Thanks to Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the New World, the Billings City Council gets an extra day off this week before tackling another meeting agenda.
The NDO acronym could take on a new form. Call it the “never dies ordinance.”
Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.
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.
Even as city staff continues using City Council input to revise language in Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the council voted 6-5 Monday to seek an opinion from Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on whether it’s legal for Billings to enact such an ordinance.
At the end of the longest City Council meeting in Billings’ history, the council majority did the right thing. They voted to start reviewing a draft nondiscrimination ordinance at the June 16 work session.
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.
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.
Likely while you were asleep Wednesday morning, Billings Mayor Tom Hanel cast the deciding vote, breaking a tie to table the controversial nondiscrimination ordinance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Residents jammed city council chambers Monday to discuss an item that wasn’t even on the agenda for Monday’s Billings City Council work session.
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…
As software giant Microsoft prepares to send its widely used XP operating system off into the sunset, many business owners worry that their computers might crash or will suddenly fall prey to hackers.
Beginning Tuesday, snow plow drivers will — for the first time — be plowing residential streets in Billings.
When Ed Ulledalen, Jim Ronquillo and Mark Astle first joined the Billings City Council, the city had fewer than 100,000 residents.
The Billings City Council didn’t turn thumbs down Monday to paying for a strategic plan to guide and govern downtown parking.
Once three new members of the Billings City Council are sworn in Monday along with Mayor Tom Hanel and two returning members, the council will take a close, hard look at downtown parking.