This election will directly affect Bothell’s future and voter turnout is at an all-time low. The number of ballots being returned, through Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Bothell City Council races shows an alarming drop in citizens exercising their privilege and right to decide how our city moves forward.
If you are frustrated by the waste of your tax dollars on the super-expensive City Hall building – vote.
If you want your streets paved and safe routes to school – vote.
If you don’t want to pay for storm water facilities to service new development downtown – vote.
If your utility bill from the city shocks you when you open it – vote.
The facts are that the City Council has a far greater impact on your daily life than the state or national governments. Police, fire, EMS, parks, roads, development – all are ultimately under the control of the City Council.
Study the Voter’s Pamphlet, look at the candidates’ web sites, read their mailed flyers, check who is funding their campaigns and who has endorsed them. Ask what they have done to demonstrate that they are ready to lead our city. Then vote.
If you don’t vote, you really don’t have a basis to complain. Mail your ballot by Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Bill Moritz, Bothell