant Awarded to City of Renton (from King County Council)

Aug. 18 - City cancels annual Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar for 2020

July 17 - City passes emergency ordinance to assist small businesses
July 1 - City to begin distribution of 20,000 masks free to residents
July 1 - City makes almost $1.4 million available to Renton small businesses

June 30 - City issues Finding of City Code Violations to King County’s Renton Red Lion Inn De-Intensification Shelter
June 30 - Sale and use of fireworks prohibited within Renton city limits
June 29 - City reopens sports courts and play areas in parks 
June 25 - City to present live virtual trivia on Tuesdays
June 23 - Coulon Park to have reduced hours and access on July 4
June 3 - Mayor Pavone's remarks at the prayer vigil for George Floyd
June 1 - Mayor Pavone's statement on protests
June 1 - City postpones Renton Farmers Market opening

May 27 - Renton Farmers Market kicks off 19th season on June 2
May 13 - Mayor Pavone names Martin Pastucha public works administrator

April 30 - City presents “Chalk Your Walk” on May 4-10
April 29 - Mayor Pavone's statement regarding Boeing’s layoff and the production of Boeing 737 MAX
April 20 - Renton increases support to small businesses
April 16 - City of Renton, King County: Renton ideal location for COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing facility

March 25 - City closes outdoor recreational facilities
March 20 - Mayor's Emergency Order #2020-3: Supporting State Moratorium On Residential Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent.
March 20 - City council to conduct March 23 meeting via video conference
March 13 - Municipal Court continues all non-essential hearings
March 11 - City Council to conduct March meetings via teleconference
March 6 - Renton takes action in response to coronavirus
March 6 - Mayor Pavone issues Proclamation of Local Emergency (coronavirus)

Feb. 27 - Renton police seek volunteers for investigative team
Feb. 14 - City closes portion of Cedar River Trail
Feb. 4 - City council chooses Angelina Benedetti to fill vacant council seat

Jan. 29 - City council chooses six to interview for vacant council seat
Jan. 23 - Renton Community Marketing Campaign looks to hire consultant
Jan. 10 - Severe weather shelter to open Jan. 13 and 14
Jan. 7 - Armondo Pavone sworn in as Mayor of the City of Renton
Jan. 7 - City looks to fill vacant city council position | Spanish
Jan. 6 - City mobilizes to ensure accurate count in 2020 Census

2019 Releases and Advisories

Dec. 17, 2019 - Polar Bear Plunge is Jan. 1
Dec. 16, 2019 - Statement from Mayor Denis Law Re: Boeing official statement
Dec. 16, 2019 - Statement from Mayor Denis Law Re: Boeing 737 MAX
Dec. 6, 2019 - Valerie O'Halloran takes council oath

Nov. 25, 2019 - Clam Lights presented by Ivar’s Restaurants Opening Night and Official Lighting
Nov. 18, 2019 - Downtown Tree Lighting and Small Business Saturday
Nov. 13, 2019 - City hosts 28th annual “Hassle Free” Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 22 and 23
Nov. 7, 2019 - King County Approves Flood Control Funding

Oct. 31, 2019 - City and partners cut ceremonial ribbon to move forward on construction of Family First Community Center
Oct. 18, 2019 - City to implement new permit application site on Oct. 21
Oct. 16, 2019 - City and community partners provide vital resources to over 55 homeless at Community Resources Event
Oct. 3, 2019 - City to host 50+ Senior Resource Expo

Sept. 30, 2019 - City Accepting Applications for 2020 Tourism Promotion Grants
Sept. 26, 2019 - Renton Police Officer Resigns (via Renton PD)
Sept. 24, 2019 - Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan Open House
Sept. 17, 2019 - Renton launches Renton Responds mobile app

Aug. 27, 2019 - Senior Activity Center celebrates 40th anniversary on Sept. 7
Aug. 22, 2019 - City authorizes two new public art projects
Aug. 20, 2019 - City co-sponsoring Pacific Northwest Diversity Career Fair

July 22, 2019 - City awarded over $6 million to control flooding
July 16, 2019 - Councilmember Carol Ann Witschi to vacate seat on Sept. 1, 2019
July 3, 2019 - City Mourns Loss of Community Artist and Volunteer Doug Kyes
July 2, 2019 - Cruz the Loop and Return to Renton Benefit Car Show set for July 6 and 7

June 24, 2019 - Sale and use of fireworks prohibited within Renton city limits
June 20, 2019 - Traffic Advisory: Portion of South Grady Way to close all day June 22 for construction project
June 13, 2019 - Amateur Radio Operators Test Emergency Communications in 24-Hour Event
June 12, 2019 - Advisory: Kennydale Reservoir Groundbreaking
June 4, 2019 - City to observe National “Secure Your Load” Day on June 6

May 28, 2019 - Sunset Boulevard Fence project dedication is June 9
May 28, 2019 - Renton Farmers Market opens 18th season on June 4
May 28, 2019 - Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan Open House on June 4
May 21, 2019 - City Honors Veterans on Memorial Day
May 17, 2019 - Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park construction project concludes
May 14, 2019 - Loose Dog Attacks Pet; Renton Officers Subdue and Capture Animal
May 7, 2019 - Three city bridges to get weight restrictions starting May 16

April 22, 2019 - Renton Kicks Off New False Alarm Reduction Program
April 18, 2019 - TRACK Trail Grand Opening at Cedar River Trail Park is May 4
April 16, 2019 - Call for performers - Renton Multicultural Festival
April 15, 2019 - Renton Career Fair is May 1
April 10, 2019 - City debuts "Let's Go Renton!" Recreation Guide
April 9, 2019 - Downtown Dragon artwork to be dedicated on Saturday
April 4, 2019 - City Accepting Applications for Second Round of Tourism Promotion Grants
April 3, 2019 - Renton Multicultural Festival Wins PRSA Award
April 1, 2019 - Renton Municipal Airport to host Emergency Response Drill

March 12, 2019 - City of Renton receives AAA rating on long-term bonds from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings

Feb. 12, 2019 - Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan Open House on Feb. 28
Feb. 11, 2019 - City’s extended severe weather shelter through Feb. 13
Feb. 6, 2019 - City’s extended severe weather shelter through Feb. 11
Feb. 1, 2019 - City’s severe weather shelter be will open Feb. 3 through Feb. 6

Jan. 31, 2019 - Renton Regional Community Foundation and First Financial Northwest Foundation Support Future Sunset Multi-Service Center with $20,000 Grant
Jan. 28, 2019 - Councilmember Ruth Pérez awarded Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership
Jan. 25, 2019 - City of Renton offering assistance to residents affected by government shutdown
Jan. 24, 2019City of Renton seeks candidates for Senior Citizens Advisory Board
Jan. 8, 2019 - Airport Master Plan Open House on Jan. 15
Jan. 4, 2019 - South Deck at Coulon Park to close on Jan. 7
Jan. 3, 2019 - State of the City address is Jan. 30

2018 Releases and Advisories

December 18, 2018 - Celebrate the new year: Polar Bear Plunge
December 6, 2018 - City to open severe weather shelter on December 6
December 4, 2018 - Ron Straka named Utility Systems Director 

November 19, 2018 - Clam Lights presented by Ivar's Restaurants Opening Night
November 13, 2018 - Small Business Saturday and Downtown Tree Lighting 
November 8, 2018 - Renton Police Department promotes three
November 6, 2018 - City of Renton celebrates upcoming holidays with a variety of community events 
November 5, 2018 - City of Renton accepting Tourism Promotion Grants for 2019

October 17, 2018 - City of Renton survey asks for opinion on bike sharing option
October 8, 2018 - City of Renton seeks candidates for Human Services Advisory Committee
October 5, 2018 - Mayor Law presents balanced 2019-2020 budget to City Council
October 3, 2018 - Ed VanValey sworn in as police chief

September 10, 2018 - Police Chief Milosevich to retire Sept. 28; Mayor Law to appoint Deputy Chief VanValey new chief

August 28, 2018 -  City of Renton Celebrates National Day of Service
August 21, 2018 - Third Annual Renton Multicultural Festival
August 9, 2018 - City of Renton wins two state planning awards

July 26, 2018 - City of Renton seeks candidate for Renton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
July 24, 2018 - Renton police seeking information on homicide suspect 
July 24, 2018 - City of Renton offers ideas to stay safe and beat the heat
July 3, 2018 - Sale and use of fireworks prohibited within Renton city limits (updated)

June 26, 2018 - Celebrate the 4th of July with the City of Renton
June 25, 2018 - Sale and use of fireworks prohibited within Renton city limits
June 21, 2018 - City of Renton and King County Library System present free Summer Extravaganza
June 18, 2018 - Summer Meals Program for Children
June 5, 2018 - Mayor Law proclaims June 6-12 as "Secure Your Load Week"
June 5, 2018 - Media Advisory: Sunset Park Grand Opening

May 29, 2018 - Renton Farmers Market opens 17th season on June 5
May 22, 2018 - Renton Multicultural Festival Call for Performers
May 18, 2018 - Media Advisory: City Honors Veterans on Memorial Day
May 9, 2018 - City Launches Comprehensive Initiative to Enhance Safety and Clean-up Efforts Downtown
May 1, 2018 - City expands red-light safety camera program

April 23, 2018 - Renton Career Fair is May 2
April 17, 2018 - City of Renton celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day

March 8, 2018 - Family First Center receives $1.5 million in state funding

February 22, 2018 - City keeps cold weather shelter on open on February 22
February 21, 2018 - City keeps cold weather shelter on open on February 21
February 16, 2018 - City to open cold weather shelter February 18-20
February 16, 2018 - City and Renton Regional Fire Authority to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new Kennydale fire station
February 13, 2018 - Renton Mayor Denis Law appoints Robert Harrison as Chief Administrative Officer
February 9, 2018 - Rainier Avenue North reopens one lane in each direction to traffic
February 8, 2018 - Rainier Avenue North remains closed; re-opening unknown
February 8, 2018 - Rainier Avenue North is closed for morning commute
February 7, 2018 - All lanes of Rainier Ave North closed along 900 block
February 7, 2018 - Sink hole closes northbound lanes of Rainier Avenue North

January 30, 2018 - Renton Police Offer Mail Safety Tips

  • January 3, 2018 - City implements changes in hiring policies and practices to further goal of inclusion

2017 Releases and Advisories

December 7, 2017 - City of Renton wins two state awards

November 28, 2017 - City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Civil Service Commission
November 14, 2017 - Small Business Saturday and Downtown Tree Lighting
November 13, 2017 - City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
November 6, 2017 - City of Renton hosts 26th annual "Hassle Free" Holiday Bazaar

September 18, 2017 - City of Renton Accepting Tourism Promotion Grants for 2018
September 18, 2017 - City of Renton conducts 2017 Residential Survey
September 12, 2017 - King County donates $75,000 for Family First Community Center
September 5, 2017 - Festival goers are invited to share their story at Renton's Multicultural Festival

August 29, 2017 - City of Renton Celebrates National Day of Service
August 22, 2017 - Renton Multicultural Festival showcases diverse community
August 16, 2017 - Main Ave S and Bronson Way S opens to NB traffic
August 15, 2017 - City Council bans illegal substance injection sites
August 15, 2017 - City wins sixth consecutive Governor's Smart Communities Award
August 15, 2017 - Clean Sweep provides way for single-family residents to dispose of excess items
August 15, 2017 - First Financial NW Foundation donates $3million for Family First Community Center
August 11, 2017 - Cedar River Dog Park closed as a precaution due to potential Parvovirus
August 11, 2017 - City Council to consider resolution opposing the siting of illegal substance injection facilities in Renton

July 31, 2017 - National Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Warning
July 24, 2017 - Renton Presents Second Annual Multicultural Festival

June 20, 2017 - Fireworks ban within the City of Renton is in effect; Fabulous 4th of July features activities for all ages and concludes with fireworks display
June 19, 2017 - Free Summer Lunch Program for Renton Children
June 13, 2017 - Amateur Radio Operators Test Emergency Communications in 24-Hour Event

May 26, 2017 - Renton Farmers Market opens on June 6
May 22, 2017 - Call for Performers - Renton Multicultural Festival, September 22 and 23
May 22, 2017 - The future of Renton Downtown CivicCore
May 3, 2017 - City of Renton mourns the passing the former City Councilmember King Parker

April 28, 2017 - City of Renton Seeks Candidates for the Renton Airport Advisory Committee
April 26, 2017 - Council authorizes $4 million for Capital Campaign for Family First Community Center
April 24, 2017 - City of Renton salutes volunteers at appreciation dinner
April 24, 2017 - City of Renton requires permits for persons operating as peddlers
April 18, 2017 - Portion of North Eighth Street to close April 28 for railroad crossing repair
April 17, 2017 - Community Point of Distribution Drill offers Free Girl Scout Cookies
April 17, 2017 - City of Renton celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day on April 29
April 12, 2017 - Renton Career Fair on May 3 at Renton Technical College
April 10, 2017 - City of Renton appoints Shane Moloney as City Attorney
April 6, 2017 - Former Renton City Attorney Gerard Shellan Passes Away

March 30, 2017 - City mourns the passing of Al Talley, Sr., Community Leader and Renton School Board Member
March 13, 2017 - City of Renton Names New Human Services Manager
March 13, 2017 - City of Renton hosts Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Open House

February 21, 2017 - City of Renton Seeks Candidates for Library Advisory Board
February 16, 2017 - Landslide closes all westbound lanes on Maple Valley Highway
February 15, 2017 - City Attorney Larry Warren to Retire
February 14, 2017 - What is the future of Renton's Downtown Civic Core?
February 13, 2017 -  JP Morgan Chase Foundation Grant to Homestead Community Land Trust
February 6, 2017 - City opens Cold Weather Shelter on February 6 and 7
February  6, 2017 -  The "Unspoken Truths" forum and museum comes to Renton on Feb. 13

January 31, 2017 - Mayor's Inclusion Task Force sets priorities for 2017
January 31, 2017 - Statement from Mayor Denis Law on local impact of federal changes
January 10, 2017 - Cold weather shelter open January 10-12
January 4, 2017 - Cold weather shelter opening extended
January 3, 2017 - City of Renton Names New Airport Manager

2016 Releases and Advisories

December 29, 2016 - Cold Weather Shelter open December 31 through January 4
December 15, 2016 - Cold weather shelter open Dec 15 through Saturday, Dec 17
December 13, 2016 - City provides temporary space to Renton Kiwanis Clothes Bank and Reach Feeding program
December 7, 2016 - Cold Weather Shelter extended through Thursday
December 7, 2016 - Renton Police offers tips for getting packages delivered safely
December 5, 2016 - Cold Weather Shelter open in Renton Tuesday and Wednesday

November 29, 2016 - City enters negotiations to redevelop former city hall site
November 15, 2016 - Ivar's Clam Lights Official Lighting
November 8, 2016 - City of Renton to provide state-of-the-art animal control shelter services
November 8, 2016 - City of Renton passes emergency fair housing regulations ordinance
November 8, 2016 - Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar

October 31, 2016 - Renton Police Department offers free disposal of unwanted/expired medications
October 18, 2016 - Ramp Closures NB I-405 at NE 30th and NE44th
October 11, 2016 - City of Renton to host first Unity March
October 6, 2016 - Renton Municipal Arts Commission looking for a few good artists
October 5, 2016 - Mayor presents balanced 2017/2018 budget to City Council
October 4, 2016 - Renton School District Internet Clown Threats

September 27, 2016 - Renton's downtown development continues
September 27, 2016 - Renton officially dedicates Riverview Bridge
September 26, 2016 - City of Renton to host 50+ Senior Resource Expo
September 20, 2016 - City Accepting Tourism Promotion Grants for 2017
September 19, 2016 - City to prune low-hanging Maple Trees along Maple Valley Highway
September 19, 2016 - Renton Multicultural Festival will showcase our diverse community
September 16, 2016 - What's Your Story - Storytellers Invited to Multicultural Festival
September 1, 2016 - Traffic Advisory - Temporary Road Closures

August 31, 2016 - Building trust - have coffee with a cop
August 29, 2016 - City of Renton Celebrates National Day of Service
August 29, 2016 - Ready in Renton helps citizens prepare for an earthquake
August 18, 2016 - Excessive Heat Warning, Cooling Shelter open
August 3, 2016 - Duvall Avenue NE Pavement Preservation Project
August 2, 2016 - City of Renton Names New Administrative Services Administrator
August 1, 2016 - City of Renton officially opens North Highlands Community Garden
August 1, 2016 - Save the Date - Renton Presents First Annual Multicultural Festival

July 27, 2016 - Renton Police Use Cutting Edge Technology
July 26, 2016 - North Highlands Community Garden Ribbon Cutting
July 18, 2016 - Renton Municipal Arts Commission 2016 Grant Recipients
July 12, 2016 - Renton's Unique "Library Over The River" Wins Governor's Smart Communities Award
July 11, 2016 - "Project Waterway: Fashion to Splash In" offers new lifejacket styles, July 15
July 5, 2016 - Farmers Market celebrates Green Day on July 12

June 30, 2016 - Renton Fire & Emergency Services Seeks Assistance in Identifying Arsonist
June 27, 2016 - Renton Regional Fire Authority to hold First Public Meeting
June 27, 2016 - Renton's Fabulous 4th of July and Fireworks Celebration
June 24, 2016 - Sale and Use of Fireworks Banned in Renton City Limits
June 23, 2016 - Partners to build new state of the art Community Center near Cascade Elementary
June 21, 2016 - Free Summer Lunch Program for Children ages one to 18
June 20, 2016 - Amateur Radio Operators test emergency communications
June 1, 2016 - Renton to remove sediment on the Cedar River
June 1, 2016 - Renton will participate in Cascadia Rising exercise in June

May 24, 2016 - Renton Municipal Arts Commission Invites Grant Applications
May 18, 2016 - Renton Delegation Renews Nishiwaki Connection with Visit to Japan
May 10, 2016 - Preview the Future of Transportation in King County with METRO CONNECTS Open House
May 9, 2016 - Renton Spring Recycle Event at Renton Technical College
May 4, 2016 - Clean Bill of Health for Renton's Drinking Water
May 3, 2016 - Renton Mayor Dedicates New Community Garden

April 28, 2016 - City of Renton Names New Human Resources Administrator
April 20, 2016 - New Ordinance Seeks to Eliminate Hazards
April 18, 2016 - River Days participant applications now available
April 14, 2016 - KCLS Renton Library Receives Architectural Honors
April 4, 2016 - Emergency Preparedness in Renton
April 4, 2016 - Renton Fire & Emergency Services to Host Final Information Session

March 29, 2016 - Renton Police Department supporting children and local education
March 28, 2016 - Special Showing of Documentary on Local Earthquake Risk
March 16, 2016 - Renton Mayor Denis Law Delivers 2016 State of the City Address
March 7, 2016 - Renton Firefighters Finish Strong in Annual Stairclimb
March 2, 2016 - Community Open House for Lake Washington Loop Trail Project
March 1, 2016 - Renton Fire & Emergency Services to Host Information Sessions

February 24, 2016 - Mayor Recognizes Special Service of City Volunteer
February 23, 2016 - City of Renton Passport Processing to Change Location, Procedure
February 9, 2016 - City of Renton Invites you to the Annual Neighbor-to-Neighbor forum
February 3, 2016 - City Hall High School Artwork promotes Inclusion
February 2, 2016 - Downtown Renton Art Installations Add Beauty and History
February 2, 2016 - February is Renton Heart Month

January 26, 2016 - Real Issues, Real Solutions, Community Forum Series Continues
January 14, 2016 - Mayor Law Proposes Relocating Renton Transit Center
January13, 2016 - Renton Honors Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Citizens
January 5, 2016 - Citizen of the Year Jay Leviton
January 4, 2016 - Seattle Seahawks Playoff Rally at Renton City Hall

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