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2018 City Council
2018 City Council: Front row, l-r: Isabel Piedmont-Smith, Council Vice President & District V Representative; Dorothy Granger, Council President & District II Representative; and, Steve Volan, Parliamentarian & District VI Representative.  Back row, l-r: Andy Ruff, At-Large Representative; Allison Chopra, District III Representative; Chris Sturbaum, District I Representative; Dave Rollo, District IV Representative; Susan Sandberg, At-Large Representative; and, Jim Sims, At-Large Representative.
As the legislative body of the City, the City Council is a link between the citizens of Bloomington and their government. By enacting legislation that fosters the health, safety, and welfare of the City, the Council works to represent the interests of residents while ensuring the delivery of municipal services. By statute, the Council is responsible for the control of the City's property and finances, and the appropriation of money (Indiana Code § 36‐4‐6‐18).


      *  Closing Councilmember Comment on Resolution 18-24  *


*   Re: The scoping of Houston South Vegetation and Management Plan, comments may be made to: Emails should include the subject header “Houston South Vegetation Management and Restoration Project.” Oral comments may be taken either in person at the Hoosier National Forest Office at 811 Constitution Ave., Bedford or over the phone by calling 812-275-5987 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays.


Learn more about Councilmembers, including biographies and contact information (click on the name).

Find your Council Representative

Six Council Members represent individual City districts and three represent the City At-Large. To learn which Council district you live in, check out the City Council District Interactive Map or use our myBloomington address search service to find all sorts of information about the area in which you live. Downloadable maps are available in the Council District Map Gallery


Council Meetings

Meetings are generally held the first four Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 401 N. Morton. All meetings of the Council are open to the public. Auxiliary aids (including assisted listening devices) for people with disabilities are available upon request with adequate notice. Please call (812) 349-3409 or e-mail

    Please see the Council's Meeting page for the Council Packet including legislation and background material.
  • 2018 COUNCIL CALENDAR: Please consult the Council's meeting calendar for a list of currently-scheduled Council and Council Committee meetings:
  • PUBLIC COMMENT: The Council values the voices of citizens and welcomes public comment at its meetings. View Rules for Making Public Comment.
    Members of the public who wish to display visuals as part of their public comment, should contact the Council Office by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, the day before the Council meeting. Please call (812) 349-3409 or e-mail
  • View live and archived Council meetings with Civic Webcasts
  • Filing deadlines for Council Legislation

[Please find an annual calendar of City boards and commissions here. (This version includes corrections requested up to 27 December 2017.)]