Your Billings City Council and department directors spent the Mar. 31, 2023 weekend identifying the biggest issues facing our community.
They included, in no particular order:
-Lack of consequences for criminal behavior
-Segregation of the Native American population
-High levels of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE scores)
None of the problems mentioned above come with a simple, single, speedy solution. As a matter of fact, you can take each of these and branch them off into subproblems. And we recognize more issues exist, but these alone were heavy conversations to have packed into two days.
Admitting the flaws of the City where we live, work, and play isn’t easy. But our community deserves the best.
We have a big challenge ahead of us as we create and tackle a strategy for a safer Billings.
Your council and department leaders are committed to the cause.