Bloomington, Indiana is a small town with grandiose big city pretensions. The Mayor and his allies on the City Council push an ambitious growth agenda calling for the urbanization of a belt of neighborhoods surrounding downtown and the Indiana University campus, the so-called Core Neighborhoods. Bloomington Dissident Democrats provides a voice for the many residents of the core neighborhoods (and beyond) who are against being urbanized.
On May 4, 2021, Bloomington’s City Council rubber-stamped the Mayor’s proposal to upzone single family neighborhoods to allow duplex (and in some areas multiplex) apartment development. We tried to stop this. We failed, but we’re not going away.