Peoria City Council

A possible ballpark bailout

Apr 24, 2013

The City of Peoria is considering its options when it comes to a financial bailout for the Peoria Chiefs Stadium. The council is holding a special meeting next week to discuss options when it comes to public and private funding for the ballpark. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis says the meeting is to figure out how to make the Peoria Chiefs financially viable long term:  

Studying the future of Taft Homes

Apr 17, 2013

The City of Peoria is using 46-thousand dollars of Tax Increment Finance funds to pay for a Taft Homes redevelopment study. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:

The Peoria Housing Authority property is within the Northside Riverfront TIF. The City is using TDA consulting to do the analysis. The firm specializes in working on public housing issues and its long-standing relationship with the Local Initiative Support Corporation. LISC and PHA are partnering with the city for the study results. Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich says the study is to consider all redevelopment options for the Taft Homes.

Readjusting the aim of Don't Shoot

Apr 9, 2013

  The Peoria Police Department is getting a new assistant police chief. The goal is to free-up time for Chief Steve Settingsgaard to administer the Don’t Shoot Peoria program. That means the vacant Don’t Shoot Law Enforcement Coordinator position is being reallocated to fund the assistant chief position.

Outside the Horseshoe - March 12, 2013

Mar 12, 2013

The city of Peoria is revising the requirements for developing new subdivisions and redeveloping parts of the city. It’s called the Infrastructure Design Standards/Manual of practice guidelines. The Peoria City Council discusses the proposed changes during a policy session Tuesday, March 19th. We preview that discussion on this Outside the Horseshoe. Show guests are At-large Council Members Beth Akeson and Chuck Weaver. 

Outside the Horseshoe - February 12, 2013

Feb 20, 2013

The City of Peoria launches its new website Wednesday, but it was recently released in a soft launch. We’re talking with the city’s new Chief Information Officer, Sam Rivera, and Rachel Cook who coordinates Technical Support for the city and headed-up the project. If you would like to follow along with the conversation on the city’s website the address is