Bemidji City Council to meet with downtown alliance

The Bemidji Downtown Alliance will update the city council during tonight's meeting on the organization and discuss potential future projects.

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BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Downtown Alliance will meet with the Bemidji City Council during tonight's work session to discuss a range of topics.

The alliance requested the meeting to update the council on the organization and some potential projects related to downtown Bemidji.

These topics range from addressing parking, public safety and downtown beautification.

Some suggestions included:



  • Parking: Creative and economical ways to add more parking downtown
  • Parking Fees: A future increase to cover increased maintenance costs
  • Downtown parking study

Public safety

  • Summer foot/bike patrol by city police
  • Police cameras downtown

Downtown beautification

  • 2023 summer intern to help maintain downtown sidewalks
  • Increased events in 2023

The city council meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Sept. 12, at City Hall.

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