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Bob Jean’s blog:
Roadmap to Bothell’s future

It’s an especially busy time at City Hall as we work to develop the 2017-2018 Budget. Just as you work to manage your own household budget, we, too, must live within our means. As part of budget development, I asked the City Council to define their vision for Bothell. I also asked them to formulate strategies and values that would guide the City in reaching that vision in 20 years. The Council identified 12 top priority goals for 2017-18. Read more ...

Main Street Fire recovery update

A private contractor working for the building owner demolished the Bothell Mall last week, allowing the City to reopen 102nd Ave NE on Thursday, Sept. 8. The contractor was asked to make a reasonable effort to salvage, and, to the extent possible, clean the asbestos from any personal effects left in the building. Former tenants met with Deputy Fire Chief Frank Shasky last week to recover personal items. More on the recovery effort...

Safe Streets and Sidewalks levy

You talked, we listened. You told us that safety and mobility improvements should be a top priority. This nine-year measure on general election ballots in November will focus on safe routes to schools as well as street improvements which will improve access for emergency vehicles, increase clarity of lane markings, and improve pavement quality. Watch your mailbox for a detailed Voter Ballot Measure Fact Sheet, or see the website.

New Parks and Rec classes!

Registration is open for fall classes. New offerings include:

  • Cars, Trains, Trucks and Planes. Does your child love anything with wheels? Register for this hands-on Young Rembrandts art class for preschoolers.
  • Under the Sea. Young Rembrandts takes your preschooler on an underwater voyage in this hands-on art class.
  • Muffins and Monet. Looking for a brunch option with artistic flair? Relax on a weekend morning with coffee, muffins, and create a work of art!
  • Relax and Renew Yoga. Stress less!
  • Prenatal Yoga. Especially designed for soon-to-be moms.

Check the Bothell Bridge or go online for more information and to register.

Comment on stormwater development code changes

The City of Bothell has been working with the Planning Commission to update stormwater development-related codes and will present final recommendations to the City Council in September and October for final review and approval. The public has an opportunity to comment on the recommendations.

East Norway Hill Park
East Norway Hill Park

East Norway Hill Master Plan

You’re invited to a workshop to share ideas and suggestions for the East Norway Hill Park Master Plan. The Bothell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Parks and Recreation Department want to hear from you:
Thursday, Oct. 13
7 p.m.
Bothell City Hall
18415 – 101st Ave NE
Contact John Keates, Parks and Recreation Director

Ped bridge at Bothell landing closed

The pedestrian bridge at the Park at Bothell Landing is closed for emergency repair work. Check out alternate routes and a detour map to help keep you moving. We’re hoping to get the bridge fixed and reopen by mid-October if not sooner.


City Hall certified as LEED Gold 

The Bothell City Hall, completed in October 2015, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. LEED certification underscores the City of Bothell’s commitment to sustainability. 

City meetings now live on YouTube

Watch City Council and Planning Commission meetings live from home or wherever you are with your mobile device! 

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