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September 2020 News Releases


Third Public Forum to Engage Community on Hospital Site Redevelopment

The City invites residents to participate in the third public forum of the master planning process for redevelopment of the current IU Health Bloomington Hospital site on Tuesday, October 6, at 6 p.m.

City and BEDC Apply for Federal Funds to Establish Trades District Technology Center

With support from the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, the City of Bloomington, together with the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), submitted an application on Monday, September 28 for federal funds to support the establishment of a technology center in the downtown Trades District, the city’s Certified Technology Park (CTP). 

Local “CDFI Friendly Bloomington” Model Gains National Exposure

Mayor John Hamilton will participate in a national panel discussion on Wednesday, September 30 about the CDFI Friendly Strategy he pioneered in Bloomington that is being adapted and adopted by other communities around the country.

Mayor Hamilton Appoints Scott Robinson Director of Planning and Transportation

Mayor John Hamilton has appointed Scott Robinson director of the City of Bloomington Department of Planning and Transportation, pending approval by the City’s Plan Commission at its next meeting, scheduled for October 12.

High-School Students Invited to Participate in Third Annual Teen Roundtable

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth (CSCY) invites high school-aged students to participate in the Third Annual Teen Roundtable.

Projects Update: Downtown Alley Activation, Garage Progress, Sidewalk Enhancements

The City of Bloomington continues to advance infrastructure projects that enhance economic vitality, environmental sustainability, safety, transportation, and quality of life.

City Supports Free Biomanufacturing Tech Apprenticeship Program Accepting Students for October

Bloomington residents may now register for a free three-week training in skills needed to gain employment in the region’s robust biomanufacturing sector.

Commission on Aging Member, Jack Kahn, Receives Golden Hoosier Award

City of Bloomington Commission on Aging member Jack Kahn has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Golden Hoosier Award, which recognizes older Hoosiers who serve others in an exemplary manner and dedicate their lives to bettering the community where they live. 

City Council Renders Four Votes for 0.25% Local Income Tax Increase

Four of the nine members of the Bloomington Common Council this evening voted in favor of Resolution 20-13, which would have proposed an ordinance to the other members of the Monroe County Local Income Tax Council to increase the local income tax (LIT) by 0.25% for the purpose of economic development.

The Mill Code School Currently Seeking Applications for Free Digital Skills Training

Funded in part through a $100,000 investment by the City of Bloomington, The Mill Code School will begin instruction for its first cohort of up to 40 participants on October 5.

CBU Employee is City’s First COVID-19 Case in Six Weeks

An employee of the City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) Engineering division received a positive COVID-19 viral test result September 10.

City’s Innovation Team Hosts Community Meetings to Gather Input on Leaf Collection Program


City and County Public Safety Agencies to Hold 09/11 Ceremony at Ivy Tech

Mayor Hamilton Responds to Loss of Bloomington Family in Apparent Triple Homicide and Suicide

Mayor John Hamilton would like to share the following statement in response to today’s news of the deaths of four members of a Bloomington family: 

City Council to Consider Local Income Tax Increase and Proposed Investments


Applications Sought for 2020 Recover Forward Grants for the Arts

The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) and the Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) are seeking applications for a second round of funding to foster the arts and cultivate cultural experiences in Bloomington as part of Mayor John Hamilton’s initiative to Recover Forward from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Parks and Recreation Department Hosts Virtual Public Engagement Session to Collect Input for Master Plan

An online Master Plan public input session will take place virtually via Zoom from 4 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 3.

Projects Update: City Garage Construction Progresses, Generates up to 500 Jobs