Peoria City Council Observer Report
Peoria City Council passed its consent agenda with no discussion and moved on to new business on Aug. 24. Councilor Andre Allen discussed pavement preservation project coming up for Rolling Acres in District Four. Councilor John Kelly complimented the First District tours taking place on Saturdays through September sponsored by Councilor Denise Jackson and Alex Sierra, Peoria Park District trustee for the Southern District. Tours start at Trewyn Park at 10 a.m. and tours area by bus to show needs of the area to all interested residents.
City Manager Patrick Urich reported citizen response to on-line survey on how to use Covid Relief Funds was very good, with 836 people completing survey, as well as giving comments. City staff will compile responses which will be reported to Council at September 7 meeting. The Council will hold a policy session September 6 and introduce the budget process for upcoming year.
There was one citizen who addressed the Council: Lashandra Riley spoke in favor of saving Harrison School building which is scheduled for demolition. She also asked what can be done to provide grocery service on south side of Peoria, citing issues for residents with transportation and quality of foods available for reasonable cost. Mayor Rita Ali offered to meet with Ms. Riley to discuss these issues after the Council meeting.
——— Connie Romanus, Observer
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