Billings City Council

New Downtown Strategic Plan
Last Best News reports that the new Downtown Strategic Plan will be made public next Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the Royal Johnson Community Room of the Billings Public Library. It’s the product of a year’s worth of work by Billings residents and the consulting firm of Thoma…
Gymnastics School
The city council made a mistake by not letting a family build a new gymnastics school on the west end. A business that would have been located where numerous other businesses are already thriving. It would have enhanced opportunities for families with kids on the west end...
No Bees Please
The Billings city council will consider allowing bees in the city tonight.  Let’s stop before it goes any further.  Bees are already here naturally to pollinate but bringing in a hive could cause problems.
 
There are a number of people who are allergic to stings that ca…
How Much?
Tonight the Billings’ city council will undoubtedly approve spending $753,000 on 3 new snow plows, that’s after trades.  Here is my question, why do we have to buy new?  There are some really nice used snow plows for sale.
 
The city could buy 10 used plo…
20 Percent raise? No Way
The Billings city council will consider giving city administrator Tina Volek a $24,500 raise tonight.  Why?  Is the city making a surplus now?  No.
 
Is it right that the firemen only get a 3.2 percent raise and she gets a 20% raise?  N...
Billings Held Hostage
The Billings City Council will allow dogs in city parks but, there is a catch.  Only after licensing fees meet a certain revenue level will it be permitted.
 
That’s so hypocritical, they pumped a half a million tax dollars into the fountain at south park pool without raising…
Pets in The Parks
The council will consider allowing pets in the park tonight during their Monday meeting.  I think it’s absolutely fine as long as the animals are under control and pose no threat to others.
 
The poop is a non -issue with me, all of the parks have duck poop, rabbit poop, bird…
No Police Body Cameras in Billings -- Yet [Opinion]
The Billings City Council tonight, April 11, will be going over $19 million in proposed spending for 2016-17.
It includes $75,000 to purchase a wireless upgrade to provide Wi-Fi for staff and guests at the Emergency Operations Center and City Council Chambers and upgrades for Hawthorne Park play…