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Kent offers free water testing for pre-1940’s homes after lead turns up in Tacoma sampling

April 26, 2016 - Providing safe drinking water is paramount to the city of Kent, and Kent’s water is very safe, says water superintendent Sean Bauer.


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Public Works Operations

Community invited to Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent, Saturday, May 14

April 25, 2016 – Residents, civic groups, schools, youth organizations, businesses, families and those in need of community-service hours are encouraged to get involved with this citywide effort.  

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Office of the Mayor

Kent's Debt Ratings Raised To 'AA+' Due To Positive General Fund Results, Improved Available Reserves

April 21, 2016--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term rating and underlying rating  to 'AA+' from 'AA' on Kent outstanding general obligation bonds and on Kent Special Events Center Public Facilities District's series 2008 taxable special events center revenue bonds.Read More >
Municipal Court

Bryan Reil named city employee of the year

April 13, 2016 – Reil is responsible for security in Kent's municipal court.

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City Council

Kent City Council terminates sale of Pine Tree Park

April 6, 2016 – After assessing all of their options, Kent City Councilmembers agreed to terminate the sale of Pine Tree Park at its meeting Tuesday night.

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Office of the Mayor

City urges cat and dog owners to license their pets

March 29, 2016 – If you haven’t registered Fido or Fluffy, now’s the time. Canvassers with Regional Animal Services of King County will go door-to-door in Kent to help ensure all cats and dogs eight weeks and older are licensed, whether they are indoor or outdoor pets. 

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City Council

Kent City Council votes to ban fireworks starting in 2017

Feb. 17, 2016 — The Kent City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that would ban the possession, sale or use of consumer fireworks year-round within the city, starting January 2017.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Kent Mayor Cooke names Marty Fisher new human resources director

January 22, 2016 – Fisher brings nearly 20 years of human resources leadership experience having held positions at some of the country’s most recognized companies including Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch, T-Mobile, Flextronics and most recently, BECU.Read More >
Public Works Operations

Kent officials outline snow and ice response plan

 November 23, 2015 - It's your move now, Mother Nature. Kent is ready for winter weather with enough sand, de-icer and salt on hand to get through two, four-day storms.


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Office of the Mayor

In Kent, a dry place to walk for fitness

October 6, 2015 – Starting Thursday, October 8, outdoor walking enthusiasts can get out of the cold and rain by participating in ShoWalk, is a free indoor walking opportunity held Mondays and Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m. at ShoWare Center.Read More >

Photo enforcement speed camera citations begin October 1 at Meridian and Millennium elementary schools

September 24, 2015 - Starting Thursday, October 1, traffic citations will be sent to the owners of vehicles caught speeding through the school zones at Meridian and Millennium elementary schools.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Kent mayor and city council name appointees to Financial Sustainability Task Force

July 22, 2015 Mayor Suzette Cooke names appointees to Kent’s newly formed Financial Sustainability Task Force.  Read More >

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Today's Events

High 5 Campaign Kick-Off Party
4/28/2016 321 Ramsay Way Ste. 110, Kent, WA 98032 Start: 5:00 PM - End: 7:00 PM

Upcoming events

Green Kent Blackberry Removal
4/30/2016 Clark Lake Park, SE 240th St. & 127th Ave. SE Start: 9:00 AM - End: 12:00 PM
Medicine Take Back Day
4/30/2016 Kent Police Department 232 4th Ave S. Start: 10:00 AM - End: 2:00 PM
Superhero America: The Comic-Book Character as Historical Lens
4/30/2016 Kent Library Start: 2:00 PM - End: 3:00 PM
Birth Year 2007 Soccer Tryout
4/30/2016 Wilson Playfields Start: 2:00 PM - End: 3:30 PM
Birth Year 2006 Soccer Tryout
4/30/2016 Wilson Playfields Start: 3:30 PM - End: 5:00 PM