News Briefs

City adopts Sustainable Peoria Plan

Following a robust public engagement process, the city of Peoria is moving forward with a new Sustainable Peoria Plan, which outlines new sustainability goals and initiatives to ensure Peoria remains on the forefront of sustainability for years to come. The Sustainable Peoria Plan is organized around eight pillars, each with a set of actions that came as a direct result of resident feedback. Within each pillar are goals, actions, key indicators or outcomes, and tracking points to assure further progress toward reaching the city’s goals.

Peoria will continue public engagement in this community-driven plan by providing frequent updates and a future virtual dashboard to show overall progress. The idea in adopting the Sustainable Peoria Plan is to further demonstrate the city’s commitment to sustainability while emphasizing its regional leadership role. The Sustainable Peoria plan can be viewed and downloaded at the link below.


The Peoria Film Fest returns in October

The Peoria Film Festival, which is part of the Phoenix Film Festival and presented by the city of Peoria, will be returning for its fourth year. The four-day festival will take place Thursday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 16, at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre, located at 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive. The theater is located within the P83 Entertainment District, which offers separate entertainment and dining options. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Thursday, Sept. 8.

Info: or call 480-513-3195

Peoria Community Center hosts lunch for seniors

The Foundation for Senior Living Nutrition Program offers lunch for seniors Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Peoria Community Center located at 8335 W. Jefferson Street. The lunch fees are collected on a donation basis and are $5 for residents under age 60 and $3 for residents over age 60. Menus can be picked up at the Community Center front desk.


Enjoy music from El Chicano at Somos Peoria

Latino rock band El Chicano will be headlining 2022 Somos Peoria, a Valley-hosted Hispanic Heritage Month event, in Old Town Peoria on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4 to 10 p.m. El Chicano is known nationwide for incorporating rock, funk, soul, blues, jazz and salsa sounds into its music. The band has earned five gold records, recorded 12 albums, and had their songs included in more than 100 compilation releases.

In addition to the live music, there will be a lowrider car show; Ballet Folklorico performances; a live mural painting from Carlos Rivas; luche libre; traditional food and beverages; and a free kids zone with rides, face painting, games and more. General admission is $10, and VIP tickets are available for $35.