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City of Bloomington, Indiana / VIDEO UPDATES with Mayor Hamilton

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3 Nov 2022

Join Mayor Hamilton and GigabitNow/Isofusion CEO Stephen Milton as they discuss high-speed internet access to all of Bloomington as part of the Meridiam/Hoosier Network's $50-million-plus fiber-network project.

GigabitNow will deliver fiber-based broadband services to the first residents by the end of January 2023. GigabitNow will offer service of at least 1 Gigabit per second symmetrical speed (equal upload and download) everywhere the Hoosier Network network reaches. The cost-of-service rates with the initial ISP will be competitive locally and regionally.

Eligible low-income residents may qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Plan (ACP) to get a symmetrical 250 megabits per second (Mbps) plan at reduced or no cost to them. The City and Hoosier Networks will together provide the “drop” connection to qualifying households. Hoosier Networks and the City continue to collaborate on a groundbreaking digital equity program, one of the most innovative broadband public-private collaborations in the country, to help low-income and digitally-disadvantaged households access top-quality internet services.

All residents can learn more and pre-register at no cost or obligation at gigabitnow.com/bloomington. Learn more about the Meridiam/Hoosier Networks project at https://bton.in/QL0n0.
  • 2 participants
  • 5 minutes
gig
isp
provider
gigabit
infrastructure
broadband
connectivity
bloomington
fiber
launching
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3 Nov 2022

In today's video update, Mayor Hamilton discusses the Bicentennial Bonds with Operations and Development Division Director Tim Street for Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

In 2018, the City commemorated its two-hundred-year anniversary with $10 million Bicentennial Bond projects. The bonds have funded projects deepening the city’s commitment to an integrated, sustainable multi-modal transportation system, extending trail connectivity, increasing the tree inventory, animating downtown alleyways, and establishing entryways to the city. Projects included $800,000 to plant trees along streets and in public rights-of-way across the city. Learn more about the tree planting project at https://bton.in/KiZb7.


If you missed a previous video update all of the weekly videos are available at bloomington.in.gov/videoupdates. The transcript of today's video is available at https://bton.in/y_ron.
  • 2 participants
  • 5 minutes
parks
trees
bicentennial
town
bloomington
2023
projects
yard
bridge
thanks
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21 Oct 2022

Mayor Hamilton joined Lauren Clemens from the Economic and Sustainable Development Department to provide a video update on the Climate Action Plan.

Assistant Director of Sustainability Lauren Clemens provided the community and members of City Council with an update on October 19 concerning the progress toward achieving community climate and sustainability goals. The presentation covered the state of sustainability and climate action in Bloomington and the City’s ongoing efforts and investments to advance progress on the Sustainability and Climate Action Plans.

The 2022 Climate and Sustainability Progress Report and prior progress reports can be found at: bloomington.in.gov/sustainability.
  • 2 participants
  • 5 minutes
bloomington
climate
mayors
2030
emissions
initiatives
plans
council
buildings
community
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12 Oct 2022

Tune in as Mayor John Hamilton and Deputy Mayor Don Griffin discuss the 2023 city budget ahead of tonight's City Council meeting and provide updates since last week's meeting.

The transformative $229 million combined city budget for 2023 focuses on key investments in the city workforce and services, climate change preparedness and mitigation, housing, and public safety to improve the quality of life for all residents. Learn more at https://bton.in/u2qaK.

You can also access the full transcript of today's video online at https://bton.in/yuREp
  • 2 participants
  • 6 minutes
mayor
residents
budget
councils
officials
police
deputy
bloomington
tax
taking
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11 Oct 2022

Join Mayor John Hamilton and Meridiam North America CEO Nicolas Rubio as they discuss the upcoming transformational $50-million-plus network bringing high-speed internet access to all of Bloomington.

Hoosier Networks, the fiber network utility provider established by Meridiam, and the City continue to collaborate on a groundbreaking digital equity program, one of the most innovative broadband public-private collaborations in the country, to help low-income and digitally-disadvantaged households access top-quality internet services.

GigabitNow will deliver fiber-based broadband services when construction is completed to the first residents at the end of January 2023. GigabitNow will offer service of at least 1 gigabit per second symmetrical speed (equal upload and download) everywhere the Hoosier Network network reaches. The cost-of-service rates with the initial ISP will be competitive locally and regionally.

Eligible low-income residents may qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Plan (ACP) to get a symmetrical 250 megabits per second (Mbps) plan at reduced or no cost to them. The City and Hoosier Networks will together provide the “drop” connection to qualifying households.

All residents can learn more and pre-register at no cost or obligation at gigabitnow.com/bloomington. Learn more about this project at: https://bton.in/QL0n0
  • 2 participants
  • 4 minutes
bloomingtonians
infrastructure
meridian
citizens
town
partnership
project
iridium
international
important
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7 Oct 2022

Join Mayor Hamilton and Economic & Sustainable Development Director Alex Crowley as they discuss the first Regional Climate Convening assembled to discuss and address climate change.


The event held on Tuesday, October 4, brought together about 100 critical players from Bartholomew, Brown, and Monroe Counties, from the private, nonprofit, educational, and government sectors. The goal was to address the shared challenge that is climate change and explore preparation, adaptation, and mitigation measures.



Learn more about the event at bloomington.in.gov/news/2022/10/06/5333
  • 2 participants
  • 4 minutes
convening
climate
sustainability
communities
panelists
important
summit
government
collaboration
greenhouse
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30 Sep 2022

Tune in as Mayor John Hamilton and Deputy Mayor Don Griffin discuss the proposed 2023 city budget and provide updates since the August budget hearings. The transformative $229 million combined city budget for 2023 focuses on key investments in the city workforce and services, climate change preparedness and mitigation, housing, and public safety to improve the quality of life for all residents. Learn more about the 2023 City Budget at bloomington.in.gov/budget.

New Emergency Reproductive Health Care Grant Program–
Indiana’s new abortion law SB1 went into effect on September 15. On the same day, Mayor Hamilton called on Bloomington City Council to join in dedicating funds for grants to meet this emergency within our community. The Administration has since proposed to City Council that the City create a $100,000 Emergency Reproductive Health Care Grant Program, to be administered by CFRD to assist organizations helping to meet needs associated with pregnancy and reproductive health. This program will be available in 2022 and is also included in the 2023 proposed budget. Learn more at https://bton.in/yWd9x.
  • 2 participants
  • 4 minutes
bloomington
mayor
budget
2023
council
government
plan
transformative
housing
transit
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23 Sep 2022

Tune in as Mayor Hamilton and Deputy Mayor Griffin discuss Hopewell (the former IU Health Bloomington Hospital site), Bloomington's newest neighborhood.

The current Hopewell Phase 1 East project is the first step towards the redevelopment of the former IU Health Bloomington Hospital site. This phase includes lots bounded by 2nd Street to the north, 1st Street to the south, B-Line to the east, and Rogers Street to the west. The project will create development-ready lots by demolishing existing structures, re-platting the property, installing utilities, constructing streets, landscaping, and bicycle/pedestrian facilities.

The demolition of the warehouse at 635 Rogers Street will be completed this week. Site restoration has been started along 2nd Street and will continue across the site. Material haul off for disposal and recycling will continue this week and in the coming weeks. The next buildings scheduled for demolition are 408 & 416 1st Street.

Learn more about Hopewell at hopewellbloomington.org.
  • 2 participants
  • 4 minutes
redevelopment
buildings
demolishing
housing
redevelop
bloomington
hospitals
hopewell
mayor
plan
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16 Sep 2022

Tune in as Mayor Hamilton and Deputy Mayor Griffin discuss the Hidden River Pathway Project. This project is a two-year downtown stormwater infrastructure reconstruction project to address flooding during rain events. Utilities and its contractor, Milestone Contractors, LLP have been reconstructing 1,829 feet of culverts, along with some sanitary sewers and water mains to support Bloomington’s vibrant downtown. The contractor is currently completing the new culvert under Grant St between Kirkwood and 4th and into the alley south of Grant.

The culverts that currently carry stormwater beneath Bloomington’s downtown are some of the oldest storm sewers in the city; some masonry arches date to 1900. The new culverts will have twice the capacity of those they are replacing and incorporate best practices in the stormwater industry.

This project is on track to be finished by the February 2023 deadline. For more information about the project visit bloomington.in.gov/utilities/hidden-river.
  • 2 participants
  • 3 minutes
sewers
river
bloomington
culvert
water
mayor
project
inlet
downtown
hidden
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16 Sep 2022

Tune in to today's video as Mayor Hamilton and Deputy Mayor Don Griffin discuss the 2023 City Budget Proposal.

Mayor John Hamilton will present a $229 million combined operating budget to the Bloomington City Council this evening with key investments in the city workforce and services, climate change preparedness and mitigation, housing, and public safety to improve the quality of life for all residents. The $229 million budget includes funding for the City of Bloomington, Bloomington Transit, Bloomington Housing Authority, and Utilities, and represents a 29% increase over the combined 2022 budget.


The full budget proposal and this week's presentation schedule are available online at bloomington.in.gov/budget.
  • 2 participants
  • 6 minutes
bloomington
mayor
budget
sustainability
2023
council
policy
needs
plan
motivates
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13 Sep 2022

Join Deputy Mayor Don Griffin and Economic and Sustainable Development Director Alex Crowley as they discuss the launch of GO Bloomington.

The new Go Bloomington website at gobloomington.org includes a software matching program that connects people interested in carpooling or vanpooling. The website provides a layered map that allows users to access Bloomington Transit and Indiana University Campus routes with real-time bus locations. Map layers also show the shortest routes for walking, biking, or where e-bikes and e-scooters are located.

The City of Bloomington is committed to sustainable transportation alternatives such as walking, biking, public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, micro-mobility, and telecommuting. The goal is to reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles (SOVs) operating in town, which will decrease carbon emissions, relieve traffic congestion, and improve parking availability.

Learn more about the launch event and GO Bloomington at bloomington.in.gov/news/2022/09/08/5295.
  • 2 participants
  • 5 minutes
bloomington
transportation
mobility
transit
traveling
carpooling
going
walk
town
mayor
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2 Sep 2022

Tune in as Mayor Hamilton and Deputy Mayor Don Griffin as they discuss the recently released mid-year update for the 2022 City Annual City Goals.

In keeping with the Hamilton administration's commitments to transparency and accountability, this update offers the opportunity to monitor each City department's progress toward stated goals. The summary reflects fifteen city departments reporting on nineteen individual components of city functions and their corresponding goals. In total, 564 goals were identified for 2022.

The Annual City Goals Report and previous reports, including the 2021 Year End Report, are available at bloomington.in.gov/citygoals.
  • 2 participants
  • 4 minutes
mayor
city
2022
bloomington
government
departments
accountable
report
details
people
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