Government And Politics
They went to Sioux Falls, S.D., and liked virtually everything they saw.
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.
The Billings City Council began working on the finer points of a nondiscrimination ordinance Monday, but struggled to progress and even considered putting the issue to a public vote.
One week after an all-night session with the nondiscrimination ordinance, the Billings City Council will wade into the topic again during Monday’s work session.
Billings’ nondiscrimination ordinance is right back where it started — on the city council’s agenda for the June 16 work session.
With a vote scheduled on whether to move forward with drafting a nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could be one of the most crowded of the year.
Days before Monday’s Billings City Council meeting that will decide the future of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, about 175 residents turned out to hear why the council ought to vote it down.
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MT PRIMARY ELECTION JUNE 3, 2014 Unofficial Final VOTES PERCENT REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 94,416 BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . . 34,169 BALLOTS CAST - DEMOCRAT. . . . . . 11,425 33.44 BALLOTS CAST - REPUBLICAN . . . . . 22,744 66.56 VOTER TURNOUT - T…
In past primaries, long lines causing big headaches have been enough to deter some Billings residents from casting a ballot.
The Billings City Council spent a little time Monday discussing the 2014-15 budget and a lot of time hearing from residents who still want to talk to them about the nondiscrimination ordinance.
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.
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.
Aviation and Transit, Public Works and administration/administrative services budgets will be presented during the Billings City Council work session Wednesday.
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.
Hearings on proposed fee increases for planning services as well as water and wastewater rate hikes are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Billings City Council meeting.
Answering nearly 80,000 calls for service annually has resulted in a lot of pay in lieu of compensatory time for Billings police officers — and a bit of a headache for their chief, Rich St. John.
The Billings City Council will hear presentations on what makes up two of the biggest slices of the 2014-15 budget pie chart during its Monday budget work session.
The board that oversees Billings’ 2,580 acres of parkland checked out some of the results of the $2 million-per-year citywide park district this week.
One can often tell what a government agency will be up to during the coming year by looking at its budget proposal.
On the night the Bozeman City Commission unanimously approved first reading of a nondiscrimination ordinance, people on both sides got a head start testifying before the Billings City Council on Monday.
The Billings City Council laid the groundwork Monday to potentially expand the city limits in the coming years.
Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could include as much listening on the part of council members as talking.
More than 80 people packed the Billings Public Library community room Wednesday for what Liz Welch called “the beginning of a conversation” to end discrimination in Billings.
Water and wastewater rates will go up under a plan discussed by the Billings City Council Monday.
Billings Mayor Tom Hanel painted a picture of a dynamic, bustling city for the Downtown Rotary Club Monday, but also noted that public safety concerns — and the money needed to keep the public safe — could challenge residents and city officials in the months and years to come.