CityScope: January - February 2020

Woman reading the new CityScope Newsletter

A new look for your CityScope newsletter

It’s a new year, and a new look for your CityScope. The goal is still the same; to provide you with valuable news about the City of Chandler. The new look incorporates the branding and styles similar to the City’s digital marketing and website design. We think you’ll enjoy the consistent look across all of the City platforms. We hope you’ll also enjoy some of the visual elements — photographs and colors that have been incorporated to help us share the story of Chandler. In addition to the print edition updates, a new digital CityScope has also launched this month, with links to even more content. 




Northrop Grumman Ribbon Cutting
Northrop Grumman Ribbon Cutting

Budget Outlook for Fiscal Year 2020-21

Chandler continues to be one of the leading communities in the state for new businesses and job creation. Local sales tax revenues remain strong, and the City benefits from “slow but steady” improvement in the state and national economies. City officials take these factors into consideration as work begins on the 2020-21 Fiscal Year budget.

Each year, we focus on continuing fiscal strength by conservative forecasting and managing expenditure growth, which would position the City well in the event of an economic downturn. We desire to continue the tradition of transparency, maintaining strong financial policies, adding efficiencies, providing essential public services and maintaining infrastructure to make it attractive for businesses and their employees. These efforts are paying off as many new companies have moved to, or expanded in Chandler over the last year. Many are future-focused, and provide quality jobs in innovative sectors. This year’s budget theme, The Future is in Sight, not only plays off the year being 2020, but alludes to the City’s desire to be a leader in innovation to ensure that we meet the ever-changing needs the future requires in our community.

An important part of the budget process is an ongoing review of the many programs and services the City provides, as well as reviewing the budget feedback received during the recent budget survey. This process is among the reasons the City’s budget so closely matches the community’s highest priorities each fiscal year.

Your involvement in this process makes a difference and ensures the needs of the entire community are heard. Learn more about the City's Budget.

Customer Connection

What you can expect from Team Chandler
Chandler is introducing the Customer Connection to Chandler residents. It is our employee (Team Chandler) commitment to customer service. It is not a new program; we’ve always committed ourselves to excellent service, but now we are telling our customers what they can expect:

Make the Connection
Our customers will be greeted and welcomed in a friendly and professional manner.

Own it: I am the City
Every Team Chandler member represents the City, and will be resourceful to help find the answer you need.

Don’t Drop the Ball
Team Chandler is committed to respond. If your first contact doesn’t have the answer, they will connect you with someone who can help.

Celebrate Team Chandler
When you experience outstanding service, we want to hear about it so we can celebrate our Team members.

Customer Service Survey 

Chandler celebrates Science Spectacular

Chandler celebrates Science Spectacular

On Saturday, Feb. 8, Chandler celebrates the exploration of invention. The Chandler Science Spectacular showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators from our Community of Innovation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
Downtown Chandler.

This free event offers unique opportunities for attendees to explore the discoveries of science engineered in their own backyard. Chandler uses ‘sneaky science’ by entertaining the whole family while explaining how science is important to daily life.

There will be interactive demonstrations by Chandler’s technology companies such as Northrop Grumman and Intel, along with the next generation of science from ASU, UArizona, First Things First and more.

Join Mayor Kevin Hartke for his annual State of the City Address on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at the Chandler Center for the Arts. 

City offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Trash and recycling collection will not be affected.

The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center (RSWCC) is a residential drop-off facility for recycling and trash disposal. It is located at 955 E. Queen Creek Rd., and is open Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Tuesday, Wednesday and City-observed holidays). These are some of the most frequently asked questions about the RSWCC:

  1. What do I need to bring with me to use the RSWCC?
    A Photo ID and a current copy of your City of Chandler Utility Bill (City Code requires a current bill within the last 60 days).
  2. What if I don’t receive a City utility bill in the mail?
    I have autopay online.  Residents with autopay should print a copy of their utility bill from the Utility Billing web page or have the bill print /barcode open and available on a mobile electronic device prior to driving on the scale for check-in.   
  3. Who can use the RSWCC?
    Chandler residents with proper identification whose names are listed on the solid waste account are permitted use of the facility. Only waste generated at the address on the City utility bill is accepted for disposal.
  4. Can I bring or authorize a third party to use the RSWCC for me?
    Use of the facility by a third party performing work at a resident’s property is prohibited. The facility is restricted to resident self-haul and unload.

Fees are applicable for some items. Please call 480-782-3510 or visit Trash and Recycling prior to your visit for details. 


Solid Waste Customer Service Survey

We value your opinion and encourage all residents receiving City-provided trash and recycling service to provide feedback. The survey ends Jan. 17.

Take the Survey


Date Event
1 Sunset Seed Swap
4 Break Time resident registration begins
7 Break Time non-resident registration begins
7 Black History: Rooted in Faith, Anchored in Hope
8 Daddy Daughter Dance
8 Chandler Science Spectacular
8 Nellie McKay: Sister Orchid
8 Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon
9 Ladysmith Black Mambazo
10 Disability Awareness Awards nominations entry deadline
13  City Council Meeting
14 Jonny Lang
16 We’ve Only Just Begun
17 Presidents’ Day, City offices closed
18 Mayor’s Youth Commission Teen Town Hall
20 State of the City
20 Sonoran Sunset Series
21 African American Banquet
21 Georgia on my Mind: The Music of Ray Charles
23 Lucia Micarelli
27 City Council Meeting


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