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Dec 05

Moving Bothell Forward

Posted on December 5, 2018 at 9:27 AM by Barbara Ramey

Duerr-lgr By Davina Duerr
Deputy Mayor

As 2018 draws to an end, my thoughts turn to the coming New Year and resolutions. Council has set our intentions with 2019 Council Goals. As the policy-making body of the City of Bothell, the City Council lays out values and priorities based on what we believe best serves Bothell’s residents.

Council goal-setting began with a full-day retreat in April. We sat down with City staff to discuss our past goals, achievements and future aspirations. In the end, we reaffirmed all but one goal. Due to the passage of the Safe Streets and Sidewalks levy and an implementation plan and process being established, this goal has become part of the normal course of business. The goal of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability was added. On October 16, Council voted to confirm the new goals.

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is something about which I’m personally passionate. Making sustainability a goal will not only serve to highlight current efforts such as the Wayne Golf Course acquisition but serve as a catalyst for future action. I look forward to continued progress toward sustainability and stewardship in the next year.

Council Goals along with our Imagine Bothell Comprehensive Plan, our long range community vision, combine to create the city’s overall strategy. The budget is the vehicle for implementation of our strategy. Quarterly budget status reports, a Goals Scorecard, and staff reports keep Council informed about how programs, projects and services support our goals. 
With the New Year right around the corner, City Council looks forward to achieving progress on these 2019 goals making Bothell’s future brighter than ever. 

2019 Council Goals
Fiscal Responsibility & Stability
City-wide Technology Strategy
Community Health for Those in Need
Public Safety Strategy
Economic Development
Affordable Housing Strategy
Community Connections
Parks/Recreation/Open Space Partnerships
City-wide Teambuilding, Training, and Organization Development
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability