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Jennifer Phillips visits Bothell

Jennifer Phillips will begin as the new City Manager on Jan. 17. She attended the Dec. 6 Bothell City Council meeting and met with staff during the week. Council approved her contract on Nov. 29.

Welcome, Jennifer!

2017-2023 Capital Facilities Plan

City Council approves new six-year Capital Facilities Plan

Bothell City Council adopted the 2017-2023 Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) on Dec. 6. The $246 million CFP is a seven-year comprehensive financial plan and needs assessment that identifies and prioritizes funding for 58 capital improvements including facilities, parks, transportation, and utility projects. 

The City updates the Capital Facilities Plan every two years. Project funding comes from revenues that are restricted for capital spending such as Real Estate Excise Tax (REET), grants, developer contributions, mitigation, impact fees, utility fees, Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT) bond proceeds and sale of surplus property. Grant funding accounts for 23 percent of CFP project funding.

Hand holding money

Council approves 2017-18 budget

As required by state law, the City Manager must prepare and present a balanced budget for consideration and adoption. On Dec. 6, the City Council approved the $228.8 million biennial budget, which funds the day-to-day operation of government, including City services such as Police, Fire and EMS, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and more.

Register now for Recreation classes

Check out all of the Recreation class offerings in the new winter edition of the Bothell Bridge or go online. A wide variety of class offerings will begin in January. January 11 is Try Juggling for Free night, for example! 

Reduce waste this holiday season

Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Get tips on how to reduce waste and save money this holiday season by going greener. Get holiday tips from the City’s sustainability program, Bothell Cool

Get home safe

Be the life of the party

Celebrate the holidays safely. If you drink, don't drive. A taxi ride home or a designated driver is the way to go. 

We look forward to seeing you next year! 

Main Street Santa
Santa drew crowds of eager youngsters.

Main Street Christmas Tree Lighting

A big thank you to the Main Street merchants for making the Main Street Christmas Tree Lighting a success. It was great to see so many folks enjoying the music, the goodies and plenty of good cheer! 

The City of Bothell participated in holiday style with the festivities. The City's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee sponsored the new lights on the tree. Mayor Andy Rheaume, Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr and Councilmember James McNeal joined in the fun. 

City facilities to close for holidays

City Hall and other City facilities will be closed:

  • Monday, Dec. 26
  • Monday, Jan. 2

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