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August 2020 News Releases

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Local-Motion Grant Program Accepting Proposals for Bike/Ped Projects and Programming

The City of Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission (BPSC) is seeking ideas that incorporate bicycle and pedestrian mobility into local events, programs, or other community activities.  Local-Motion grants of up to $2,000 per project will be awarded to proposals for initiatives that celebrate and promote Bloomington’s walk- and bike-friendly culture and infrastructure and advance active mobility accessibility.  The BPSC will make their announcement of the Local-Motion Grant award announcement near the beginning of November. 

Mayor and Parks & Recreation Staff Host Opening of Switchyard Park Dog Park August 28

The Switchyard Park dog park opens Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m.
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City Funds “Recover Forward” Projects to Increase Economic, Racial, Climate Justice

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2020 Women’s Achievement Award Winners to be Celebrated on Women’s Equality Day

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Mayor Issues Executive Order Limiting Private Gatherings to 15, Joins with IUB Provost to Urge Compliance

Mayor John Hamilton is today issuing an emergency executive order limiting the size of private gatherings within city boundaries to protect the health and safety of the community upon the return of the Indiana University student population.

Projects Update: Expanded Seating Between Washington and Walnut Continues, Garage Progress

n 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:
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City Upgrades Open Finance Portal With More Data, Greater Accessibility

The City of Bloomington has upgraded its Open Finance financial transparency portal, to provide greater access to the City’s financial information.  Updated daily, the interactive website provides user-friendly visualizations of the City of Bloomington's expenditure, revenue, and payroll information for the current fiscal year, as well as a historical view of previous years.  The portal can be used to search details and chart the history of municipal expenses and revenues by category, department, function, fund, and vendor. 

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:
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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Bloomington Transit Driver Diagnosed With COVID-19

A Bloomington Transit (BT) driver has received a positive test result of a COVID-19 viral test. The employee began experiencing symptoms on Wednesday, July 29 and received a positive result on Saturday, August 1.