Contact Information

Contact Information

Mike Sable

Assistant City Manager

Earned Sick and Safe Leave (ESSL)


The City Council unanimously approved an earned sick and safe leave ordinance for workers at Bloomington businesses on June 13, 2022. The ordinance will go into effect July 1, 2023.

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The Bloomington City Council has appointed a task force to develop an ordinance requiring the provision of paid earned sick and safe leave to individuals working in the city of Bloomington.

The recommended ordinance is intended to promote and protect the wellbeing of the Bloomington workforce and Bloomington residents; support the Bloomington City Council’s strategic priority of equity and inclusion; and balance the unique needs and circumstances of Bloomington employers with a recognition that Bloomington is part of a regional labor and service market.

The task force has been charged with developing a draft ordinance reflecting the input of a diverse pool of stakeholders that is as clear, understandable and uncomplicated as possible for both employers and employees.

Once the Task Force has developed a draft ordinance, a final decision on the ordinance will rest with the City Council following a formal public hearing.

Phase 1

  • Meeting 1: Wednesday, June 23
  • Meeting 2: Wednesday, July 14
  • Meeting 3: Wednesday, July 28

Late July – early September: Break to gather stakeholder input

Phase 2

  • Meeting 4: Wednesday, September 15 - CANCELLED
  • Meeting 4: Wednesday, October 13
  • Meeting 5: Wednesday, October 27
  • Meeting 6: Monday, November 22 (via Zoom)

Draft Ordinance Reports

The Task Force brought forward a draft ordinance which supports the City Council's strategic priority of equity and inclusion. It also balances the unique needs and circumstances of Bloomington employers with the recognition that the City is part of a regional service and labor market.  

  • January 8, 2022:  City Council Meeting - Task Force report and Draft Ordinance
  • March 2022:  City Council Meeting - Continued Discussion Draft Ordinance 


Meetings will be held in the Haeg Conference Room at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, or virtually when pandemic conditions prevent meeting in person. Meetings start at 4 p.m. on the dates listed in the timeline. Members of the public are welcome to attend, although no public comments will be taken.

Meeting agendas and documents can be found online.

Name Affiliation

Nat Anderson-Lippert


Alex Francis

General Manager, Radisson Blu

Robert Freeman


Robert Haider

Policy Director, Take Action MN

Dan Swenson-Klatt

Owner, Butter Bakery

Wade Luneburg

Political Director, UNITE HERE Minnesota

Brittany Milan

Owner, Eleve

Nicole Mills

Executive Director, Oasis for Youth

John-Paul Yates

Director, Public Policy - Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce