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On August 20, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through September 18, 2021.  With the signing of this disaster proclamation, public meetings can continue to be held remotely per the requirements listed below. All meetings with customers should be done on a remote platform if at all possible. For public meetings that have already been noticed, we will need to re-notice in order to provide the updated information.

  1. Standard 48-hour notice, except for an emergency meeting, to all member of the public body, posted at the meeting location, on the public body’s website and provided to any news media that has requested notice.
  2. During the meeting, participating members must be verified and must be able to hear one another, as well as hear all discussion and testimony.
  3. During open meetings, members of the public who are present at the meeting location of the public body must be able to hear all discussion, testimony and votes of the members of the body.
  4. If attendance at the regular meeting location is not feasible due to the disaster, alternative arrangements must be made and notice of the meeting must include the arrangements that will provide live public access to hear all the parts of the open meeting (phone number or link to Zoom, Teams, Go To Meeting, etc.)
  5. At least one member of the public body, the chief legal counsel or the chief administrative officer must be physically present at the meeting location, unless it is not feasible due to the disaster (other member of the public body may attend in person or remotely).
  6. All votes must be by roll call, identifying each member and recording their vote on each issue.
  7. Standard minutes of all meetings must be kept, approved and made available for public review as usual; and
  8. A verbatim audio or video recording of all meeting must be made and available to the public for review.  These recordings are public records and must be maintained per OMA.


  • A Virtual Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations Meeting will be held on September 9, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.
  • If you’d like to attend and participate in the meeting, please email Christina Kirby at ckirby@peoriagov.org or call at 309.494.8335 and you will be provided with further instruction.
  • After the Police Community Relations Advisory Committee Meeting, a video recording will be posted on the City of Peoria YouTube Chanel at https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofpeoriatv
  • Anyone that cannot attend the Police Community Relations Advisory Committee Meeting can send their comments to Christina Kirby by 12:00 p.m. on September 9, 2021 via email at ckirby@peoriagov.org. The email should be labeled “Comment for September 9, 2021 Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations Meeting,” and we ask that you include your name and contact information. Live comments will be given priority to electronically submitted comments.
  • The agenda, minutes and a video podcast or the meeting will be available online at http://www.peoriagov.org/city-council/meetings/.



  1. Roll call
  2. Approval of minutes
  3. Welcome and wellness check of committee members
  4. Unfinished business
    1. Virtual townhall series recap
  5. New business
    1. Proposed locations of community access to regular meetings on zoom – community centers?
    2. Committee participation in complaint process – annual review and recommendations
    3. Future of virtual townhall series – topics and guests
    4. Proposed locations of regular meetings after zoom restrictions are lifted
  6. General police update (current or pending formal complaints and other notable stats/updates the committee should be briefed on)
  7. Citizens’ opportunity to address the committee
  8. Items for the good of the cause
  9. Adjournment
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