Councilman Alex Mendez has been campaigning hard for next year’s mayoral race. His large campaign signs dot houses on both sides of Park Avenue. This has led some of his detractors to cite an outdated and invalid municipal ordinance to allege the at-large councilman is breaking local law.
The city’s school district is auctioning off three building that have been unoccupied for years. School board members agreed to sell the former Board of Education complex on Church Street, the old School 5 on Totowa Avenue, and the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church building on Smith Street.
After closing its doors for two days, the controversial needle exchange program at the Well of Hope re-opened on Wednesday morning.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration secured its second temporary budget early Wednesday morning. Council members approved $43.33 million to cover government operational expenses for October and November.
Three men were arrested and large quantities of drugs were seized in a raid at a Park Avenue apartment building, said police director Jerry Speziale on Wednesday morning.
The city council on Tuesday night voted down a measure that sought to acquire 11 properties on both sides of Ryle Avenue to create a new entrance to the Great Falls National Historical Park from West Broadway.
The city’s health and human services director Donna Nelson-Ivy moved from being a staunch defender of a troubled needle exchange program that inspired repeated protests to try to shield the Well of Hope from health inspectors, reveal documents released by the municipal government as part of an open records request.