CityScope: October - November 2021

Check your irrigation to ensure you’re not over-watering

You may have heard that a Tier 1 Colorado River Shortage was announced for 2022. This reinforces the importance of conservation in the desert. We must all embrace Chandler’s conservation ethic and be responsible with the water we have.

Now that the seasons have changed and cooler weather is on its way, it’s time to check the frequency of your landscape watering systems. In the fall, your landscape can go many more days between watering.

When you don’t adjust your watering schedule for the season, overwatering can occur causing excessive growth, diseases, and other maintenance problems. Deep infrequent watering encourages strong healthy root systems that can better tolerate intense heat and periods of drought.

Effective irrigation system design, installation and maintenance are also important. Sprinklers should serve only the required turf areas and not spray on buildings, fences, or non-landscaped areas. Watering should be done before sunrise to reduce evaporation losses. Limiting, or forgoing, overseeding is a great way to conserve water. There are significant benefits to not overseeding, such as reduced water use, increased health of Bermuda grass, and lower costs associated with preparing and maintaining a winter lawn.

Learn more about conserving water and to review the landscape watering guidelines for October through December.

Chandler offers water-wise site visits to assist its customers in troubleshooting the potential cause for unexplained high-water use. There can be a wide variety of reasons for high-water use including, but not limited to, increased landscape watering, issues with irrigation systems, pool equipment, indoor fixtures, water softeners, reverse osmosis system malfunctions, leaking toilet flappers and fall overseeding. Complete the Water-Wise Site Visit Request form online to begin the process.

We live in a desert, we have enough water to use, but never enough to waste.    

Survey gives you the opportunity to provide input on the City budget

It’s that time of year again! The City of Chandler is starting its budget process and encourages residents to provide their thoughts about the community and its future. 

Starting Monday, Oct. 4, Chandler residents may complete the survey. The survey will be available through Sunday, Nov. 14.

City staff asks residents to answer at least the first six general questions of the survey which should take about two minutes. The remaining questions allow you to provide specific feedback on any or all of our targeted topics. These topics are based on the six City Council strategic goals, which include: 

• Being the Most Connected City (Transportation, Mobility, Technology)

• Being a Leader in Trust and Transparency (Communication/Citizen Engagement)

• Maintaining Fiscal Sustainability (Financial Services, Cost of Services)

• Attracting a Range of Private Sector Businesses (Employment/Economic Vitality)

• Fostering a Contemporary Culture that Embraces Unity (Arts, Culture, Recreation)

• Being Safe and Beautiful (Public Safety, Parks Neighborhoods, Infrastructure)

The budget survey results are shared with the Mayor, City Councilmembers, City Manager and staff to assist in the formulation of the City’s financial plan.

Paper copies are also available in either English or Spanish, and may be picked up at various City facilities, including libraries, community centers and the lobby of City Hall. 

Complete the Survey

Fun for everyone at Chandler’s upcoming events 

Check out this highlight of events happening in Chandler this fall. Be sure to check for a list of all City events, and up-to-date event details.

Halloween Spooktacular, Dr. A. J. Chandler Park Stage Plaza, Oct. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Gather your lil’ ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treat your way through Downtown Chandler where you’ll enjoy a family night filled with spirited fun. We’ve got a boo-nanza of spooky shenanigans that are sure to delight ghouls and boos of all ages. Admission into the park is free. Get all the frightful details at

Puparazzi Photo Contest - submissions open starting Oct. 15
Stop, Sit, and Selfie! If your VIP (very important pooch) has “star quality” then send us your photos. Get creative and show us what makes your four-legged friend adorably cute, and you win a paw-some prize basket (valued at $75). This opportunity is open to residents and non-residents of Chandler. 

Woofstock - Tumbleweed Park - Nov. 20, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Every dog has its day at Woofstock. Very Important Pooches (VIP) and well-behaved owners can enjoy free a fur-filled day in Tumbleweed Park. Explore a variety of pet-related vendors and activities. Admission into the park is free.

Sonoran Sunset Series returns to Veterans Oasis Park — Oct. through March 2022
Fall is the ultimate season for spending evenings outdoors and those dusky hours get even better when there’s live music involved. Fortunately for us, Sonoran Sunset Series returns to Veterans Oasis Park in October with plenty of alfresco concerts to catch all season long, all of which are entirely free! From funk and R&B to your favorite big-name covers, there is a concert for every music lover to enjoy. The upcoming bands are:

    Oct. 21 — Hooked on a Feeling    Nov. 18 — Outside the Line

Dunk for Pumpkins on Oct. 30
Carve out some time for family fun. We’re turning Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center into a floating pumpkin patch. The pool will be heated and open for public swim. Families are invited to dive in to dunk for pumpkins and don their Halloween best for costume contests. Register at .

Chandler Golf Challenge celebrates 25 years on Nov. 12
Hit the links alongside us and our friends at Dignity Health in Arizona, as The Chandler Golf Challenge celebrates its 25th anniversary. Get your daily dose of iron when you tee up in support of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Scholarship Fund and Disability Awareness Events. The Challenge includes green fees, range balls, golfer gifts, raffles, and more. Make it a hole-in-one day.

Field of Honor Memorial, Final Phase Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Nov. 11
Join the community to honor past, present, and future military veterans from Chandler and the Southeast Valley at the Field of Honor Memorial at Veterans Oasis Park. This ribbon cutting for this beautiful monument will take place in the evening on Veteran’s Day. 

City offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11, for the Veterans Day holiday. Trash and recycling will be collected as usual and not impacted on this holiday. The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center (RSWCC) is closed on Veterans Day, resuming operations on Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. 

City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no trash or recycling 
collection on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. 

If your regular collection day is Thursday, place your container at the curb on Friday by 6 a.m. Customers whose regular 
collection day is Friday should place their container at the curb on Saturday by 6 a.m. 

The RSWCC is also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 25-26, resuming operations on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m.

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communicate directly with staff to resolve issues in the City and your neighborhood.

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Mayor & Council | 480-782-2200
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