Monroe County is dedicating $250,000 to create a long-term plan for how it will develop land in the two miles surrounding Bloomington.
The council discussed a proposal for a one percent food and beverage tax on Monroe County restaurants Tuesday.
If two Republican county councilors drawn into the same district decided to run for reelection, they would face each another in 2014.
Sophia Travis died of a previously undiagnosed heart condition.
A $1.3 million deficit has been trimmed, but other governmental agencies are still asking for more money in the coming year, not less.
The ten-year abatement forgives 90 percent of property taxes in its first year then slowly increases the company's tax burden thereafter.
Local businesses either retained or created jobs over the past year
The move could save money by keeping some common types of lawsuits out of the Monroe County court system.
The Democratic candidates will face off against Republicans Brian Ellison, Skip Daley and Jennifer Mickel this fall.
Council President Vic Kelson says consolidation may yield the necessary cuts.