Safe & Secure Bothell Levy and Bond

Thank you, Bothell! 

Voters approved both Propositions 1 and 2 in November 2018. We appreciate your support!  

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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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Progress Updates

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:

  • 4 Firefighters
  • 13 Police Officers
  • 2 Police Civilians
  • 1 Application Analyst
  • 1 Probation Lead
  • 1 Building Maintenance Specialist
  1. Levy Lid Lift
  2. Capital Bond

Enhanced Public Safety Service

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 enhance emergency medical services at Station 45 (Canyon Park) to respond to growing calls for services in North Bothell.

Investment

Approximately $220/year on $500,000 home in 2018 (44 cents/$1,000 AV; expires in 2031)

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