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New city council members prepare for the year ahead 

City of Bloomington logo inside City Hall Council Chambers

(Alex Eady, WTIU/WFIU News)

Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU.

The Bloomington City Council has a new look this year. Four first-time council members were elected and took office Jan. 1. 

Newly elected council member, Shruti Rana, announced that she is stepping down from the council after revealing and moving out of state due to a new position. Other Democrats have expressed interest in her seat and one will be picked in a party caucus.  

READ MORE: New City Council member to step down, leave Bloomington 

The new council members will have many issues to resolve, including the relocation of the police department, annexation and property costs, the expansion of the convention center and the location of the new jail site.   

READ MORE: Thomson discusses strategy on ongoing projects before term starts 

This week on Noon Edition, we will speak with newly elected council members Isak Asare, Hopi Stosberg and Sydney Zulich about their first term and what they have planned for the upcoming year.  

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Hopi Stosberg — Council District 3 Representative 

Isak Asare — At-Large City Council Member

Sydney Zulich — District 6 Representative 

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