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Nondiscrimination ordinance good for business, crowd told Tuesday

Nondiscrimination ordinance good for business, crowd told Tuesday

Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.

July 15, 2014 9:04 pm Photos

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Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.

July 15, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Open meeting law applies to nondiscrimination ‘initiative’

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.

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Gazette opinion: Stand up for equal rights, City Council members

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.

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Billings City Council nixes pedestrian bridge plan

Billings City Council nixes pedestrian bridge plan

Citing costs about twice what was expected, the Billings City Council turned down a plan on Tuesday to move an old pedestrian bridge from Joliet to 25th Street.

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Council tables nondiscrimination ordinance in 12:30 a.m. vote

Council tables nondiscrimination ordinance in 12:30 a.m. vote

More than six hours after commencing its Tuesday night meeting, a divided Billings City Council voted to order city staff to suspend work on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.

May 28, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
City turns on the spigot for higher water, wastewater rates

City turns on the spigot for higher water, wastewater rates

Most Billings residents will see increases in their water and wastewater rates beginning July 1. Most increases will be modest, but a few will be more substantial.

May 27, 2014 10:28 pmLoading…
Billings may be pushing its boundary out

Billings may be pushing its boundary out

The Billings City Council laid the groundwork Monday to potentially expand the city limits in the coming years.

April 28, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

When it came time to hike garbage pickup and landfill fees Monday, the Billings City Council chose an option with a smaller initial increase over one that would have increased the charge $2.01 per month beginning July 1.

April 14, 2014 9:59 pmLoading…
Pondering which people need protection: City to draft nondiscrimination rule

Pondering which people need protection: City to draft nondiscrimination rule

Nearly three years ago, Rebecca Douglas left Seattle for Billings not knowing quite what kind of welcome she’d receive.

April 06, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

By the slimmest of margins — 5-4, with 1 abstention and one council member absent — the Billings City Council on Monday approved a construction and maintenance agreement that will lead to the building of a pedestrian bridge connecting Minnesota Avenue to Montana Avenue at North 25th Street.

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Not in Our Town proposal brings mixed council reaction

Not in Our Town proposal brings mixed council reaction

A $25,000 funding request by a Not in Our Town steering committee — asking Billings taxpayers to help pay for a national gathering in Billings in June — is being met with mixed reaction by City Council members.

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Billings City Council votes not to return water park letter of credit

Billings City Council votes not to return water park letter of credit

After more than a dozen people had spoken respectfully and yet passionately about whether the city should return a $100,000 letter of credit to the Oasis Water Park, Mayor Tom Hanel had this to say to those who gathered to see how the Billings City Council would vote Monday: “Ladies and gent…

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Group to discuss possible nondiscrimination ordinance

An informational meeting on the possible effects of a nondiscrimination ordinance that’s scheduled to be considered by the Billings City Council this summer will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at Billings Beartooth Harley Davidson, 6900 Interstate 90 Frontage Road.

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Billings parking plan moving right along

City officials are ready to find a company to devise a downtown parking strategic plan – and they might soon be ready to hire someone to manage various parking interests already in place.

February 03, 2014 9:10 pmLoading…
Billings City Council tackles downtown parking

Billings City Council tackles downtown parking

The Billings City Council didn’t turn thumbs down Monday to paying for a strategic plan to guide and govern downtown parking.

January 06, 2014 10:25 pm Photos

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Organizers 'ready to roll on' West End dog park

Organizers 'ready to roll on' West End dog park

Plans are coming together to build a new dog park on the far West End — an expansive 22-acre park that would meander along both sides of Canyon Creek.

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Many Billings drivers stopped, only half cited, for cellphone use

Many Billings drivers stopped, only half cited, for cellphone use

So far this year in Billings, police officers have issued 342 citations to people caught using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle.

November 11, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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BST makes Billings proud with Les Mis

On the evening of Sept. 11, I had the opportunity to attend the Billings Studio Theater production of the musical "Les Miserables." I was fortunate to be one of a packed house invited to this appreciation event sponsored by Scott Johnson, RBC.

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Billings City Council shoots down developers' zone change, special review

The Billings City Council sided with two groups of neighbors Monday night in shooting down a zone change and a special review request from developers.

August 26, 2013 9:09 pm Related Loading…

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