Public Safety Levy
The Billings public safety levy was defeated 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial final results from the Yellowstone County Elections Office as of 1 a.m.
The Billings Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors have announced their endorsement of the 2014 public safety levy, which voters will decide on in the Nov. 4 election.
The proposed public safety mill levy will be at the heart of upcoming Billings City Council Community Conversations to be held next month.
After hearing a presentation from City Administrator Tina Volek and also hearing from the public, the Billings City Council voted unanimously Monday on an ordinance to ask voters to decide on a levy to cover public safety needs caused by the community’s anticipated growth over the next 10 years.
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