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May 11, 2018

Recap of the Chandler City Council Meeting on May 10

The Chandler City Council met at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and took action on 23 agenda items, including:
  • Adopted a final ordinance amending the City’s parking and loading regulations to provide the City with more flexibility to reduce minimum parking requirements in response to changes in transportation behavior resulting from an increase in ride sharing and autonomous vehicles.
  • Adopted a final ordinance amending the City code relating to the method used for calculating the majority of all votes cast in primary elections. The amendment clarifies the method to be used in the calculation. 
  • Adopted a final ordinance authorizing a purchase agreement with Spike Lawrence, LLC, for the sale of Site 6 (City-owned property on the northwest corner of Chicago Street and Arizona Avenue). 
  • Approved the introduction of an ordinance for the rezoning and Preliminary Development Plan for the site layout and building design for a motor vehicle repair business (Discount Tire) located at the northeast corner of Gilbert and Riggs roads. 
  • Authorized an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Chandler Police Department’s participation in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. One officer will be assigned to the Task Force; Chandler has participated since 2007.
  • Authorized an intergovernmental agreement with the Chandler United School District, Kyrene School District and Mesa Unified School District for the assignment of 10 school resource officers to schools within the Chandler City limits. 
  • Approved the emergency authorization of a Construction Manager at Risk contract with Achen-Gardner Construction, LLC, for the Price Road utility relocations.
The Regular meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.

The City Council also held a Special meeting to discuss and vote on proposed budget amendments. The following amendments were approved by the Council during the Special meeting:
  • Provide $58,000 for continued funding of the homeless navigator for the Neighborhood Resources Division (ongoing funding).
  • Provide $55,000 for an additional morning and evening trip on Express Bus Route 542.
  • Provide $50,000 for a shade structure over the tot area at Nozomi Aquatic Facility.
  • Provide $40,000 for four pickleball courts to be placed at two to three neighborhood parks. 
  • Provide $35,000 for Folley Park restroom upgrades.
  • Provide $30,000 for an AquaClimb wall feature at Folley Pool.
  • Provide $30,000 for Smart Cities/Innovations Program funding. 
  • Provide $15,000 for a grey key device for forensic analysis use by the Police Department.
  • Provide $15,000 for a social media management and analytics service for the Communications and Public Affairs Department (ongoing funding).
  • Provide $10,000 for a thermal imaging camera for the Fire Department.
  • Provide $10,000 for a leadership training program for Chandler Police officers. 
  • Provide $10,000 for tablets for the City’s public housing literacy program.
  • Provide $10,000 for a social media field camera and kit for the Communications and Public Affairs Department. 
  • Provide $10,000 for 600 smoke detectors for high-need Chandler residents.
  • Provide $5,000 for neighborhood grants funding.
  • Provide $5,000 for CPR mannequins for the Fire Department
  • Provide $5,000 for Start-Up Weekend event funding.
  • Provide $2,000 for grey key device licensing for the Police Department (ongoing funding).
These approved amendments now will be incorporated into the Tentative Budget that will be presented for adoption at the Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 24.

During a Study Session on Monday, May 7, Mayor Tibshraeny, Vice Mayor Nora Ellen and the City Council issued proclamations for Municipal Clerks Week, Building Safety Month and National Economic Development Week. Photos from the Study Session may be downloaded online at cityofchandler.smugmug.com/Council-Meetings/2018-Council-Meetings/050718-Study-Session/.

The next meeting of the City Council will be a study session at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on The Chandler Channel, Cable Channel 11 (CenturyLink Channel 8002), and streamed on the web at chandleraz.gov/video and on YouTube at youtube.com/cityofchandler.

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.

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The City Clerk’s office posts official meeting results the morning following Council meetings. For a complete list of actions taken, visit chandleraz.gov/agendas

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 chandleraz.gov or contact the City Clerk’s office at 480-782-2180. For any other information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at 480-782-2000.