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Isabel Piedmont-Smith

Parliamentarian and District V Representative

1108 S. Rogers

Bloomington, IN 47403

(o:) 812.349.3409

piedmoni@bloomington.in.gov

 

Isabel Piedmont-Smith is a Bloomington native and first-generation American born to German immigrants. She is a graduate of Bloomington High School South and received a BA in History from Oberlin College and an MAT in Social Studies Education from Boston University. Since 1998, she has served as fiscal officer and department administrator in the Department of French & Italian at Indiana University-Bloomington. She lives in the McDoel Gardens neighborhood in a 1925 bungalow with her husband and two cats.

Isabel became interested in Bloomington city government in 2002, when the city's Growth Policies Plan was being written. Along with other environmental activists, she urged the Plan Commission to emphasize biking, walking, and public transit as transportation modes and to protect green space in the city. In the past ten years, she has served on the board of the South Central Community Action Program, on the IU-Bloomington Professional Staff Council (one year as president), and on the Bloomington Environmental Commission (one year as chair). In 2007, she was elected to the City Council to represent District 5. From her term of service, she counts the Green Building Ordinance, which she co-authored with Dave Rollo, as a major success, and she is also proud of her work on the Plan Commission to ensure pedestrian-friendly development downtown and limits to growth on the city's edges.

In 2011, Isabel decided not to run for re-election to the City Council due to family obligations. Elected again in 2015, she is now excited to carry forward with her priorities of alleviating poverty, ensuring sustainability, and involving the community in local government.

 

Committee Appointments and Assignments:

Council Officer

  • Parliamentarian

 

Appointments

 

Standing Committees

 

Next Constituent Meeting:

 

2020 District V Monthly Constituent Meetings are scheduled for 11:00 am on the following dates:

  • January 25 -- McCloskey Conference Room (#135), City Hall
  • February 29 -- Legal (Allison) Conference Room (#225), City Hall
  • March 28 -- McCloskey Conference Room (#135), City Hall
  • April 25 -- McCloskey Conference Room (#135), City Hall
  • May 30  -- McCloskey Conference Room (#135), City Hall
  • June  -- NO MEETING
  • July 25 -- McCloskey Conference Room (#135), City Hall
  • August 29 -- McCloskey Conference Room (#135), City Hall
  • September 26 -- Hooker Conference Room (#245), City Hall
  • October 31 -- McCloskey Conference Room (#135), City Hall
  • November -- NO MEETING
  • December 5 -- McCloskey Conference Room (#135), City Hall (Note: this meeting combines November and December monthly meetings)

 

Current Projects:

TBD

 

Relevant Legislation sponsored by Cm. Piedmont-Smith:

  • Ordinance 19-28 -- This ordinance is sponsored by Cms. Granger and Piedmont-Smith and amends Chapter 2.28 of the Bloomington Municipal Code (BMC), entitled "Bloomington Living Wage Ordinance," to broaden the class of employees of the City of Bloomington who receive a Living Wage by removing the exclusion for certain seasonal employees in the Parks and Recreation department. (8-0-1)

 

  • Ordinance 18-10 -- This ordinance is sponsored by Cms. Granger and Piedmont-Smith and would amend Chapter 26 (Controller’s Office) of Title 2 (Administration and Personnel) of the Bloomington Municipal Code (BMC) by adding three sections. The first is Section 2.26.200, which would require additional Council review of certain intra-category transfers within certain appropriated funds. The second is Section 2.26.205, which would require submittal and approval by the Council of capital plans for the applicable year associated with above-mentioned appropriated funds. The third is Section 2.26.210, which would require that certain expenditures of at least $100,000 be identified to the Council as part of an appropriation ordinance and that the Council review certain of those not previously-identified expenditures in advance of their payment. (9-0-0)

 

  • Resolution 19-17 -- This resolution is sponsored by Cms. Chopra, Granger, and Piedmont-Smith and declares the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples' Day in the City of Bloomington and offers this day as an opportunity to celebrate the cultures and values that Indigenous Peoples of our region add to the communities in Bloomington, throughout Indiana, and globally. (8-0-0)

 

  • Resolution 19-07 -- This resolution is sponsored by Cms. Piedmont-Smith and Granger and is in opposition to Indiana Senate Bill 613. The resolution documents the predatory and exploitative nature of the bill and its impact on low-income communities. The resolution calls for the Indiana General Assembly to first engage in a study of the credit access and leading practice needs of low-income communities before making such a wide-sweeping law change. The resolution also calls for the Bloomington City Clerk to send a copy of this resolution to members of the Indiana General Assembly representing Bloomington, to the Chair of the Committee on Financial Institutions in the Indiana House, and to the Governor of Indiana. (8-0-1)

 

  • Resolution 18-28 -- This resolution is sponsored by Cms. Ruff and Piedmont-Smith and expresses the preference of the Bloomington Common Council for the repair of the 4th Street Parking Garage at this time over the construction of a new parking facility. (9-0-0)

 

  • Resolution 18-19 -- This resolution is sponsored by Cm. Piedmont-Smith and cites the City of Bloomington’s Comprehensive Plan’s reference to the development of a broad plan for community sustainability and documents the Common Council’s long history of initiating sustainability related legislation. The resolution accepts the 2018 Sustainability Action Plan as an advisory document, one that is intended to guide City activities and funding priorities. (8-0-0)

 

  • Ordinance 09-04 -- This ordinance is sponsored by Cm. Piedmont-Smith and Rollo and adds Chapter 2.29 “Green Building Program” to Title 2 “Administration and Personnel” of the Bloomington Municipal Code. The Green Building Program requires that all new construction and major renovation of occupiable City buildings be designed, contracted, and built to achieve, at minimum, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Silver level of certification. The ordinance also calls for a two-part evaluation of the City’s existing building stock, calls for this evaluation to be complete by 2020, and requires the City to both register eligible buildings with the U.S. Green Building Councils and implement improvements necessary to obtain LEED certification by 2022. (9-0-0)