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The city of Peoria Municipal Complex is home to City Hall, the Council Chambers, the Main Library, the Development and Community Services Building, the Public Safety Administration Building, and the Municipal Court.

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The City of Peoria budget is managed by the Management and Budget Division. Find copies of the latest Program Budget and the CIP here.

 

The City Code and  Zoning Ordinace, with updates are located here. Also, find the City Charter, and legal statements related to the website, including our Privacy Notice.

City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

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This section contains information and links to the Peoria Public Library's website, the Arts Commission, the Center for Performing Arts, and Annual Arts festivals and Celebrations. 

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Use this page to find information on the city of Peoria website of interest to builders and developers.Included are inspections, zoning and zoning ordinance, the city code, general plan, permitting, and impact fees.

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The Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres conduct spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex each February and March. Everything you need to know is at PeoriaSpringTraining.com.

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The city of Peoria, Arizona is proud to be the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant," one of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona.

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The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts consists of a 280 seat main stage auditorium and an 80+ seat black box theater, designed to bring award winning community theater to downtown Peoria. 

City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

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Special Events, sponsored and hosted by the city, held throughout the year at the Peoria Sports Complex, Oldtown Peoria and other areas.

The Peoria Sports Complex is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners during spring training, and many other events throughout the year.

City of Peoria Press Release



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Ratcliff Appointed Peoria Police Chief

“Interim” no longer, he looks forward to leading a fast-growing department

5/25/2007

 

Peoria, Ariz. (May 25, 2007) –  Larry Ratcliff, a veteran Peoria police officer, has been named as the city’s new police chief, subject to City Council confirmation at its June 5 meeting. Ratcliff has been serving as acting chief since October 2006, and during that time has shown he is the right person to take over the job permanently, according to Peoria City Manager Terry Ellis.

“Larry Ratcliff is a forward-thinking leader,” said Ellis. “Over the past eight months he has proven that he can do this job. His deep insight and commitment to the principles of community-oriented policing have kept the department moving forward – he’s an excellent candidate."

Ratcliff looks forward to strengthening the relationship between the department and Peoria citizens.

“We want to get the community more involved with the department and create stronger connections between our officers and the people they serve, particularly with Peoria’s youth,” he said. He plans to empower the officers on the street and their supervisors to forge those improved relationships.

“I am going to place more decision-making and problem solving responsibility into the hands of our sergeants and officers, to give them more input and ownership in how the department runs and how we serve the community.”

Ratcliff has more than 32 years of increasingly responsible experience in public safety. His career in law enforcement began in 1975 as a corrections officer in Oregon. Beginning in 1977, he spent eight years as a deputy sheriff before transferring to the City of Portland Police Department in 1985. He rose through the ranks from patrol officer to captain during his 17-year tenure with that agency.

Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett likes what he has seen since Ratcliff stepped in as acting chief.

“Clearly, Chief Ratcliff has demonstrated not only a professional ability to operate the department but also the people skills necessary to do an outstanding job," Barrett said.

Larry Ratcliff joined the Peoria Police Department as deputy police chief in August 2002, where he led the department’s community services, patrol operations, special assignments, crisis negotiations, investigations, accident investigations, tactical operations, traffic enforcement and animal control activities.

Ratcliff has a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Portland State University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and has substantial additional training related to police operations and leadership.

As police chief, Ratcliff will lead the Police Department’s 264 sworn and civilian employees, oversee its $28 million annual budget, and have overall law enforcement responsibility throughout Peoria’s 178 square miles.

Ratcliff, 60, will earn an annual salary of $138,541.

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