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Mayor Rita Ali 2022 State of the City Address – Peoria: A Center for Prosperity and Opportunity

This is my first state of the city address, and I’m proud to report that the State of the City of Peoria is Strong!

Let me start with the numbers:

Mayor Rita Ali
  • The City’s Overall Revenues totaled $252.1 million in 2021, up 15% from 2020.
  • Overall expenditures totaled $230.4 million in 2021, up 7% from 2020.
  • The City of Peoria was able to weather the worst of the pandemic financially!
  • Revenues in the City’s general fund are up 32%. These Revenues were boosted in 2021 by a 34% increase in State revenues totaling $54.9 million.  The largest growth was seen in sales and income tax receipts.
  • Local revenue sources are up 24% with the largest increase seen in home rule sales tax.
  • The City was also the recipient of $47 million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding – a big relief needed to make investments we would not have otherwise been able to make. ARPA funding had a huge positive impact on our budget.

And the City’s $60 million capital budget this year is the largest in more than twenty years. The primary investment is in our infrastructure – our roads, sidewalks, smart street lighting, facilities, and equipment.

Peoria, we are Resilient!