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The Trailhead to Begin Construction This Fall
Information Courtesy of Upper West Side PHX
Renderings Courtesy of The Pederson Group
Recently, the Peoria City Council approved rezoning at the northeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Happy Valley Road for The Trailhead. The highly anticipated development will be a master-planned mixed-use project anchored by an upscale Safeway grocery store and a multi-family complex. “We are super excited about this mixed-use master-planned development and all that it will bring to our awesome community,” says Katie Roe of Upper West Side PHX (@upperwestsidephx on Facebook), a grassroots community movement encouraging specialty shops and restaurants to open locations on the Upper West Side. Construction will tentatively begin this fall and locals can learn more by visiting the blog at
Reminder: Adjust Irrigation as Summer Heats Up
Have you adjusted your irrigation schedule recently? The summer months are peak times that irrigation is needed for our landscape, but water should be deeply and infrequently applied. Deep watering (2-3 feet for trees and shrubs) gets water to a cooler soil layer where the roots thrive and are not affected as rapidly by hot dry days. To learn more about watering in the desert, visit

Recycle Sneakers For a Good Cause Through June 15
Peoria Youth Advisory Board is teaming up with Got Sneakers to raise funds for the HART pantry. Drop off your donations through June 15 at Rio Vista Community Center, Peoria Community Center, and Peoria Main and Sunrise Libraries.
Peoria City Pools Now Open, Swim Lessons Still Available
Peoria’s three city pools are now open for the summer. Peoria, Centennial and Sunrise Mountain pools will have open swim through July 31. Daily passes for children ages two to 17 years old are $2 and adults 18 years old and older are $4. Residents can save money by purchasing seasonal individual passes for $30 or family passes for $100, which are valid for up to six family members who live in the same household. The city also provides swim lessons taught by certified instructors at each pool for $25 a session for Peoria residents. For more information about open swim or to register for swim lessons, visit

City of Peoria Selects New City Clerk
Peoria City Manager Jeff Tyne has selected Lori Dyckman as the Peoria City Clerk. Dyckman has been serving as the Acting City Clerk for the last six months following the retirement of the former City Clerk. In this position, she oversees the operations of the City Clerk’s Office in their efforts to provide transparency and public access through compliance with open meeting laws, public records laws, and elections laws. “Our City Clerk is called upon daily to provide various services and important information to city leadership and the public,” says Tyne. “This role is critical to a well-functioning and accessible local government, and I am pleased to have Ms. Dyckman serving in this capacity.” “I’m honored to continue my work at the city of Peoria as the Peoria City Clerk and I’m grateful for this incredible opportunity,” Dyckman adds. To learn more about the Peoria City Clerk’s Office, visit

Peoria Is Drought Ready
Water is one of the most precious resources for desert dwellers. As Arizonans continue to hear more about the water shortage, it is important that Peoria residents have the facts. Declining water levels in Lake Mead, which serves as the water reservoir for the Lower Colorado River Basin, have already triggered a Tier 1 shortage declaration. Peoria has prepared for drought conditions for many years and has plans in place should conditions worsen. Currently, approximately 34% of Peoria’s water supply is from the Colorado River/CAP Canal and the city uses 61% of its available CAP supply, storing the rest underground. To learn more about Peoria’s diverse water supply, and how the city is prepared, visit