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Hearing examiner rules mitigation not required to move door Ruling states that library is culturally and historically significant but midspan door is not, approves site plan By Brian Beckley

The Cedar River Library may be culturally and historically significant, but not necessarily the location of the door, according to a decision from the City of Renton’s hearing examiner that rejected the appeal from the citizens group Save the Cedar River Library…Again! The most recent site plan was also approved. “The (State Environmental Policy Act) appellants successfully established that the library overall is a historical and/or cultural resource subject to review and protection under SEPA,” wrote Hearing Examiner Phil Olbrechts in his decision. “However, the SEPA appellants did not estab-

lish that the proposed relocation of the primary entrance will create a probable significant environmental impact.” Olbrechts also said the arguments for and against significant impacts are “highly compelling and the factors are highly subjective” and since the city’s “SEPA responsible official” concluded the relocation does not create significant environmental impacts, “substantial weight” must be given to the official’s decision. “That weight is determinative in this case,” he wrote. The decision comes after a July 30 public hearing in which the citizens group appealed the city’s determination of non-significance on the grounds that it said there was no cultural or historical significance to the building or the location of door. Presently, the entrance to the library is located mid-span over the river. In the most recent site plan, the entrance is moved to the shore and the library no longer connects directly to the pedestrian bridge, which will remain over the river. [ more Library page 19 ]

The library’s mid-span door, seen here from the Liberty Park side, was not found to be culturally significant. Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter

Businesses also benefiting from lighting switch By TRACEY COMPTON

Art in the streets The eighth annual Art and Antique Walk took place downtown this past Saturday, featuring the work of several local artists and collectors as shoppers from around the region descended on Renton. Vendors sold wares ranging from elaborate sketches to watercolors to pottery to jewelry and everything in between. There were even Tango dancers performing on Third Street. Above, Gina Coleman of Renton checks out artist Laura Scheuffele’s postcards, while Gavin Cook, 7, left, displays some of the art he created MORE PHOTOS online… during the festival. Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter

The City of Renton is not the only entity benefiting from energy-saving Puget Sound Energy programs. Renton business owners are taking advantage of an opportunity to replace old light bulbs with new Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights, saving them on electricity costs. Last week, the Renton Reporter featured a story about the City of Renton’s efforts with PSE to replace streetlights. The paper has heard from several business owners involved in unrelated but similar plans to save energy and money with the utility supplier. “So far this year, there’s been about 40 businesses to take advantage of this,” said David Landers, PSE manager of Business Energy Management. “Most businesses are saving $50,000 a year, as a result of participating in energy efficiency programs,” he said. Cheryl Danza of CD Danza Salon and Spa and Jeff Lawrence, co-owner of the Whistle Stop Ale House, both believe they are saving and benefiting from these energy-saving programs. Both went through vendor Pacific Lamp and Supply Co. to take part in PSE instant rebate lighting program for commercial businesses. Through an agreement with Pacific Lamp, the business owners were able to replace old bulbs with new LED lights inside and outside of their businesses. Already, Danza has noticed a $100 savings in her electricity bill. “It was just amazing,” said Danza of the savings. She was able to replace many bulbs that line her styling and make-up stations, track lighting, a chandelier with 16 bulbs alone, plus outside lights. In the [ more Lighting page 19 ]

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Friday Chance of showers with a high near 76. Overnight lows near 59.

MMMM...5K Costumes were encouraged during the “Run From the Cops” 5K for Special Olympics on Saturday. [ PAGE 15]


NEW FACES IN FAMILIAR PLACES Meet the Renton School District’s newest principals with our question-and-answer feature. [ PAGE 4]

Partly sunny with a high of 82. Overnight lows near 59.


BRINGING THE FUNNY Hazen graduate Monica Nevi brings her comedy home to the Renton Civic Theatre . [ PAGE 13 ]

Partly sunny, with a high of 79. Showers possible overnight, low of 57. SEND US YOUR PICS! We want to see you, your friends and family members outdoors somewhere in Renton, whatever the weather. Send your photos to to be A group of children wade through a heart made of rocks placed in the Cedar considered for publication on the new River near Jones Park on Saturday, despite gray skies. Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter ‘At A Glance’ page.

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New art display livens up downtown windows By Brian Beckley

When Tory Franklin was younger, her grandmother, who lived in another part of the country, used to send her books of fairy tales. The books were “exquisitely illustrated,” Franklin said, and the images left a lasting impression and helped put her on the path to being a professional artist. “It’s something that really influenced me at an early age,” she said this week. That influence is on full display this month as part of a new exhibit in the windows of the former Renton Western Wear store featuring large-scale pieces of Franklin’s art based on fairy tales, called “Trove.” Made of wood and cut PVC puppet figures, the pieces fill the old store’s empty windows with fanciful images from “The Princess and the Pea,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Little Mermaid” (the Hans Christian Andersen version, not the Disney movie) and “The Firebird,” an old Russian fairy tale. Franklin said the idea for the large images came to her while driving from the East Coast and since 2010 she has been working on displaying her classic fairy-tale vignettes in public settings. Franklin said she was tired of making gallerystyle pieces and wanted to engage the public more, at which point she began applying for public art projects and grants. So far, her work has shown in storefronts in Auburn and Seattle. Inspired by the style of 1800s book illustrations, Franklin said she likes to think of the work as “gigantic pop up books.” The piece is made possible by a $1,000 grant from King County 4Culture grant through the Renton Arts Commission for “site-specific art.” According to Community Development Project Manager Jennifer Davis Hayes, the idea of the grant is to “bring art to where people are.” Hayes said the Arts Commission wanted to get the city’s empty storefronts “activated” with art and Franklin’s experience and pitch fit exactly with what they were looking for. “Tory is a person who does this professionally,” Hayes said, adding that the commission did not dictate what the art should be. The owners of the Renton Western Wear building were also “very welcoming” to Franklin and her art.

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Hayes said the idea is to temporarily use the empty window space for art to spur interest in the space and in downtown so people see the work of “high-caliber artists,” instead of just empty buildings. “It brings attention,” Hayes said. “We want to contribute to the vibrancy of downtown.” Hayes said after seeing the presentation of ideas, it is “very exciting” to see the work on display. “I think it’s absolutely beautiful,” she said. “It’s a fabulous addition to downtown.” Franklin also said she hoped the artwork would “liven up the area” and give shoppers something to look at while they make their way through downtown. “They see something that is fun and maybe that makes them smile,” she said. To see more of Franklin’s work, visit www.

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This school year, students headed to Hazen and Renton high schools and Dimmitt Middle School will be welcomed by some new faces in the administration. The Renton School District has new principals, who begin their leadership, with the 2013-2014 school year. Principal Gia San Martin starts at Renton High School, Interim Principal Randy Taylor starts at Hazen High School and Principal Anna Horton starts at Dimmitt Middle School this year. The Renton Reporter posed the same set of questions to each of the new district staff to learn more about them and their leadership style. Here’s what they had to say: 1. What was your last job? San Martin: “Assistant principal at Renton High School, (for past) four years. I’m looking forward to my fifth year as principal of Renton High School.” Taylor: “I retired in 2011. My last two principal positions were 2005-2011 principal of Mount Si High School in the Snoqualmie Valley School District; also I was principal of Auburn High School from 1999-2004. During the last two years I’ve held three interim principal positions, Kent Phoenix Academy, Kentlake High School and Hazen High School.” Why Renton?: “(The) Renton School District enjoys a great reputation among Washington state educators. Hazen High School is amazing and I would like to work with staff, students and parents of the high school where my granddaughter and grandson will attend in the future. She is now 2 years old and he will be born next month.” Horton:”I was assistant principal at Lindbergh High School for five years. Before that I taught seventh and eighth grade science for five years at Nelsen Middle School.” 2. Where were you born and raised? Also, what led you to Renton? San Martin:”Peruvian father and Italian mother; I grew up in Peru and attended schools abroad. My parents endorsed IB (International Baccalaureate) education and sent me abroad so I would develop and/or be exposed to different points of view to become, as IB puts it, internationally minded. My mother, brother and sister live in the city of Renton. Through them I first learned about the Renton community and its commitment to innovation, growth and care for all of its members. Five years ago, I received the opportunity to interview with the Renton School District. I was impressed with the respectful environment I encountered.” Taylor: “I was born in Chewelah, Wash., and raised in Ellensburg.” Horton: “I was born in Southern California, but was raised in Redmond. I attended the University of Washington and received my BA in Zoology and then my master’s in Teaching. During my Masters program, I was placed at Nelsen Middle School to student teach. I fell in love with middle school students and the Renton School District and never left.” 3. Why did you want to become a principal? San Martin: “I have always appreciated public service and administration/management of projects, programs and portfolios, etc. My father was an outstanding business administrator and my mother served as a public relations executive. Yet, while working in the business world there was something I was missing in terms of job satisfaction. It was not until I started to work for the YMCA of Greater Seattle in 1995 that I came to realize that working with urban students made me feel at home. I realized that I would really love to serve these students. There is no better feeling at the end of the day than to know you have advocated for

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teachers and students. My passion is to help my teachers and students achieve the very highest standards in education.” Taylor: “Originally, I was a special education teacher in the Richland School District and developed profound desire to make a difference with a broader scope of students.” Horton:”I absolutely loved teaching and making the final decision to leave the classroom was a tough one. It was my desire to have more influence over education at a systemic level, including my deep belief that it is our responsibility to do everything we can to ensure every child has the best educational opportunities, that led me into administration.” 4. What were you like in high school or junior high? San Martin: “I went to all-girls school from kindergarten to secondary. I was empowered to try and do anything that was offered. I painted, played soccer, served as captain for the debate team, enjoyed reading non-fiction and history, and played with a huge chemistry set. Music-wise, I loved The Cure and new wave 80s music.” Taylor: “I was a pretty normal kid. I played football and baseball and was a musician in the school’s wind ensemble, member of the jazz band and pep bands. I always knew I wanted to go to college as no one on both sides of my family graduated from college. I enjoyed high school and married a classmate of mine; we’ve been married for 41 years. We have attended all of our high school reunions as our class was pretty close.” Horton:”Truth be told, I was pretty studious, probably too studious. In hindsight, I could have studied a bit less and played a bit more. I moved away to Kansas for one year, when I was in eighth grade, which left me with an understanding of how hard it can be trying to fit in to a new environment.” 5. What was your favorite activity, book or TV show or all three in high school? What about now? San Martin: “My favorite book was “Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo. I believe this book is meant for everyone. Reading it as a 13-year-old, I was touched by the sense of redemption and progress from injustice to justice. I think this is a good book for young men and women to start understanding social problems and humankind.” Now: “I am enjoying my PhD program and the business classes I have been taking i.e., strategy, organizational project management models, sustainability, etc. I love to learn.” Taylor: “I rode motorcycles in high school, went snow skiing. My favorite TV show was the original ‘Star Trek’ series.” Horton: “In high school-spending time with my friends and studying. I was voted ‘most stressed out’ in my senior class... I probably spent too much worrying about things that really didn’t matter. Now, my most favorite thing is to spend time with my husband and two little girls.” 6. What is your leadership style? San Martin: “There is no one style of leadership. I believe a good leader should be able to transition between different styles depending on context, all the way from transactional to transformational. Yet, I am inclined to use transformational theory and collaborative leadership as this allows me to inspire behavior to be followed by others, motivate others to commit to the vision, encourage innovation and creativity, and coach to the specific needs of others.” Taylor: “My leadership style is based upon building relationships. Student achievement and preparing our youth [ more principals page 8 ] Last week’s poll results: “Are you ready for school to begin Sept. 3?” Yes: 61% No: 39%

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If you saw Trevor Marshall hanging around a street corner, you might think he’s just one of those kids who doesn’t seem to have anything better to do. In his early 20s, Trevor sports tattoos and piercings, baggy pants and beard stubble. But Trevor Marshall works for Friends of Youth, and he’s not just hanging around. He spends his days roaming the city looking for homeless youth, reaching out to them and offering them services. “Outreach is all about being creative,” he tells me. The staff of Friends of Youth visit Renton once a week. They park their van in Liberty Park and then walk from there. They will chat with kids at the skate park or on the street. They hang fliers asking, “Do you know someone between the ages of 15 - 22 who needs help?” They carry cards with their phone number and let kids know they have resources. There’s no pressure, just support. “We’ll ask them if they have a safe place to be tonight,” Trevor says. “If not, we’ll offer to help them get to our shelter in Redmond.” The majority of youth leave home because they think it will be safer on the street. They find out quickly how wrong they are. It’s one of the reasons they end up using drugs. Some drugs take away hunger, some keep them warm, while others keep them awake so they don’t become prey. “Many times, we’re asking young people to be what they’re not,” Trevor says. “Seventeen- to 18-year-olds are just trying to establish their own identities. When I was 17, I thought I was the only 17-year-old in the world.” It’s back to that lack of a frontal cortex thing. So is there a path to success for these kids? Or are they really just troublesome losers? “Most of the youth I see,” says Trevor, “are sweet and vulnerable. They’ll give up their spot at the shelter if someone else needs it, or they’ll leave as a group if one of them is ‘lotteried-out’.” The Redmond shelter only has 15 overnight beds, which are assigned on a lottery basis. But Friends of Youth gives kids a second chance at making life work in general. Anyone can come in and get dinner, a shower, do laundry and get a sleeping bag. The shelter also gives them an address, important when you’re filling out a job application. They can use computers, phones and have access to interview clothes. They can work on resumes and have a locker to store their belongings. The staff will even get them into job-training programs. Trevor reminds me that their situation doesn’t define who these young people are — it’s just where they are right now. One young man came into their program homeless, went through a 10-week, job-training program and eventually got a job at Home Depot. Now he has a housing opportunity. “I see kids get off the street all the time,” [ more bohart page 7 ]

Letters to the editor KCLS, City Council listened not nearly enough on library The Editor’s Note by Brian Beckley about the library in the Aug. 16 issue of the Renton Reporter has so many holes in it I could use it for a spaghetti strainer. (What the heck is “narrative constraint” anyway?) KCLS and the City Council did listen a little but not nearly enough. Everything we gained in this battle – keeping a wonderful location and part of our rightful square footage back – we have had to struggle for inch by inch, while the majority of the people we voted for and pay the wages of sat there like a bump on a log. Those of us who voted to join KCLS did read the ballot statements and thought that even if we had to lose our much-loved building, we would get an even bigger one to console ourselves with. Instead, KCLS fobbed us off with a pathetically shrunken design. When we won the right to stay where we are, KCLS still managed to push a smaller footprint

past the City Council, with an entrance giving patrons a glorious view of the parking lot. Both these things were explained by seismic design constraints; but if the architects are as smart as they want us to think they are, they should be able to work around these. The designs they showed us were highly uncertain concerning the interior, so we don’t know if the staff/processing area will in fact be smaller than what we have now, as some claim, to free up some more space in the whole building. Our City Council has let our money go for something mighty dubious. This debacle has gotten uglier than nipples on a Batsuit. It’s not just that one of the state’s biggest cities looks about to get stuck with an undersized library, it’s the principle. We are being treated like we don’t know our own needs best, like our history doesn’t count for anything, in a matter as simple as the location of a door. I’m almost ashamed to call Renton my home.

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Region needs public transit Thousands of people throughout South King County ride public transit every day. Many of these riders do not own cars and depend upon buses and trains to get to work and school, and to access essential goods and services such as groceries and healthcare. I have fought for quality transit for South King County throughout my career because of the many benefits that transit provides and the difficulties that our community would face without access to transit services. This op-ed explores the need for transit, highlights upJulia Patterson

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would be unable to get to work and school, resulting in significant negative impacts to our economy. Transit also reduces traffic congestion and provides environmental benefits for everyone – not just transit riders. Metro services take approximately 175,000 vehicles off our roads each weekday because people use transit instead of driving. Without public transit, these cars would squeeze onto our roadways, adding pollution to the environment and slowing the speed of traffic due to crowding. There are changes coming designed to improve transit service and increase ridership. As vice chair of Sound Transit’s Board of Directors, I am particularly excited about two Sound Transit projects that have recently begun construction. Tukwila’s permanent Sounder station will open next year and replace the temporary heavy rail station that has existed for more than a decade. The station will serve the Green River Valley corridor, with approximately 1,300 boardings taking place each weekday. Sound Transit is

also building a new Angle Lake Link light rail station at south 200th street in SeaTac that will begin operation in 2016. This station will serve more than 5,000 passengers per day and benefit the entire community with businesses located on the ground level and a plaza for community gatherings. Beginning June 2014, Metro will replace bus route 140 with the new RapidRide F-Line. This bus service will run between Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton, including servicing the Renton Boeing facility. RapidRide is efficient bus service that arrives at least every 10 minutes during peak hours with unique buses allowing passengers to easily get on and off. The RapidRide A-Line – which runs between the Tukwila International Boulevard Station and the Federal Way Transit Center – is an example of RapidRide’s current success. Since the A-Line replaced route 174 in October 2010, Metro has seen a 57 percent ridership increase. More concerning news regarding Metro pertains to potential route changes and eliminations due to a budget shortfall. Metro relies upon

Homeless youth get second chance [ BOHART from page 5] Trevor says. “We’re strength-based; so when you look at people in the best light, they want to live up to it.” The homeless youth who find their way to Friends of Youth are not only given a second chance, they’re given hope. And they get to work with people like Trevor. I asked Trevor, who in my eyes is barely a kid himself, why he chose this line of work. He actually got tears in his eyes. “I don’t know why I grew up with everything and other kids didn’t,” he says. “But I have two strong willing

hands, and I’m at my best when I’m in service to others.” With role models like that, these kids find more than hope; they may just find a future.

Lynn Bohart is the executive director of the Renton Community Foundation that oversees a number of charitable funds that provide to a broad array of community needs. She can be reached at If you know of a troubled youth, or would like to lend support, call the Friends of Youth at 425-869-6490.

Learn about city services at the Renton Academy Are you interested in learning about the daily operations of the City of Renton? Have you ever wondered about the different functions of the individual departments and how they work together? Become a better informed member of the community by being part of the first graduating class of the Renton Academy of City Services (RACS). Ask questions, learn about city functions, tour some of the city facilities, and get the inside scoop on how the City of Renton works for you! A presentation will be given by a staff member from each city department. All sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Renton City Hall unless otherwise noted. You must sign up for the series of classes, which will run from Sept. 17 through Nov. 18. Participants must complete a minimum of eight classes to be eligible for graduation. You may register for the academy by calling the Renton Community Center (RCC) at 425-430-6700, in person at RCC or on-line if you have your family pin and barcode number at Please reference class #52793 when registering. Deadline for registering is Monday, Sep. 9.

sales tax revenue, which drastically decreased during the Great Recession. Without new revenue, Metro will face a 17 percent service reduction, equivalent to 600,000 annual bus hours. The State Senate recently failed to pass a transportation package during the legislative session that would have alleviated these potential cuts. I am hopeful, however, that the legislature will address this issue prior to route changes and eliminations taking effect in the fall of 2014. South County’s population has grown by more than 30 percent over the past 20 years, and will continue growing in the future. This is an indication that quality transit is important now more than ever. I will continue to work to improve public transit because it benefits our community, protects the environment, and creates economic prosperity by ensuring that we can efficiently travel from neighborhood to neighborhood, city to city, and throughout the Puget Sound region.


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Human services manager to speak about homeless Karen Bergsvik, manager of the City of Renton human services manager, will speak to the AARP Chapter 414 Renton on Sept. 6 on what’s being done in Renton to help the homeless. The meeting is at 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Renton Senior Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N. For more information call 425255-9448.

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The Renton School District also welcomed 18 new assistant principals, who are starting this year: Arneidra Austin, Hazelwood/Tiffany Park Renee Barut, Nelsen Misty Blonsky, Bryn Mawr Brian Brockmueller, Campbell Hill Alfred DeBlasio, Highlands Sondra Fosness, Sierra Heights Geri Goss, Talbot Hill Juree(Julia) Han, Maplewood Heights Justin Isbell, Kennydale Susan James, Hazen Jo Kain, Renton Park Rachel Lockhart, Honey Dew Liz Minks, Renton High Courtney Nichols, Cascade Katherine Torres, Benson Hill DeeAnn Wells, Lakeridge

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Renton resident Robert Powell died Aug. 10, 2013, at the age of 53. Powell was born on Sept. 26, 1959, and graduated from Renton High School. He was a landscaper who enjoyed making models of airplanes and boats. He is survived by his sister, Donna McCracken. Powell was buried at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

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I started my career at the Renton Reporter in July, working in the Highlands and Fairwood. Being involved in the community is very important to me. I am a member of the Renton Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador and I attend a weekly networking group in the Highlands. My approach to business is as a friend and consultant and I look forward to assisting businesses reach their customers with our newspapers and our websites. Our Renton Reporter has a circulation of more than 25,000 and with more than 19 additional publications throughout King County we can work with you to provide all of your marketing needs. A little about me: I have lived in Renton and Maple Valley for more than 8 years. I graduated from Missouri Military Academy in 1994 and missed out on a military career due to a football injury. I have two beautiful children; my daughter is 6 and my son is 3; and I currently reside in Fairwood with my fiance Leianna. I have an extensive background in IT, primarily Apple computers and communication. I have also been fortunate enough to have traveled the world, most recently helping with the earthquake in Haiti as well as helping the refugees in Somalia. I am an avid camper, outdoor enthusiast and Jeep fanatic.

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Hazen grad brings jokes to Renton By TRACEY COMPTON

A Renton native and former Hazen High School basketball star is returning to the city with jokes. Monica Nevi, a 2008 Hazen grad, is now an up-andcoming comedian about to take the stage for Comedy Night, Sept. 7, in a show planned at the Renton Civic Theatre. Nevi will host the show, which features local comedians Xung Lam, Aaron Kirby and Mitch Burrow. The event, starts at 8 p.m. and will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. “Not only will we be putting on a great show, but the money spent will go toward a great cause,” said Nevi, via email. “It just seemed like the perfect scenario. I fell in love with the venue, it’s old but you can feel the history when you’re in there. I not only felt like Renton needed some good standup comedy somewhere, but also friends, family and Rentonians - I don’t even know - have been asking for

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me to perform in Renton non-stop, since I started, so I figured let’s do it and make it for a great cause!” Since graduating from Hazen, Nevi went on Seattle University and was supposed to continue her basketball career. Unfortunately, she said, injuries ended that athletic track. Nevi discovered stand-up comedy in January of 2011. Stand-up was something she always enjoyed watching and thought she would one day try, even at an early age. “After about a year of writing jokes and some reckless abandon, I decided to get onstage at Laughs in

Kirkland for my first open mic,” wrote Nevi. “I really enjoyed it right from the start and haven’t stopped ever since.” She is now a regular at Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland, the Tacoma Comedy Club and has performed all over Seattle. Nevi has cracked jokes in the 2012 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, in Portland, Ore.; the Seattle Comedy Underground and on stages in San Francisco. She describes the comedy scene in the Seattle area as “pretty good” and the Renton scene as not bad, but “just lacking some presence.” “It’s not quite one of the big markets like New York or Chicago, but it is definitely here and thriving,” said Nevi of the Seattle comedy scene. “There are multiple clubs; a few of the best I have been in are in the greater Seattle area. There is decent support for the scene as well. You can find some really great audiences around here and [ more comedy page 14 ]

Monica Nevi, former Hazen High School basketball star and Seattle University graduate, returns to Renton as a comedian and host of the Sept. 7 Comedy Night at Renton Civic Theatre. submitted.

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some of the best comics in the country have come from here or spent time here. It’s really fun.” Comedy stages in Renton have come and gone, but have been fairly successful, she said. “Now there is a Monday night open mic at Burnett’s (Pub), in downtown Renton that I have come to really like, for working out my new material,” said Nevi. “Other than that there isn’t too many options right in Renton, which is kind of what prompted me to go for it as far as putting this

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMITTEE RENTON, WASHINGTON The Environmental Review Committee has issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the following project under the authority of the Renton Municipal Code. Ivar’s Outdoor Grill Expansion at Coulon LUA13-000888, ECF, SM Location: 1100 Lake Washington Blvd N. Ivar’s Restaurant has submitted an application for a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit. The project would add an outdoor food grilling area and additional outdoor seating to the existing Ivar’s Restaurant at Gene Coulon Park. The project size would be approximately 200 square feet. Due to the location, in proximity to a shoreline of significance to the state, an environmental review is required. Appeals of the DNS must be filed in writing on or before 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2013, together with the required fee with: Hearing Examiner, City of Renton, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Appeals to the Examiner are governed by RMC 4-8-110 and more information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, (425) 4306510. Published in Renton Reporter on August 30, 2013. #863391. NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMITTEE RENTON, WASHINGTON The Environmental Review Committee has issued a Determination of Non-Significance-Mitigated (DNS-M) for the following project under the authority of the Renton Municipal Code. Eastside Veterinary Clinic LUA13-000911, ECF, SA-A, MOD, MOD Location: 1700 NE 44th St. Administrative Site Plan Review and Environmental Review for the construction of a 10,111 SF veterinary clinic. The 1.87 acre vacant site is zoned CA. Access would be provided via NE 44th St. The

project site contains a Class 2 stream and Category 2 wetland. The applicant is proposing buffer averaging to reduce the 100-foot buffer to no less than 66-feet. Appeals of the DNS-M must be filed in writing on or before 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2013, together with the required fee with: Hearing Examiner, City of Renton, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Appeals to the Examiner are governed by RMC 4-8-110 and more information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, (425) 430-6510. Published in Renton Reporter on August 30, 2013. #863401. NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC HEARING RENTON, WASHINGTON The Environmental Review Committee has issued a Determination of Non-Significance-Mitigated (DNS-M) for the following project under the authority of the Renton Municipal Code. SW 7th St/Naches Ave SW Storm System Improvement Project LUA13-000800, ECF, SM, SMC Location: ROW along SW 7th St & Naches Ave SW at a portion of 601 Naches Ave SW. The applicant requested SEPA Review in order to install 3,330 linear feet of a 60-inch diameter storm drain parallel to an existing storm system from its current outfall at Naches Ave SW to approximately Lind Ave SW along SW 7th St. The subject site contains Category 1 wetlands, a Shoreline of the State, within the Natural Environment Overlay District. The project includes an additional stormwater outfall in a Class 2 stream. The project site is primarily located within the public right-of-way. Appeals of the DNS-M must be filed in writing on or before 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2013, together with the required fee with: Hearing Examiner, City of Renton, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Appeals to the Examiner are governed by RMC 4-8-110 and more information may be obtained from the

City Clerk’s Office, (425) 430-6510. A Public Hearing will be held by the Hearing Examiner in the Council Chambers, City Hall, on September 17, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. to consider the Shoreline Conditional Use. If the DNS-Mis appealed, the appeal will be heard as part of this public hearing. Interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing. Published in Renton Reporter on August 30, 2013. #863407. City of Renton Notice of Human Services Advisory Committee Public Hearing Proposed Use of 2013 Unallocated Capital Funds NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Human Services Advisory Committee has fixed the 17th day of September at 3:00 pm as the date and time for a public hearing to be held in the Council Conference Room (#720) of Renton City hall, Seventh Floor, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057, to provide an opportunity for public comment on the allocation of capital funds. Public comment is requested on the proposed CDBG capital projects funded with 2013 CDBG funds. The City of Renton will allocate $61,841 in 2013 unallocated CDBG capital funds. The City is proposing to allocate 2013 CDBG funds as follows: #1: Meadow Crest Playground, located at 3000 NE 16th Street, Renton, WA, is an accessible playground for both special needs and able bodied children. CDBG funds of $22,155 will be used to purchase and install eight picnic tables along with approximately 900 square feet of ADA accessible sidewalk. The playground is approximately 50,500 square feet. Any unexpended funds will be applied to the Emergency Feeding Program (EFP) project. This project will be funded in 2013. #2: EFP will acquire a facility through a 15 year lease. The facility is located at 851 Houser Way North, Renton, WA. Funds of approximately $39,686 will be used for the long-term lease, which is considered a capital acquisition. The building is approximately 9,900 square feet total space and will be EFP’s permanent operating facility. EFP provides emergency food assis-

tance through a network of over 140 distribution sites, including ten in Renton. This project is conditional on raising the remainder of the funding necessary and will be considered a 2014 project. Detailed information about the proposed projects is available for review at the Renton Division of Human Services during regular business hours at 1055 S. Grady Way, Sixth floor. Information is also available for review on the City’s web site at The public is invited to comment on the proposed projects at the hearing or by submitting written comments or questions prior to the hearing to Dianne Utecht at the above address. Contact Dianne Utecht at 425-430-6655 for further information. This notice is available in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities upon request. Renton City Hall is wheelchair accessible. Reasonable accommodations at the public hearing such as sign language interpretation or alternate formats for printed material are available for individuals with disabilities with a minimum of two days advance notice. Please call (425) 430- 6510 or TDD (425 ) 430-6511. Bonnie I. Walton, City Clerk Published in the Renton Reporter on August 30, 2013. #863857.

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Run From the Cops The Renton Police Department hosted its first “Run From the Cops” 5K Saturday night in North Renton. The event raised money for Washington Special Olympians. Dozens of runners, including several police officers in full uniform, took off from the The Landing at 10 p.m. and ran through a course that was lined with police. Costumes were encouraged and while prison stripes were the most popular, the doughnut was easily the funniest. Brian


Road rage on southbound Interstate 405 ended Aug. 21 with the arrest of a 20-yearold Renton man for assault and for breaking a windshield. The road rage happened as a Renton man was taking a friend to a doctor’s appointment. He told officers the suspect was tailgating and he tapped on his breaks to get him to back off. The driver told officers he ended up close to the victim’s car as he merged but didn’t think that warranted a break check. He followed the victim to the Renton Village to confront him. The two exchanged insults and obscenities. The suspect returned to his car, but the victim spit toward an open window and kicked the passenger door. The Renton man then got out of his car, jumped on the victim’s hood and windshield, breaking it. He then punched the victim in the face as he was trapped in the car. The two fought on the ground but the fight was broken up by someone in the medical office. Medics treated the victim. The suspect was booked into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of malicious mischief and fourth-degree assault.

Choking charges follow drinks for another woman A 33-year-old Burien man was arrested Aug. 18 for assault after his girlfriend initially told officers he didn’t try to choke her. Officers first contacted the man after a fight outside a bar in downtown Renton. He said the fight was his fault and would call someone to give a ride home. He was treated by medics and walked off but returned later to the bar. He was trespassed for a year. Twenty minutes later at about 12:30 a.m., officers investigated a gun shot and a man screaming on Bronson Way. The suspect was told to quiet down. At about 12:45 a.m. the girlfriend picked him up in a BMW after he swore at officers. The girlfriend circled back to a nearby parking lot. The couple argued and there was a loud bang. The car’s windshield had a fist-sized hole in it. She drove off but stopped. She told officers to arrest the man because he had choked her. The man had fled and a K9 unit and the Sheriff Office’s helicopter were called in. A resident spotted him hiding under a car on North Brooks Avenue. He was arrested but the girlfriend didn’t want to press charges. She changed her mind after talking with a patron at the bar, who told her her boyfriend had been buying drinks for several women – with money [ more blotter page 19 ]

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Olbrechts said the door location does not have to be formally designated a cultural resource to qualify, but in the absence of such a designation “there should be some very compelling evidence,” such as expert testimony to the matter, but said the appellants never made such a case. “Instead of providing evidence that the door location is central to the identity of the City or is

otherwise culturally or histircally significant, the SEPA appellants largely focused on the fact that many city residents like the location of the door,” he wrote. Olbrechts said that evidence was largely overshadowed by the fact that the new location is “optimal” from the parking lot and more accessible for people with disabilities. “The overwater experience is reduced somewhat by the

relocation, but that view is easily recaptured by anyone who simply takes a stroll across the bridge or takes in the views from inside the building,” he wrote. “The pedestrian bridge does not appear to be reduced to any meaningful degree and visual access for library patrons is fully maintained through the extensive amount of windows included in the proposal.” Speaking for the citizens group,

David Keyes said they were disappointed in the decision. “While disappointed with the hearing examiner’s ruling, we appreciate Mr. Olbrecht’s effort, fairness and patience in the handling of our appeal,” he wrote in an email. Keyes also thanked the group’s supporters for the work they put in. “We are grateful and proud of the many people who wrote

August 30, 2013 [19] letters, collected petitions, commented on news articles, voted in polls, shared on Facebook, spoke at City Council and KCLS meetings or who talked with a neighbor about your love for our beloved library,” he wrote, adding “Discussion of each library’s proper role within its community has again become a greater part of the public dialogue, and our special and unique library regained a larger public awareness regionally.” The group has 14 days to appeal the decision to the City Council. Reach Editor Brian Beckley at 425-255-3484, ext. 5050

Change to LEDs saving money [ Lighting from page 1] winter her electricity bills are between $475 to $575 and in the summer around $350. This summer it’s gotten as low as $250, without a lot of air-conditioning use. Danza got an instant rebate from Pacific Lamp and PSE, receiving free bulbs that would have cost her about $50 or $60 each bulb because of the sizes she required for the salon. Down the street at the Whistle Stop, Lawrence is waiting to see what he’s saved in his first electricity bill. He recently got bulbs replaced in his ale house after hearing about the program from Danza. “Electricity is a huge part of my overhead from HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) to compressors that cool the food to all my refrigeration,” Lawrence said. With the new LED lights, the pub owner said he’s not filling up the restaurant with thousands of watts of energy and heat. “I’m just happy to have an opportunity to make a change that’s going to save energy,” he said. Landers, PSE manager, said these types of rebate programs are about making it easier for PSE customers to participate in the company’s energy-efficiency programs. Customers don’t have to go through a vendor like Pacific Lamp but doing so puts all of the paperwork burden on the vendor and off of the customer. “It’s just a quicker way to provide incentives to our customers and to enable them to participate in our programs,” Landers said. Not only is it PSE’s goal to help businesses achieve greater energy effciency, it’s also a state mandate. Voter Initiative 937 that passed in 2006 required large utilities to get 15 percent electricity from renewable resources and take greater cost effective conservation measures. “So it certainly helps us with our compliance,” Landers said.

[ Blotter from page 15] she had given him. He was booked into the SCORE regional jail for domestic violence fourthdegree assault.

Gum leads to pepper spray Words were exchanged outside the Fred Meyer store on Rainier Avenue Aug. 21 between the mother of two boys blowing bubbles and a man talking on his phone. The Renton man told officers he had asked the kids to quiet down as he was

talking on the phone. But the mother told officers she heard stronger language directed toward her children. The woman put her hand in her purse and walked toward the man. They exchanged derogatory remarks and threats and she walked away. After the man called her a derogatory term, she turned and sprayed him with pepper spray. However, an investigation determined she was the aggressor and the case was forwarded to Renton prosecutors. More online: www.

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