Billings City Council

BPD Chief Addresses Misdeeds
The Gazette reports that Police Chief Rich St. John told the Billings City Council Monday that the “misdeeds of a few officers should not be a broad-brushed opinion of how the Police Department operates.” St. John was referring to the controversy over revelations that three officers were punished …
One Big Sky Discussion
Hammes Company President Bob Dunn, who has helped transform the vision and expectations for the One Big Sky Center project, visited Billings on Monday to meet with business leaders and the Billings City Council.
Since the plans have shifted from the original concept of Montana’s two tallest skyscrape…
Council Backs New Big Sky
In a 6-5 vote, the Billings City Council on Monday authorized spending $100,000 as part of a $675,000 public-private partnership to move the One Big Sky District into a year-long planning and development stage.
The council’s vote includes approval of a memorandum of agreement among the private and pu…
Council Ponders Another One Big Sky Investment
The Gazette reports that the Billings City Council will decide on Monday, March 26th whether to invest $100,000 toward further study that could lead to the One Big Sky Center concept for downtown economic development.
That commitment will get a group of partners, including the Downtown Billings Allia…
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…
Gibbs Picked for Council
Q2 reports that new Ward 4 Billings City Council member Reg Gibbs was appointed Monday night, but only after another council member from the same ward blasted the nomination.
Gibbs will replace Ryan Sullivan, who moved to Texas for a new job...
Mayor Addresses Racist Vandalism
The Gazette reports that Billings Mayor Bill Cole has condemned racist and anti-gay vandalism after swastikas and other graffiti were found emblazoned on property at Grace United Methodist Church, Lewis & Clark Middle School, Senior High School and Pioneer Park.
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City Administrator Search
KTVQ.com reports that after the Billings City Council failed to secure top city administrator candidate Greg Doyon it’s back to square one in finding a top notch chief executive, while retooling the contract parameters for new candidates...
Convention Center Competition
The Gazette reports One Big Sky Center may have some competition. Billings is actively shopping for a new, full-scale convention center that will attract businesses, regional and national groups to the city.
The Hammes Group, which has been lobbying the city for nearly a year with plans for One Big S…

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