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New gallery exhibition opens today

The City of Bothell Arts & Festivals Commission invites you to explore visual art at the new gallery exhibition at City Hall, 18415 101st Ave NE in Bothell. The exhibition features award-winning illustrator and Bothell resident Dennis Wunsch. His work will be on display Feb. 5 through April 20. The exhibition is free and open to the public during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). 

Help name the City’s newest park

The City of Bothell wants help from the community to name Bothell’s newest park, the former Wayne Golf Course purchased by the City in December. Submit suggestions online or in person at City Hall’s Customer Service Desk until February 28th.

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Return your ballot by Feb. 13

A special election is underway, with levy and bond measures for the Northshore School District on the ballot. Ballots must be postmarked or returned to a drop box by Feb. 13. Drop boxes are open 24 hours/day until 8 p.m. on Feb. 13.

Drop box locations:

Bothell City Hall (King County)
18415 101st Ave NE

QFC parking lot (Snohomish County)
22833 Bothell Everett Highway

Washington State Capitol
Several projects in the capital budget benefit Bothell.

State capital budget benefits Bothell

The $4.18 billion capital construction budget passed by the Washington State Legislature provides specific funding for projects in Bothell, along with more than $1 billion for public school construction and $800 million for public universities and colleges.

Projects in Bothell include:

  • $29.5 million for a new parking structure at Cascadia College.
  • $3 million for UW Bothell for predesign for a new STEM sciences building.
  • $1 million for the preservation and conservation of land formerly occupied by the Wayne Golf Course in Bothell.
  • $1 million for the North Creek Regional Trail.
  • $250,000 to improve drainage at the Cedar Grove Park Athletic Field.

Main Street update

The contractor for the Main Street Enhancement Project still hopes to finish concrete travel lanes, concrete intersections, planter walls, sidewalks, as well as the lighting by the end of February. Heavy rains in January slowed progress. The contractor continues to work in the rain, but there are some items such as pouring concrete sidewalks and street panels that require a dry stretch.  More unfavorable weather will make some March work necessary.
Completion of the smaller elements of the project and associated clean-up work is anticipated to wrap up sometime this spring.  These elements include installing permanent signage and traffic markings, intersection pavers, plantings, benches, bicycle racks, trash receptacles, and saw-cutting sidewalk joints.  

New Ed2Go session begins Feb. 14

Ed2Go’s instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive.  Choose from more than 200 project-oriented courses, covering topics like money management, computer applications, foreign language, and more!
View classes and register.

Animal control, public art featured

Have you seen the latest edition of the Bothell Buzz? It features an interview with Kristi Boucher, the City's Animal Control Officer, and tips for keeping your pet safe. Also learn about the new public art from DeNae McGee, who staffs the Arts & Festivals Commission. 

What you think about King County’s waste plan? 

The City of Bothell is one of many cities working with King County to develop a plan to manage garbage and recycling for the next 20 years. Comment on the county’s Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan through March 8. You can come to the Council meeting on Feb. 20 to learn more, or check out the online videos and documents

Susie Kroll, Navigator
Susie Kroll, Navigator

Police Navigator program helps those in need

The Bothell Police Department has a mental health professional, called a Navigator, to help people with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse. The Navigator rides with officers to respond to crisis calls and connects people who need help with the resources they need.

In addition, several highly trained Bothell officers work with the Navigator to offer help to those in need, from the homeless to individuals on routine calls. These officers have had Crisis Intervention Training and certification through the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. 

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts 

Sign up to receive free emails or texts about severe weather or other emergencies. We recommend signing up for both the regional alert and the local alert. It’s free and easy. 

"Home Alone" class for kids

Help your nine- to 13-year-old take the next step in independence while giving you peace of mind!  Find all the details by going to "Activities" and typing in the program code # SP18028. You'll need to sign up for a free account to register.

Saturday, March 10
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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