DCSIMG
About Peoria MenuResidents MenuBusiness MenuVisitors Menu
About PeoriaNavigational Arrow Image

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.

City GovernmentNavigational Arrow Image

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

News and Press ReleasesNavigational Arrow Image

News from the city of Peoria, press releases from the Office of Communications, links to RSS feeds and E-News signup. View programming on Channel 11, PeoriaTV.

 

Working for the CityNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Online E-Services and Other City ServicesNavigational Arrow Image

 A listing of links to directories of city services, including all online e-services.

Municipal Complex Map and DirectionsNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Area MapsNavigational Arrow Image

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

Management and Budget DivisionNavigational Arrow Image

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

 

City Laws and Legal StatementsNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Peoria’s Commitment to Diversity and InclusionNavigational Arrow Image

City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

Resident Billing & Utility ServicesNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Home and Property ResourcesNavigational Arrow Image

Home and Property Resources includes information on trash pickup,water conservation, swimming  pool issues and recycling, along with other relevant information for homeowners.

Neighborhood ResourcesNavigational Arrow Image

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

Fire and Police ResourcesNavigational Arrow Image

Helpful services provided by the fire and police departments. Report criminal activity, locate crime information, register alarms, and learn about crime prevention.

Events and MeetingsNavigational Arrow Image

Search for scheduled events and meetings in the city including documents relating to city council meetings and other meetings.

Library, Arts and CulturalNavigational Arrow Image

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. 

Parks, Recreation and ClassesNavigational Arrow Image

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

Transportation ResourcesNavigational Arrow Image

Information on bus routes, park and ride, dial a ride and bicycle paths. Also, road closures and lane restrictions.

Development and Land UseNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Doing Business in PeoriaNavigational Arrow Image

How to get a business license, tax license, sales tax schedules/forms, register to use the online eTax system, pay taxes and fees. Bidding on contracts with the city and auctions, trash collection, recycling, traffic counts.

Building Development and Site DevelopmentNavigational Arrow Image

Links to the Building Development Division and the Site Development Division of the Engineering Department

PermittingNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Development, Engineering and Building FormsNavigational Arrow Image

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

Economic Development Services DepartmentNavigational Arrow Image

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

Spring TrainingNavigational Arrow Image

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.

Hotels, Motels and RV ParksNavigational Arrow Image

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

Lake PleasantNavigational Arrow Image

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

TourismNavigational Arrow Image

Links to Items of interest to tourists, including VisitPeoriaaz.com, our official tourism website.

Center for Performing ArtsNavigational Arrow Image

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. 

Hiking TrailsNavigational Arrow Image

City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

Area MapsNavigational Arrow Image

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

Special EventsNavigational Arrow Image

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

Peoria Sports ComplexNavigational Arrow Image

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

City Departments MenuContact the City

City of Peoria Press Release



Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Version

Simple Steps Yield Cleaner, More Fuel-Efficient Driving

Fleet Manager Warren Laing, Transit Manager Randy Roberts Share What They’ve Learned

10/22/2008

As the managers of Peoria’s Fleet and Transit divisions, we know firsthand the effects wrought by this year’s spike in fuel prices. We’ve also spent a lot of time researching cleaner-running vehicles as part of the city’s effort to reduce its environmental footprint.

Even before prices jumped at the pump, we were increasing the percentage of hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles in the city’s fleet as a response to the Valley’s poor air quality. And since the run-up in fueling costs, we’ve become very attuned to the little things that, added up, can reduce the fuel consumption and minimize the environmental impact of our vehicles.

Because these strategies work just as well with private vehicles, we’d like to share some of what we’ve learned.

When it comes to fuel conservation, the most important vehicle technology by far is … the driver.

• Slow down. Speeding increases fuel consumption and also may boost emissions.
• Do not accelerate aggressively or brake sharply.
• When traffic is light enough, use cruise control on the highway. A steady speed decreases gas pedal activity, which saves fuel.
• Avoid drive-through lanes and, in general, limit idling to one minute.
• Lighten the load. Every additional 250 pounds causes a car to lose about 1 mpg in fuel economy.
• Be aerodynamic. Roll up the windows. If you have a pickup truck, it’s more fuel efficient to keep the tailgate up.

A little planning also can go a long way toward saving fuel.

• Try to combine errands into one trip and take the most economical route. In 2007, UPS shaved nearly 30 million miles off its delivery runs and saved 3 million gallons of fuel by incorporating as many right turns as possible into its routes.
• Don’t “top off” when refueling. This practice often results in spilling fuel on the ground -- maybe only an ounce or two, but still enough to have a significant impact on air pollution. The hydrocarbon emission from one ounce of spilled fuel is equivalent to 88 miles of normal driving in a new car, or about 55 miles of driving in a light truck.
• Purchase a fuel-efficient vehicle.
• Take your lunch to work. That will eliminate mid-day travel and reduce the time spent in drive-through lines.
• Consider alternatives to driving alone: carpools, vanpools or buses, as well as motorcycling, biking or walking.
• Discuss telecommuting or an alternative work schedule with your employer.
Preventive maintenance is important, too.
• Well-timed oil changes and vehicle checks reduce wear and tear, increase lifespan, prevent brake drag and help air pollution from increasing as a vehicle ages.
• Replacing a clogged air filter improves gas mileage by as much as 10 percent and keeps impurities from damaging the engine.
• Proper tire inflation yields optimum fuel economy, maximizes tire life and improves handling, braking and comfort.
• Repair air-conditioner leaks immediately. In Arizona, we often need to turn on our air conditioners in order to beat the heat. But if your car’s cooling system has a leak, be sure to get it fixed immediately, because some AC units contain toxins that are very bad for the environment.

Depending upon where you live, what you do for a living and the type of vehicle you use, some of the practices above may be more practical for you than others. There is no simple answer to our energy and environmental problems. But every tip that you can work into your daily routine will add up -- diminishing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, reducing pollution and saving you money at the fuel pump.

Warren Laing is Peoria’s fleet manager and Randy Roberts is the city’s transit manager.