Public Safety Ballot Measures

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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.

Proposition 1:

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 

Key Features

  • 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.

Investment

Approximately $220/year on $500,000 home (44 cents/$1,000 AV; expires in 12 years)

Proposition 2:

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

Key Features

  • 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.

Investment

Approximately $130/year on $500,000 home (26 cents/$1,000 AV; 20 year bond)

Emergency ResponseEnforcementEngagementEmerging 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

More information

Media release, June 19, 2018

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