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City of Bothell Council Position No. 7

The City Council is the legislative body for the City. The Council adopts local laws (ordinances) to secure the safety and assist the well-being of the city residents, the city's physical environment and amenities, and the city economy. The Council is responsible for approving financial expenditures and adopting the city budget as well as establishing policies and regulations in order to guide the city's future. The elected mayor serves as chief administrative officer for the city.
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    Aaron Moreau-Cook (NP) Senior Engineering Manager at Microsoft Office 365

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What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastucture?

How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?

What is your commitment to senior citizens?

How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

What are other major issues facing your city or town?

Of those listed above, which one is the most urgent?

What methods will you use to work with the mayor (if you have an elected mayor) or the city manager or administrator(if you have an chief administrator hired by the council)?

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Phone (425) 919-4000
Email aaron@voteaaron.us
Town where you live Bothell
Residents are deeply concerned that growth has outpaced our infrastructure and our ability to offer a reasonable level of service. Tree canopy destruction and natural space damage are significant due to several large developments all forging ahead simultaneously. A major concern for residents is housing affordability as the impact of higher property taxes is keenly felt.

The reality is that the city has lagged in prioritizing, funding, and executing infrastructure projects. We need to increase the capacity of our roads, increase public transportation options, and create intra-city public transportation options.
As a community, we need to recognize that homelessness exists in our community. Many of our community members have failed to recognize that we have several families living in homelessness or on the very brink of homelessness and that this is a very real issue. Bothell needs to make the families who need assistance feel like they have a welcome place to share their struggles, as a council member we can be a direct line to these families and the policies that are either helping or hurting them. We can make small changes that have large impacts.

Homelessness is a regional issue that will require combined leadership across all levels of government, non-government agencies and community members to find the locations and services to get people off our streets. and into homes.
Bothell has a large senior population and they are a great group of people who are highly involved in giving back to the community they live in. We must first stabilize taxes so that they aren’t feeling the growing strain living on a fixed income. I commit to maintaining Affordability, Sustainability, and an actively engaged community for our Seniors.
Bothell is a diverse community and I support legal immigrants to join our community. I also support not inquiring into anyone's immigration status. Immigrants offer great benefits to the general community, as they have been throughout this nation’s history.
Continued investment in public safety, roads and neighborhoods. We need to work to attract and retain a diverse set of businesses and restaurants in Bothell which will generate more revenue for the city as well as create convenience and improve the quality of life for our residents. Bothell deserves a high quality of life.
Managing growth and development is the most urgent issue our city faces. The city council must hear the voices of the community, address their concerns, and provide options for the people to choose from. We cannot continue to allow our residents to spend more and more time sitting in traffic and losing more and more time with their families. We cannot continue to allow our residents to feel that their voices are not being heard. We need to be focused on Community first.
It is essential that elected officials work together to serve the people in our city and community. My approach to city council is to provide respectful and constructive oversight and work with the community to represent their voice and find the best solutions together with other elected officials.

I will get to know the city manager and staff as quickly as possible to minimize the effect of so many new council members coming on board at once. I will work hard to ensure that we establish a strong, positive working relationship.

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