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Renton Weekly – May 18th

Here is this week’s updates from Renton Progress (last week’s updates):

  • Filing week has begun, by the end of this week we should know which candidates are running for which offices.
  • The 11th Legislative District Democrats are asking local Democrats to consider becoming a Precinct Committee Officer. PCO’s make up the base of political parties in the State of Washington and help to form legislative district party organizations. Typically responsibilities include encouraging neighbors to vote for party candidates as well as participation in party activities.
  • LGBTQIA+ advocates are asking allies to contact the King County Council to request an investigation and justice for affected families as King County Jail failed to comply with a new law and several suicides and deaths happened at the facility as a result of understaffing, including at least two transgender individuals.
  • The King County Library System kicked off “A Fresh Start for All” wiping patrons late fees. Starting September 15th, late fees will begin again. All books that had late fees applied must be returned before then!
  • Renton is taking a look into its environment and energy strategy recently. Residents are encouraged to join an open house on their Clean Economy Strategy on Wednesday, May 25th from 6PM-7:30PM. You can register via Zoom.
  • The Planning Commission and Planning and Development Committee are looking into removing some permit requirements for residential solar energy projects.
  • The Committee of the Whole will meet on Monday, May 23rd and share the “Clean Economy Strategy 2.0”.

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