Posts tagged City Council
Special Session to Cover Parks and Rec Plan; Critical Vote Set for Lake Bloomington Docks

The City’s parks and recreation department is in the middle of developing a 15-year plan for its facilities and programs. Council members will hear updates and discuss the plan’s progress during a special session 5:00 p.m. Monday. The City hired GreenPlay Inc. last year to inventory and assess the City’s current facilities and programs, gathering public input to develop a roadmap for the department’s future.

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Despite Owners' Protests, Some Lake Bloomington Docks Will be Cited

Lake Bloomington residents hoping to end the years-long debate over potentially illegal docks now face what City staff warn could be a lengthy court process to assess the 17 or so structures in question.Council members Monday night voted 7-2 to effectively take no action on the issue, deferring instead to the City’s current process for handling structures that don’t comply with its building ordinances.  

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Local Activists Push Bloomington Council for Sanctuary City Status

Supporters of a welcoming city ordinance again called on Bloomington leaders Monday, using one of their signature lines: “Do the right thing--Pass the ordinance.”Members of the Keep Families Together coalition staged a 24-hour fast in front of City Hall on Sunday Night and a walkout during Monday night’s City Council meeting.

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Bloomington Takes the Next Step Toward a New Connect Transit Center

Connect Transit wants the City’s help in selecting sites for a feasibility study on its proposed Downtown Bloomington bus transfer center.Representatives from Connect Transit and Farnsworth Group, Inc. presented two early conceptual drawings for the project during a City Council special session Monday evening.

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Against Council Majority Vote, Mayor Renner Schedules Committee Meeting

On Monday, January 8, the Bloomington City Council cast a 5 to 4 vote to strike the “Committee of the Whole” meeting from the 2018 calendar.During the Council Meeting, Mayor Renner stated his intention to hold the meeting, regardless of the outcome of the vote. On Tuesday, January 9, Mayor Renner upheld his statement by returning the meeting to the calendar.

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