City Council

Upcoming City Council Meetings

To watch or listen to the June 28, 2021 City Council regular business meeting:

  • Attend the meeting in person at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road
  • BTV (Comcast channels 859 or 14)
  • Watch online at or the City's YouTube channel
  • By phone:  1-415-655-0001, access code TBD. A mobile phone is recommended to avoid a long-distance charge.

To provide public comment:

There are three ways to comment or testify during the public comment period or a public hearing.

In Person at the meeting
  • Beginning June 14th, City Council meetings will be held via a hybrid of virtual and in-person options. If you wish to provide public comment or testimony during a public hearing, please wait for the Mayor to open the public comment or public hearing, approach the podium, add your name and contact information to the clipboard, and begin speaking.
Phone in during the meeting
  • Dial phone number 1-866-427-2706, conference ID TBD prior the start of the item you wish to speak on.
  • Provide the operator with the item number and name listed on the agenda. You will be placed on hold and your line muted until it is your turn to comment or testify. 
Contacting the Council Secretary prior to the meeting
  • Call 952-563-4695 or email
  • Include the item number and name listed on the agenda.
  • Include your name, phone number and address when leaving a voicemail or email. 
  • Voicemail and emails must be received by 2 p.m. on the day of the City Council meeting.  
  • Please indicate if you also plan to call in during the meeting to provide live comment or testimony.

Meeting agenda and documents are available at

Adopted in 1960, the City Charter provides for a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council, which includes an elected mayor and six other elected Councilmembers, exercises the legislative power of the City of Bloomington and determines all City policies.

The City Council appoints a professional city manager, who is responsible to the Council for the administration of all City business. The Council also appoints citizens to various advisory boards and commissions.

Meetings and minutes

Meeting types

  • Business meetings are at 6 p.m. and take place on several Mondays per month in Bloomington Civic Plaza's Council Chambers unless otherwise noted. This schedule is adjusted to accommodate holidays.
  • Study meetings take place on an as-needed basis, and will be held at 6 p.m. unless otherwise specified. These meetings are in Bloomington Civic Plaza's Council Chambers unless otherwise noted. 
  • The Council also holds joint meetings and concurrent meetings with other organizational groups, special meetings, and meetings on property taxes.
  • PDF icon 2021 Council Calendar.pdf

How to watch

  • Live – Business meetings and study meetings are broadcast on Comcast 14-SD/859-HD and livestreamed on BTV.
  • Archive  – Archived video is made available soon after each meeting's conclusion.
  • The Mayor provides a summary of each meeting through the Council Minute video series

    Meeting minutes and documents

    • Agendas – listing of items to be discussed at each meeting.
    • Agenda packets and documents – Available on the City's online agenda management system.
    • Voting results (without any narrative) – Available after the meeting minutes are approved by City Council.
    • Minutes – The official record of each meeting. Posted after Council approval.

    Meeting rules