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November 2017 News

Interim Changes to Title 20 Proposed

Amendments to the ordinance regulation affect maximum heights, maximum densities, and modulation requirements.

City Invites Public to Share Input on Existing Parking Infrastructure

A downtown parking study will kick off this month with public meetings to gather information for an overview of current and projected parking needs for the downtown area.

City Invites Public to Attend Sustainable Profits Education Event

The City of Bloomington joins the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce on Monday, December 4 to host “Sustainable Profits: Are You Looking to Improve Your Bottom Line?” Free to the public, the event’s focus is the impact on profitability that results from running a more sustainable business model.  
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City Seeks Bands, Musicians for 2018 Summer Performing Arts Series

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department seeks musicians and bands to apply to participate in the 2018 Performing Arts Series of live outdoor concerts in city parks. Deadline to apply is Dec. 8.

City Unveils 2018 Theme for Black History Month Essay Contest

The City of Bloomington Black History Month Committee announced that the 2018 theme for its annual Black History Month essay contest is From Protest to Progress: Unmasking the Movement.

City Commission on the Status of Women Seeking Nominees for Annual Awards

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women will continue accepting nominations for its annual awards through January 19, 2018.

Artists Invited to Submit Design Proposals for 2018 Bloomington Bicentennial Arbor Day Poster

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department's urban forestry program is issuing a call for artist proposals for an Arbor Day poster.

Holiday Season Parking Enforcement

Dimension Mill to Hold Inaugural Annual Event on Angel Investing and the New Economy

The event takes place at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, from 12:30-6:30 p.m on November 30.

Bloomington Transit Route Updates for Thanksgiving Week

Bloomington Transit reduces routes from November 19 through November 25. On November 24, all buses will be out of service and the Bloomington Transit Center will be closed.

Department of Sanitation Thanksgiving Week Delay

Sanitation customers scheduled for Thursday will experience a one-day delay during Thanksgiving week.

Animal Shelter Notification of Special Thanksgiving Week Hours

Animal Control and Animal Shelter will be closed November 24 - 27. Despite closings, staff will field calls regarding emergencies or lost-and-found pets.

Information and Technology Services Director Rick Dietz to Host Farmers' Market Saturday

The public is invited to join the Director of Information and Technology Services, Rick Dietz, as he hosts "Mayor at the Market" Saturday.

HAND’s 2018 Schedule for Home Buyers Club Classes

HAND will host four Home Buyers Club classes in 2018 to help potential first-time home buyers understand and overcome the obstacles involved in realizing the goal of homeownership.

Bloomington Transit Partners with WCLS, Salvation Army to Stuff-a-Bus During Holiday Season

Donations collected through Stuff-a-Bus will be distributed to Monroe County families that have requested assistance through the Salvation Army.

Animal Shelter Closures This Week Due to Construction

Bloomington Recognized as a “Digital Cities” Winner

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has announced the national winners of the 2017 Digital Cities Survey. Now in its 17th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement.

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces New Assistant Director of Finance

City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) is pleased to announce that Laura Pettit has been named as the new Assistant Director of Finance.

Public Information Meeting Announced for Draft 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Community members are encouraged to attend the public information meeting regarding the Draft 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Director of Planning and Transportation Department to Host “Mayor at the Market” Saturday

The public is invited to join the director of the City’s Planning and Transportation Department, Terri Porter, as she hosts “Mayor at the Market” on Saturday. P
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City Participates in National Public Art Collaboration with Creative Time

The City of Bloomington is proud to announce its participation in a national public art collaboration, Pledges of Allegiance, with Creative Time, the New York-based public arts nonprofit...

City Celebrates GIS Day, Coordinates Student Mapping Challenge

The City of Bloomington and Mapbox, an open source mapping platform, will participate in Indiana University’s GIS Day, an annual celebration featuring the exciting geographic information systems (GIS) work of Indiana researchers and staff, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

Commission on the Status of Black Males Seeks Nominations for Award

City Encourages Public Participation and Input on Monday at Bike Share Event

 On Monday, November 6, the City of Bloomington and Indiana University will host a public event designed to give the community an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and give input about the bike share partnership announced earlier this week. The event takes place at City Hall (401 N. Morton St.) in Council Chambers from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
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City Announces Public Art Collaboration with Creative Time

Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development to Host “Mayor at the Market” Saturday

Sims will be available from 9:00-10:30 a.m. to speak about affordable housing, historic preservation, and neighborhood services.

Bloomington Fire Department’s Receives ISO Class 2/2x Rating

The score makes the City one of 11 in the state with a class two (2) rating, placing Bloomington in the top one percent of the 1593 Indiana communities protected by a fire department.

Public Invited to Meet with City Officials in November

The City invites residents and guests to learn more about the City, share ideas, and discuss ongoing projects with department heads at the "Mayor at the Market" series.

City Closing Lanes on College Mall Road Nov. 6-9 for Maintenance in Medians

Drivers should plan for extra travel time along College Mall Road, or take an alternate route.