Join Peoria’s First “Walk Through History” Tour in Old Town
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The city of Peoria is excited to announce the inaugural “Walk Through History” walking tour, a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to explore the rich history of Old Town Peoria. This enlightening tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Participants are invited to embark on this journey, which promises to offer insightful narratives into the past that shaped Peoria. To ensure a smooth experience, attendees are requested to gather 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Peoria Main Library, 8463 W. Monroe St. This gathering point will serve as the kickoff location for the walking tour.

The Peoria Historical Preservation Commission, in collaboration with the library, is spearheading this event. Their joint effort underscores the significance of connecting the community with its historical roots and fostering a deeper appreciation for the city’s heritage.

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Join Mayor Jason Beck for the 2024 State of the City
Mayor Jason Beck is set to highlight Peoria’s latest accomplishments and future plans at the State of the City event at 6:30 p.m. on April 3 at Christ’s Church of the Valley – Peoria, 7007 W. Happy Valley Rd., with a dinner to follow. The program will showcase a year of progress in public safety, water security, economic development, and education through a comprehensive video presentation.

Following this key event, he extends an invitation for more personal dialogue through “Community Conversation” visits. These gatherings aim to foster an open dialogue on city matters:
• April 8, 10 a.m. at Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St.
• April 10, 10 a.m. at Westbrook Village – Lakes Ballroom, 19251 N. Westbrook Pkwy.

These sessions will allow residents to discuss their concerns directly with the mayor, from public safety to economic growth. For more information, visit

The trailhead development begins construction
Peoria’s landscape is set to be transformed with last month’s groundbreaking of The Trailhead. Seven years in planning, the 903,000-square-foot mixed-use development at 83rd Avenue and Happy Valley Road promises a blend of retail, dining, and residential spaces.

The Trailhead is poised to become a central community gathering spot, featuring a Safeway-anchored retail section, a 350-unit housing complex, a modernized church, and a slew of amenities designed for socializing and leisure, including a water feature and community garden.

Set for a late-year opening, this $100 million project aims to be the neighborhood’s hub, fostering a community-centric lifestyle.

West Valley Traffic Enforcement Campaign
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In an effort to save lives on Arizona’s roadways, several West Valley law enforcement agencies have partnered together to create a West Valley Speed and Aggressive Driver Task Force focused on enforcing Arizona’s speed and aggressive driver laws. The West Valley agencies include the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Peoria Police Department, Glendale Police Department, Avondale Police Department, Buckeye Police Department, El Mirage Police Department, Goodyear Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and Surprise Police Department. This campaign will deliver high-visibility traffic enforcement with a zero-tolerance approach towards speeding and aggressive driving on roadways. Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of safe speeds, motor vehicle collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries throughout Arizona. The “Safe Speeds Save Lives” campaign will be in effect through July 31.