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King County City of Renton Mayor

The mayor shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the city, in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. He or she shall see that all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced and that law and order is maintained in the city, and shall have general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interests. The mayor essentially serves as both the leader in name of the city, and the day-to-day active city manager.

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    Marcie Maxwell

  • Armondo Pavone

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Town where you live Renton, Washington
Experience (300 characters max) Elected State Representative, three terms. Elected Renton School Board Director, eight years. Appointed WA State Governor's Senior Policy Advisor. Past Chairman, Renton Chamber. Past President, Renton Rotary. Renton Citizen of the Year. Local small business owner since 1989. *More on website.
I want to ensure that people in our city have the best opportunities to thrive, that we grow and keep business and good jobs here, and that our city is safe, healthy and welcoming. I’ve raised my family here, and have been a small business owner and a community leader in Renton for three decades. My experiences and skills plus my regional and statewide relationships and my political will can serve Renton best as many of the problems, challenges and opportunities our city faces are regional, and need strong connections and collaboration for regional solutions. I intend to use my proven leadership voice and actions for policies that value diverse communities, improve lives for more families, invest in our parks and trails, address housing needs and affordability, improve transportation choices, and strengthen productive partnerships within our city and beyond.
1. Ensuring that Renton city government is effective, efficient and accountable in public safety, city services and infrastructure, and in responsiveness to the community. 2. Representing our city’s needs in strong and collaborative regional leadership for housing needs, transportation choices and environmental stewardship. Champion Renton as a regional center of commerce where good jobs and businesses grow and thrive. 3. Strengthen Renton’s livability in caring for kids and seniors, welcoming and inclusive opportunities for diverse families and communities here, partnering with public schools, and investing in parks and trails.
All problems and challenges, solutions and opportunities intersect to ensure that our city is a great place to live, learn, work, play and stay!
I will work to know the passions and priorities of individual city council members and of the council as a whole, and find ways to help them succeed in their leadership work. Our city administration should be collaborative and should keep the council well-informed as we work together on the city's business plan and work for the best interests of Renton constituencies.
Renton needs to be intentional and strengthen its commitment in policy and budget with a Climate Action Plan that follows through with K4C commitments the city made in 2014.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE: Renton must make its needs known early and at every step to ensure we get our needs met in regional transportation decisions and investments. I have established region-wide relationships and the political will to be Renton’s leader with transit agencies and for state transportation funding. Improving transportation means ensuring that I-405 freeway improvements are completed, using smart traffic management for city streets, better transit access with routes and timely scheduling that work effectively for residents and works here, transit oriented housing development near employment centers, walkable neighborhoods, and opportunities on our waterways.
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Homelessness is affecting every city in our region including Renton - and many more cities around our nation. There are a wide variety of problems leading to homelessness, and multiple solutions are needed. Partnering with Renton Housing Authority, faith-based organizations, non-profits in housing, human services and skills training, Renton city staff can work to guide homeless individuals and families toward stability in their lives. Providing shelter, basic needs and emergency services for people in their most vulnerable times takes investments and efforts from the city, organizations and volunteers together. City ordinances as enforced can curb illegal behaviors.
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