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City Council

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 7 p.m., typically on the first and third Mondays of each month, in Bloomington Civic Plaza's Council Chambers. This schedule is adjusted to accommodate holidays.
  • Study meetings are typically held at 6 p.m. on an off-week Monday (the second, third, or fourth Monday of the month). 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.
  • 2020 City Council meeting calendar

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

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

Meeting rules