The Mayor held a press conference on Monday and released a letter that he and the rest of the City Council members signed (except for Gary Sandberg, natch) and sent to Journal Star publisher Ken Mauser. You can read it at PeoriaWatchdog.com, the official site of Peoria Unit 86 of the United Media Guild. [...]
The City Council candidates are often asked at forums what ideas we have for generating more revenue for the city. Gary Sandberg has suggested that the City should provide its own ambulance service, severing its contract with Advanced Medical Transport (AMT). The way he sees it, we already have a professional fire department that [...]
From my inbox:
Mayor Jim Ardis is encouraging the community to support small business merchants by declaring November 27th as Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which are traditionally the busiest shopping days of the year.
“Peoria is fortunate to have a unique mix of small businesses [...]
Curphy Smith, a member of Peoria’s Traffic Commission and a candidate for City Council in the last election, wants to know why the Commission’s meetings keep getting cancelled. “Why was the meeting cancelled for the 3rd time in a row?” he asked in a recent e-mail that went to several members of the City [...]
A post worth reading: Ardis needs to use ‘midwestern common sense,’ not just talk about it from Peoria Pundit. Check it out.
Here are some news items from the Journal Star that caught my interest:
Pat Nichting is going to give up his fifth district seat and run for treasurer. I found that surprising.
Mayor Ardis is hoping to vote on the “wonderful development” (hotel) project before the end of the year. Interim city manager [...]
From a press release:
For the past five months the City Council has been engaged in an intensive search process for a permanent City Manger. The process produced several excellent candidates. We interviewed three well-qualified individuals. One candidate was a consensus choice of the council. Two weeks ago the City Council offered the position [...]