An Open Letter to Mayor John Hamilton Regarding the Police Department’s Purchase of an Armored Vehicle

Steve Volan, Member, District 6, Common Council, City of Bloomington • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Dear Mayor Hamilton — This document explains my understanding of the decision to purchase a Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle by the City of Bloomington Police Department, and my position on its purchase. It has taken a … Continue reading

Questions on the 2015 city budget: a snapshot of Bloomington

Summertime means budget time in Bloomington city government. Since my tenure began in 2004, to consider the proposal which the Administration brings forward, Council has held four consecutive weeknights of hearings, at which the Mayor and the heads of each department present their requests, and then Councilmembers ask questions and take … Continue reading