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Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code Amendments related to Critical Areas Protection and the Shoreline Master Program

The City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m., at Kenmore City Hall, Council Chambers, 18120 68th Avenue NE, on amendments related to protection of critical areas (streams, wetlands, geologically hazardous areas, flood hazard areas, etc.) and standards for development on the shorelines of Lake Washington, the Sammamish River and Swamp Creek.

Last updated: Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:04am

New Ordinance Requires 90-Day Notice for Rent Increases

Kenmore, WA – On Monday, May 20th, 2019 the Kenmore City Council approved Ordinance 19-0484 requiring landlords to give tenants a 90-day notice when their rent is being increased by more than 10 percent over the course of a year. The new ordinance will go into effect September 1, 2019.

Although the new changes would impact most renting situations, the manufactured housing communities will continue to have different standards, per state law. These new rules also do not impact the eviction process or timelines.

Last updated: Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:43am

2020 Census Committeee

The City of Kenmore is seeking volunteers to serve on the Kenmore Census 2020 Complete Count Committee from May 2019 to April 2020.  

The U.S. Constitution mandates a headcount every ten years of everyone residing in the 50 states, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2020 national Census will start on April 1st, 2020 and this data is used in many ways, including:

Last updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 9:27am

Waterfront Fair is May 11th

Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center invites you to the Waterfront Fair at Squire's Landing Park 7353 NE 175th St from noon to 3pm. 


  • Try paddling a canoe or kayak
  • Be a part of a dragon boat crew
  • Experience paddling in an outrigger canoe
  • See how easy it is to stand up paddle board
  • Experience rowing
  • Learn more about youth and adult classes and programs 


Last updated: Fri, 05/03/2019 - 12:40pm

Nature Walks at Wallace Swamp Creek Have Started! Next one is May 21st

Nature Walks Underway at Wallace Swamp Creek

If you enjoy exploring the natural outdoors and meeting new friends, head to Wallace Swamp Creek for a free guided nature walk! 

On the third Tuesday of each month from 9 to 11am, through October, the City of Kenmore’s volunteer leader Linda Phillips will offer guided tours of Wallace Swamp Creek Park.  Next tour is May 21st! 

Last updated: Wed, 05/01/2019 - 9:09am

Kenmore Waterfront Activities in Full Swing!

Have you heard about the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center (KWAC)? KWAC is a non-profit organization who partners with the City of Kenmore to provide recreational waterfront programming and instruction. Operating out of Squire’s Landing Park at 7353 NE 175th St, several KWAC clubs offer basic classes, as well as advanced skills for dragon boat, canoe and kayak, outrigger canoe, rowing and stand up paddle boarding.

Last updated: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 3:41pm

For the Love of Kenmore Workshop Set for April 29th

Is it possible to be in love with your City? Have you ever wanted to do something fun or inspiring for your community but didn't know where to start?

Join us for the next "For the Love of Kenmore" free community workshop on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at Kenmore City Hall.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the workshop is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Last updated: Fri, 03/29/2019 - 9:53am

Police Investigating Graffiti Incident

Kenmore, WA (March 18, 2019) –  Kenmore Police is currently investigating some particularly disturbing graffiti placed on the exterior bathroom walls at Rhododendron Park, sometime in the last 24 – 48 hours. The words “boys”, “girls”, and “trans”, were scrawled in red paint above water fountains and a pet water bowl in a way that is inexcusable, denigrating, and not representative of our Kenmore community.

Last updated: Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:24am
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