LIMITS OF ANNEXATION MAP & POLICY CHANGES PROPOSED Normally, City Council doesn’t meet on the 5th Monday of the month, but we are in for a treat tonight! City Council has a work session discussion on the limits of annexation … Continued

PAVING THE WAY: UPDATING 2017 BIKE & PEDESTRIAN STUDY On the Consent Agenda tonight is a contract for an update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, renamed from the previous Billings Bikeway and Trails Master Plan which was completed … Continued

Taking place over two days, the Yellowstone International Airshow has an action-packed lineup of events featuring the Navy’s best aviators in the air with the World-Famous Blue Angels. Join us for this amazing regional event as a volunteer. Details on … Continued

THERE’S MORE THAN “ONE-WAY” TO DOWNTOWN Council’s first agenda item tonight is on two-way street restoration in downtown. While street design may seem like a trivial decision, it actually has a significant impact and indicates what we prioritize and value … Continued

BOND, GYMS BOND….AND PARKS AND TRAILS, TOO. Tonight, City Council will vote on whether to send voters a $143 million bond question to fund capital investment in Billings’s parks, recreation facilities, and trails. The discussion on parks and recreation funding has been … Continued

Spotlight on Property Tax Reappraisal Many Montanans have now received their property tax reappraisal from the state Department of Revenue. And it almost certainly went up. For some, WAY up. But what does that actually mean as far as your … Continued

RESIDENTIAL RUBBISH A little over a year ago, the city swapped out the massive, shared 300 gallon trash bins with individual 96 gallon bins for residential use. As you would expect, the shared nature—a trash tragedy of the commons—of the … Continued

MORE PARKS, LESS CRIME Most everyone would agree that we work hard in Billings…except for us lazy Millennials…and we deserve great spaces to play hard, connect with others, or just relax. Despite having an incredible amount of open space, there’s … Continued

Construction of the NorthWestern Energy gas-fired power plant in Laurel will resume after Judge Michael Moses lifted the stay he issued in April, which stopped construction. Thanks to legislation passed in Helena—supported by the Billings Chamber of Commerce—the approximately $250 … Continued

// WHY DO A COST OF SERVICES STUDY? Tonight, City Council is scheduled to approve the FY 2024 budget. With 11 amendments to discuss and a packed agenda, they also have the option to punt final budget adoption to June 26th. … Continued