CityScope: Sept. - Oct. 2021

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

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 website at and Chandler Fire for suggested items to include in your emergency kits, additional emergency preparedness information and tools to prepare your family. 

Special Bond Election on Nov. 2

The City of Chandler will hold a Special Bond Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. 

A bond election is an opportunity for taxpayers to decide what community improvements or enhancements they are willing to pay for through property taxes. As a resident, you may wonder if the bonds are approved, will the City property tax rate go up? The answer is NO. The capital projects planned in the 10-year Capital Improvement Program (found at are timed to ensure no increase to the secondary property tax rate. As debt is paid down, new debt will be added leaving taxes neutral.

For this election, registered voters will vote on giving the City authorization to issue bonds to fund capital projects in the following categories and amounts:

  1. Parks and Recreation Improvements/Community Services Bonds in the amount of $72,985,000
  2. Public Safety/Fire Bonds in the amount of $25,160,000
  3. Public Safety/Police Bonds in the amount of $55,190,000
  4. Public Works/Street and Transit Improvements Bonds in the amount of $85,780,000
  5. Municipal Facilities Bonds in the amount of $33,570,000

The special election will be conducted as a ballot-by-mail election, and each registered voter will also receive an informational pamphlet mailed to their home that details the five bond questions. As a reminder, the last day to register to vote is 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Check your voter status online at BeBallotReady.Vote. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters starting Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.

For additional information on the Nov. 2, 2021 election, including details on what projects the bonds, if approved by the voters, may fund, visit

Elección Especial de Bonos el 2 de Noviembre

La Ciudad de Chandler llevará a cabo una Elección Especial de Bonos el martes 2 de noviembre.

Una elección de bonos es una oportunidad para que los contribuyentes de impuestos decidan qué mejoramientos o enriquecimientos a la comunidad están dispuestos a pagar a través de los impuestos sobre la propiedad. Como residente, usted se podría preguntar si los bonos son aprobados, ¿subirá la tasa de impuestos sobre la propiedad de la Ciudad? La respuesta es NO. Los proyectos de capital planeados en el Programa de Mejoramiento de Capital a 10 años (que se encuentra en están programados para asegurar que no haya aumentos a la tasa del impuesto secundario sobre la propiedad. A medida que se vaya pagando la deuda, se agregará nueva deuda dejando los impuestos neutrales.

Para esta elección, los electores registrados votarán sobre darle a la Ciudad autorización para que emita bonos para financiar proyectos de capital en las siguientes categorías y cantidades:

  1. Bonos para Mejoramientos de Parques y Recreación/Servicios Comunitarios por la cantidad de $72,985,000
  2. Bonos de Seguridad Pública/Bomberos por la cantidad de $25,160,000
  3. Bonos de Seguridad Pública/Policía por la cantidad de $55,190,000
  4. Bonos para Obras Públicas/Mejoramientos de Calles y Tránsito por la cantidad de $85,780,000
  5. Bonos para Instalaciones Municipales por la cantidad de $33,570,000

La elección especial se llevará a cabo como una elección con boletas electorales por correo postal, y cada elector/a registrado/a también recibirá un folleto informativo que será enviado por correo postal a su hogar, el cual detalla las cinco cuestiones de los bonos. Como recordatorio, el último día para registrarse para votar es el lunes 4 de octubre de 2021 a las 11:59 p.m. Verifique su estatus electoral en línea en BeBallotReady.Vote. Las boletas electorales se enviarán por correo postal a los electores registrados a partir del miércoles 6 de octubre de 2021.

Para información adicional sobre la elección del 2 de noviembre de 2021, incluyendo los detalles sobre qué proyectos pueden financiar los bonos si son aprobados por los votantes, visite


It’s Library Card Sign-up Month

Girl with a Library Card

You can use Chandler Public Library from wherever you are, at home or halfway across the world. Chandler Public Library offers free access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, graphic novels, newspapers, magazines, films and downloadable music, which can be accessed with your smartphone/tablet, and your library card. Facing a long wait at the doctor’s office? Pull out your phone and download an ebook for free in the waiting room. Download an audiobook before a long drive. Try new authors and genres without monthly subscription fees or other obligations. The amount of information and entertainment available at your fingertips is virtually limitless, and available at no charge with a Chandler Public Library card.

Need a library card? We offer eCards that allow access to online resources! Maricopa County residents can fill out the online form at eCard users can come into the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials. 

Find more information online, or visit one of the four library locations or call 480-782-2800.

Important trash and recycling reminders

  • 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 and should be placed at least three feet from other containers and at least five feet away from parked cars, light poles, mailboxes or other objects. 
  • 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. 

Chandler’s Water Conservation Division offers everything from advice on water-saving fixtures to tips on installing a water-
efficient landscape. 

Chandler meetings and events are subject to change. 

2    22nd Annual Mariachi & Folklorico Festival, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680

2-3    Asian Moon Fest, Tumbleweed Park, 480-782-2214

5    History Bites, Chandler Museum, 480-782-2717

6    Clint Black, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680

9    Miss Indian Arizona, Virtual

10    An Evening with Mykal Kilgore and Jamison Ross, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680 

11, 14     City Council meetings, Council Chambers, 480-782-2180

15    LP & the Vinyl, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680    

21    Sonoran Sunset Series, Veterans Oasis Park, 480-782-2890

22    Bruce in the USA, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680

23    For Our City Day, 480-782-4367

23    An Evening with Amy Grant, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680

29    Halloween Spooktacular, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park Stage Plaza, 480-782-2735 

30    Pumpkin Dunk, Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, 480-782-2635 

Chandler Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. 

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