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Office of the Mayor

State requests public comment on relocation of opioid treatment program from Renton to Kent

June 8, 2016 – The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is holding two hearings Tuesday, June 28 to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed move of an opioid treatment program facility from Renton to Kent.Read More >
Public Works Engineering

Downtown Kent to become even more pedestrian-friendly

June 14, 2016 – Do you wonder why some crosswalks are marked and others are not? Have you noticed the new pedestrian crossing on Kent-Kangley Road? On June 20, City staff will present policy recommendations on installing and maintaining marked crosswalks to the Public Works Committee.

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

9th Annual Music & Art Showcase set for Thursday, June 23, 2016 in downtown Kent

June 14, 2016 – The 9th Annual Music & Art Showcase will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the south lawn of the Kent Senior Activity Center located at 600 E. Smith Street in downtown Kent.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent Summer Art Exhibit and 2016 Purchase Award Winners

June 9, 2016 –  The City of Kent Arts Commission’s Centennial Center Gallery hosts the 2016 Summer Art Exhibit through August 29.Read More >

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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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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Kent Bicycle Advisory Board
6/27/2016 Centennial North and South Meeting Room Start: 5:45 PM - End: 7:30 PM
Land Use and Planning Board
6/27/2016 Kent City Hall Council Chambers Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM
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6/29/2016 Clark Lake Park, SE 240th Street, Kent Start: 9:00 AM - End: 11:00 AM