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.
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.
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.
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.
Ed Funk has a simple explanation for why he’s retiring from his part-time job with the city 10 days shy of his 86th birthday.
On Wednesday morning, Ron Harmon, of Laurel, woke up and did what he always does — read his Bible for an hour.