Here are this week’s updates from Renton Progress:
- The council held a public hearing regarding a moratorium on Warehouse and Distribution. Emergency Ordinance 6057 was adopted on February 14th of this year which placed a hold on “land use applications, building permit applications, or business license applications for Warehousing and Distribution facilities.” The ordinance will end in mid-August, unless otherwise changed.
- A committee with the Kent School District has ruled in favor of banning Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev AC Rosen from middle school library collections. Jack of Hearts is an LGBTQ+ themed book written by a queer author and was challenged due to its sexual content. Some residents have organized a resistant to these actions and an appeal to the school board, which has the authority to overturn the decision, is expected.
- The Renton LGBTQIA+ Community has announced it will continue its Renton Pride Passport event this year! Businesses that want to participate will be listed and mapped on the passport which nearby residents will be encouraged to visit and receive a stamp or sticker showing their participation. Businesses must register by Friday, May 20th to join the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Participating locations are encouraged to join the RPD Safe Place program and display an LGBTQIA+ Pride flag throughout the month!