Jul 09

Peoria Mayor Pro Tem Appointed Valley Metro Chair

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 12:42 PM by Krislyn Powell

PEORIA, Ariz. (July 6, 2020) – The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) unanimously appointed Peoria Mayor Pro Tem Jon Edwards to serve as the incoming chair for the next year. The term for this office runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. 

“This work of this Board is critical to meet the modern transit needs of our growing region,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “Councilmember Edwards’ dedicated service on the RPTA Board has helped move key transportation projects forward to benefit Peoria residents and beyond. I am thankful that he answered the call to represent our city in this capacity through the years and I’m thrilled to congratulate him on this important appointment.”

Previously, Edwards served as the RPTA Treasurer and has served on the RPTA Board since 2015. Edwards is the councilmember for the city of Peoria’s Willow District. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as chair of the RPTA for the coming year,” said Edwards. “I am committed to working with each of my fellow board members as we work to further improve our regional transit system.”

Valley Metro serves as the regional public transportation agency, providing coordinated transit services to residents of metro Phoenix. Governed by a board of elected officials representing their member agencies, the RPTA plans and operates the regional bus system and alternative transportation programs for riders of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Jul 09

Find a Voting Center Near You

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 12:41 PM by Krislyn Powell

Maricopa County will be utilizing vote centers for the 2020 primary and general elections. Unlike polling locations, where voters are assigned to vote at specific locations, vote centers allow voters to vote at any vote center location. Vote centers will have equipment that allows a ballot to be printed, based on the voter’s home address, which will include the appropriate federal, state and municipal candidates and/or issues. Vote centers are strategically placed throughout the county and are open from July 8, 2020 through Aug. 4, 2020, including some nights and weekends. Voters on the Permanent Early Voter List can drop off their early ballot at any vote center or the Peoria City Clerk’s Office through 7 p.m. on Election Day at 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ. The City Clerk’s Office can accept voted ballots, but will not serve as a vote center. Call the Maricopa County Elections Department at 602-506-1511 or visit https://recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace/ to find a vote center location near you.
Jul 09

Take the Census From the Comfort of Your Home

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 12:41 PM by Krislyn Powell

All Peoria residents should have received an invitation with a pin number to complete the 2020 Census. Residents, for the first time in census history, can respond online at https://2020census.gov/en.html from the comfort of their homes. The questionnaire is available in English and 59 other languages and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. All responses are confidential and protected by federal law. For more information about the census, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/census.