Northwest NEWS

August 6, 2001


More community outreach for Bothell

BOTHELL - In an effort to take community outreach to its highest level, Bothell has introduced two new programs for its business community and residents. The programs are Business Community Hour and the Neighborhood Networks Program.
   The first Business Community Hour was held July 20 in the Bothell Police Department community room.
   Ways in which Bothell can better serve local companies were discussed in an informal setting. It was also an opportunity for business community members to discuss various topic and issues relating to local government and current and upcoming city projects and accomplishments. More meetings are planned throughout the year.
   Neighborhood Networks Program, which will officially roll out in the fall, includes the following elements:
   Neighborhood visits with City of Bothell City Manager and Department Directors.
   Creating a network within your neighborhood that increases safety, communication, and community involvement. To create a Block Watch program, contact City of Bothell Police Department at (425) 486-1254.
   $10,000 People's Choice grants that, on a rotating basis, the city names three sub-areas each year to receive for use in neighborhood enhancements.
   Further detailed information on the Neighborhood Networks Program will be available closer to fall when the program officially launches.