Safe & Secure Bothell Levy and Bond
Thank You Bothell
In 2018, Bothell voters approved the Safe and Secure Levy and Bond which provides funding for new public safety services and personnel as well as the replacement of Fire Stations 42 (Downtown, Headquarters) and 45 (Canyon Park).
Enhanced Public Safety Service
The Safe and Secure Levy will fund public safety staffing as well as operating and program needs. Positions that are in the process of being filled include13 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
Fire Stations 42 (Downtown Headquarters) and 45 (Canyon Park) are being completely replaced by new, modern fire stations.
Approximately $130/year on $500,000 home in 2018 (26 cents/$1,000 AV; 20 year bond)
Despite the global health pandemic, economic uncertainty, and ongoing social and civic unrest that filled 2020, we did not lose sight of our promise to provide quality public safety services to our community. Read the Annual Report today to see the key moments from 2020 and how we responded to the ways COVID-19 impacted our public safety operations.