Some homeowners say more people are parking in residential neighborhoods, but city officials say the congestion is because of the start of the academic year.
More than 1,500 digital parking meters, costing the city almost a $1 million, will be installed this summer.
A proposal going before the Bloomington city council would virtually eliminate free parking from the downtown retail district.
The city will also do a once-a-decade reconsideration of how it expands and where it should house its residents.
The city of Bloomington is looking to expand paid parking in much of downtown.