Public Safety Ballot Measures
Voters will decide on Police and Fire Ballot Measures
For information purposes only: not intended to support or oppose the propositions.
The Bothell City Council referred two complementary measures for voter consideration during the November 2018 election. The Council’s action comes after a rigorous discussion of police and fire needs and resources, and extensive community outreach.
Public Safety Levy Lid Lift
Tackling Today's and Tomorrow's Challenges
Funds staffing, operating and program needs, including 27 additional police officers, firefighters and civilian staff and 9 support vehicles
- New Patrol Swing Shift during times of highest call volume, allowing for more officers on the street when accidents and crime are highest;
- New Community Crime Reduction Team to focus on early and coordinated response to problematic and recurring trends such as burglaries, traffic issues, property theft and neighborhood nuisances;
- Additional police officers to address traffic enforcement, school safety and community engagement;
- A mental health professional to effectively connect people to resources; and
- Six new firefighters and a new aid car to ensure full-time emergency medical services at Station 45 (Canyon Park) to respond to growing calls for services in North Bothell.
Approximately $220/year on $500,000 home (44 cents/$1,000 AV; expires in 12 years)
Public Safety Capital Bond
Rebuilding and Modernizing Aging Fire Stations
Funds the complete rebuild of two fire stations (Canyon Park and Downtown) including safety upgrades, technical modernization and energy efficiency to accommodate current and future growth
- Brings safety requirements into compliance, installs sprinklers, creates separate equipment decontamination room for firefighter health and safety, and provides separate sleeping quarters for male and female firefighters;
- Provides space for on-site training and parking;
- Accommodates current and future needs for services and staffing; and
- Houses new Police storefront at the Canyon Park fire station for police officers to better serve North Bothell residents.
Approximately $130/year on $500,000 home (26 cents/$1,000 AV; 20 year bond)
|Emergency Response||Enforcement||Engagement||Emerging Challenges|
|Additional firefighters, response vehicles and new technology for rapid, reliable response||More police officers for increased patrol operations, traffic enforcement and pedestrian safety||Additional police officers for school safety and community presence, outreach and engagement, including online||Expanded police officers and civilian staff to target drug use, mental illness, homelessness, property crime and school safety issues|