May 18, 2022
RENTON, WA – The City of Renton is providing two opportunities for community stakeholders to participate in and provide feedback on the city’s update to its Clean Economy Strategy. The updated plan, CES 2.0, will help guide the city towards a resilient, low-carbon future.
The city will host a CES 2.0 Zoom open house on May 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be an optional question-and-answer session following the open house.
The city will also hold focus group meetings and 1-on-1 interviews in the coming months. There will be a public hearing during a city council meeting before adopting the plan.
The original Clean Economy Strategy was adopted in 2011. CES 2.0 will build on that foundation and use input from the Renton community and all city departments to provide a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance environmental sustainability, and prepare for a changing climate. It will be tailored to Renton’s needs, reflect the latest scientific evidence, incorporate recommendations from dozens of peer cities, and reflect community input. The updated plan is expected to be adopted in spring 2023.
Background information on CES 2.0, including a complete project timeline and additional opportunities for community member involvement, can be found on the project’s website.
About the City of Renton
The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 107,100 (2021), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton’s strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted nationally recognized companies that wish to provide employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, two-time Major League Soccer Champion Seattle Sounders FC (in 2024), and the eternal resting place of rock icon Jimi Hendrix. More information is on our website, in news releases, or on our Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.