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Bus Rapid Transit Survey Closes Wed, Jun 13th

SR 522/NE 145th Bus Rapid Transit is coming to Kenmore in 2024 and Sound Transit needs your input! BRT is a high-capacity bus system designed for fast arrivals and departures, with off-board fare payment and multiple-door entry and exit. Buses will have priority travel on the route with separate lanes and bus queue jumps (timed light that allows bus to go through first). The new route will connect communities from Shoreline to Woodinville via NE 145th Street, SR 522 and an expanded transit center at UW Bothell/Cascadia College.

Last updated: Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:46pm

Kenmore Hires New Chief of Police

Kenmore, WA The City of Kenmore has hired Chief Peter Horvath as the new Chief of Police, effective May 24, 2018. Chief Horvath has served as the Interim Chief since February 5, 2018 and will take over duties as new chief immediately.


Last updated: Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:52am

Kids Fishing Clinic @ Log Boom Park 6/2

Bring the family down to Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Ave NE, next Saturday, June 2, from 8 am to 12 pm for a free kids fishing clinic! Hosted by Northshore Chapter of Trout Unlimited, this event is open to the public and serves to introduce kids under the age of 13 to recreational fishing. All the fishing gear will be provided. Trout Unlimited is a conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

For more information, visit

Last updated: Fri, 05/25/2018 - 3:14pm

Bike Everywhere Day Celebration May 18

May is Bike Month in Kenmore! Celebrate bicycling and stop by the annual Bike Everywhere Day celebration on Friday, May 18. This free family-friendly event is geared toward bicyclists of all levels and will feature live music, a bike repair station, a demo bus bike rack, low-cost helmets, snacks, giveaways, and resources.

Musical performance by IvyLane from 4 - 6 pm.

Thank you to our event supporters:

-192 Brewing Company

-Bothell Ski and Bike

-Cascade Bicycle Club

-Corpore Sano Physical Therapy


Last updated: Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:21am

City Council Public Hearing May 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. - School Impact Fees

The City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m., at Kenmore City Hall, Council Chambers, 18120 68th Ave NE, on proposed changes to the Municipal Code to implement school impact fees.  The 2018 fee would be $10,573 per unit for new single-family residences or townhouses.  For more information, contact Lauri Anderson, Senior Planner, 425-398-8900 or

Last updated: Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:42pm

Planning Commission Public Hearing May 15th & 16th at 6:00 p.m. - Mobile Home Parks

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing over two nights on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:00 p.m., on proposals for mobile home parks in the City.  Proposals range from City requirements or support for long-term preservation to consideration of assistance and mitigation in the even of redevelopment by the property-owner.  For more information click here.

Last updated: Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:43pm

Laws and Paws

The King County Sheriff’s Office Foundation is sponsoring the Laws and Paws project which incorporates dogs with reading programs to bring joy through interaction between youth and dogs. Come read your favorite books with trained support dogs, Stella, and Bentley! Join Kenmore Deputy Andrew Boyer for "Laws and Paws" this Friday, May 25 starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Northshore Fire Department, 7220 NE 181st Street.

Last updated: Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:01pm

We Want to Hear from You: Kenmore Budgeting Survey

The City is starting the process of developing a new biennial budget for 2019 - 2020 and we want your opinions on budget priorities. The deadline for participating in the survey is May 18, 2018. The results will be presented to City Council in late May.

To take the survey, visit

Last updated: Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:40pm
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