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Julia Medzegian
City Council Liaison
Floor 7

Renton City Council

The seven-member city council is the legislative forum for the City of Renton. As of September 1, 2019, there is a vacancy for council position 3 due to the resignation of Carol Ann Witschi. On September 16, the council decided not to fill the vacant seat since it is on the November ballot. Once the election is certified, the winner will be sworn in.

The council may adopt and enforce ordinances of all kinds relating to local or municipal affairs and appropriate to the good government of the City of Renton.

Elected by the citizens of Renton, members of the council are dedicated to protecting the interests of their constituents. Councilmembers are elected every two years for four-year terms. The terms are staggered so they start in different years. Members are non-partisan (they do not represent political parties) and are elected at-large (they do not represent a specific geographical area). All receive a monthly salary, plus reimbursement for any expenses.

In addition, the Renton City Council has all other powers allowed to cities under the constitution, including those related to the acquisition, sale, ownership, improvement, maintenance, protection, restoration, regulation, use, leasing, disposition, vacation, abandonment or beautification of public ways, real property of all kinds, waterways, structures, or any other improvement or use of real or personal property, and in the rendering of local social, cultural, recreational, educational, governmental, or corporate services, including operating and supplying of utilities and municipal services. The council also has authority over the city's powers of taxation.

NOTICE: The members of the Renton City Council are elected officials. State law provides that all correspondence sent to them (by any means, including email) is a public record. Certain records such as personal information may be exempt from disclosure. Therefore, any correspondence relating to city business sent to the Council (by any means, including email) by any member of the public will be disclosed to any person who makes a request, unless exempt from disclosure under state law.

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