Citizen comments concerning the proposed Great Falls LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination ordinance are being received by the City of Great Falls and the Great Falls City Commission.
Click here for the City Attorney’s opinion on the proposal. The opinion also contains the full text of the proposed ordinance.
The City Commission scheduled a special work session to hear public comment for September 8. Please see the City Clerk’s response to written comments already received below.
The information here is very helpful and will answer your questions about how you can participate.
“Thank you for your comments.
Your comments will be shared with the City Commission and appropriate staff for consideration at the upcoming work session. A special work session meeting regarding this topic is scheduled for September 8th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in the Commission Chambers Room 206, Civic Center, 2 Park Drive South.
Due to the COVID-19 health concerns, public participation is welcomed as follows:
- Attend in person. Refrain from attending in person if you are not feeling well. The City will require social distancing at the meeting, and may, if necessary, limit the number of persons in the Commission Chambers according to applicable health guidelines.
- **Provide public comments in writing or via email. Comments may be sent in writing to City Clerk Lisa Kunz, P.O. Box 5021, Great Falls, MT 59403, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that it is received before 12:00 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Written communication received by that time will be shared with the City Commission and appropriate City staff for consideration before the work session, and will be so noted in the official record of the meeting.
- Call-in. The public may call in during specific public comment periods at 406-761-4786. All callers will be in a queued system and are asked to remain on hold and be patient. Calls will be taken in the order in which they are received. Callers will be restricted to time limits. We ask for your patience in the event there are technical difficulties.
** Due to limited seating and time restriction of three hours, written public comment as set forth above is encouraged. If you have submitted written comments, please do not duplicate your comments by also calling-in during the meeting so as to allow time for others to be heard.
Additional meeting format information may be included on the agenda at the time of posting the agenda for the work session (September 3, 2020):
The meeting will be lived streamed on the internet at: https://greatfallsmt.net/livestream, and will air live on cable channel 190 beginning at 5:30 pm.”