The City has a limited history of asking voters to increase taxes to preserve infrastructure or provide higher or more sustainable levels of service. Approved state-wide initiatives over the past 17 years showed that voters want government efficiency as well as a voice in determining government services. Numerous other cities have asked for voter approved funding to maintain levels of service. Bothell to this day has refrained from such initiatives. This measure is needed to continue providing the service the community desires.
The chart below shows how Bothell's property taxes would compare to other cities if voters approve the Safe Streets and Sidewalks levy.