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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Mark Kruzan

Indiana Newsdesk’s Joe Hren sat down with Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan to answer YOUR questions!

Listen to their full conversation above. Here are some highlights that were featured on Indiana Newsdesk:

Hren: Amy would like to know what is being done with all of the trees that have been taken down for construction of I-69 along IN-37?

Kruzan: I do not know what is being done with the trees, but what INDOT does is commit to a two to one replacement so for every tree that is lost, new trees are planted elsewhere in the community at the state’s expense.

Hren: Karen wants to know if parking meter regulations will be changed. She wonders if they could be relaxed for special occasions such as weddings or funerals near downtown churches as older citizens can’t walk far from the parking garage?

Kruzan: We can’t set policy based on the exception. The number of weddings and funerals throughout the week is so small compared to the demand for parking downtown that we can’t set a policy based on one person’s need for one wedding maybe once a year.

Hren: We’ll jump to Karen, she wants to know if you would consider monitoring the aesthetics of the apartment buildings that keep going up downtown?

Kruzan: I myself have mixed opinions about some of the buildings that have been built over the years and we certainly hear that. There are some design standards that are in place. For myself, the concern is not only the appearance, it’s also the architectural standard and then the question comes down to, at what level do you want government intrusion into private property rights.

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