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Moore doesn’t get San Marcos job

Nuse gets the nod in San Marcos, meaning Scott Moore will remain in Peoria:

After a two-hour executive session Tuesday night, the San Marcos City Council named Jim Nuse as the lone candidate for the vacant city manager position just five weeks before an election that could sit a new council majority.

Nuse is […]

Liveblogging the City Council 9/28/2010

Hello everyone. Here we are for another fun-filled, exciting evening in Peoria City Council chambers. I think you all know the drill by now, so without further ado, tonight’s agenda:

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1,623 signatures not enough to Block the Bonds

In the end, the effort to block the issuance of general obligation bonds fell short. In order to force the issue to a referendum, nearly 10,000 signatures would have to have been collected. The “Block the Bonds” supporters managed to gather 1,623. Considering that the group had only 30 days to gather signatures, and […]

After throwing away nearly $50M, City pleads poverty on basic services

The City of Peoria is looking at cutting the budget Tuesday night. This isn’t part of the 2011 budget negotiations, but rather a cut to the 2010 budget. City staff is forecasting that there will be a $1.2 million shortfall in state income tax and personal property replacement tax revenues. Here are the areas […]

City to hire consultant to help reorganization

On the City’s agenda for Tuesday night:

The City intends on reorganizing as a major step to realize its overall goals to become more efficient and effective. The objective is to have the new organization fully deployed and operational no later than mid-December 2010 so that the financial benefits will begin accruing to the […]

San Marcos to decide on city manager Oct. 1

The San Marcos Record (Texas) reports that the City Council there will make a decision on who to hire as City Manager on October 1. Peoria’s current City Manager, Scott Moore, is a finalist for the position. Over 100 residents turned out for a “meet the candidates” forum on Wednesday, the paper said. Here’s […]

Posting will be light

Sorry if you’re suffering from Chronicle withdrawal, but things are really busy at work this week, so it will be a while before I’ll have time to write again. In the meantime, I hope you check out the other fine blogs listed in my blogroll to the left.

City Manager Moore a finalist for Texas job (UPDATED)

Peoria’s City Manager Scott Moore has been announced as a finalist for the city manager position in San Marcos, Texas, according to the San Marcos Daily Record:

The San Marcos City Council has announced three finalists for the position of City Manager following two days of interviews.

They are Jeffrey Howell, city manager of […]

City Council meetings now available online

From a City of Peoria press release:

Peoria – (September 14, 2010) – Within one week after each meeting of the Peoria City Council, citizens can go on-line to view streaming video of the meetings.

The video can be accessed by going to and selecting a meeting from the playlist, then click […]

Probably no connection

On 11/17/2009, Gary Matthews of E. M. Properties contributed $10,000 to “Taxpayers for Quinn.” Previously, Matthews had given no more than $500 in a single contribution to any political candidate, most of them Republicans, according to campaign disclosures currently available online.

In a completely unrelated matter, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill 2534 on June […]