Sound Bites: Kent News, Sept. 18, 2017

Local News and Events for Kent, Washington

Sound Bites: Kent News

Local News and Events for Kent, Washington

This edition of Sound Bites is sponsored by AAA Pest Control.

I am out of town for a few days, visiting my parents in Indiana, but we are still in full prep mode for Thursday’s Kent Mayoral Candidate Debate. ICYMI, iLoveKent is hosting the debate, presented by Marti Reeder of John L. Scott with gold sponsor Denali Federal Credit Union and silver sponsors 33rd District and 47th District Democrats. The mayoral debate is Thurs., Sept. 21 at the Kent Senior Center, beginning with a 1-hour meet-and-greet at 6 PM and a 1 1/2-hour debate, starting at 7 PM. I hope you’ll join us!

Until then, have a productive week!

Submit Your Debate Questions for Consideration HereREMINDER–Today is the last day to submit questions for the debate
We are accepting reader questions for consideration at the Kent Mayoral and Kent City Council Candidate debates. Do you have questions about commercial development in Kent? Parking? Crime? Growth? The city budget? Submit your questions online now for consideration. We’ll extend the submission period til 5 PM today, Sept. 18.

NEW–Candidates have submitted profiles for our readers
As part of the debates, we have asked all eight candidates (two for mayor and six for city council) to submit candidate profiles. We did not hear from all of the candidates, but you can view the profiles of those who responded on our debate page. For this week’s debate, we have profiles of both of the mayoral candidates.

          Jim Berrios, Kent Mayoral Candidate
          Dana Ralph, Kent Mayoral Candidate

NEW–Food Trucks are coming to downtown Kent, starting Wed., Sept. 20
Second Avenue and Smith Street (Town Square Plaza) will soon be home to daily food trucks. Starting Wed., Sept. 20, food trucks will be available on weekdays from 11 AM to 2 PM, starting with KC DEEZ BBQ. Get more info. here and schedule here.