City commission discusses priorities for 2021 Montana Legislature

Bozeman city commissioners Tuesday night worked through goals for the upcoming Montana legislative session, drawing off of the city’s strategic plan to identify some potential priorities for the lawmaking session set to begin in January 2021.

Major goals identified in a report presented by city manager Jeff Mihelich and echoed by several commissioners were a local option sales tax, affordable housing and working with other cities to support policies that could be beneficial. Other potential priorities include legislation on special election dates, supporting Gallatin College facilities and allowing blood draws for first-offense DUIs.