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   Wilson Playfields' re-opening celebration to feature Seattle Impact FC

August 11, 2014 – Wilson Playfields’ new multi-use turf fields are finally ready for play, and the public is invited to celebrate the official re-opening at a dedication on Saturday, September 6, at 10 a.m. Coinciding with the annual Youth...... (more)

   Tickets now available for Kent’s 2014-2015 Spotlight Series

August 1, 2014 – Featuring nine performances, the performing arts series brings exceptional entertainment to Kent.  ... (more)

   Six local businesses, including the City of Kent, named Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling by King County

July 18, 2014 - Businesses meeting the criteria include Applus Technologies, Inc., Fred Meyer #215, Hexcel Corporation, Ingenium Group, LLC and Torklift Central.... (more)

   Kent establishes Parks and Recreation Commission; Seeks applicants to serve in advisory role

July 17, 2014 –  Newly formed Parks and Recreation Commission seeks members to serve in an advisory capacity to the mayor, city council and parks staff.... (more)

   Kent Mayor Cooke names new chief administrative officer and finance director

July 7, 2014 – Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke announced the appointments of Derek Matheson as chief administrative officer (CAO) and Aaron BeMiller as finance director.... (more)

   Kent City Council forwards public safety facilities bond measure to voters

July 2, 2014 - The Kent City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to refer a $34 million bond measure to voters during the next November election. The purpose of the measure is to construct and equip new public safety and...... (more)

   Washington Court of Appeals sides with Kent in lawsuit over medical pot ban

April 2, 2014 – The Washington Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed Kent’s authority to prohibit medical marijuana collective gardens within its city limits. ... (more)

   Annual filing of Kent B&O taxes now available for qualifying businesses

March 12, 2014 – Qualifying businesses can now file their Business and Occupation (B&O) taxes annually instead of quarterly with the city of the Kent.... (more)

   Brenda Fincher appointed to fill Kent City Council vacancy

February 26, 2014 – Brenda J. Fincher has been appointed to the Kent City Council.  After interviewing seven candidates, Kent council members voted unanimously to appoint Fincher at a special meeting February 25.... (more)

   Photo enforcement speed camera citations begin January 6 at Sunrise and Neely-O’Brien elementary schools

January 2, 2014 - Starting Monday, January 6, traffic citations will be sent to the owners of vehicles caught speeding through the school zones at Sunrise and Neely-O’Brien elementary schools.... (more)

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