What to Watch for in 2022

Chandler Public Library Sunset

Chandler Public Library

Repairs from the damage at Sunset Branch in West Chandler are complete and the library has returned to full operations. And, in the coming months, look for a new option for outdoor programming at Sunset.

The Hamilton Branch is undergoing a redesign to create an improved public space for programs. The Chandler Public Library will also soon launch a new website and mobile app that will be more user friendly and provide a greater connection between the library and other City programs.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Assessment

In 2021, the City kicked off a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) assessment for input into Chandler’s future DEI programming.

This will help provide a roadmap for future functions of the City’s DEI Division, both within the community and internally for employees.

The results from this assessment will be analyzed this year, followed by action items based on the feedback received. 

Chandler Fire Department

Chandler Fire Department

Chandler Fire Department and Maricopa Ambulance have initiated a new agreement that will provide one additional ambulance to the City plus three backup ambulances for surge capacity.

In addition, the design concepts for the rebuild of Fire Station 2 began in 2021 and construction is scheduled to begin by summer 2022.

The new station will be larger in size, allowing more vehicles and firefighters to be stationed in north Chandler to help better serve residents.

“Picturing Home: Dust Bowl Migrants in Chandler”

New Exhibit and Programs at Chandler Museum

Chandler Museum will debut a new signature exhibit, “Picturing Home: Dust Bowl Migrants in Chandler” to replace “Bigger Than Boxing.” There will also be a return of the popular “Trivia Night at the Museum”, and in-person family and early childhood programs.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Emergency Rental Assistance

Within the Neighborhood Resources Department, the Community Development Division will continue to provide housing stability services through an additional $10 million of Emergency Rental Assistance funds.

Fiber Optic Network Enhancements

Fiber Optic Network Enhancements

Development Services will initiate the City of Chandler Outside Plan fiber optic network enhancements to improve network reliability and resiliency. There will also be continued evaluation and implementation of appropriate new technologies that improve safety, efficiency and/or reliability of the City’s transportation system.

remediation of aging street infrastructure

Street Improvements

The Public Works and Utilities Department will have a continued focus on remediation of aging street infrastructure. In South Chandler, the Chandler Heights Road widening project will begin construction this year and the Cooper Road improvements will be completed.

Budget and Cost of Service

Budget and Cost of Service

The Management Services Department will finalize the 2022-23 budget in the coming months, while providing the opportunity for public comment.

There will also be a Cost of Service Study with public outreach prior to the implementation of new water, wastewater, reclaimed and solid waste fees.

Athletic Fields

Parks and Recreation

Look for updates to your favorite parks this year, including the resurfacing of the playground in Tumbleweed Recreation Center, a remodel of the Tennis Center locker room and continued improvements to athletic fields. Also look for new adaptive sports such as wheelchair tennis and volleyball, a new Veterans event and the Imagination Playground.