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Council approves ballot measures

The City Council will place two measures on the November ballot:

  • The Safe Streets and Sidewalks levy, to fund street maintenance and safety improvements for neighborhood streets and arterials
  • Advisory Proposition 1, related to the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks

The Safe Streets and Sidewalks measure responds to the community’s needs and requests for increased services, including pavement resurfacing, school walk routes, sidewalks and crosswalks. It would present voters with the option of a nine-year property tax increase (“levy lid lift”) of $0.50 per $1,000 of assessed value ($188 per year for the median home value of $376,000).
Proposition 1 is an advisory measure. The City Council will consider results of the election in making a determination about whether the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks should be prohibited in the City of Bothell.

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Like to walk in Bothell? 

The City of Bothell Parks & Recreation Department is working on a project called the Bothell Walking Guide—a resource for the Bothell community to learn about great walks around the places where we live, work, learn, and play!

Please take 5 minutes to tell us about your experiences in Bothell parks & trails and have a chance to win a prize! The survey is available online and in print copy in the lobby at City Hall.

Take the survey.

July 21: Finance conversation

At noon at the Bothell library, hear directly from Finance Director Tami Schackman as she sheds light on the budget development process and economic forecasts. Also, discover how Bothell residents can participate in the process.

This program is sponsored by the Bothell Library.

July 28: Council Conversation 

Meet Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr and Councilmember Tris Samberg to discuss issues of importance to you. Bring your questions, thoughts and concerns. Potential topics include upcoming ballot measures, the biennial budget process and an update on downtown redevelopment.

This program is sponsored by the Bothell Library.

Freedom Festival a success

A heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers who helped at the Pancake Breakfast and Freedom Festival parade this year. The support of Evergreen Church, Boy Scouts of Bothell (Troop #420), CERT Volunteers, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the breakfast possible. And a special thank you to Leigh Henderson of Alexa’s Café.
A double thank you to Evergreen Church volunteers for helping at the parade after the breakfast. A big shout-out to Tim Hunter for serving as our parade announcer for BCTV. Thanks also to our Parks, Public Works, Fire and Police crews for all their hard work!

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Music in the park

Bothell’s summer concert series is in full swing. Pack a picnic dinner and come on over to North Creek Sportsfield #3, Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

Two additional concerts coming up:
The Lynnwood Community Band will play on Tuesday, July 26th at 7 p.m. at the Park at Bothell Landing.

The UW Husky Alumni Band will play Aug. 6 from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Park at Bothell Landing. Come celebrate the beginning of Husky Football with a “Pre-Season Tailgate Party.” Arrive early to BBQ in the park. 

Still time for summer fun!

It’s not too late to register yourself or your kids for summer programs through Bothell Parks & Recreation. From JediCraft Adventure Game using Lego to Skyhawks Soccer and Smart with Art Campolopoly, many camps and programs still have available spots. Sign up now before they’re gone!

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