Bloomington City Council fails to override veto on stop sign ordinance

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The ordinance that would have reinstalled several stop signs along Seventh Street is officially dead after Bloomington City Council failed to override a veto from Mayor Hamilton at their Wednesday meeting.

The ordinance narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote at city council’s Oct. 4 meeting. Mayor Hamilton vetoed the ordinance last week, citing “safety, use of data, and process are all important in making traffic management decisions.”

It’s original intent was to approve the permanent reinstallation of stop signs at the intersection of Seventh and Dunn Streets, which was carried out by a 180-day mandate from Bloomington City Engineer Andrew Cibor.

A second 180-day mandate has been issued, allowing the stop signs at Seventh and Dunn Streets to remain until council approves the permanent change.

The stop signs along Seventh Street were removed following the completion of the 7-Line bike lane in 2021.