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Posted on 12/10/2019
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Byte of Renton for December 10, 2019 

Byte of Renton for December 10, 2019

On the Cover: Renton City Concert Band Holiday Concert

Join the 65-member Renton City Concert Band as they present their annual holiday concert on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (50 or better) and $7 for students, and can be purchased at the Renton Community Center or at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center on the day of the performance.


Mayor's Newsletter

Mayor's Newsletter 

In his upcoming Dec. 12 newsletter, Mayor Law will look back at his final meetings with the city council and inclusion task force meeting and updates on the new transit options coming to Renton.


Last Renton City Council Meeting of 2019 on Dec. 9

City Council

The City Council held their final meeting of 2019, which was also the final meeting for both Mayor Denis Law and Council President Don Persson, both of whom are retiring. The mayor issued a proclamation declaring Dec. 9 as “Don Persson Day”. The council returned the honor by proclaiming Dec. 9 “Denis Law Day.” The mayor is retiring after 16 years in public service, including the last 12 as mayor. Councilmember Persson has served the past 20 years on the council after serving 33 years as a member of the Renton Police Department.

The meeting was also the first for newly sworn in councilmember Valerie O’Halloran. She took the oath on Dec. 2, to fill the seated vacated by Carol Ann Witschi on Sept. 1. Ms. O’Halloran was elected to the seat in November and will fill the remainder of Ms. Witschi’s term before serving her own four-year term starting on Jan. 1. A second newly elected councilmember, Kim-Khanh Van will be sworn in on Jan. 6.


Package on doorstep

Renton PD Safety Tips

Renton Police have posted several safety tips to keep your holidays enjoyable. They include making regular safety checks of your home before leaving or retiring for the evening; properly displaying presents; online shopping; trash pickup; and scammers. They’re all based on common sense and are good reminders for the holiday season.

A reminder if you’re meeting up for a face-to-face purchase that Renton City Hall has a safe exchange zone in the upper parking lot. Conduct your transactions there within steps of the Renton Police Department.


Chef Angie Mar

RTC Fundraiser

Renton Technical College is hosting New York Chef and Seattle native Angie Mar for two events on Jan. 28 to benefit the college’s culinary arts program and support student scholarships. Chef Mar is the owner and executive chef of the Beatrice Inn in Manhattan. At 5 p.m. enjoy “Butcher + Beast Bash” to celebrate the release of her new cookbook and enjoy student cooking demonstrations and sumptuous appetizers hand-picked by Chef Mar. At 7 p.m. “Celebrity Chef Dinner,” an intimate, multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Mar and RTC Culinary students. Tickets are available at the RTC Foundation website.


 

At the Movies: "Winter Prep"

Our Public Works Street Maintenance crews take great pride in their ability to immediately respond when snow is in the forecast. From preventative measures like applying anti-icer to adhering to time-tested plowing techniques, learn how the crew prepares themselves and their machinery to keep Renton safe during inclement weather.


Click to apply for a job as a U.S. Census Taker

2020 Census: Now Hiring in Renton

2020 is just around the corner, which means the 2020 Census is only a few months away. The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring Census Takers in our area. Help Renton get counted and earn extra income for doing it. Apply now.


Clam Lights at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Clam Lights

The city’s annual Clam Lights display will continue daily from 5 to 9 p.m. at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Around 200,000 lights illuminate the park and provide a perfect backdrop for your holiday photos.


Calendar

Upcoming events in Renton

Clean Sweep must be completed by Dec. 28, 2019

Kiwanis Clothes Bank

The Renton Kiwanis Clothes Bank Winter Clothing Drive runs today through Dec. 12. Support your community by donating new packaged socks and underwear, or new and gently used clothing. Donations can be dropped off at either Waterbabies Aquatic Program (17110 116th Ave. SE, Suite D) or Nelsen Middle School (2403 Jones Ave. S.).

Clean Sweep must be completed by Dec. 28, 2019

Kiwanis Clothes Bank

The Renton Kiwanis Clothes Bank Winter Clothing Drive runs today through Dec. 12. Support your community by donating new packaged socks and underwear, or new and gently used clothing. Donations can be dropped off at either Waterbabies Aquatic Program (17110 116th Ave. SE, Suite D) or Nelsen Middle School (2403 Jones Ave. S.).


Clean Sweep must be completed by Dec. 28, 2019


Clean Sweep must be completed by Dec. 28, 2019


Clean Sweep must be completed by Dec. 28, 2019


Clean Sweep must be completed by Dec. 28, 2019

K9 Candy Cane K5 Fun Run and Walk


Clean Sweep must be completed by Dec. 28, 2019

K9 Candy Cane K5 Fun Run and Walk


Clean Sweep must be completed by Dec. 28, 2019

K9 Candy Cane K5 Fun Run and Walk

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