City Commission

Small Town, Big Government?
City Commission

Small Town, Big Government?

After a lively couple of weeks, the City has decided — in advance of its previously scheduled March 6 meeting — that the Children’s Museum will not have to pack up and move, at least for now. The fiasco surrounding the CMOM highlighted a larger issue, though: the City’s desire to grow our government. Let’s take a look at some recent statements…

A Good Letter To The Editor In The Tribune
City Commission, Great Falls Tribune

A Good Letter To The Editor In The Tribune

A thoughtful letter-to-the-editor recently ran in the Tribune, one that made us wonder: What if the Trump administration did this? What would be the resultant backlash then? Here’s the letter in its entirety: City ordinance goes too far  Great Falls Ordinance 3148 allows the city to ban anyone from city property for one year for any violation of…

City Staff Can Use PowerPoint At Commission Meetings, City Residents Cannot
City Commission

City Staff Can Use PowerPoint At Commission Meetings, City Residents Cannot

A number of folks don’t think that’s fair, and none more so than the Ol’ Colonel, Richard Liebert. It’s something Liebert has wanted to see changed for years, to no avail. On Friday, Liebert submitted the following written petition to Great Falls City Commissioners, urging them to grant residents the same multimedia privileges as City staff. Liebert’s “ticket,” which…

There’s More To The Story About The City And The Children’s Museum…
City Commission, Great Falls Tribune

There’s More To The Story About The City And The Children’s Museum…

Move along. Nothing to see here… What else is one supposed to glean from the Tribune’s coverage of the City’s relationship with the Children’s Museum of Montana? The City isn’t evicting the museum, they would never do that, and angsty, misinformed residents are spewing “alternative facts” on social media, etc. But doesn’t it seem like there’s more to this story? Here’s the…

The City Manager’s Weekly Packet
City Commission

The City Manager’s Weekly Packet

Have you seen the City of Great Falls’ new website? It’s very well done, and is for the most part a user-friendly hub of relevant information. In addition to the City directory and meeting minutes, there is also the City Manager’s Weekly Packet. While not strictly released on a weekly basis, the latest installment contains some awfully interesting items,…

ICYMI
City Commission

ICYMI

I thought the following comment on the City Commission post, below, was worth elevating: Don I would agree with you. I was there last night, I’ve been researching this and I think the city’s got something up their sleeves. Ordinance 4138 is far too inclusive. So is Ordinance 3149. There’s more to come too, with…

Interesting New Rules In Play After Last Night’s City Commission Meeting
City Commission

Interesting New Rules In Play After Last Night’s City Commission Meeting

The City of Great Falls delivered a hat trick of ordinances last night, with the passage of Ordinances 3148, 3149, and 3153 — all of which were opposed by Commission-goers but adopted unanimously by the Commissioners. This before Assistant City Attorney Joe Cik at one point amusingly referred to himself as “some sort of medieval person on an epic quest” to clean…

City Commission, Economic Development, Great Falls

Brett Doney Said What?!

Phil Faccenda made reference to it in his very good piece yesterday, and we have received a number of tips about it recently… but we’re still grappling with some of the comments made by Great Falls’ economic development chief, Brett Doney, at the Jan. 3 City Commission meeting. Most glaringly, Doney said that Great Falls lost “707 net jobs” in…

1 2