Why do we need the levy?

Bothell is among many Washington cities that lost previously dedicated road funding. Voter-approved initiatives cut revenue streams requiring public approval to replace funding.
We proposed this levy to restore funding for currently suspended programs that patch and repair crumbling roads and sidewalks, address a growing backlog of maintenance, and protect other safety-related services we need.

Without the levy, our roads and sidewalks would continue to fall into disrepair. Waiting to fund repairs and improvements to the City’s streets and sidewalks would have cost more in the long term. Smaller fixes now save taxpayer dollars and help ensure our community’s safety and mobility for the future.