Aug 22

Learn About Vertical Gardening in Vistancia

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 12:18 PM by Adam Testa

The city of Peoria is bringing it’s “Sustainable U” program to Vistancia. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, the city will host “Vertical Gardening 101” at the Mountain Vista Club Clubhouse.

This program is focused on helping residents learn how to use less space and water for their fall gardening. Topics include:

  • Our changing environment and the need to find a solution for growing high-quality food with less land space and water.
  • Challenges with our food supply.
  • Birth of the vertical gardening movement.
  • The basics of vertical gardening, such as what you can grow and how to get started.
  • Hands-on time choosing seeds and planting our garden.

The program is led by Deborah Pool, owner and founder of Nutrition Concepts, Inc., a nutrition education and wellness coaching firm.

RSVP for the free program by calling 623-773-7684 or emailing Lisa Estrada

Aug 17

Peoria Earns Top Financial Rating

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 11:01 AM by Adam Testa

The City of Peoria continues to be recognized as one of the most fiscally sound cities in the Valley, thanks to a recent upgrade to the city’s bond rating by Fitch Ratings. The agency recently announced that the city has been assigned their highest “AAA” rating to Peoria’s general obligation bonds. 

 Peoria’s exceptional securities and protections have resulted in reconsideration from the agency based on new legislation, signed into law by the Governor.

“Peoria is known for strong and sensible policies and practices,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “We work very hard to assure a thoughtful and balanced approach to long term planning that adheres to the Council approved Principles of Sound Financial Management, all for the benefit of Peoria residents.”

Peoria residents benefit from a strong bond rating, as it allows the city to save interest costs when building important infrastructure such as streets, bridges, parks, and public safety facilities.

“This is a great report card for our city,” said City Manager Jeff Tyne. “It’s a reflection of our city’s great financial stability and serves as a signal to investors and potential economic partners that Peoria is an ideal place to do business.”

Learn more.

Aug 17

Register for Peoria Fall Sports

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 10:35 AM by Adam Testa

Peoria’s fall sports season is around the corner. Peoria’s sports programs aim to emphasize participation among peers and introduce basic skills and fundamentals of each sport. The sports offered this season are for ages 4 to 17 and include T-ball, flag football, volleyball, soccer and machine pitch baseball. Teams will be formed based on location and age range. Practice begins Sept. 30, and the season runs until Nov. 18. Register online.