Government And Politics
The NDO acronym could take on a new form. Call it the “never dies ordinance.”
Saying he doesn’t believe Billings is ready for a nondiscrimination ordinance, Mayor Tom Hanel cast the decisive vote just past 3 a.m. Tuesday to defeat the long-debated measure.
Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could well be a long one even before council members arrive at the main event.
With a new downtown parking structure about to open and the fresh eyes of a brand new parking manager, Tracy Scott, Billings is at what one parking expert called “a watershed moment.”
New ideas and old challenges were on display Wednesday morning as a visiting panel of parking experts engaged with downtown merchants; advocates for people with disabilities; and workers, shoppers and diners who regularly use downtown parking.
HELENA — Zachary Lahn is the new state director of the Montana chapter of Americans for Prosperity,
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.
The Billings City Council will get its third crack at evaluating the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinanceduring a work session Monday.
Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.
If elected Wyoming governor, Republican Taylor Haynes intends to take back federal lands and could open Yellowstone National Park to drilling, grazing and mining, he said.
The Park County Republican Party will not release the results of a straw poll conducted at its July 7 debate for Wyoming secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction candidates.
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.
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.
If the Billings City Council decides to place what’s now being called a Family Safety Levy on the Nov. 4 ballot, it’s going to have to hear from the public and vote on the matter twice before the end of July.
Follow along live as the Billings City Council discusses a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance during its work session Monday, July 7.
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:
Wyoming Gun Owners, a Cheyenne-based organization that isn’t afraid to call out Republicans by name for not supporting its views on gun rights, asked legislative candidates whether they will force recorded votes on gun issues, even if their party leadership or colleagues protest.
An increasing number of shoppers in cities in the Rocky Mountain West prefer to live within walking or biking distance of the stores they frequent and the cultural and entertainment destinations they love.
The cleanup continued at City Hall Wednesday morning after water flowed downstairs from a plugged third-floor restroom pipe Monday night.
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.