A Special Message From The City of Peoria

A Special Message From The City of Peoria

Mayor's Newsletter - October 5, 2016
Fiscal Responsibility. Accountability. Results. 

Peoria's Future: You Decide
"The time is upon us to plan for how the second half of our city will be built, and we want the citizens to be in charge of that. This process began with the citizens of Peoria, they took input from the residents throughout the community, and it will end with a vote by the citizens." - Mayor Carlat

Quality of life is defined many ways but for the City of Peoria it is embodied in our safe neighborhoods, beautiful parks and pristine open spaces.

These are among the top reasons why people want to live in our community. They love our commitment to keeping our community beautiful, safe and inviting. Our residents also like the fact that we care about things like healthy neighborhoods and strong property values.

Peoria encompasses 178 square miles and to date, only half of the city has been developed. As new development and new residents continue to be attracted to Peoria at a rapid pace, Peoria’s population has grown 50 percent since 2000.

Growth creates a need for public infrastructure such as streets, drainage, public safety facilities, water and wastewater lines, parks and libraries. In the past, Arizona cities have structured their funding to assure that “growth pays itself.” However, in recent years, the state legislature has eliminated or drastically reduced a large portion of these funding sources.

On November 8, 2016, Peoria voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to increase the current sales tax rate by four-tenths of one cent to fund specific projects within the following categories:

 Public safety
 Open space
 Parks and recreation
 Neighborhood stabilization 

To help educate residents about Prop. 400, the City of Peoria is hosting three open houses. Come enjoy lattes and snacks. Staff will be on hand to answer all your questions.
Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Peoria Community Center

8335 W. Jefferson St.  
Saturday, October 8, 2016
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Rio Vista Community Park
8866 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Sunrise Mt. Library
21109 N. 98th Ave. 

Unable to attend one of the open houses? Visit www.peoriaaz.gov/knowthefacts  for additional information, including project recommendations and frequently asked questions.

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