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General election coming soon!

Registered voters, watch your mailbox for general election ballots later this month. Four City Council positions are open in the City of Bothell. Snohomish County voters in the City also will see an EMS levy on their ballots. Get more information on Bothell candidates and the EMS levy.

Make sure your ballot is postmarked by election day, Nov. 7, or returned to a drop box before 8 p.m. election day.

Not yet registered to vote?

If you’re a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Washington state, and at least 18 years old by election day, you can register to vote. To vote in the Nov. 7 general election, register by Oct. 9. Register online 

Try something new this fall!

Your Parks & Recreation Department offers many classes for all ages. Consider Super Sitters, which teaches youngsters how to provide a safer and more positive infant/child care experience.  Or, for adults, Pizza and Pastels! No, you don’t eat them both – you enjoy gourmet pizza while creating Impressionist art! Search for classes and activities and register today. You don’t need to log in to search for programs, just click on “Activities” and enter a keyword. 

What do you think about Canyon Park?

The City of Bothell wants your help to develop a new vision for the Canyon Park Regional Growth Center (RGC). The future growth of the Canyon Park area is critical to both the City of Bothell and the region as a whole. We need to hear from property owners, business owners, employees, residents and the general public to develop a new vision. In 2018, the City will develop Comprehensive Plan policies and implement regulations to achieve the identified vision. Share your thoughts about Canyon Park. 

Take the North Creek Forest survey 

Help shape the future of North Creek Forest, a 65-acre urban forest preserved as part of Bothell's park network, by taking a survey by Oct. 8 or attending a meeting about the forest on Oct. 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. at City Hall.

The master planning process for the forest is underway, identifying potential forest activities and determining how to open the forest up to the public while still protecting its valuable habitat. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct. 7
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
City Hall Plaza
18415 101st Ave NE
Bothell Beer Festival
Saturday, Oct. 14
Noon – 6 p.m.
City Hall Parking Garage

Community Conversations:
Local perspectives on opioid addiction and recovery
Thursday, Oct. 19
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
City Hall City Council Chambers
Candidates Forum
Monday, Oct. 23
6 – 8 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
Sponsored by the Bothell Chamber of Commerce
Safe Halloween
Monday, October 31
4 – 6 p.m.
Country Village
23718 Bothell Everett Highway

Due to Main Street construction, Safe Halloween will not be held downtown this year.  We’ll be back bigger and better in 2018.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween safety tips

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe with a few easy tips:

  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume
  • Use battery operated candles or glow-sticks in jack-o-lanterns
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations to ensure nothing blocks escape routes
  • Make sure all smoke alarms in the home are working
  • Tell children to stay away from open flames and be sure they know how to stop, drop, and roll, if clothing catches on fire.

Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out

October is Fire Prevention Month. It’s a great time to make sure you and your family are prepared.

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

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