City Council Meeting – October 15

Mayor Fiala held the City of Kent monthly city council meeting Wednesday evening, while TV2’s reporter Candace Monacelli looked into one issue further.                 The bridge is currently still closed while work began on the repairs over the summer. The repairs were said to take 75 days to complete but still continuing today. The Main Street bridge should open in the near future. Here below are live tweets from @CandaceMonacell during the City Council meeting.   More details for all other issues can be found in the full City Council Meeting Agenda with the Main Street bridge issue at the bottom of the forth page in

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City Council passes changes for West Main Street bridge parking

Kent City Council passed a motion Wednesday, Oct. 1, that will create parallel parking on the West Main Street bridge and explore the possibility of meter parking for the future. The motion was proposed by Councilman Garret Ferrara after Councilwoman Heidi Shaffer’s motion to keep the parking as is and explore paid parking for the future was shot down. Council members, Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala and administration discussed the future of the bridge after City Engineer Jim Bowling gave recommendations based on research and studies on the bridge. “I know any day now, (the bridge) should be seeing its conclusion,” City Manager Dave Ruller said as the discussion opened. Bowling

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