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Peoria's history, population, vision/mission statements, sustainability efforts, redistricting, and construction projects. Info on the P83 district, schools, the Peoria Leadership Institute seminar, and diversity.

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Information on the City Council including agendas , the Mayor, the Municipal Court, City Manager and ADA along with the city's various initiatives.

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Information on the employment process, a listing of current open jobs, how to apply on-line and a list of all jobs and salaries at the city.

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The city of Peoria Municipal Complex is home to City Hall, the Council Chambers, the Main Library, the Development and Community Services Building, the Public Safety Administration Building, and the Municipal Court.

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A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

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The City of Peoria budget is managed by the Management and Budget Division. Find copies of the latest Program Budget and the CIP here.


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The City Code and  Zoning Ordinace, with updates are located here. Also, find the City Charter, and legal statements related to the website, including our Privacy Notice.

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City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

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How to pay bills you may have with the city, including water, sewer and trash collection fees, recreation program and class fees, traffic fines and more. Setup water and sewer service.

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Neighborhood Resources includes information on dealing with graffiti removal, block parties, animal control, street repairs, odors and other neighborhood related quality of life issues.

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This section contains information and links to the Peoria Public Library's website, the Arts Commission, the Center for Performing Arts, and Annual Arts festivals and Celebrations. 

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Information on recreation programs and classes, afterschool and preschool programs, sports leagues and locations and amenities of city parks.

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Use this page to find information on the city of Peoria website of interest to builders and developers.Included are inspections, zoning and zoning ordinance, the city code, general plan, permitting, and impact fees.

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Information on Building Permits. Find out about permits for signs, temporary use of property, filming, and alarms. Download forms and track applications for development, building, planning and engineering permits.

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The city's main document portal for development related documents including planning and zoning, building, engineering and fire prevention.

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Economic Development Services offers Business and Real Estate Development, and other assistance for businesses and developers, on the website PeoriaAZSmart.com.

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The Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres conduct spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex each February and March. Everything you need to know is at PeoriaSpringTraining.com.

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A listing of area hotels, motels and RV Parks, listed by distance from the Peoria Sports Complex.

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The city of Peoria, Arizona is proud to be the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant," one of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona.

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The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts consists of a 280 seat main stage auditorium and an 80+ seat black box theater, designed to bring award winning community theater to downtown Peoria. 

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City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

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A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

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Special Events, sponsored and hosted by the city, held throughout the year at the Peoria Sports Complex, Oldtown Peoria and other areas.

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The Peoria Sports Complex is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners during spring training, and many other events throughout the year.

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PACE Banner 2013

Breaking the Sound of Silence

Join us for the 2013 PACE conference to explore breaking the sound of silence, managing civil discourse and the influence of "new" media. Learn what civic engagement and authentic public participation means.

Keynote Speaker Keynote Speaker Personal Story
John Quinones Pearl Chang Esau  Emily Nottingham, Ph.D.
John Quiñones
Anchor, ABC TV's
"What Would You Do?", and
reporter for ABC News Primetime
View John Quiñones Bio 
Pearl Chang Esau
President & CEO, Expect More Arizona
View Pearl Chang Esau's Bio 
M. Emily Nottingham, Ph.D.
Personal Story: "Breaking the Silence"
Photo by Mike Bieke Photography
View Dr. Emily Nottingham's Bio

2013 PACE Emcee Frank Camacho
Frank Camacho brings more than 30 years experience as a broadcast journalist to his current position as Communications Director of the Arizona Democratic Party. During his time as a journalist, Camacho covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona and American History including the impeachment and conviction of Governor Evan Mecham, the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake and the tragic Columbine shooting. Camacho has won a number of awards for his excellent reporting and contribution to the community. In 2000, Governor Jane Hull bestowed upon Camacho the honor of Millennial Pioneer for his ground breaking work in Radio and Television.

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Panel Members
Influence of the “New” Media
David Leibowitz - Leibowitz Solo (Public Relations and Communications)
Michael Ryan - Ryan Media Consultants
Chris Kline - Director of New Media for ABC15 in Phoenix
Dan Gillmor - Internationally recognized author and leader in new media journalism
Managing Civil Discourse–Effective Compromise
Cathy Eden – Professor of Practice, School of Public Affairs ASU
Will Gonzales – City of Phoenix Prosecutor
Dr. Thomas Catlaw – Professor, Arizona State University
Jane Prescott-Smith – Managing Director, Institute of Civil Discourse
Reverend Oscar Tillman – President, Maricopa County Branch NAACP

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Consider these findings from the 2011 Arizona Civic Health Index

  • 9.4 percent of Arizonans attend local meetings about local issues
  • 10 percent of us contact or visit a public official
  • 58.3 percent of Arizonans talk with family, friends online frequently

Why the silence?  Why the inaction of Arizonans?  Let’s learn how to break the sound of silence and get involved in a way that is positive, constructive, and that makes a difference!

We are bringing together experts who are active in their community, and those who are experts in the field of civic engagement to provide insight and to challenge the silence in Arizona.  Hear from a panel of experts on using the “New” media to engage others in meaningful conversation.  Hear from another panel of experts on how to oppose an issue in a positive and meaningful way, through civil discourse and effective compromise.

The day will get underway with our keynote speaker, John Quinones, anchor of ABC TV's “What Would You Do?” and reporter for ABC News Primetime.  Learn how he has gotten involved in the community in productive ways – and be prepared to answer the question for yourself: “What Can I Do?”

Who Should Attend:

  • Leaders in the business, education, and government communities
  • Elected officials
  • Citizens wishing to be more involved
  • Anyone seeking to stay engaged in their community
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