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Election deadline reminders

Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 8 (that’s tomorrow!) or returned to a drop box by 8 p.m. Nov. 8. There’s a new drop box this election at City Hall. Get more information on how to return your ballot.

Snohomish County voters, remember to add extra postage to your ballot return envelopes or use a drop box without postage.
 The City of Bothell has two measures on the ballot:

  • Advisory Prop. 1, Sale, Possession and Discharge of Consumer Fireworks
  • Prop. 1, Safe Streets and Sidewalks

For more perspectives on the ballot measures, check out the Video Voters’ Guide and the informational “Bothell Buzz” video. 

Bothell Municipal Court
Calvin Pygott pleaded guilty in court today.

Calvin Pygott pleads guilty 

Former Bothell High School teacher Calvin Pygott pleaded guilty in Bothell Municipal Court today to both charges in an alleged attack at the high school’s wood shop last May:

  • Making a false or misleading statement to a public servant (RCW 9A.76.175)
  • Obstructing public officers (Bothell Municipal Code 9.03.010)

Pygott will serve 20 days of home detention and pay more than $17,000 in court-ordered fines, most of which goes to restitution costs. More details...

Meet the City Manager finalists

An announcement about the City Council’s selection of six finalists for the City Manager position is expected later this week. Mark your calendars now for two opportunities to get involved in the process:

  • Friday, Nov. 18, 7 – 9 p.m., Open House at City Hall to meet the finalists. Comment cards will be available for you to provide your thoughts.
  • Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Special Council meeting at City Hall. Begins and ends with Executive Sessions, with a public meeting for candidate interviews. 

Jennifer Haynes Suckut
Jennifer Haynes Suckut, new Interim Customer Service Manager

City launches Customer Service Initiative

Customers shouldn’t have to understand City business or how the City is organized to receive service. The City of Bothell’s new Customer Service Center initiative aims is to create a "one stop" customer service desk on the first floor of City Hall, where citizens can get a wide variety of services and information.
Dean Perez, Human Resources Director, and Jennifer Haynes Suckut, Interim Customer Service Manager, will lead Bothell’s customer service initiative. It will take some time before you see changes, as there is a lot of “behind the scenes work” to be done both to the physical layout of the service desk and training. Thanks for your patience as we work to serve you better!

Open house about pedestrian bridge 

You’re invited to view the updated design for the new pedestrian bridge at Bothell Landing at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. 

Space available in Cartooniversity 

Kids ages 9 – 14 can be a part of Cartooniversity and have a blast learning the art of cartooning. Class provides a unique opportunity for youth of any skill level to learn all aspects of cartoon drawing from local professional cartoonist, Jeff Johnson. 
#18402 Saturday, 11/19
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. R $53/NR $64
Loc:  Lytle House

Register today!  Registrations must be received by Nov. 16.

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