Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

I want to make our city pro-business and anti-poverty. Peoria can be a place where everyone has a quality job with dignified work and a living wage.


Support Small Businesses – make it easier for small businesses to start and grow
  1. Prioritize local businesses and startups over out-of-town corporations and chains
  2. Reduce or waive permit fees for first-time small business owners or small-scale developers
  3. Require city staff to propose alternatives before rejecting permit applications
Equitable Development – support development towards more equitable outcomes
  1. Support Community Benefit Agreements – agreements made between the City, a developer, and the community which invite residents to the table with developers to discuss what the needs of the community are.
  2. Support Inclusionary Zoning that requires developers that build large-scale housing to reserve a portion of their units at an affordable rate.


Peter Kobak for Peoria’s 2nd District
Join the campaign for safety, equity, and growth in the heart of Peoria.

Peoria’s City Council Elections | April 6, 2021

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