Helena City Commission

Helena City Candidates Give Us Something to Get Excited About

If you are in need of something good to look toward given the depressing and lackluster nature of the Montana legislature, some of the candidates running for Helena city races will certainly cheer you. Popular city commissioner Andres Haladay is filing re-election, and Helena favorites Heather…

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His Heart Just Isn’t In It

Frank admissions of doubt from one Helena City Commission candidate make the Helena Vigilante’s profile on the capital city commission races an interesting read. Here’s incumbent commissioner Dan Ellison: Let me start by saying I didn’t have a burning desire to run for reelection. Ok. So with…

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The Bathroom Problem

Let’s cut to the chase.  In the three hours of testimony for and against the Helena non-discrimination ordinance, a compelling problem was delineated by the opponents. Even though hundreds of municipalities, including many major cities–and entire states–have without incident outlawed discrimination on the basis of…

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This Amendment Needs to Go

The Helena non-discrimination ordinance is finally set for passage Monday, December 17th.  It will outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.  The final hearing begins at 6pm in the City Commission Chambers on the 3rd floor of the City-County Building. There is a small snag, however….

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Decision Time

The Helena City Commission will hold the “first reading” for the nondiscrimination ordinance tonight, Monday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers of the City-County Building.  When the ordinance passes, it will mean Helenans can no longer be fired, refused an apartment, or…

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Satire at Its Best

Remember the conservative Helena City Commissioner who said he opposed Helena’s non-disrcrimination ordinance for LGBT citizens because it lacked protections for people who are bald or left handed? He is continuing to take heat this week. The Helena Vigilante’s Shane Castle has a created a…

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A Commissioner’s Wrath

There’s an interesting article in today’s Helena IR about Helena City Commissioner Dan Ellison (the conservative on the commission).  Mr. Ellison used last night’s City Commission meeting to  publicly assail one of the IR‘s best reporters, Sanjay Talwani. It looks like Mr. Ellison felt that…

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Political Quick Hits

Supporters Wanted Supporters of the right-wing City Commission candidate Lorabelle Behlmer took to the streets in support of her candidacy this weekend–or rather a supporter did.   A Cowgirl tipster captured this photograph of Behlmer’s “Honk and Wave” event.  It doesn’t look like her candidacy…

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Political Quick Hits: Helena City Races

Commenters here have pointed out that write-ins will be accepted in the the Helena Citizens Council election.  The Helena Citizens Council is an advisory council to the Helena City Commission.  Matthieu Oppedahl, Jessica Peterson,  Kim Abbott and Michael Hand are running as write-in candidates.  The race…

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