The Advisory Committee was tasked with providing input to assist staff in preparation of the comprehensive plan update, relevant to:
- Local, regional, national/global trends and their implications for Bloomington over the next 20 years.
- Citywide vision and goals.
- Implementation priorities related to required plan elements (e.g., land use, transportation, utilities, parks, housing, etc.).
Topics of discussion also included: potential approaches to achieve the Thrive MSP 2040 outcomes (stewardship, prosperity, equity, livability, sustainability); community values and guiding principles for decision-making related to public investment priorities.
Consistent with Bloomington’s commitment to transparency, Advisory Committee meetings were open to observers who are not members of the committee. However, the meetings are not public hearings.
While the Advisory Committee’s primary responsibility is to provide input to staff, a full record of their meetings was provided to the Planning Commission and City Council.