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.