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December 2020 News Releases

City Invites Residents to Apply to Serve on Boards and Commissions

The City of Bloomington’s Office of the City Clerk and the Office of the Mayor are accepting applications from community members who would like to serve on one of the City’s boards or commissions. Some of these bodies are anticipating vacancies as current terms expire in December 2020 and January 2021. Applications are sought to fill spaces on the Commission on Sustainability, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, the Environmental Commission, Parking Commission, and a number of others. 

Sixth BT Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19

A Bloomington Transit (BT) employee received a positive test result of a COVID-19 viral test on Saturday, December 12.  After first experiencing symptoms Monday, December 7, the employee began isolating on paid leave Tuesday, December 8.  The employee works in the maintenance section of the organization and does not interact with the public in the course of their work.

Indiana Supreme Court Finds For Bloomington in Declaring State Statute Unconstitutional 

This morning, the Indiana Supreme Court decided in favor of the City of Bloomington, declaring a section of the 2017 budget bill that stopped Bloomington’s proposed annexation unconstitutional.  The City of Bloomington had challenged the statute, passed by the state legislature in April 2017, in a declaratory judgment action against Governor Holcomb.  Special Judge Frank Nardi first heard the City’s appeal and on April 18, 2019, also found for the City.