CityScope: March - April 2021

Join in the 2021 Virtual Family Bike Ride

The Chandler Family Bike Ride will be a virtual community event set for April 10 through April 18. 

The ability for riders to responsibly maintain physical distancing guidelines while bicycling makes riding together as a family a great way to bond outdoors and makes exercise fun for all. Register online, check your bike tires, wear your helmets and take your family on a bike ride along any Chandler trail, park path or street at any convenient time between Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 18.

Ride participants who register online will receive an email notifying them when and where they can pick up a goodie-bag with an event t-shirt, water bottle and other fun items from event sponsors; while supplies last.

Using social media to share your Virtual Family Bike Ride experience is a fantastic way to build online community spirit among Chandler friends and neighbors. When sharing your images and videos on social media, please use the hashtag, #BikeChandler.

For more information or call 480-782-3442.  

Chandler Police Department offers residents a Senior Lockbox Program for emergency access 

Senior Lock Box Program

Have you ever wondered what would happen if an emergency arises and you call 9-1-1 but aren’t able to open the door when help arrives? This is especially true with senior citizens who suffer a fall, stroke or heart attack. In these instances, every second counts. 

The Chandler Police Department offers a Senior Lockbox program to its residents. The program provides lockboxes for emergency personnel to gain access to the senior’s home after being summoned there for emergency purposes. Your information and the code to the lockbox is provided only to police officers and firefighters in the event there is an emergency call to your home.

While the lockbox provides an alternative to forced entry, in the event of a time sensitive situation (person not breathing, fire, etc.), emergency personnel may not have the time to use the lockbox system and will gain entry with the fastest means possible. Every effort will be given to utilize the lockbox when time permits.

If you have questions please contact the Chandler Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at 480-782-4960.

Annual Financial Report and Budget Summary

The documents are also available in the Management Services Department, the Chandler Public Libraries and the City Clerk’s Office. 

The financial report summary provides information about the City’s financial condition for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. The budget summaries depict the City’s operating and capital budgets for the prior and current fiscal years.  The information included in this summary is extracted from the documents listed above. For further information, call 480-782-2254.

Statement of Net Assets














General Government Property, Plant and Equipment









Property Tax and Distribution of the Tax Dollar













Budget FY19-20














City of Chandler Budget for FY 2020-21














Budgeted Capital Improvement Projects










Chandler receives accolades for financial reporting and budget presentation

The City remains committed to providing residents with complete and fair presentation of its financial affairs. In 2020, Chandler again received two prestigious awards from the Government Finance Officer Association of the United States and Canada. 

The Accounting Division received the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, for the June 30, 2019 CAFR. This was the 38th consecutive year the City has received this award.

The Budget Division, for the 33rd consecutive year, received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY 2020-21 Budget document. 

Invest Wisely, Choose Chandler

Why is it important to #ChooseChandler for all our purchasing needs? Sales taxes from the money you spend in Chandler help support City services, such as Police and Fire, road improvements and neighborhoods. These taxes also support a quality of life enhanced by parks, sports fields, trails, pools and recreation programs.

And it’s more important than ever to support local businesses. Whether it’s a large purchase, or a quick stop in the grocery store, where you choose to shop makes a difference. Chandler residents enjoy a wide variety of shopping, but those businesses rely on your support. 

Shopping in Chandler also helps support many local nonprofit groups. Many youth organizations, food banks and social service agencies rely on the support of the City of Chandler and donations from business owners. For ideas on where to shop, visit or dine, visit I Choose Chandler or follow @VisitChandler on Facebook and Instagram.

Get your yard ready for spring

Warmer weather is here, and it’s time to get Chandler yards ready for spring. There are three options for residents to dispose of green waste.

One option is to place yard waste in the black trash container for normal weekly collection. Maricopa County and Chandler City code require that all yard waste items, including leaves and grass, must be bagged and tied before placing it in the trash can.

Another option is curbside bulk collection. Chandler residents can receive a free curbside bulk pick-up once every six weeks. There are specific size and bundling requirements and specific locations for where items are allowed to be placed. Make a list of what you need picked up, then call to schedule your pick-up before setting items out for collection. 

The third option for Chandler residents is to drop off yard waste at the Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center (RSWCC), located at 955 E. Queen Creek Road.  The facility is open Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 

City-observed holidays. A picture ID is required, as well as a hard copy of a current City of Chandler utility bill showing City-provided solid waste services (within 60 days). Residents must haul and unload their waste, and only trash from the Chandler residence listed on the bill may be brought to this facility. 

Contractors and/or persons performing work for Chandler residents are not allowed to use the RSWCC, even if they are escorted by the resident. The only exception is for residents with a physical limitation who are accommodated through prior administrative approval. 

Backyard composters are available at the RSWCC and backyard composting workshops are scheduled throughout the year. To register, visit Water Workshops or call 480-782-3800.

Call Solid Waste Services at 480-782-3510 to schedule a bulk pick up or find out more details about any of the recycling and trash programs and services offered to residents.

Springtime events in Chandler

Family Easter Celebration
April 3 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Tumbleweed Park

No bunny does Easter like Chandler’s Family Easter Celebration, especially when it’s re-imagined! Hop along our trail and enjoy springtime with your family. You’ll enjoy traditional goodies along our egg-citing trail.

Reservations are required and space is limited to ensure the health and safety of all guests. Online reservations open on Monday, March 1 at Family Easter Celebration.

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration 
April 17 — 9 a.m. to noon

Show Mother Earth some love and do a world of good. Discover ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle through crafts activities that promote the environment. 

Jazz Festival 
April 8, 9, & 10 — Downtown Chandler

Downtown Chandler hits a high note with the return of the 2021 Chandler Jazz Festival. The three-day festival treats music lovers to melodic melodies from local artists. With no main stage this year, Sidewalk Bands will take over Downtown and play throughout the course of the weekend in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.    

3    Family Easter Celebration, Tumbleweed Park

8, 9, 10    Chandler Jazz Festival, Downtown Chandler, 480-782-2735

8, 22    City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 480-782-2180

10-18    Chandler Virtual Family Bike Ride, 480-782-3442

17    Break Time available, All City Facilities, 480-782-2727

17    Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration, Environmental Education Center, 480-782-2890

24    LP and the Vinyl, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680

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