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Finance

Bond refinancing will save City of Kent over $10 million

May 18, 2016 – Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke announced the city will save nearly $10.7 million over the next 22 years after it favorably refunded both the city’s general obligation bonds and the Public Facilities District’s sales tax bonds.

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Office of the Mayor

Pine Tree Park After-Action Review and Timeline

May 18, 2016 - This Timeline and After-Action Review is the City's best attempt to address every question/comment received pertaining to the sale of Pine Tree Park.  Read More >
Public Works Operations

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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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 >
Police

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 >


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The Lion, With & the Wardrobe Auditions
5/27/2016 24447 94th Ave So, Kent WA 98042 Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM

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The Lion, With & the Wardrobe Auditions
5/27/2016 24447 94th Ave So, Kent WA 98042 Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
Kent Bicycle Advisory Board
5/31/2016 Centennial North and South Meeting Room Start: 5:45 PM - End: 7:30 PM
Celebrate Successes - Annual Breakfast Fundraiser
6/01/2016 Kent Senior Center Start: 7:00 AM - End: 8:30 AM
Annual Dinner Auction
6/03/2016 625 W James St, Kent, Washington 98032 Start: 5:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM
Summer Recycling Event
6/04/2016 Kent Phoenix Academy Parking Lot, 11000 SE 264th St. Start: 9:00 AM - End: 3:00 PM