CityScope: June-July 2021

Fireworks from sunroof

Red, White and Boom! July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
Sunday, July 4th at Tumbleweed Park

Chandler is celebrating Independence Day celebration, with a “drive-in” style July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, at sprawling Tumbleweed Park. This year’s fireworks show will continue to give the community an opportunity to have fun while responsibly staying safe and celebrating our nation’s independence.

Open to Chandler residents only, the annual fireworks spectacular will require an advance parking pass purchase. Passes are available beginning June 1 through the City’s Utility Service Portal for a cost of five dollars. 

For up-to-date event details follow the City’s social media channels or call the Special Events Hotline at 480-782-2735.

Holiday safety reminders

Please celebrate safely:

  • Try to keep pets indoor, or otherwise secured. The unexpected bang of a firework can startle pets and result in uncharacteristic reactions. 
  • Fires, potentially serious burns, or hand and eye injuries can result from the use of fireworks, especially when young children are involved. 
  • The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed from May 20 through July 6. 
  • The use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed on private property, with the permission of the property owner, from June 24 through July 6. 
  • Chandler prohibits the use of permissible consumer fireworks in any public park.
  • Follow the Chandler Fire Department for the latest information on Chandler’s fireworks restrictions.     
     

Need assistance with rent and utilities?

Person providing comfort and assistance

The City of Chandler has been awarded more than $13 million from the U.S. Treasury Department as part of the federal 
government’s Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Chandler residents who are seeking rental or utility assistance can find details on how to apply. All applications must be submitted through AZCEND’s Community Action Program Office for evaluation.

Chandler residents who are concerned they may not qualify for financial assistance based on income or program requirements are still encouraged to apply as there are several types of assistance available in addition to this federal program. AZCEND staff will work closely with applicants to explore other funding sources to help as many households as possible. Chandler households who previously received rental and utility assistance may reapply if additional help is needed.

 

Center for the Arts 2021-22 Season Brochure

Chandler Center for the Arts announces 2021/2022 season

Chandler Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce that live performances — and all the joy and connection they bring — are coming back! Tickets for the 2021-2022 Season are now on sale. 

Of all the things Americans have missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic, the thrill of a concert tops the list. It’s not surprising — after all, there’s nothing quite like the excited murmurs when the lights go down before a show, or the thrill of seeing your favorite musician take the stage. Human connection comes in the form of one thousand fans singing along to your favorite song, a stolen glance during a tender moment, friendships made during intermission and a new way of seeing the world through music, movement and the spoken word.

“We are all so grateful for the dedicated support, patience and understanding the community has shown as we weathered the past year,” says Michelle Mac Lennan, General Manager of Chandler Center for the Arts. “During this time, we became keenly aware of how important the arts center is for our community. It is a place to celebrate, to gather together and to experience the art of human expression.”

The season includes GRAMMY Award winners Clint Black, Buddy Guy, Ledisi and Amy Grant, the smooth sounds of Boney James and Sons of Serendip, the energy of We Banjo 3, DRUMLine Live! and Mostly Kosher, and so much more with performances that are as diverse the community. Find the complete lineup of shows and purchase tickets online, over the phone at 480-782-2680 or in person at the CCA Box Office, located at 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Financial rewards for landscape water conservation measures

The City of Chandler offers financial rewards to eligible homeowners who make a cost-saving investment in their property by altering their landscaping or irrigation system in an effort to reduce water consumption. The City’s Water Conservation Division offers rebates to those who convert all or portions of their turf areas to low-water use landscape, plant low-water-use xeriscape vegetation and install smart irrigation controllers. The rebates are credited to the homeowner’s utility bill and meant to incentivize other residents to make a similar commitment to conserve precious potable water resources. Applying for a rebate is now easier with an online application. Applications are generally processed within 10 business days.

Installing a smart irrigation controller can earn a homeowner up to $250, while xeriscape installation and turf conversion of at least 1,000 square feet can result in a maximum of $3,000 per household, or $200 per 1,000 square feet of grass removed. 

The latest generation of smart irrigation controllers use current weather data and information about site conditions such as soil moisture, rain, wind, slope, soil and plant type to apply the right amount of water to the landscape. The use of smart irrigation controllers produces significant water savings; tens of thousands of gallons in some cases. 

Xeriscape is a style of landscape design requiring little or no irrigation or other maintenance, used in arid regions like Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Hundreds of xeriscape plant types of all sizes and shapes are available in area plant nurseries. Many produce beautiful flowers in a variety of colors, attract birds and wildlife and can enhance any yard. Homeowners who convert their grass areas to low-water-use landscaping can see a reduction in their water use by 25 percent or more.

Information about these and other water saving measures, such as water audits, is available by calling 480-782-3580 or email conserve@chandleraz.gov.

  • On July 1, you will be able to view the City’s Annual Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report for 2020. It contains valuable information about the source and quality of your drinking water.
  • The City’s On the Street program ended on May 31. Staff has been asked to research the possibility of a seasonal program for outdoor dining in the entertainment district. 
  • The Dine in the Park program will continue allowing guests to enjoy beer and wine with their to-go meals at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park (on the west side).
  • City offices will be closed Monday, July 5, for the Independence Day holiday. Trash and recycling collection will not be affected. The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center will be closed on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5. Operations will resume on Thursday, July 8 at 8 a.m.
  • Find the most up-to-date and accurate information about Chandler’s response to COVID-19
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