Making Democracy Work

Getting Involved in Local Government

In July, the League of Women Voters of Billings offered a series of three educational events and a social event on local government. If you were unable to attend the event, or would like to review what you saw, click on the links below to watch recordings of the sessions and access handouts from the sessions.

Curious about how your local government works? The League of Women Voters of Billings is offering a series of three educational events and a social event to discuss what we learned:

July 11 - How do we pay for everything and who decides? This will focus largely on the city budget, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and discussion on One Big Sky funding.

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CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES

July 17 - What are the rules? This will focus on the planning process, Project Re:Code (overhaul of existing zoning codes), and the city/county interaction.

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CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES

CLICK HERE FOR FACT SHEET

July 24 - How can I have a voice? This will focus on the various ways citizens can get involved without running for office: City Council meetings, public hearings, task forces, and citizen advisory boards.

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July 31 - Let's Talk About Getting Involved in Local Government LOCATION: This House of Books, 224 North Broadway, downtown Billings Social hour with attendees, local government officials and citizen volunteers. Sign up for ways to learn more, such as the Billings Citizen Police Academy and League of Women Voter observers at city and county meetings.

Thank you for your interest. For questions, send email with subject line "LWV Local Government Seminar"

League of Women Voters of Billings lwv.billings@gmail.com

Julie Schultz, Local Government Committee Chair jzutana@yahoo.com