CityScope: January - February 2022

City and CUSD partner to host Chandler Innovation Fair

On Saturday, Feb. 19, Chandler celebrates the innovation present in our community. The Chandler Innovation Fair, a new partnership between the City and Chandler Unified School District, showcases local businesses, artists, students and innovators from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Downtown Chandler.

This free event, sponsored by Intel and Northrop Grumman, offers unique opportunities for attendees to explore the discoveries of science engineered in their own backyard. Participants will entertain the whole family while explaining how science is important to daily life – attendees will realize how fun science can be! Check out interactive demonstrations by Chandler’s technology companies such as Northrop Grumman and Intel, along with the next generation of science from CUSD, ASU, UArizona, First Things First and more.     


Budget outlook for Fiscal Year 2022-23

Chandler continues to be one of the leading communities in the state for new businesses and job creation. Local sales tax 
revenues continue to trend higher, and investment in both the business and residential sectors continues. City officials take these and many other economic factors into consideration as work begins on the 2022-23 Fiscal Year budget.

Each year, we focus on continuing fiscal strength by conservative forecasting and managing expenditure growth, which positions the City well to ensure we do not have more growth in our ongoing expenditures than we have in ongoing revenues. We desire to continue the tradition of transparency, maintaining strong financial policies, adding efficiencies, providing essential public services and maintaining infrastructure to make Chandler attractive for businesses and their employees. These efforts are paying off as many new companies have moved to, or are expanding in Chandler. Many of these businesses are future-focused, and provide quality jobs in innovative sectors. This year’s budget theme, Staying Connected, alludes to the City’s desire to ensure that we connect residents and businesses with the services we provide to help them 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. 

We live in the desert. Conserve like you mean it.

We live in the desert, save it like you mean it

Since we live in a desert, we must be prepared for dry conditions and take measures to ensure that there is an adequate supply of water, now and in the future.  

For decades, the City of Chandler has planned, prepared and proactively enacted innovative measures that guarantee it can provide water to residents and businesses not only for today, but for the next 100 years.  

Chandler has a diverse water portfolio that includes the Colorado River, Salt and Verde Rivers, reclaimed water and groundwater. Colorado River water represents one third of our collective supply. 

Even though we are prepared, living in the desert requires on-going conservation. Every drop counts and you can make a difference.  Learn how

Proposed utility rate changes for Fiscal Year 2022-23 (to be effective July 1, 2022)

The City of Chandler is planning for needed Utility Rate increases for our water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and solid waste utilities. These rate updates are needed to ensure sufficient revenues are generated to fund planned capital construction and rising operating costs such as solid waste contracts, water and wastewater chemicals and utilities that are essential in the processes of providing these services. 

The water and wastewater rates will also incorporate a recent Cost of Service Study that identified necessary shifts in the rate structure to make sure all customer classes are paying their fair share for the services provided. 

Additionally, changes to solid waste services are proposed, including a fee for use of the Recycling Solid Waste Collection Center (RSWCC) beyond two no cost visits per year, limiting the number of free bulk collection pick-ups to two per year and charging alleyway collection customers an additional fee. 

Find details for all of the proposed changes.


FAQs on recycling and trash in Chandler

Garbage truck

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:

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).

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 an mobile electronic device prior to driving on the scale for check-in.    

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. 

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. Residents must haul and unload material from the address shown on their Chandler utility bill.

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

Join the Mayor and City Council for a community celebration and free concert during the 2022 State of the City, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Chandler Center for the Arts. 

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, for Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day and Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Trash and recycling collection will not be affected. 

5     We Banjo 3, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
6    You’ve Got a Friend: Songs of Carole King and James Taylor, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
10, 24     City Council meetings, Council Chambers, 480-782-2180
11    Chandler Self Help Black History Program, Center for the Arts, 480-782-4329
12    Daddy Daughter Dance, Community Center, 480-782-2730
12    Family Fishing Clinic, Veterans Oasis Park, 480-782-2890
12    Drumline Live, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
12-14    Chandler City Championships, Tennis Center, 480-782-2651
15    Teen Town Hall, Community Center, 480-782-2730
17    Sonoran Sunset Series, Veterans Oasis Park, 480-782-2890
17    State of the City, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2222
18    Storm Large, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
19    Chandler Innovation Fair, Downtown Chandler, 480-782-3038
20    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680 
21    City offices closed for President’s Day holiday
21    The United States Army Field Band from Washington D.C., Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
26    The Greatest Love of All, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680  
26     Esports Tournament — Fortnite, Twitch Channel, 480-782-2909
28    Nature Photo Contest entry deadline, Environmental Education Center, 480-782-2890

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Communications & Public Affairs | 480-782-2228
Mayor & Council | 480-782-2200
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