Cul-de-mad

This week we go over the March 25th 2019 Billings Montana city council meeting. It was a meeting that pit residents in the heights against a possible development in their neighborhood. What did the council decide? Listen in and find out!!

*Click the links below to read interesting articles on suburban sprawl, findings of fact and maps of the proposed development!

Stong Towns article

Another Strong Towns article

Proposed Development map

Findings of fact for the preliminary plat

Another map of the development

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The beast is loose in the dump

This week on the podcast we discuss the March 18th 2019 city council work session. We finally find legislative priorities, and talk about the the “continuum of care” in yellowstone county.

Support the crisis center!!

Learn about St. Vincent De Paul!!

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Crazy

On this episode we go over what happened at the March 11th 2019 Billings city council meeting. Its an agenda chock full of topics from warships to water pipes this one has it all.

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No Big Sky

“I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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Captain Plan-it

Join us in the dump as we discuss the planning session that took place on February 19th 2019. The Council set (mostly) a priority list for the upcoming year, listen and find out what made the list.

City of Billings Lakes

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Chad Broderius

This week we interview Chad Broderius the beer apostle from uberbrew right here in Billings, Montana. We take a talking beer tour of Billings while enjoying some crowlers from Uberbrew.

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The Main Motion

This week we discuss the February 11, 2019 Billings city council regular business meeting where once again “One Big Sky” dominates the meeting. We also dip our toes into Robert’s Rules of Order a handbook for running meetings effectively and efficiently, based on the procedures used in the British parliament.

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The Shake

This week Stout and I talk about the February 4, 2019 Billings city council work session. Topics discussed, But not limited to include:
– Billings Industrial Revitalization District (BIRD)
– Downtown Billings Partnership (DBP)
– South Billings Urban Renewal Association (SBURA)
– Budget
– Health Fund
– Initiatives
– City-wide Park District 1 Projects
– Code Enforcement Update
– Police
– Fire Department Paramedic Program
– Neil McCoy (What really turns him on)

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Faux-treemageddon

This week on the podcast we talk about another casino going in the bighorn resort. Also we talk about a proposal for a cell phone tower disguised as tree that at least 3 people don’t like. What happens to said cell phone tower? Listen and find out.

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Mary Kate Teske & Phil Griffin

This week Stout and I had the pleasure of interviewing both Mary Kate Teske and Phil Griffin of Waste Division. 4 people. In a tiny house. Talking about art in the sugar beet saturated air of Billings, Montana. What more could you ask for?

https://youtu.be/eMSrp6dwfBc

https://waste-division.org/

https://marykateteske.com/

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