CityScope: September - October 2020

‘First-Mile, Last-Mile’ offers half-price Lyft rides to South Chandler bus riders

The City of Chandler and the rideshare service Lyft now offer 50% discounts on rides to and from bus stops south of Pecos Road. Dubbed the First-Mile, Last-Mile program, this partnership expands public transit access to an area of the City with limited availability. 

First-Mile, Last-Mile has the potential to benefit residents who are unable to drive, have physical limitations or want more convenient transportation options. To use the program, participants must first download the Lyft mobile app. When booking a ride, the promo code “ChandlerTransit” must be used to receive the 50% discount. Lyft prices vary based on factors, including distance, traffic and time. 

Whether leaving from their home or another South Chandler location, a First-Mile, Last-Mile participant’s en-route or inbound ride must end within one-quarter mile of one of the designated bus stops. A returning or outbound ride to their home or other South Chandler location must start within one-quarter mile of a designated bus stop and end within the City limits south of Pecos Road. 

The one-year pilot program began Sept. 1. Find details and a service area map.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. If you are a Chandler resident who doesn’t yet have a card, it’s now even easier. Chandler Public Library now offers eCards. 

Register online to receive an eCard number that allows access to online resources including research resources, ebooks, emagazines, and more. 

Upgrade to a full-access card (allowing checkout of physical items from the library) by visiting a library location and presenting a photo ID and proof of current address.

Due to COVID-19, Chandler’s libraries are open for limited services and hours. Call 480-782-2800 or visit 
the Chandler Library to see the current hours and offerings.

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. Chandler’s Fire Department recommends that every household should be equipped with an emergency supply kit in their home to provide for the family’s basic needs for at least three days. 

The emergency kit should contain items that will help the family in the event of a power outage, suspension of water service and the inability to access supermarkets or other local services. Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, so it is recommended to also keep a small emergency kit in every vehicle. Be prepared to take care of yourself and those you care for.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security and Chandler Fire for suggested items to include in your emergency kits, additional emergency preparedness information and tools to prepare your family. 

New take-out options from the Museum and Environmental Education Center 

Are you looking for a new way to experience history and science? Two new take-out options are available from these popular Chandler amenities:

Museum in a Box: Dive into culture, history and art at home with a themed activity box. Each Museum in a Box 
includes instructions and supplies for three-to-five activities, available for sale in the Museum Store. 

Exploration Crate: A “science lab in a box,” available for sale from the Owl’s Nest Store inside the Environmental Education Center, combines science and art to make STEAM-based learning fun and accessible for K-8 
students. Each crate includes three inspiring safety-tested and kid-approved experiments that spark 
creativity and cultivate respect for the environment. 

Chandler meetings and events are subject to change. Check the City's event page for up-to-date event information.

12, 15     City Council meetings, Council Chambers, 480-782-2180

15    Sonoran Sunset Series — Soul Vaccination, Veterans Oasis Park    

29, 30    Halloween Spooktacular 

Mom and daughter in the pool at Pumpkin Dunk

31    Pumpkin Dunk, Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center  

  • 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, enjoy ghoulish games and thrilling on-deck activities. Reservations required, as space is limited.






@Chandler Museum

Aug. 25, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2021
Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title

Sept. 1 - Nov. 29, 2020
A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico

@The Gallery at the Center for the Arts

Aug. 28 - Oct. 3, 2020
Fan Rong: Heavenly Horses 

Oct. 10 - Nov. 14, 2020
Al Son Que Me Toquen: Recent Work by Emily Costello and Frank Ybarra

@Vision Gallery

Aug. 29 - Oct. 3, 2020
Dyads: Altered Bodies, Converging Forms

Oct. 10 - Nov. 14, 2020
Los American

Trash and recycling is collected anytime from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  •      Though it may seem the truck arrives about the same time every week, there is no specific scheduled time for trash or recycling containers to be emptied.
  •      Time of collection varies due to truck load capacity, traffic, weather, route changes, road construction and street or utility maintenance.
  •      To ensure collection service is not interrupted, have your can at the curb by 6 a.m. on your day of collection or after 6 p.m. the evening before your collection day.
  •      If you placed your can out by 6 a.m., but your container was missed, leave your can at the curb and call 480-782-3510 no later than the next business day.
  •      Reports of missed collection are verified by container inspections on a street, and by review of GPS reports that track a collection truck route.

Containers must be against the curb or in front of a residence away from street light poles, mailboxes and parked cars. 

Garbage and grass must be bagged and tied in trash cans. Recyclables should not be placed in bags.

Lids should be closed on cans with no protruding items.

Containers must be removed from the curb by 9 a.m. on the day following collection.

Containers must be secured at the residence between collection days in such a manner that they are not readily susceptible to theft or vandalism. 

Residents are responsible for keeping trash and recycling containers clean. 

Broken, cracked or damaged recycling and trash containers should be reported to Solid Waste Services at 480-782-3510 for repair or replacement. 

  • City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 for the Labor Day holiday. Trash and recycling collection will not be affected.
  • Chandler’s Water Conservation Division offers everything from advice on water-saving fixtures to tips on installing a water-efficient landscape. 
  • As our community continues to face the challenges and recovery from COVID-19, the health and safety of our residents and employees is of upmost importance. Find the most up-to-date and accurate information online. 
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