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.
From 2021 - 2022, hundreds of voices from the community and City joined together to create a five-year strategic plan that will help guide the City as it works to cultivate an enduring and remarkable Bloomington.
Business meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on several Mondays each month in Bloomington Civic Plaza's Council Chambers unless otherwise noted. This schedule is adjusted to accommodate holidays.
Council Meetings 2024 Calendar
The Council also holds joint meetings and concurrent meetings with other organizational groups, special meetings, and meetings on property taxes.
There are three ways to comment or testify during a public hearing or on a specific agenda item:
Attend in person; or
Participate remotely during the public hearing. Unique log-ins will be posted to calendar entries for City Council meetings ; or
Offer comment in advance of the meeting by leaving a voicemail at 952-563-4695 or emailing email@example.com no later than 2 p.m. on the meeting date. Include the item number and item name listed on the agenda. Include your name, phone number, and address when leaving a voicemail or email. Please indicate if you also plan to attend in person or call in during the meeting to provide live comment or testimony.
Preregistration (with topic or question) is encouraged. Those who preregister will be called on to speak before those that have not preregistered.
Up to ten minutes will be allowed per speaker/topic. The mayor may request information from those present at 5:45 p.m. to organize the discussion and adjust time allocated per speaker, so long as an equal amount of time is allocated for each preregistered speaker and any such remaining time is set aside for those speakers that did not preregister.
If everyone who preregistered or otherwise desires to speak has spoken before 6:15 p.m., the City Council can adjourn early.
If additional speakers are present and desire to address the City Council at 6:15 p.m., the presiding officer will give priority to those additional speakers at the next listening session.