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    City of Bloomington  


Background Information

County:   Hennepin
Population:   83,000
GreenStep City category:   A

Full-time equivalent city staff (approx.):   500

Participating township, county, school:


GreenStep City resolution:   Click here to view the file.
GreenStep City status and date:   STEP 1 (08/07/2017)

GreenStep Coordinator

Mary Hurliman
City staff
mhurliman@BloomingtonMN.gov
952-563-8730

City web page relating to sustainability/GreenStep activities:
https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/pw/sustainability-commission

City Assessment Files and City Performance Metrics

City councils pass a resolution to join the GreenStep program and are recognized at Step 1. Step 2 and Step 3 recognition levels reflect completed city actions, reported and rated below with stars (1 star = good, 2 stars = better, 3 stars = best). The Assessment Files below summarize completed city actions in a short Word file. Step 4 recognition is awarded each June to cities who report a minimum number of optional (and a few high-priority/core) metrics for the previous calendar year. These metrics - see guidance documents for them at http://www.betterenergy.org/step4 - aim to show the aggregate, quantitative results of taking multiple GreenStep actions. Step 5 cities show improvement beyond minimum thresholds in the Step 4 metrics. See yearly data in the Metrics Files below.

Assessment Files
2018 - click to view assessment

 


Best Practice Actions Underway and Completed

Completed actions are denoted by stars. Mouse over a star for its definition.
Total completed actions: 1     2-star actions: 1    







Economic and Community Development   Economic and Community Development

Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience
{ BP no. 29 }

Conduct a high-level assessment of strategic climate vulnerabilities. Identify important assets and key adaptation/resilience opportunities. (Report more detailed assessments under Actions 5 and 7.)
Incorporate climate adaptation and resilience goals and strategies into the city’s comprehensive plan (or long-term vision or adaptation plan for Category B & C cities and tribes) using public engagement processes which must involve proactive outreach, stakeholder involvement, and meaningful engagement of vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
Based on the direction provided by an assessment of vulnerabilities and/or a comprehensive planning process, integrate identified climate adaptation/resilience strategies directly into city ordinances, operating procedures, and Capital Improvement Plans (such as strong land use and/or stormwater regulations to protect or create resilient assets).
Action 2: Integrate climate resilience into city or tribal planning, policy, operations, and budgeting processes.     [Click here for self-reported city details ]