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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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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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VBS - Jungle Safari
7/04/2016 Living Vine Fellowship Start: 9:00 AM - End: 12:00 PM
Fourth of July Splash
7/04/2016 Lake Meridian Park Start: 12:00 PM - End: 11:00 PM
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7/04/2016 Chambers East 220 4th Ave South Kent, WA 98032 Start: 4:00 PM - End: 5:30 PM
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