Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton and about two dozen residents gathered Thursday to officially dedicate a mural in Peoples Park.
A large group of people experiencing homelessness is no longer camped out in the 200 block of Kirkwood Avenue after police responded to the area last night.
People experiencing homelessness are moving to other areas of the city after increased police patrols in People's Park.
Some local business owners are pleased with the increased police presence, but critics say it fails to address real issues facing the homeless population.
The IU Student Association President Sara Zaheer vetoed a resolution passed on Tuesday concerning aggressive panhandling in Bloomington.
A rally was held Wednesday in response to a petition at Indiana University aimed at blocking the homeless from People’s Park.
City officials said they have extended the deadline for Occupy protestors to vacate the park to Friday at noon.
Occupy Bloomington demonstrators remained in People's park 89 days, sleeping in tents and protesting corporate greed among other issues.
The city turned off the electricity to People's Park on Wednesday morning because it says the outlets were becoming a safety hazard.
Occupy protestors in Bloomington have been camping in People's Park for two weeks. They have expanded their camp and plan to keep expanding their reach.