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Every decade, two years after the US Census, Indiana Code requires the Common Council to redraw its districts. The Citizens Redistricting Advisory Commission (CRAC) is an independent, politically balanced body whose purpose is to recommend the new boundaries that divide the city into six council districts. 

 

Residents of the City of Bloomington will make up the 5-member commission. (MyBloomington can be used to verify residency.) The Commission will be divided by political affiliation; two democrats, two republicans and one independent. PLEASE NOTE: Two members of the Commission will be full-time students at Indiana University - Bloomington, one democrat & 1 republican. In the event that fewer than two eligible applications are received, the Council's selection committee may proceed with the appointment process. 

 

Members:

- Must reside in the City of Bloomington;

- Must be available to attend meetings in person after appointment to the Commission and until the Commission has completed its report and recommendation (exact meeting frequency, dates, and times will be determined by the Commission once members are appointed);

- Must not be a current public office holder;

- Must not be an employee for an elected official;

- Must not work for the City of Bloomington;

- Must not have contributed a cumulative total of $2,000 or more to any political candidate(s) within five years or be registered with the Indiana Lobby Registration commission; and

- Must not be immediate family members of any excluded person.

 

In pursuit of its objective, the Commission will operate with transparency. Data used to draw maps will be made publicly available, public comment will be gathered and voters will be able to submit their own maps to the Commission online. In order to make this process accessible to a wide range of individuals, public meetings may be scheduled at various times and days.

 

Once its work is complete, the Commission will issue its recommended maps to the Common Council with descriptions of council districts and a report that explains how the recommended districts comply with federal, state and local requirements.

 

The commission will meet at least every other month and members will serve without compensation. Because of the time-limited nature of its purpose, the term of the Commissioners is limited to two years from the date of its formation, following a federal decennial Census. 

 

Statutory Authority: Bloomington Municipal Code 2.12.130

 

Contact Information:

Staff Liaison - Stephen Lucas - Council/Administrator Attorney

(812) 349-3409 | lucass@bloomington.in.gov

Members

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Common Council
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2022-12-31
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Vacant

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires
2022-12-31
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Vacant

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires
2022-12-31
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Vacant

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires
2022-12-31
Vacancy:Apply

Vacant

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires
2022-12-31
Vacancy:Apply