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Common Council

As the legislative body of the City, the Common Council, often referred to as the City Council, is a link between the citizens of Bloomington and their government. By enacting legislation that fosters the health, safety, and welfare of the City, the Council works to represent the interests of residents while ensuring the delivery of municipal services. By statute, the Council is responsible for the control of the City's property and finances, and the appropriation of money (Indiana Code § 36‐4‐6‐18).

2022 Council Portrait

Councilmembers

Learn more about Councilmembers, including biographies and contact information

Front row, Left to Right:

Sue Sgambelluri (Council Vice President and District II Representative)

Susan Sandberg (Council President and At-Large Representative)

Dave Rollo (Council Parliamentarian and District IV Representative)

Back row, Left to Right:

Jim Sims (At-Large Representative)

Kate Rosenbarger (District I Representative)

Matt Flaherty (At-Large Representative)

Stephen Volan (District VI Representative)

Ron Smith (District III Representative)

Isabel Piedmont-Smith (District V Representative)

Find your Council Representative

Six Councilmembers represent individual City districts and three represent the City At-Large. To find out which Council district you are in, consult the City Council District Interactive Map or use the myBloomington address search to find all sorts of information about the area in which you live. Downloadable maps are available in the Council District Map Gallery.

 

Council Meetings

Meetings are generally held the first four Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers (#115) of City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street, unless additional notice is provided. Council Meetings (Regular Sessions and Special Sessions) are meetings where official actions are taken (e.g. legislation is passed, legislation is amended, etc.). Council Committee Meetings are where legislation is discussed.

 

Members of the public wishing to join meetings electronically may do so with meeting links posted on the Council's calendar. Members of the public participating electronically will have audio and video disabled until the presiding officer calls for public comment, at which point public participants wishing to comment will have only audio enabled.

 

The public may also access meetings by watching via Community Access Television Services.

 

All meetings of the Council and its committees are open to the public. Agendas, notices and background material for these meetings will be linked at the Council's "Meetings & Documents" Page.

 

  • 2022 COUNCIL CALENDAR: Please consult the Council's meeting calendar for a list of currently-scheduled Council and Council Committee meetings
     
  • ANNUAL SCHEDULE & FILING DEADLINES:  An annual schedule along with filing deadlines for City Departments to file legislation with the Council can be found for 2022  Please note that legislation is due no later than 12:00 pm on the applicable due date.
     
  • PUBLIC COMMENT: The Council values the voices of citizens and welcomes public comment at its meetings. View Rules for Making Public CommentMembers of the public who wish to display visuals as part of their public comment, should contact the Council Office by 5:00 pm on the day before the Council meeting. Please call (812) 349-3409 or e-mail council@bloomington.in.gov.
     
  • VIEW MEETINGS: Watch live and archived Council meetings via Civic Webcast

 

 

 

Members

Matt Flaherty

Elected By:
At-Large
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

Isabel Piedmont-Smith

Elected By:
District V
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

Dave Rollo
Parliamentarian

Elected By:
District IV
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

Kate Rosenbarger

Elected By:
District I
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

Susan Sandberg
President

Elected By:
At-Large
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

Sue Sgambelluri
Vice-President

Elected By:
District II
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

Jim Sims

Elected By:
At-Large
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

Ron Smith

Elected By:
District III
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

Stephen Volan

Elected By:
District VI
Term Expires:
2023-12-31

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