Recap of Chandler City Council Meeting on Jan. 13, 2022

Jan. 14, 2022
Photo with Councilmember Christine Ellis, members of the Budget Division and Mayor Kevin Hartke

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council met at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, taking action on a total of 16 agenda items. Meeting highlights included:

  • Unanimously elected Terry Roe to serve as Vice Mayor of the Council with a term beginning Jan. 14, through Jan. 12, 2023.
  • Adopted an ordinance that amends a planned area development zoning by removing a limitation on sign colors (only red or blue) for Pollack Business Park North 1 & 2, located north of the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road. This will allow the same flexibility with sign colors as most other commercial and industrial zoned properties in Chandler.
  • Adopted an ordinance to approve the rezoning of Airstream of Chandler, located at 1375 S. Arizona Ave. The rezoning to planned area development for community commercial uses will allow motor vehicle sales, outdoor screened storage, indoor motor vehicle repair including body work, and limited short-term overnight stays for recreational vehicles (subject to certain conditions).
  • Adopted an ordinance amending/renumbering the City Code Chapters for 11 boards and commissions, as well as repealing the Mayor's Committee for the Aging. The changes better align with the Council’s Strategic Framework priorities, City initiatives and the individual missions of each board or commission.
  • Recommended the following liquor license applications be approved by the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control:
    • Series 10, beer and wine store liquor license application for Mingle Wine, located at 48 S. San Marcos Place, Suite B
    • Series 12, restaurant liquor license application for Hash Kitchen, located at 2855 W. Ray Road, Suite 4
    • Series 12, restaurant liquor license application for Recreo, located at 28 S. San Marcos Place
    • Series 12, restaurant liquor license application for Vero Chicago Pizza, located at 5070 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 4,

In addition, the Mayor and Council received an update from Chandler Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins on COVID-19 and testing/vaccine availability. The Council also received a staff presentation on consumer fireworks – it’s impact on vendor/user compliance, increased calls for service by residents and current enforcement of the policies/laws regulated by the State Legislature. Staff recommends pursuing a legislative solution for local enforcement related to illegal fireworks, and increasing communication efforts to the public on when to legally use fireworks and which types are allowed in City limits.    

During a Study Session held on Monday, Jan. 10, the Mayor, Councilmember Christine Ellis and members of the City Council honored three employees for their years of service to the City of Chandler, including: Shawn Hancock, Chandler Police, 15 years; Melanie Smith, Chandler Police, 15 years; and Andrew Prueher, Building and Facilities Division, 15 years.

The Mayor and Council also recognized the City’s budget division for their outstanding work as a recipient of the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the 34th consecutive year. In addition, winners of the 2021 Parade of Lights were honored with a certificate and recognition from the City Council for their parade entries. 

The next meeting of the Chandler City Council will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on the Chandler Channel - Cable Channel 11, streamed online at Chandler Video and on YouTube.


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 Meetings and Agendas. 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 Meetings and Agendas or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 480-782-2180. For any other information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Department at 480-782-2000.


Media contact:
Stephanie Romero
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer