MISSOULA — As the state legislature session kicked off on Monday, officials in Missoula also got to work tracking proposed legislation that may affect the city.
As a member of the public, this is something you can contribute to as well, and the city has new resources to catch you up to speed on the 2021 session.
At a city council meeting Monday night, Citizen Services Manager Jessica Miller introduced the new web page which includes lobbyist reports, information for contacting your legislators, and bills that the city will track throughout the 90 day session.
Miller said there are already about 3,000 bill requests, which Missoula city officials are watching closely.
As a member of the public, you’re encouraged to weigh in the laws that will affect our community. You can do that by contacting your legislators directly or contacting city officials regarding their stance on particular bills.
“For the next 90 days we will all be busy monitoring and weighing in to the degree that we can via zoom and distance,” said Mayor John Engen. “We are tracking bills, as always, paying attention, and trying to provide the public some opportunity to understand what the legislature is doing as well.”