On Monday, three of Missoula’s highest profile public officials, County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier, University of Montana President Seth Bodnar and Mayor John Engen appeared VIA ZOOM at the annual City Club State of the Community Forum.
Even though the filing season is still a year off, political newcomer Jacob Elder has already made it very plain that he is taking aim on the position that has been held by John Engen for the last 16 years, Mayor of Missoula.
Both the Mayor and the Missoula County Commissioners have officially asked Health Officer Ellen Leahy to institute a mandatory masking order ‘in businesses licensed by the Missoula City County Health Department or City of Missoula’.
Tax Increment Financing has been a part of the city of Missoula’s lexicon since the 1970’s when Southgate Mall was built and the downtown area was labeled as blighted and designated as an urban renewal district.
The monthly City Talk seminar was held for the first time via ZOOM with the public having access to community leaders like Mayor John Engen, County Commission Chair Josh Slotnik and University of Montana President Seth Bodnar.
A Microsoft Teams press conference on Wednesday provided some updates on how quickly the city, county and the health department may move to further open businesses in Missoula County in response to the COVID 19 crisis.
At a press conference conducted by Mayor John Engen and a plethora of city and county officials on Friday, the City County Health Department imposed more stringent guidelines on what businesses may open as per Governor Bullock’s order of April 22.