Go back to the drawing board. In effect, that’s what the Billings City Council told the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Board on Monday. The board had proposed spending about $2.3 million in Park District 1 funds during 2014-15.
City Council members view the top parking spaces as they tour the new Empire Parking Garage on Monday afternoon. Bruce McCandless, Billings’ assistant city administrator, said he hopes to have the $10.5 million garage, on the 2700 block of Montana Avenue, open for public use by mid-September…
In the very early hours of Tuesday, the city of Billings made history.
The Billings Gazette asked about the Billings City Council's decision on the non-discrimination ordinance. Here's a selection of responses.
The NDO acronym could take on a new form. Call it the “never dies ordinance.”
Underriner Motors has completed a move to the Billings West End that’s been a decade in the making.
With nothing left to prove as a quarterback, Chris Dixon ended his playing career at the top of his game. Now he’s ready to begin a new legacy as coach of the Billings Wolves.
Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.
Mayor Tom Hanel has proclaimed Friday Purple Day in Billings in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event Friday and Saturday at Billings West High School.
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.
In addition to further work on the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council work session, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall, includes other important considerations:
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.
A long-overdue conversation on Billings transportation needs took place recently when the committee representing city, county and state decision makers confronted the need for another route up the Rims.
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.
Mayor Tom Hanel is looking for a baker’s dozen of volunteers to serve on Billings' advisory boards and commissions.
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.
On Monday and into Tuesday morning, 143 people offered up to three minutes of testimony on Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.
BOZEMAN — City commissioners in Bozeman voted unanimously Monday to adopt an ordinance that prohibits discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
Married going on three years now and in a relationship for a decade longer than that, Billings residents Katie Hendrickson and Jill Lippard say they feel a little more comfortable every time they tell their story — even to their local newspaper.