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May 11, 2012

May 10, 2012, Chandler City Council Meeting Recap

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012, and took the following action:
  • Approved a resolution approving the use of HOME Program funds for affordable housing.
  • Entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Arizona Department of Public Safety Counter Terrorism Information center to enhance information gathering and domestic preparedness pertaining to terrorism activities.
The City Council then heard a briefing regarding the Funding Feasibility for a Veteran’s Memorial to be located at the Veteran’s Oasis Park at Chandler Heights and Lindsey roads.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny invited the public to the dedication of the Sunset Library this Saturday at 10 a.m., and announced a groundbreaking event for a new Chandler datacenter, NextFort that will take place on Monday, May 14.  Mayor Tibshraeny also encouraged residents to participate in the Chandler Centennial events May 17, 18 and 19, commenting that “you only get to celebrate you 100th birthday once in a lifetime!”.

Councilmember Trinity Donovan added that residents can continue to celebrate Chandler’s birthday throughout the year by committing to the volunteer challenge, putting in 100 hours of community service this year.

Councilmember Kevin Hartke invited residents to participate in the Lets Pull Together event on May 19 along with the Relay for Life fundraiser beginning Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m.

Councilmember Rick Heumann congratulated ICAN on its grand opening event earlier on Thursday, and encouraged residents to visit the Train Museum in honor of National Train Day Saturday, May 12.

Vice Mayor Jeff Weninger wished all Moms a Happy Mothers Day!
The meeting concluded at 7:42 p.m.

The next City Council meeting is a study session scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed, on Chandler Channel 11 and streamed on the Web at
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At Monday’s Council Study Session, Mayor Tibshraeny read a proclamation on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, as well as a proclamation declaring May Building Safety Awareness Month.

Note: These are not official meeting minutes of the City Council but rather a brief recap of the Council’s actions provided as a courtesy of the Chandler Communications and Public Affairs Department.
The City Clerk’s office posts official meeting results the morning following Council meetings. For a complete list of actions taken, visit Throughout the agenda, items are posted in red to signify any changes made at the meeting, and who voted no, or abstained.
For past City Council meeting minutes visit, or contact the City Clerk’s office at 480-782-2180. For any other information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at 480-782-2220.