The Billings City Council work session begins today at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall on N. 27th St.  Monday’s final scheduled report is on the results of the 2016 Billings Citizen Survey, conducted over the summer by the National Research Center of Boulder, Colorado.  Nearly 400 Billings residents of the 1,400 who were sent the survey responded.

Among the findings: the most pressing issues among respondents are public safety– number one among 39 percent of people responding; followed by transportation and finance.  The city council will consider building alternatives for the Rose Park Pool operations and bathhouse project.  There’s a little over $5 thousand left from the $181,000 insurance settlement that came to the city following a spring arson fire at one of the two public pools.  The city paid a $100,000 deductible and spent $75,000 on repairs to get the facility open for swim season.