“Remember, everybody who lives in the city of Peoria is also in peoria County. We represent a lot of the same people. And I think it’s good that we get this sort of representation on what is, again, one of our fabulous local assets,” Mayer says.
No changes are being made to the Springdale board composition. County staff will continue discussion with the city about any future proposals to change the board make-up. In other business, the County Board will discuss if it should take a formal position on the one-percent sales tax increase headed to voters next month. Some Board members are concerned the increase has no end-date. They also say schools needs to be more specific on how they plan to spend the revenue from the tax.