Here’s the tea in Renton this April 27th, 2021 (last week’s tea):
- Scores march and rally in #Stand4Justice demonstration from Southcenter Mall in Tukwila to Renton City Hall
- Renton Chalk-Your-Walk event beginning this year on May 3, with special Chalk at Hyatt Dock event.
- Senator Joe Nguyen to Challenge Dow Constantine for King County Executive
- City of Renton proclaims Día Del Niño / Children’s Day this April 30th, 2021. The day has a history extending over a century, and has a strong tradition that developed in México which involves celebrations for children including candy and outdoor activities. The proclamation remarks the unique impacts of COVID-19 on the well-being of children today.
- Councilmember Angelina Benedetti was awarded the Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.
- The Seattle Times reports the King County Sheriff offered to oust an oversight official in a deal rejected by the guild. The claim is disputed by the sheriff, who also has unrelated calls to resign that have been growing over the handling of misconduct from other officers.
- Residents at the city council meeting continued calling for the firing of Officer Trevor Davidson and for more work to be done to address hate against AAPI communities.
- Renton held a virtual open house over their Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program attended by many. The process waives several permitting and impact fees to promote the construction of ADUs, known by several other nicknames (mother-in-law, backyard cottage, etc.) This is part of the city’s “One Size Does Not Fit All” approach.
- The Renton Committee of the Whole reviewed the Safe Place program, developed by the Seattle Police Department, adopted by our own Renton Police Department.