News Type Edit block Bloomington Briefing Published monthly, the award-winning Bloomington Briefing is mailed to all single-family households and businesses. Select a briefing “Putnam County Spelling Bee” comes to Schneider Theater Welcoming new Bloomington Chorale artistic director Learn more about Bloomington history at River Rendezvous Board games, anyone? Step up your morning: Creekside Walking Club Suicide prevention and awareness BPD participates in Faith and Blue Meet a firefighter: Leon Chambers III BPD explorers program applications now being accepted National Night Out nears four decades in Bloomington Properly dispose of yard waste Your storm drain needs you! 2023 Citywide recycling drop-off How to control buckthorn Bloomington Forward: A commitment to quality living Learn more at candidate forums FYI: Fence building guidelines Recreational cannabis and your health Submit your veteran photos Strive for success with the Bloomington Leadership Program Share your priorities for the 2024 budget Mayor’s memo: Bloomington Forward Community strategic plan moves forward Submit photos of veterans Omar Bonderud Award nominations Bloomington and Izumi celebrate 30 years as sister cities Mark your calendar: Bloomington pride celebration Bloomington yesterday: Civic Plaza turns 20 Learn about Bloomington’s indigenous history Artistry presents hit musical, Godspell Skate School offers a whole lot of fun Learn social dances and have fun Have fun in sun with Bloomington aquatics Summer Fete provides fun and fireworks Programs at Creekside Last days of Midweek Music and Market Prevent auto theft Enjoy a sweet treat at Cops and Cones Have safe recreational fires Meet a firefighter: Joe Zinniel Bloomington Police Department turns 70 Baby gear swap August 20 Do curbside plastic recyclables get recycled? Full speed ahead for electric vehicle infrastructure planning City recognized with Sustainable City Award 2024 budget: we want to hear from you Free business consulting available Roadwork has begun: i-35W and i-494 Bloom in Bloomington internships are underway Bloomington Forward: investing in our community Employers are required to provide earned sick and safe leave Mayor’s memo: No Expo, but Bloomington’s future is bright Serve as an election judge Ranked choice voting: how it works All seven city council seats up for election this year City’s first Juneteenth celebration a success Enjoy public art this summer Latino Conservation Week festival Arts in the Parks Save the date: Here and now—Instructions for listening Explore the tastes of summer at Bloomington farmers markets At your service: Two friendly faces you’ll see at Dwan Dwan Golf Course blooms with care Learning Link Up event returns Fare for All offers great food savings for everyone BIG wants to help you celebrate! Regional lifeguard games sharpen skills Don’t risk a gap in your health insurance Meet a firefighter: Robert Weidman Bloomington Police Explorers honored for excellence in crime prevention Don’t miss the fun: Register your National Night Out party Officer of the Year: Desmond Daniels Water rebates conserve money and water Keep your fish in the bowl Tips for proper battery disposal Preventing and avoiding blue-green algae blooms City teams up to study pond plants’ effect on water quality What’s important to you for the 2024 City budget? Serve as an election judge How to file as a candidate for City Council Tips for home and yard improvements Small business center coming soon Legislative update Mayor’s memo: Employers now required to provide earned sick and safe leave Bloomington Forward: Investing in our community Celebrate Black excellence on Juneteenth Outdoor farmers markets are back June is National Homeownership Month Mark your calendar for these summer events Be green: Save water and money 2024 Budget planning underway Health services close to home Monthly pick-up of reusable and recyclable bulky items has begun Road repairs coming to I-35W and I-494 in Bloomington City to consider lowering speed limits Employers will be required to provide earned sick and safe leave Bloomington Fire Department evolves: Building a stronger response team 2023 Police Open House 2023 Public Works Open House Check out Let’s Talk Bloomington Volunteer to help Bloomington seniors Notable neighbor: For Edward Adamski life is good Make a day of it: Get an inside look at City services at open houses in May Honoring 911 public safety telecommunicators Cops and Cones Mental health support is only a call, text or chat away Recognizing and remembering police Meet a Bloomington firefighter Join the NOTEable Singers to explore “girl groups” Skate through the summer Check out Bloomington Chorale uke jams Learn about the first people of Bloomington and the Minnesota River Valley Mobile Recreation brings fun to Bloomington parks Outdoor farmers markets coming soon! Grow at Creekside’s plant exchange Your street’s storm drain is calling Compost giveaway closes the organics loop Welcoming Wednesdays for small business owners Bloomington’s new Center for the Arts manager I-494 construction starting this summer Small business center underway See Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. progress online this summer Earned sick and safe leave ordinance goes into effect July 2023 Expo 2027 decision coming June 21 Mayor’s memo: Economic development in Bloomington Investing in our community: A look at priorities Up to code: Keeping Bloomington at its best New to parenting? Check out the baby resource fair Latino Conservation Week: Mi Casa es Su Casa Celebrate the magic of storytelling at StoryFest Discover Dance performance and learning series Mark your calendar: Have hands-on fun at the Public Works open house Walking club steps up exercise and fun Get active - Take a swing: Dwan is ready Jump into summer at the pool Reduce your risk of house fires: Free home safety surveys Know the code: Recreational fires Mobile health hub on the roll Dispose of unused medications April 22 Celebrate Bloomington Police’s 70th anniversary at an open house Sweepers are cruising the streets It’s not cool to leave (dog) stool Notable neighbor: John Gibbs Every day is Earth Day in Bloomington City welcomes next port authority administrator New transit option in design phase: Share your feedback Bird scooters will be back Decision on Expo 2027 location coming in june Meet the Welcome to Bloomington Design Group Mayor’s memo - Investing in our community: A plan for renewing public facilities Don’t wait for 2024 Curbside Cleanup Housing and Redevelopment Authority resource guide Potholes enter peak season Spring means street sweepers are coming New wash station helps City vehicles stay ready for action Shovel out fire hydrants, mailboxes and garbage bins The appreciated profession of snow plowing Find fun work for summer Get your game on at Creekside Sign up today! Glee Club music classes start April 29 Adult leagues and sports Youth and inclusion programs New this year! Registration lottery for popular youth programs Summer fun is on the way! Year-round ice skating Check out these events and programs Pay your utility bill online or set up automatic payments WIC offers families “Fuel for the Future” No Curbside Cleanup in 2023 Earned sick and safe leave ordinance takes effect July 2023 Proposed funding source for aging facilities South Loop water park project progressing Mayor’s memo: Welcoming a new councilmember Expo 2027 would bring jobs and revenue to Bloomington Bloomington pioneers and changemakers Stay in the know: E-Subscribe Snowfalls, snow emergencies and parking bans Pedestrian safety D Line bus rapid transit open for service Enjoy the annual spring ice show Plant a tree and grow the urban canopy Visit an indoor market for fresh produce, local goods Afrique offers welcoming space to African community Crime prevention relies on alert residents What’s developing: The new Fire Station 4 Santa Cop was busy this season Bloomington Yesterday: The first fire chief Meet a firefighter Community spotlight: Bridging to a better future Winter cart placement A little salt goes a long way New bulky item disposal options focus on reuse and recycling City receives $2.35 million for Minnesota Valley State Trail project Notice of property value for taxes payable in 2024 Earned sick and safe leave ordinance takes effect in July Get involved in City’s new internship program Get to know more about Expo 2027 New City Councilmember to be appointed Save the date: 2023 State of the City Mayor’s memo: A look at the City’s 2023 legislative priorities What’s developing: Gyropolis expansion has green light Ready, set, go! Medallion Hunt begins January 17 Winter Fete offers many ways to enjoy the season Garbage day makes for mutual appreciation 2023 Outdoor skating rinks and warming houses Plan your summer: Book a park shelter Creekside groups work to keep community warm Get paid to play: Work for Parks and Recreation this summer Farmers Market offers warmth and local goods Bloomington Notables highlights locals who made an impact Use space heaters safely BPD debuts new online tool for nonemergency crime reporting Did you know the City has a safe swap spot? Santa Cop program spreads holiday cheer Do not include plastic bags in recycling cart Curbside organics reaches first year goal Earth Action Hero: Water health takes teams of heroes Bloomington’s surface water flow City secures architect for Small Business Development Center New internship program for youth is budding at the City At your service: Bloomington’s next city assessor Coulter leaves council for state house of representatives Mayor’s memo: City Council approves 2023 budget Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. strategic plan moves forward City begins trial of monthly bulky item collection program BPD recruiting youth for explorer program You can click on the Bloomington Briefing link to get a list of all items. Contact Information Contact Information Finance Department 952-563-8790 Email staff Share This Article Title What’s important to you for the 2024 City budget? Authored on Bloomington Briefing Published July 3, 2023 Changed Updated on July 3, 2023 News Image Widgets What City services are most worth the investment in your opinion? Let your voice be heard in the City’s 2024 budget planning process by visiting blm.mn/letstalk or stopping by one of these events: Saturday, July 8, 9 – 11 a.m., at the Farmers Market at Civic Plaza in the east parking lot, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. Monday, July 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the Todd ‘n’ Tina show at Moir Park, 10320 Morgan Ave South. Wednesday, July 19, 5 – 7 p.m., at the Paul Holland Blues Band show and Midweek Music and Market at Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8 p.m., at Latin Night with Salsa Del Soul at Normandale Lake Bandshell, 5901 West 84th Street. Sunday, July 30, 4 – 6 p.m., at the Bob & the Beachcombers show at Bush Lake Beach, 9140 East Bush Lake Road. Learn more about the budget planning process on the City’s website at blm.mn/budget or call 952-563-8790.