Much work needs to be done outside before the snow flies. University Street work continues, and 2016 will bring a new Sheridan Road from Richmond to McClure. New business is opening on West Main, including Ribbon Records and a new Chicago style eatery at the old Mr. G’s ! Business people have exciting new projects coming to West Main, and I will share details as these projects coalesce. You will love them!
More West Main murals are also in the offing.
Beth Jensen and I are working hard to get more solar powered speed reminder signs and secure the completion of an additional speed table, east of University on Moss Avenue.
Strong proactive code enforcement, with a more commonsense approach, has already commenced, minus the neon stickers which will no longer be affixed to glass or siding. I want to thank Councilor Jensen for helping all of us in so many areas of City policy and operation .
Your City Council is hard at work on erasing a several million dollar budget deficit and implementing a green model resolution to the federal lawsuit involving the EPA and the City.
In the education arena, Peoria High has undergone 20 million dollars of improvements as it strives to meet 21 st century educational challenges.
At this writing, The Council is interviewing candidates for the vacated Weaver Council seat.
I hope you all have a great Fall and Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for and hope Caterpillar will recover in due course.
Hoping to see you soon!