Missoula City council supports $15 million open space bond

Posted at 10:40 AM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 12:40:24-04

MISSOULA – The Missoula City Council has approved supporting a proposed $15 million open space bond in conjunction with Missoula County.

The council voted 9-to-1 on Monday evening in support of the proposed open space bond. Councilman Jesse Ramos opposed the motion.

It will now go to the Missoula county commissioners to hold a public hearing. Pending the outcome of that public hearing, commissioners have until the end of the summer to place the bond issue on the November ballot.  A date for the public hearing has not be set.

The Council also passed a motion that would ask Mayor John Engen to work with the council to place a $500,000 stewardship and conservation mill levy request on the November ballot, that would go towards maintenance of the proposed open space.

Click here to view the minutes from Monday’s Missoula City Council meeting.