PEORIA, Il. – Peoria City Council’s methods for combating a budget deficit are raising questions throughout the community, and a new parcel fee has raised concerns in the community. The new fee will bill homeowners a one time payment of $25 to $30, depending on the size of structure. Money from that added fee will go towards public service pension needs and is expected to raise $1.2 million.
Councilman Chuck Grayeb was one of 6 council members who voted to approve the new parcel pension fee.
“I have to be concerned about codes and maintaining real estate values that the damn Peoria Association of Realtors know nothing about,” said Grayeb. He add, “They keep steering people up north because they get bigger commissions.”
Despite receiving criticism from realtors, Grayeb is asking people to c...Read More