A forum for the 10 remaining candidates for Billings City Council has been set for 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Babcock Theatre.
Billings City Council incumbents Brent Cromley, Becky Bird and Ken Crouch all survived Tuesday’s primary and will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot.
It took the Billings City Council three votes and the better part of two hours Monday, but eventually the council passed, by a 6-5 margin, a plan to levy 99.6 mills to help pay for the 2015-16 budget.
If you are among the 13,377 Billings voters who already returned their Sept. 15 City Council primary election ballots, feel free to skip over the rest of this editorial. You’ve done your civic duty till the ballots are mailed for the Nov. 2 general election.
While last year’s failed nondiscrimination ordinance may have played a role convincing some Billings City Council candidates to run for office, for most it wasn’t the deciding factor.
The new property tax appraisal numbers will be released soon. The city is required by law to take action and determine how many mills to assess. City staff worked diligently to provide the City Council with five options for consideration, recommending Option 2.
Check your mailboxes, Billings! The Yellowstone County Elections Office is mailing 43,000 city primary ballots today.
Deadlocked 5-5 over how many mills to levy to help cover 2015-16 spending, the Billings City Council decided Monday it wants to learn more about two options that received five votes each.
Billings City Council candidates made their case for office Saturday days before voters will decide which ones will qualify for the November municipal general election.
By a 10-1 vote Monday, the Billings City Council approved a pair of tax abatements on more than $10 million in building construction.
The number of candidates hoping to gain a seat on the Billings City Council is larger than the field of GOP candidates hoping to live in the White House.
It will cost at least $58 million and as much as $75 million to build or lease enough space for Billings city government to continue providing services in the coming decades to a burgeoning population.
Installation of a second scale at the Billings landfill ought to help reduce what can be long wait times, the Billings City Council learned Monday.
By a 9-2 vote, the Billings City Council approved a 2015-16 budget that’s about $145,000 less than the proposed $317,144,586 spending level.
On July 3, just one day past her 22-year anniversary working for the state of Montana, Becky Bird will no longer have a job as administrator of the Yellowstone County District Court.
The Billings City Council took 41 minutes Monday to dispense with everything on its slim agenda from the Pledge of Allegiance to the closing gavel.
By a 6-4 vote Monday, the Billings City Council approved a zoning change that could bring a new restaurant or retail outlet — or perhaps an office building — to the Eighth Street West and Grand Avenue intersection.
A majority of Billings City Council members and about 10 city department heads spent 90 minutes Monday at City Hall learning more about workplace diversity and etiquette. Every one of the participants is white, and yet participants brought a number of points of view to the table.
The Billings Board of Ethics determined Thursday that City Councilwoman Becky Bird was not guilty of ethics violations in her role trying to secure funding for a Not In Our Town national conference last year.
The city’s Board of Ethics dismissed an ethics complaint against Councilwoman Becky Bird on Thursday and declined to pursue three other complaints.
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