Safe & Secure Bothell Levy and Bond
Thank you, Bothell!
Voters approved both Propositions 1 and 2 in November 2018. We appreciate your support!
2019 Annual Report and Covid-19 Impacts
The safety and well-being of all Bothell residents has always been our top priority and in 2018, Bothell voters prioritized additional public safety service by approving the Safe and Secure levy and bond. We will still fully expand public safety service, but our momentum has slowed due to the City’s temporary hiring freeze and in-person training academy closures resulting from COVID-19. In the meantime, your levy and bond tax dollars are at work in Bothell! Check out the 2019 Annual Report to see our progress.
On November 12, 2019 City Council authorized a progressive design build agreement with BN Builders/Miller Hull partnership to complete the Fire Station Replacements project. Design is underway!
So far, the City has hired the following public safety staff supported by the levy:
- 4 Firefighters
- 13 Police Officers
- 2 Police Civilians
- 1 Application Analyst
- 1 Probation Lead
- 1 Building Maintenance Specialist
Enhanced Public Safety Service
Funds staffing, operating and program needs, including 13 additional police officers, 5 police civilians, 6 firefighters, 1 probation officer and 2 support staff (1 technical and 1 maintenance)
- 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 enhance 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 in 2018 (44 cents/$1,000 AV; expires in 2031)
Rebuilding and Modernizing Aging Fire Stations
Funds the complete rebuild of two fire stations (45 in Canyon Park and 42 in the Downtown) including safety upgrades, technical modernization and energy efficiency to accommodate current and future growth.
- Brings safety requirements into compliance, including installing sprinklers;
- Improves decontamination area for firefighter health and safety;
- Provides industry-standard separate sleeping quarters for male and female firefighters;
- Provides space for on-site training and parking and accommodates future staffing needs; and
- Houses new Police satellite office at the Canyon Park fire station for police officers to better serve North Bothell residents.
Approximately $130/year on $500,000 home in 2018 (26 cents/$1,000 AV; 20 year bond)