The Peoria Public Park District has requested taxpayer help this year through our elected official(s) in D. C.; a total of approximately $5 million. $212,500 has been approved as of May 1 (of a total of $425,000 requested) for Proctor Center Park Redevelopment. Proctor services a small number of residents on the Southwest side of Peoria. Average loss per year; about $300,000.00. This $425,000 will be used for recreation improvements including a splash pool that will close at 5:00 PM.
Glen Oak Park Open Space Acquisition, $1.2 million (remember this one I blogged on a couple months ago: the PPD asking for your money again to buy back the houses from #150, your property tax dollars paid for these houses) on Prospect Rd.
Grandview Drive erosion control (PPD) $1.8 million.
Headquarters Building Construction $1.4 million.
These are the largest requests from DC (Representative Aaron Schock)along with the PPD's usual requests for public funding from various other governmental bodies, all to supplement their $41 million 2009 budget.
Yet the PPD claims to be operating "in the black". today's JS.