Each year the City Council makes spending decisions on critical services like public safety, infrastructure, and the quality of life in Peoria's neighborhoods. They also determine how to pay for it. The City is required to balance its budget annually, and the City Council has made a number of tough decisions in order to live within our means.
Since 2014, the City population has declined and revenues have as well. To balance the budget, the City has reduced services, trimmed the workforce, and raised new revenues.
The current challenge before the City Council is a $2.0 million budget deficit for 2020.
This Budget Challenge is designed to put you in the seat of the City Council. Difficult budget choices remain, including expense and revenue choices that will impact us over the long-term.
What are your budget priorities?