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City Shares Organizational Assessments of Public Safety Departments

The City of Bloomington today is releasing two organizational assessment reports of its public safety departments. Mayor John Hamilton last year directed that independent, third-party assessments of the Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) and the Bloomington Police Department (BPD) be undertaken, in order to review operations and inform budgetary and organizational decision-making for each department.  

Projects Update: Parking Innovations, Sidewalk Assistance, Garage Webcams

In keeping with current public health regulations, the City of Bloomington continues to advance Infrastructure projects enhancing safety, transportation, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life for all.  Updates about a selection of current projects and programs follow:

City Parks and Recreation Department Launches New Five-Year Master Planning Process with Community-wide Survey

Watch the mail for a postcard invitation to take a community interest survey about Bloomington parks.

Results of Digital Equity Study Will Inform City’s Plans for Better Broadband Access

The City of Bloomington has published the results of a survey assessing how residents use internet services as the first step in the development of Mayor John Hamilton’s Digital Equity Strategic Plan.

City Releases Study Assessing Bloomington's Housing Needs

The City of Bloomington today released a study assessing the city’s housing needs and recommending strategies to provide safe, affordable housing for all residents. 

About Bloomington


Bloomington is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and home to 85,000 residents and serves as a home away from home for tens of thousands of Indiana University students and alumni. You'll cherish the city's dynamic energy, spectacular scenery, outdoor activities, world-class educational opportunities, Big Ten sporting events, thriving local businesses, vibrant arts scene and unique shopping and dining experiences. Bloomington's admittedly unique character welcomes all to participate in community building. Our friendly, safe, and inviting environment embrace visitors and ideas from across the globe. We are a city of both dreamers and doers. Whether you come for school, business, pleasure, or would like to make this your home, you are welcome in Bloomington.

Mayor John Hamilton


A Bloomington native and long-time public servant, John Hamilton was elected the 26th mayor of Bloomington. Mayor Hamilton is committed to building a Bloomington that is more productive, sustainable and equitable for current and future generations.