Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.
Once again Monday, the Billings City Council heard from a long line of residents commenting on a baker’s dozen of proposed changes to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.
The Billings City Council wrapped up at 12:07 a.m. on Tuesday after hearing from a long line of residents commenting on 13 proposed changes to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.
With the draft nondiscrimination ordinance as the last item on its agenda tonight, the Billings City Council can expect to hear again from many passionate proponents and opponents. The meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. is a work session where no formal votes will be taken.
Last Monday, the first time the council took a look at a draft nondiscrimination ordinance, all sorts of delay tactics were dragged out: Have voters decide, have the attorney general decide, refer it to a committee.
Over the past few months dozens of people in Billings and beyond have commented on our Opinion pages about the consideration of a nondiscrimination ordinance for our city. Some letter-to-the-editor writers have complained that they are unable to find a copy of this NDO.
A married couple who are considering closing their antique business of 30-plus years because they’re tired of dealing with belligerent drunks. A businessman whose clients feel unsafe coming to his downtown office. Transients who came to Billings specifically to “party” for a week or two.
One can often tell what a government agency will be up to during the coming year by looking at its budget proposal.
Every 10 years, Billings voters have the opportunity to cast a ballot on what they think of the city’s charter form of government.
The insurer for the city of Billings has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died of a heart attack at Rose Park pool in 2011.
The Billings City Council will consider intervening in a Montana Public Service Commission case involving street-lighting charges when the council meets Monday.
More than three years after several Billings residents filed a complaint arguing that they were being grossly overcharged for street-lighting services by NorthWestern Energy, the Montana Public Service Commission is preparing to consider the case.
A longstanding dispute between the city of Billings and its insurance carrier could be resolved if the City Council votes Monday to approve a $500,000 settlement.
Plans to develop a large, mostly empty city park on the West End may finally be getting off the ground.
A Yellowstone County District Court judge has ordered the city of Billings to release all the information sought by The Billings Gazette in regard to city workers suspended for inappropriate computer use at work.
Since springtime, the city of Billings has disciplined at least 11 employees by suspending them for a week without pay.
The Billings Gazette filed a lawsuit against the city of Billings on Thursday, asking for the release of public records dealing with city workers who were disciplined for viewing inappropriate websites on the job.
Five city of Billings employees were suspended without pay for five days last spring for visiting inappropriate websites on their work computers.
Coinciding with the National Crime Victims' Rights Week, local agencies this year are inviting the public to attend a gathering Friday at the new Center for Children and Families in downtown Billings.
Supporters of backyard hens made their case to the Billings City Council once again Monday night, after the council heard a proposed ordinance to give chickens a trial run.