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Spotlight: Bloomington Streets

The City of Bloomington recently launched a new website, www.bloomingtonstreets.com, to help inform the public about “all things streets,” especially the use of Local Motor Fuel Tax (LMFT) to improve the community’s infrastructure.

“We know the condition of our roads is a top priority for our community, and for good reason,” explains City Manager Tim Gleason. “BloomingtonStreets.com is a convenient portal that allows the public to access a variety of information and sign up for streets-related updates.”

BloomingtonStreets.com features news, project photos, informational items, and more, all regularly-updated. As the Fiscal Year and construction season progress, it will also prominently feature LMFT and other financial reports.

“It is very important to me that the public see how their tax dollars are being spent,” says Gleason. “This website adds another level of transparency. We want the public to see Local Motor Fuel Tax at work in our community and our infrastructure being improved.”

The City of Bloomington created the web page to focus primarily on upcoming street/sidewalk projects funded through Local Motor Fuel Tax (LMFT). This is in addition to signage, flyers, social media posts, and press releases the City will provide in order to keep the public informed about street maintenance projects in the City. The revenue generated by the now eight-cent LMFT, and one-quarter of one percent of the Home Rule Sales Tax, is kept separate in a special fund that can only be utilized for this work.

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