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Beardslee Blvd Ribbon Cutting

The City of Bothell invites the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of two projects on Beardslee Boulevard.  The City repaved and rebuilt this important roadway in the downtown corridor and improved safety by installing flashing crosswalk lights. 

Oct. 4
10 – 11 a.m.
Corner of Beardslee and NE 185th St.

Bothell Beer Festival

50+ Beers & Ciders
Plus 11 secret Underground Special Beers made for the event. 

Oct. 6
Noon – 6 p.m.
Bothell City Hall Garage

Supported by the City's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

Bothell Beer Festival
Patient and medic in aid car
firefighter and boy with hose
Fire engine

Fire Prevention Week Open House

Saturday, October 13
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Downtown Firehouse*
10726 Beardslee Boulevard

Queensborough Firehouse
330 228th Street SW

Canyon Park Firehouse*
1608 217th Place SE
Bothell, WA 98021

*Proposed for replacement under Proposition 2 

Safe & Secure Bothell

Propositions 1 & 2

Voters will be asked to decide on two public safety propositions in the general election: a levy and a bond. The levy would pay for new police and fire services and personnel; the bond would completely replace two fire stations: Downtown and Canyon Park. For an overview of the ballot measures, watch the new Bothell Buzz and see our website

How did we get here?

While presenting about the public safety ballot measures, our City staff were recently asked, “Why is there a funding gap between revenues and public safety expenditures?
The nature and complexity of police, fire and emergency medical services has increased over the past two decades. Increasing drug use, homelessness, mental illness, theft, cybercrime and school safety challenges and a growing population are straining the City’s resources, and funding is not keeping pace.
Choices during the Great Recession helped Bothell residents through a tough financial time, but it impacted the City’s budget. Learn more about the funding limits, including new charts highlighting the impact on tax revenues.

Watch for your ballot in the mail

King and Snohomish counties mail ballots for the general election the week of Oct. 15. Watch for your ballot in the mail, read about candidates and ballot measures, and exercise your citizenship by voting! Ballots are due Nov. 6 by 8 p.m. Details:

Have a Safe Halloween

Safe Halloween is returning to Main Street!  We can't wait to see your costumes as you come trick-or-treat with us and Bothell Main Street businesses this Halloween.
Safe Halloween

Oct. 31
Main Street, 5- 7 p.m.
Country Village, 4- 6 p.m.

Last chance for Wastemobile in 2018

Last chance for a wastemobile event this year to drop off hazardous materials

Oct. 19-21 
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Seattle Times Building
19200 120
th Ave NE

Line drawing of tree with branches clear of the sidewalk and street.
Trim bushes & trees for safety.

Keep sidewalks clean and clear

Property owners must maintain landscaping next to public rights-of-way, like streets, sidewalks or roadway shoulders. Overgrown trees or shrubs become a safety hazard and must be trimmed if they are encroaching on a public street or sidewalk. If you’re concerned about a potentially dangerous tree on your property, contact a private arborist. 

If vegetation not on your property is growing over the right-of-way, please call our Streets Division at 425-488-0118 or submit a Citizen Action Request.

Calling all yogis

Come explore inversions, backbends, forward bends and twists on a deeper level, with our amazing Certified Purna Yoga instructor.  6 months of previous yoga experience required. For ages 16 and up.

Thursdays 10/25-12/6 (no class 11/22)
6:30-8 p.m.
Register now (program code FA1800843)

Abstract Pastel Workshop

Nurture your creativity and imagination and create an abstract pastel drawing inspired by Wassily Kandinsky!  Class includes all materials, non-alcoholic beverage and hor d’oeuvres. For ages 18 and up.

Saturday 10/20, 6-8 p.m.
Register now (program code FA1800042)

Fix a leak, save money

Did you know that leaky toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons of water per day? Conserve water and save money with free toilet leak detecting dye tablets available by request online or at the Customer Service Counter at City Hall. Get more information on finding and fixing leaks including how-to videos.

Judge pro tem Justin Boland
Judge pro team Justin Boland

"The Gingerbread Man Case"

Bothell Municipal Court recently partnered with the Administrative Office of the Courts in celebration of Constitution Day. On September 17th, Judge pro tem Justin Boland met with a local fifth grade class to talk about the United States Constitution, the role of the court, the job that lawyers do, and got to work together on “The Gingerbread Man Case.” Everyone had fun trying on the judge’s robe and working to render a verdict on the case. The City has about 15 contracted pro tem judges who are local attorneys that act as judge in the absence of the City's Judge Gehlsen.

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