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"In 2015, more than 5,000 volunteers helped the City of Renton with 100 projects and programs, giving more than 40,000 personal hours to our community."
We still welcome growth, new jobs and quality development in Renton. But we have a responsibility to make sure that we’re attracting the right type of development, and locating it in the right place where we can mitigate the impacts.
Mayor Denis Law looks back on 2013 and ahead to 2014.
Our economic standing is at great risk if we allow our backbone network of roads, highways, bridges and public transportation to decay.
I was proud to see several of our police officers participating this weekend in the Seahawks 12K Run. Dressed in uniform and carrying more than 30 pounds of gear, officers Chris Greenwade, Tanuj Soni, Chris Nielsen and Cassidy Steed, along with his K-9 partner Fedor, ran the 7.25 miles in honor of those who were killed or injured during the Boston Marathon last week.
You can be assured that continued delays and debate will cost taxpayers more money. And not everyone will be happy with the final decisions, but that’s to be expected.
I have joined cities across the county and signed a letter from the United States Conference of Mayors to the President asking for immediate action to introduce and pass legislation and make reasonable changes in our gun laws and regulations.
As I enter my second term in the mayor’s office, I anticipate more challenging times ahead. The recovery from this recession has proven to be very slow and we expect several more years of tight budgets. It’s critically important that we all chip in and help those in need in our neighborhoods and support our local businesses. Despite these difficult times, there are many reasons to be optimistic.
Providing quality education to our children is critical to the continued economic development of our city and the future of our community. With the new school year already under way, teachers need our help. From African-American history books for elementary students, to wickless alcohol burners to teach middle school students about science, to requests for guitar kits to help high school students who love music, there is no end to the needs of a classroom. And to meet these needs we must all be committed and support our teachers and students.
Against the backdrop of our state government in financial crisis, and a nation continuing to face its worst economic challenges in generations, our city has… Continue reading
It was an exciting time when we moved from Renton into a new home in Skyway. The house overlooked Bryn Mawr and had a spectacular lake view as many homes on the West Hill enjoy. My daughters attended Lakeridge Elementary and the community had two supermarkets, a hardware store, a drug store, smaller retail stores, a bowling alley and many local restaurants. Skyway had an annual parade and there was a strong sense of community. This was back in the early 80s.
April is Volunteer Month and I want to take this opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism that defines our community. Volunteers continue to make a big difference; last year more than 4,000 volunteers contributed more than 60,000 hours of service to the Renton community. Their contribution and their personal commitment to serve make our community unique and special. Some of our volunteers have served for more than 35 years.
For the second time this month, I have had the flags on city facilities lowered to half-staff in honor of four more police officers who… Continue reading
Last week there was a flurry of media reports about the possibility of flooding in the Green River Valley, including the news of the temporary… Continue reading
At the start of my administration, I set a goal for our city — to garner public confidence and trust in government through accountability and… Continue reading