City of Peoria looking for community feedback on 2020 budget

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PEORIA, Ill., — The city of Peoria is asking for your help with the 2020 budget.

Currently, the Peoria is facing issues of population loss within the city, decreasing property values and increasing pension costs.

However, some of the good news is that local taxes can be collected from internet sales.

Also, the city will see more road money with the increase in motor fuel tax at the state level. Some of the money will even go toward local projects.

“We also want to ask the public what are your priorities, are you priorities roads, are you priorities public safety, are your priorities that we keep taxes low, we want to know what those priorities are from the public,” Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich.

The Peoria city manager wants to share more budget information with you and is asking for your feedback.

There will be a public meeting be held 6 p.m. on Monday at the Gateway Building in downtown Peoria.

Urich says the city is looking forward to hearing what is most important to the community.

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