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Billings City Council gives assisted living a big assist

The Billings City Council unanimously gave the go-ahead Monday to allow a nearly 100-unit assisted-living facility at the southeast corner of S. 44th Street West and Monad Road in the Lenhardt Square Planned Development.

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Billings City Council to mull land swap, assisted living facility approval

Its work complete on finalizing the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the Billings City Council will turn its attention Monday to a pair of public hearings and a consent agenda absent of the NDO, the three-letter issue that has packed council chambers in recent weeks.

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Gazette opinion: That's not what the NDO would do

Gazette opinion: That's not what the NDO would do

In a future editorial, we'll discuss the need for the Billings City Council to pass the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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City Council hears more heated discussion over NDO

City Council hears more heated discussion over NDO

Once more, into the fray that has become the extended and often heated public debate over the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, dozens of speakers told the Billings City Council Monday what they thought of the document’s third and final draft.

July 21, 2014 9:37 pm Photos

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Sarah Jetty shares her testimony

Sarah Jetty shares her testimony

Sarah Jetty, a transgender woman, shares her testimony Monday at a Billings City Council meeting to further discuss the language of the Non-Discrimination Ordinance.

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Liz Welch hugs and thanks Sarah Jetter

Liz Welch hugs and thanks Sarah Jetter

Liz Welch, right, hugs transgender woman Sarah Jetter and thanks her for her testimony Monday at a Billings City Council meeting to further discuss the language of the Non-Discrimination Ordinance.

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Sue Schaefer listens to testimony

Sue Schaefer listens to testimony

Sue Schaefer listens to testimony from the public Monday at a Billings City Council meeting to further discuss the language of the Non-Discrimination Ordinance.

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Shauna Goubeaux shares her testimony

Shauna Goubeaux shares her testimony

Shauna Goubeaux speaks in support of the nondiscrimination ordinance Monday at the Billings City Council meeting.

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Shauna Goubeaux shares pictures of her adopted son

Shauna Goubeaux shares pictures of her adopted son

Shauna Goubeaux shares a photo of her 17-month old son with friend Daniel Mehrens on Monday at a Billings City Council meeting to further discuss the language of the Non-Discrimination Ordinance. Goubeaux spoke out against a previous speaker who mentioned the safety and happiness of children…

July 21, 2014 9:07 pmLoading…
NDO discussion continues

NDO discussion continues

A woman references adoption in her testimony against the nondiscrimination ordinance at the City Council meeting.

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Billings City Council discusses NDO

Billings City Council discusses NDO

Follow The Gazette's coverage of the Billings City Council's discussion Monday night of the nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Council gets its third go-around with the NDO on Monday

Council gets its third go-around with the NDO on Monday

The Billings City Council will get its third crack at evaluating the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinanceduring a work session Monday.

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Billings Clinic seeks zoning change

Billings Clinic will hold a meeting Tuesday to discuss a proposal for a Planned Development zone change request at a property it owns at 616 Shiloh Road.

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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.

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Billings residents to vote on public safety levy

Billings residents to vote on public safety levy

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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Council set to hear from public on Family Safety Levy

A public hearing followed by a council vote on placing the proposed Family Safety Levy on the Nov. 4 ballot is the final piece of business on Monday’s Billings City Council agenda.

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Gazette opinion: Public needs more information on safety levy

Gazette opinion: Public needs more information on safety levy

On Monday night, Billings City Council plans to start the process of asking voters for an increase in property taxes to support police and fire services.

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Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

Council hears presentations on new gateway, transportation plan

In addition to shaping language on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance and learning more about a possible levy for police and fire departments, the Billings City Council heard a pair of reports during Monday’s work session that could also shape the city’s future.

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Billings City Council hears more public comments on proposed ordinance

Billings City Council hears more public comments on proposed ordinance

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.

July 07, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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City to craft 3rd draft of nondiscrimination ordinance after hours of testimony

City to craft 3rd draft of nondiscrimination ordinance after hours of testimony

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.

July 07, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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NDO Conversation Continues

NDO Conversation Continues

Members of the public lined up to provide their opinions to the Billings City Council during a meeting to further discuss the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance on Monday.

July 07, 2014 9:34 pm Photos

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An opponent shares his opinion

An opponent shares his opinion

Ben Uselman, an opponent of the NDO, shares his opinion with the Billings City Council Monday night.

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A packed city council chamber

A packed city council chamber

People pack the chambers of the Billings City Council meeting to discuss the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance Monday.

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NDO supporter Hyvonen shakes his head

NDO supporter Hyvonen shakes his head

NDO supporter Randy Hyvonen shakes his head during the testimony of an NDO opponent during a Billings City Council meeting Monday.

July 07, 2014 9:28 pmLoading…

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