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Third annual Beer Fest this Saturday

Don't miss the 2016 Bothell Beer Festival featuring local breweries, food and live music! Tickets have sold out the past two years, so get yours now before they're gone.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce. Beer Fest is brought to you in partnership with Seattle Uncorked and the City of Bothell. 

Safe Halloween

Safe Halloween events in Bothell

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Country Village (4 – 6 p.m.) or Main Street (5 – 7 p.m.) to trick or treat this Halloween, Oct. 31. It's a fun, safe way to start your evening with friends and family. Event details

Weigh in on two local measures

Registered voters will receive general election ballots this month. Vote and return your ballots by the Election Day deadline, Nov. 8. Bothell residents will see two local measures:

  • Advisory Proposition No. 1: Whether the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks ("safe and sane") should be prohibited in Bothell. The City Council will consider election results in making a determination about whether to ban such fireworks. 
  • Proposition No. 1: Levy for Safe Streets and Sidewalks. The nine-year Safe Streets and Sidewalks maintenance levy will focus on street improvements which will improve access for emergency vehicles, increase clarity of lane markings, and improve pavement quality, as well as safe routes to schools.

New ballot drop box at City Hall

Washington State voters may return ballots via the U.S. Postal Service with appropriate postage, or to a drop box without postage. King County Elections has placed a new drop box at City Hall. Snohomish County also offers drop boxes.
More information on how to return your ballot, including links to drop boxes in both counties

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You can come watch City Manager interviews.

Meet the City Manager candidates

The City Council has retained Slavin Management Consultants to manage the hiring process for Bothell’s new City Manager. The consultants will attend an Executive Session of City Council on October 18 to present a list of semi-finalists for the position.

Save these dates for opportunities to meet the finalists:

  • Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Open House to meet the candidates for City Manager
  • Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Special Council Meeting. Begins and ends with Executive Sessions. Candidate interviews are open to the public to observe. 

City seeks feedback before replacing online Parks and Rec software

The City of Bothell will be replacing its online Parks and Recreation registration software by next spring. Staff would like to know what online Parks and Recreation services are most important to its customers. If you have registered for a City of Bothell Parks and Recreation program or rented a facility (either online or via other methods), please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey. The survey will be open until Oct. 31.

The Parks and Recreation Department will use survey results in selecting the new online registration system.

Prevent local flooding

Some residents mistakenly blow or sweep their leaves into the street, not realizing they become a safety and stormwater hazard to their property and neighborhood.  If leaves clog storm drains, it can cause localized flooding, putting neighborhoods at risk.  Please rake leaves into your yard waste bin, use them as mulch for garden beds, and tell your friends and neighbors how to help themselves and their community.  
Learn more

Participate in “Salmon Seeson” 

Fall is here, and salmon again are making the long trek to spawn in local streams and rivers. The Salmon Seeson program helps local residents find salmon-spotting locations, both tours and self-guided. Bothell has listed a site along North Creek to help you spot fish. More information about Salmon Seeson

Horse Creek project complete

Dozens of community members, staff, consultants and members of Council attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Horse Creek Improvements project on Oct. 5. Check out a 35-second video about the event. 

New interactive capital projects map

Check out a new interactive map with the location of any capital project in the City that’s under construction, being designed, or recently completed. See a snapshot of what we're working on throughout the entire City, as well as in the areas that matter to you the most. The map shows you project images and brief descriptions, and links to each project’s web page for more details. 

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