Recap of the Chandler City Council Meeting on April 11, 2019

April 12, 2019
Water Awareness Month

The Chandler City Council met at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and took action on 26 agenda items, including:

  • Approved the introduction of an ordinance to amend the city code to modify certain arterial street, fire, parks, police, reclaimed water, wastewater and water system development fees that would take effect on July 15.
  • Approved a construction services contract change order with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., for Downtown Oregon Street Parking Structure, in the amount of $1,819,104. After reviewing current and future traffic patterns for vehicles traveling to and from the parking structure, it is recommended to have a new traffic signal installed at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Chicago Street. The project scope of work for the change order includes removals, hardscape, landscape, new roadway section, utility work and new traffic signals.
  • Appointed residents to serve on several Boards and Commissions.
  • Recommended a liquor license be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for:
    • Dos Gringos Mexigrille, 1361 N. Alma School Road;
    • Harkins Theater, 2980 E. Germann Road;
    • Ghett’ Yo Taco, 241 S. Oregon St.;
    • Johnny’s Greek & Burger Bar, 4975 S. Alma School Road.
  • Approved a temporary extension of premises liquor license for the following establishments and events:
    • Sandbar Mexican Grill, 7200 W. Ray Road, for a Cinco de Mayo event on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4, Sunday, May 5, and Monday, May 6. Saturday, March 16;
    • Espo’s Mexican Food, 3867 W. Chandler Blvd., for a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 5.
  • Approved a special event liquor license for Ghett’ Yo’s Cinco de Mayo party on Sunday, May 5, and Monday, May 6, hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, at Ghett’ Yo Taco, 241 S. Oregon St.

There also were two public hearings to discuss the City’s annual action plan for fiscal year 2019-2020, as well as funding recommendations for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

The meeting adjourned at 7:01 p.m.

During a Study Session on Monday, April 8, Mayor Hartke and the City Council proclaimed April 8-12 as Week of the Young Child and the month of April as Water Awareness Month. In addition, awards were presented to winners of the Chandler Science Spectacular competition held this past February. The Mayor and Council also recognized Intel and Northrop Grumman for their generous sponsorship and support of the annual Chandler Science Spectacular. To close the Study Session, Chandler resident Mike Perry gave a presentation on Relay for Life of Chandler, which takes place on Saturday, April 27, at Basha High School. Photos from the Study Session may be downloaded online

The next meeting of the City Council will be a Study Session at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on Cable Channel 11, and streamed online.

Note: These are not official meeting minutes of the City Council but rather a brief recap of the Council’s actions provided as a courtesy of the Chandler Communications and Public Affairs Department.


The City Clerk’s office posts official meeting results the morning following Council meetings. For a complete list of actions taken, visit the Council Meetings webpage. Throughout the agenda, items are posted in red to signify any changes made at the meeting, and who voted no, or abstained.

For past City Council meeting minutes, visit the City Clerk's webpage or contact 480-782-2180. For any other information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at 480-782-2000.