Public Safety Ballot Measures

Safe and Secure Bothell: Propositions 1 & 2

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Voters will decide on Police and Fire Ballot Measures

For information purposes only: not intended to support or oppose the propositions.

The Bothell City Council referred two complementary measures for voter consideration during the November 2018 election. The Council’s action comes after a rigorous discussion of police and fire needs and resources, and extensive community outreach.

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Proposition 1:

Public Safety Levy Lid Lift

Tackling Today's and Tomorrow's Challenges

Funds staffing, operating and program needs, including 13 additional police officers, 5 police civilians, 6 firefighters, 1 probation officer and 2 support staff (1 technical and 1 maintenance)

Key Features

  • New Patrol Swing Shift during times of highest call volume, allowing for more officers on the street when accidents and crime are highest;
  • New Community Crime Reduction Team to focus on early and coordinated response to problematic and recurring trends such as burglaries, traffic issues, property theft and neighborhood nuisances;
  • Additional police officers to address traffic enforcement, school safety and community engagement;
  • A mental health professional to effectively connect people to resources; and
  • Six new firefighters and a new aid car to ensure full-time emergency medical services at Station 45 (Canyon Park) to respond to growing calls for services in North Bothell.


Approximately $220/year on $500,000 home (44 cents/$1,000 AV; expires in 12 years)

Proposition 2:

Public Safety Capital Bond

Rebuilding and Modernizing Aging Fire Stations

Funds the complete rebuild of two fire stations (Canyon Park and Downtown) including safety upgrades, technical modernization and energy efficiency to accommodate current and future growth

Key Features

  • Brings safety requirements into compliance, including installing sprinklers;
  • Improves decontamination area for firefighter health and safety;
  • Provides industry-standard separate sleeping quarters for male and female firefighters;
  • Provides space for on-site training and parking and accommodates future staffing needs; and
  • Houses new Police satellite office at the Canyon Park fire station for police officers to better serve North Bothell residents.


Approximately $130/year on $500,000 home (26 cents/$1,000 AV; 20 year bond)

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