JUNE 9, 1997

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Bothell citizens invited to celebrate public safety bond victory

public safety bond Bothell citizens are invited to attend a Community Celebration barbeque-style picnic at noon on Thursday, June 19th, in recognition of voter approval for a $9.7 million bond issue to build a new public safety facility. The ballot proposition was approved by a 64% majority at a special mail ballot election held on May 20th.
   The need to construct a new police facility in Bothell was identified ten years ago, when the previous building collapsed due to structural failure. Since that time, the police department has been renting space in the Quadrant Business Park, while looking for a more permanent location.
   City Manager Rick Kirkwood summed up the sentiments of the City Council and staff by saying "Voters realized that in order to keep the community safe and our citizens protected, a new police station is a necessity. This is the single most important project this community has faced in a long time. The voters made a good decision and we thank them for that."
   The City of Bothell Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Community Celebration. The picnic site is located north of Bothell City Hall, 18305 101st Avenue NE, in the downtown area. Contact the City Clerk's Office at 486-3256 for further information and directions to the site.