Voters approved both Propositions 1 and 2 in November 2018. We appreciate your support!
2019 Annual Report and Covid-19 Impacts
The safety and well-being of all Bothell residents has always been our top priority and in 2018, Bothell voters prioritized additional public safety service by approving the Safe and Secure levy and bond. We will still fully expand public safety service, but our momentum has slowed due to the City’s temporary hiring freeze and in-person training academy closures resulting from COVID-19. In the meantime, your levy and bond tax dollars are at work in Bothell! Check out the 2019 Annual Report to see our progress.
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On November 12, 2019 City Council authorized a progressive design build agreement with BN Builders/Miller Hull partnership to complete the Fire Station Replacements project. Design is underway!
So far, the City has hired the following public safety staff supported by the levy:
Funds the complete rebuild of two fire stations (45 in Canyon Park and 42 in the Downtown) including safety upgrades, technical modernization and energy efficiency to accommodate current and future growth.
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 in 2018 (26 cents/$1,000 AV; 20 year bond)