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Certain residential developers must work with the school district regarding safe walk to school routes. Applicants for residential subdivisions or short plats must submit a form to the Northshore School District to initiate an assessment of safe walking conditions for students according to RCW 58.17.060, RCW 58.17.110 and BMC 15.08.030.
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• Fully fund Street Operations ($1.62 million)• Restore suspended operational programs: asphalt patching ($175,000) and sidewalk repair/replacement ($80,000)• More robust pavement marking (striping) ($75,000)• Improve the condition of major streets ($1.65 million)• Sidewalk and crosswalk construction ($400,000)
In addition, residents pay $0.10 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for the public safety building. This will be paid off in December 2017.
This levy will allow the City to invest in road preservation, reducing the cost of the road system substantially in the future. The levy will be used solely to maintain and extend the life of Bothell’s street system and improve overall safety for pedestrians. The levy would replace previously dedicated funding lost to voter-approved statewide tax limits. The City will provide annual reports to demonstrate what this levy paid for, allowing in 9 years for the public to decide if the outcome of this levy meets their expectations.
If approved by voters, this levy would result in additional property taxes of $188 per year ($16 per month) for a $376,000 median home. This levy increase is $0.50 per $1,000 of assessed value and will raise $4 million annually.