Peoria City Council http://peoriapublicradio.org en The City of Peoria adds back a public relations position http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-peoria-adds-back-public-relations-position <p></p><div>The City of Peoria is hiring a public relations specialist. The city eliminated the position more than two years ago trying to balance an operational budget deficit.</div><div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:23:45 +0000 Tanya Koonce 26204 at http://peoriapublicradio.org The City of Peoria adds back a public relations position Peoria's shuttered Washington School will get new life http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-shuttered-washington-school-will-get-new-life <p></p><div>The Montessori Children’s House of Peoria passed its first hurdle to purchasing the historic Washington School property.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Moss Bradley Neighborhood Association unanimously approved of the Pre-K to sixth grade academy becoming part of its neighborhood. </span></div><div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:13:13 +0000 Tanya Koonce 26203 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria's shuttered Washington School will get new life Deferrals frustrating some on the Peoria City Council http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/deferrals-frustrating-some-peoria-city-council <div>This Peoria City Council has become accustomed to deferring several agenda topics in each meeting. This can be frustrating to the people affected by the decisions and to Council members working on the proposals.</div><div> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:11:57 +0000 Tamie Yost 25689 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Deferrals frustrating some on the Peoria City Council Outside the Horseshoe - June 24, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-june-24-2014 <p>The first zoning change request related to the replacement of the Taft homes was on the Peoria City Council's agenda Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The zoning for the historic Greeley School property is in the part of the community known as the&nbsp;North Valley. It's part of the city with well organized neighborhood associations. Some neighborhood association members in the area have questions about the zoning variances required to get the property to meet the needs of the site development currently being proposed.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:58:14 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25499 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - June 24, 2014 Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-council-approves-lst-325-project-defers-other-issues <div>The City of Peoria is making a bid to have the LST 325 dock on its Riverfront. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Council voted seven to four to extend an invitation to the </span>LST<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board, committing 500-thousand dollars to the project and pledging to assemble the remaining financing if the ship makes the move. That could amount to more than a million dollars. </span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:03:35 +0000 Tanya Koonce 25452 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria council approves LST 325 project, defers other issues More oversight suggested for the Marriott Hotel complex http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/more-oversight-suggested-marriott-hotel-complex <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">A Peoria City Councilman is asking for more oversight in the downtown Marriott Hotel complex. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;"> reports that comes as project developer Gary Matthews is facing as many as five lawsuits and foreclosures. </span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">Marriott management reports to Matthews although he is asking his lenders’ permission to change to First Hospitality Group.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:10:37 +0000 Tanya Koonce 24700 at http://peoriapublicradio.org More oversight suggested for the Marriott Hotel complex PHA wants the city's help to find replacement property for Taft http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-wants-citys-help-find-replacement-property-taft <div>The Peoria Housing Authority is asking for the City’s help in finding suitable property for replacing the Taft Homes.</div><div> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:52:28 +0000 Tanya Koonce 23655 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA wants the city's help to find replacement property for Taft Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-faces-court-public-opinion-first-amendment <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The City of Peoria continues to feel the effects of a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">First Amendment backlash. That’s a week after the raid of a Peoria home where a parody twitter account about the mayor originated. &nbsp;But is it a matter of free speech? Or is it a matter of false representation of the Peoria Mayor with intent to injure? </span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment A new group urges change at PSD 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-group-urges-change-psd-150 <div>The Peoria City Council special policy session on design and community character started with a public call for the removal of School District 150’s Superintendent. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the group urging the action is called Change 150. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:01:47 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19160 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A new group urges change at PSD 150 Louisville Slugger partnering to build new Peoria sports complex http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/louisville-slugger-partnering-build-new-peoria-sports-complex <div>A proposed Peoria sports complex has the backing of a major sports merchandise company. Louisville Slugger is partnering with Peoria group, Corp 24, to build the facility that will include 10 outdoor synthetic-turf baseball and softball fields and a 125-thousand square foot dome. The complex will be built near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.</div><div> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:42:56 +0000 Denise Molina 16527 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Louisville Slugger partnering to build new Peoria sports complex