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Bozeman mayor’s annual state of the city address highlights some good, some bad

Bozeman’s economy is strong, but its labor force is under pressure.

City to solicit input on what it means to ‘belong in Bozeman’

“Our goal remains to ensure that every resident, visitor, and city of Bozeman employee feels welcomed, valued and like they can thrive regardless of their race, identity, or life circumstance,” said Dani Hess, the city’s community engagement coordinator, during a city commission meeting this week.

Bozeman, Montana wants power to ban single-use plastics

Bozeman city commissioners want the Legislature to give them the power to ban single-use plastic items, adding to a long list of issues the city would like more local control over.

Bozeman, Montana looks at water conservation as population grows

“The closer we get to exhausting our reliable supply, the higher likelihood that we’re going to have to enact water restrictions in order to meet our most essential needs,” said Brian Heaston, senior water resources engineer.

Bozeman looking for public input on safe streets campaign

City spokesperson Takami Clark said they are just kicking off the campaign and have not received much feedback on it. The city plans to get together the key messages and then launch a campaign in the springtime, Clark said.

Bozeman sets 2023 legislative priorities, identifying four as the focus

“The state chose to put six more items on the list of powers denied to self-governing local governments like the city of Bozeman. We want flexibility there. We want to be able to govern people,” says Veselik.

Bozeman planning for groundwater wells to boost water supply

But first, the city will have to do extensive testing and planning to get a permit from the state to pump any groundwater.

“Make Cents for Montana” Sales tax, housing, road safety among Bozeman’s priorities for 2023 Montana Legislature

Calling it “Make Cents for Montana,” the city’s document outlining its legislative priorities includes support for giving municipalities the option to implement a sales tax on items targeted to tourist spending, like outdoor guiding services, alcohol, hotel bookings and restaurant meals.

Bozeman considering composting program

“It supports so many of the goals of our city, including goals …from our climate action plan,” Commissioner Jennifer Madgic said. “We’ve been talking about composting in Bozeman for some time so I’m excited.”

City of Bozeman announces 4-point plan for safer streets

On Tuesday night the city of Bozeman announced its plans to increase street safety across the city. Their hope is that with this 4-pronged approach they’ll be able to make the streets of Bozeman safer for everyone including pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists.