HOW DO I GET SIDEWALKS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD? Tonight’s Council agenda features seven public hearings to establish allocations for Special Improvement Districts (SIDs) located in Billings. WAIT! I know that sounds super boring, but SIDs can improve infrastructure in Billings. … Continued

THIRD & LONG ON CITY PROPERTY DISPOSITION Tonight marks the third week in a row that City Council will discuss selling city property. Two weeks ago, Council exhaustively discussed changes to the ordinance allowing the disposition of city property before … Continued

RiverStone Health Receives Three National Awards RiverStone Health is a leader in empowering better health, community well-being, and healthcare innovation with the mission of improving life, health and safety. Their expertise and mission driven work led RiverStone Health to recently … Continued

HERE’S MY NUMBER, SO SELL ME, MAYBE Regular readers of the Billings City Council Bulletin may recall that mid-November of last year, City Council passed a resolution to list several city properties for sale. The four properties recommended by staff … Continued

CPTED SECURITY EVALS AVAILABLE TO BUSINESSES With a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) update on tonight’s work session agenda we wanted to remind you of our CPTED security evaluation program. It’s easy as 1—2—3. Did we mention it’s FREE!? … Continued

THIS ONE TRICK SAVES PROPERTY OWNERS HUNDREDS Sorry, not sorry for the clickbait title, but tonight’s Council meeting is one that everyone should tune into. On the agenda is the establishment of mill levy rates that will determine your actual … Continued

DO WE NEED A “STRONG MAYOR” FORM OF LOCAL GOV? …NO OFFENSE TO MAYOR COLE AND PREVIOUS MAYORS 🙂 At our most recent Coffee with Candidates event—thanks to all of you who came to see the Ward 3 candidates!—an attendee … Continued

WHY NOT HOUSING?! Tonight, Council will get a presentation on a County decision to re-purpose the former sheriff’s office building into surface parking. Typically, the development of surface parking in downtown Billings requires a special review, which must pass through … Continued

The Billings Chamber of Commerce announces that Mike Nelson is the recipient of the 2023 Legacy Award. This outstanding community leader and business owner will be honored during the 2023 Billings Chamber Annual Meeting presented by Marsh McLennan Agency, formerly … Continued

CHEWIN’ THROUGH SNOW LIKE A MEG MUNCHES MOVIE EXTRAS Assuming everyone is still sky-high about aviation after this weekend’s Yellowstone International Air Show, we thought today’s Council Bulletin should focus on our airport and airport issues—from more-power maintenance *queue Tim … Continued