Briefs

Heat relief stations open

The city of Peoria is collaborating with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) for the Heat Relief Regional Network. The city has set up cooling stations that are open throughout the summer. 

Each location provides water and an area to cool down for those experiencing heat-related stress or illness. Now, it is even easier to locate a station through the newly updated Heat Relief Network mobile app, which includes a Google Maps feature that provides a more user-friendly and quicker look at the heat-relief locations available in the search vicinity. To begin using the mobile app, visit https://geo.azmag.gov/maps/hrn/#/. Hydration station hours will be the same as business/operating hours at each location. To learn more about the Heat Relief Regional Network, visit azmag.gov/heatrelief.  

 

Facilities need

assessment survey

Peoria’s Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities Department is conducting a survey to establish priorities for the development of its parks, recreation and library facilities; programs; and services. The information obtained in this survey will be used to update the master plan. 

Public input and ideas are important. The planning process relies on receiving input from residents to form goals and objectives for the next decade. With this plan, the city strives to enrich the future of the community and have a positive effect on Peoria’s quality of life. To take the survey, visit peoriaaz.gov/survey.

 

Back-to-school safety

Peoria Unified School District schools started the new school year on Aug. 4. Picking up and dropping off children at schools can be hectic for students and their parents. Remember to slow down in school zones, yield to children in the crosswalks, and do not drive distracted. To ensure the safety of all students, the Peoria Police Department will be strictly enforcing traffic safety and parking violations in school zones. Peoria Unified School District and Peoria Traffic Engineering work closely to minimize the impact on families, as well as the surrounding communities, while still maintaining the safety of children.

 

Pop-Up Peoria at Park West

lists August classes

Pop-Up Peoria is an innovative community engagement space created by the city of Peoria and CIRE Equity. Visit Pop-Up Peoria at Park West to connect with artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and experts in a variety of activities, programs and interactive experiences. Upcoming events include preschool storytime, business support for Latinas, and entrepreneurship day. For more info and a full program schedule, go to popuppeoria.com.

 

Future city council meetings

The next city council meeting is a 5 p.m. study session followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in chambers, 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria. 

Meeting agenda and information are available at peoriaaz.gov. City council meetings and study sessions are broadcast live through Cox Channel 11, Facebook (facebook.com/

CityofPeoriaAZ) and YouTube (Digital Peoria).