Thursday, September 8, 2011 7:30-8:30 am, Village Del
Guest: Join me, Sam and Julie for an open discussion about local public affairs. No topic or guest speaker this time, just YOU. Come for breakfast and come to engage us with your questions, concerns and opinions. All citizens welcome!
Topic: "Your questions, Concens and opinions!"

The monthly breakfast meetings are open to all residents to discuss issues related to city and county government.

Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:30-8:30 am, Village Del
Guest: Ron Walker, Executive Director of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
Topic: Life Sciences Industry in the Bloomington metro area

The monthly breakfast meetings are open to all residents to discuss issues related to city and county government.

2011 Breakfast Topics

September 8-"Your questions, Concens and opinions!"
Aug 11 -" Life Sciences Industry in the Bloomington metro area"
July 14 -"Dealing with Budget Cuts: Local Impacts on Social Services"
May 12- "City-County Cycling: Making Connections"
April 14 - "IU Tech Park Development: 10th and the Bypass."
March 12 - Citizen Listening Session: Hearing from YOU!"
February 10 - "Township Government"
January 13 - "School drop-out prevention strategies will be a focus of this interactive community discussion."

2010 Breakfast Topics

December 2010 - "Proposed Showers Building Purchase: The Pros and Cons" with Mark Stoops
November 2010 - "The Framework Initiative: A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Recidivism" with Judge Teresa Harpe
August 12 - "Re-assessment for All Properties in Monroe County."
July 8 - "Recovery Engagement Center to replace Recovery House"
June 10 - "County Health Clinic"
May 13 - "Homeless in Bloomington"
April 8 - "New Initiatives for County Parks & Rec"
March 11 - "The State of the Arts in Bloomington"
February 11 - "The Future of Youth Services in Monroe County"
January 14 - "Status of winter shelters in Bloomington"
November 12 - "County Comprehensive Land Use Plan"
October 8 - "Trends in Charitable Giving"
September 19 - "Choosing the Best Voting System for Monroe County"
Auguest 13 - " Social Services, Poverty, and FSSA."
July 9 - "Current Issues Facing Township Trustees"
June 11 - "Storm Water Utilities Management: Fees and Functions"
May 14 - ""The B-Line Trail"
April 9 - "Parks & Recreation: A look at Resources and Community Health"
March 12 - "Work Release: Looking for Solutions."
February 12- "Monroe County Food & Beverage Tax: Do We Need It?."

2009 Breakfast Topics

January 2009-"County-wide Public Transportation"
December 11, 2008 - "Identifying Key Strategies to Reduce Recidivism.” The discussion will be a continuation from the past two breakfasts with Monroe County Sheriff Jim Kennedy and Monroe Circuit Judge Kenneth Todd about ways to reduce a high jail population.
Monroe Circuit Judge Teresa Harper will share her recent experiences working with a re-entry court."

2008 Breakfast Topics

November 13, 2008 - "Bail Policies for Probation Violators and the Effects on Our Jail Population Levels."
October, 2008 - Update on Jail Renovation and Continued High Population Issues."
September, 2008 - "Exploring Options for a County Juvenile Facility."
July, 2008 - "The County Prosecutor's New Efforts in Victims' Assistance, Elder Crimes, and Truancy."
June 12, 2008 - "New County Parks & Recreation Projects."
May 8, 2008 - "New Highway & Bridge Projects in Monroe County."
April 10, 2008 - "How New Legislation Will Change Property Tax Assessment."
March 13, 2008 - "Energy Saving Initiatives for Monroe County Government"
Feb. 14, 2008 - "The Community Health Assessment Project"
Jan.10, 2008 - "County and Bloomington City government can collaborate in the new year"
Dec. 13, 2008 - "The Odyssey Project" (judicial record keeping and reporting)
Nov. 8, 2008 - Proposed Juvenile Treatment Center & New Jail"

2007 Breakfast Topics

Oct. 11, 2007 - "Space Needs and a County-wide Strategic Plan."
Sept. 13, 2007 - "What is the Role of the Treasurer's Office in
Managing Monroe County's Money?"
July 12, 2007 - "The Role of the Redevelpment Commission."
May 10, 2007 - "Understanding
Monroe County Property Taxes."
April 12, 2007 -"How New Technology Initiatives Are Improving Monroe County Government."
March 8, 2007 - "Jail Overcrowding" Feb.8, 2007 - " An Update of Jill's the first six weeks in
office, and an opportunity to tell her how she can best serve you?"

2006 Breakfast Topics

Jan 7, 2006 - How to Finance a Juvenile Justice Facility in Monroe County
Dec. 14, 2006 - "Monroe County Government Priorities for 2007"
Oct. 12, 2006 - "Jail Overcrowding Solutions: the Role of Shared Databases"
Sep. 12, 2006 - "Verifiable Voting in Monroe County"
Aug. 10, 2006 - "Promoting Economic Development in Monroe County"
Jul. 20, 2006 - "How Do We Get Good Budget Projections for Monroe County"
Jun. 15, 2006 - "A Juvenile Justice Facility for Monroe County"