June 28, 2019 VOM Podcast

Municipal Budget Constraints vs Public Safety

Billings Mayor Bill Cole and Councilman Mike Yakawich discussed the constraints of the budget for municipalities vs the need for public safety. The City of Billings has been dipping into reserves to pay for the increase in crime for several budget cycles, we discussed what is being done to address the issue.
We also discussed where things currently stand for the Commissioning of the USS Billings.