Community Budget Advisory Committee
The City of Bloomington is facing a multi-million dollar budget shortfall as a result of COVID-19. In an effort to ensure budget discussions reflect community preferences, the City Council appointed a Community Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) in May 2020.
The advisory committee is made up of nine members who have knowledge of municipal budgets and City government. Through the coming months, the Community Budget Advisory Committee will engage community members and review the City’s budget and services to provide the Council recommendations given the budget challenges. By looking at the overall budget instead of reducing services one by one, the City Council and City staff are aiming to make sure service changes reflect what community members value most.
How to participate
Community listening sessions
Video conference listening sessions to provide input into the City's budget process will be held via Zoom on the following dates. Click the date to register.
Join in virtual listening sessions to provide input into the City's budget process and City services:
- Thursday, September 17 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
- Saturday, September 19 from 10 -11:30 a.m.
- September Community Listening Sessions Presentation
Share reactions and reflections on the proposed CBAC budget scenarios:
- Thursday, October 15 from 6:30-8:00pm
- Saturday, October 17 from 10:00-11:30am
Let's Talk Bloomington
Respond to surveys and share your ideas through digital engagement. Visit blm.mn/letstalk to participate.
Meeting agendas and webcasts
To receive Community Budget Advisory Committee notification, visit the CBAC email updates page and enter your email address.
View meeting agendas and other documents at blm.mn/meetings.
Webcasts of the Bloomington Community Budget Advisory Committee Meetings are available on the City's YouTube page.
- April 20. 2020 Presentation - COVID-19 Economic Impact - 2020 Budget Reduction Options
- April 27. 2020 Study Session - 2020 Budget & 2021 Budget
- June 10 2020 CBAC-Committee Charter
- June 10 2020 CBAC-Budget 101
- June_24_2020_CBAC-Information and Updates
- July 8 2020 Report to City Council
The City of Bloomington Assessor's Office determines the value of approximately 32,000 parcels within the city for property tax purposes. Visit the City Assessor's Office webpage for more information.
Visit the Finance Department's Financial reports webpage for more info about the following documents.
2020 Budget Book
The Budget Book presents the City's approved 2020 budget.
Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)
The PAFR, published every June under the title, "Corporate Report to the Community," is a brief summary of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (see next link). The report is intended to increase the general public's understanding of Bloomington's financial condition.
2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
The purpose of this report is to provide the mayor, City Council, City staff, citizens, bondholders, and other interested parties with useful information concerning the City’s operations and financial position. The 2019 CAFR was published in June 2020.
2020-2029 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
The CIP includes a detailed description of every Capital Project anticipated to be initiated during the ten-year period. Due to the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, projects scheduled for 2020 are being re-evaluated. View more information on the dedicated CIP webpage.
Fleet (Public Works)
Human Services Division
Information Technology Department
Print Shop (Communications)
Public Health Division
One Bloomington | Strategic Priorities
In its One Bloomington plan, launched in 2017, the City Council has identified seven strategic priorities that will guide the City's decisions through 2020:
- Community image
- Equity and inclusion
- Community amenities
- High-quality services
- Focused renewal
- Environmental sustainability
Creekside Community Center and Motor Vehicle Office survey - overview
Creekside Community Center and Motor Vehicle Office survey - full results
Visit the City's Budget impacts of COVID-19 page for more info about this survey.
The Committee Charter describes the charge of the committee and their commitment to the work. The final document was adopted at the June 24, 2020 meeting.
All terms end December 31, 2020.
Neil Peterson (Co-Chair)
City of Bloomington Mayor (former)
Commercial Real Estate Broker/Advisor
Former: Mn State Representative, Metropolitan Council Member, Bloomington Mayor and City Council Member
Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University; BA Hastings College, Nebraska
Steve Peterson (Co-Chair)
Port Authority Board Commissioner (current)
City Charter Commissioner (current)
City Councilmember (former)
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of Minnesota
Metropolitan Council Internal Auditor
Class of 2019 Bloomington Leadership Program Member
MPP - University of Minnesota, BA - University of Wisconsin
Three Rivers Park District Commissioner
Comcast Corporation’s Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, with responsibility for the nationwide state-level government affairs for Comcast and NBCUniversal including the formation of legislative strategies and policy initiatives.
Current member, Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners (formerly Hennepin Parks) representing Bloomington, Eden Prairie and Richfield. This follows a ten year stint on the Hennepin County Library Board (three years as president). John Gibbs is also a member of the board of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the Minnesota Business Partnership as well as the boards of Artistry Theater and Visual Arts and the Minnesota River Valley Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. Gibbs is the former chair of the Hennepin County Policy Advisory Committee, a former member of the Bloomington Charter Commission, former member and chair of the Bloomington Cable Commission.
Graduate, Bloomington Lincoln High School
BA, History, Geography, University of Minnesota
JD, William Mitchell College of Law
Bloomington Chief of Police (retired)
City of Bloomington Merit Board Member (current)
BA Metro State
Ergotron / Senior Manager, Latin America
Apothecary Products LLC / Director, Latin America
Bloomington Latino Leadership Member
Bloomington Leadership Program: Learn to Lead / Member
VEAP, Bloomington volunteer
Interpreter, Translator for Bloomington Schools
Latino Lead City of Minneapolis / Member
Women Entrepreneur of Minnesota / Board Member
MS International Business / University of Minnesota Mankato, MN
Mini MBA / University of St. Thomas, MN
BA Accounting / University of Lima, Peru
Career in Food Manufacturing Industry, Associate Marketing Manager
Class of 2019 Bloomington Leadership Program Member
Master of Business Administration - University of St. Thomas, Bachelors of Science - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Maureen Scallen Failor
Bloomington Chamber President (former)
President -Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Bloomington Community Center Task Force Member
University of Minnesota
President of Bloomington Area Hockey Association (former)
Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Planning & Employee Development -- Minnesota Department of Corrections
Past President - Bloomington Amateur Hockey Association
Volunteer Coach - girls youth basketball and softball
Volunteer Coach - boys youth hockey and baseball
University of Minnesota/ BA in Economics