He spent more than a decade as councilman at large, leaving in 2007. This time around, Grayeb said he wants to tackle the district's crime problem, that he'd think about adding more police officers through grant money.
He said people are moving out of Peoria. He plans to draw them back in by marketing pthe River City's rich history as a way to make money.
"What happens to the parts of the city south of War Drive, where these problems seem especially important right now, it capsizes. No amount of growth north of War Drive will carry the city south of War Drive if this slide, this tailspin, is allowed to continue," he said.
He also wants to hear from the public on what their priorities are and how they'd cut the budget. Grayeb worked in Peoria's education system for more than three decades.