Recap of the Chandler City Council Meeting on May 9

May 10, 2019
City Council Chamber

The Chandler City Council met at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, and took action on 20 agenda items, including:

  • Approved a resolution to amend a portion of the Chandler Airpark Area Plan, from commercial/office/business to low-medium density residential. Also, rezoned a portion of the Preliminary Development Plan from church use to single-family residential for this area, to accommodate a Preliminary Development Plan for a 137-lot single-family residential subdivision located east of the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Appleby Road.
  • Approved a use permit for The Pet Club, located at the northwest corner of Ray and Dobson roads, to allow an outdoor pet area to operate with a doggy daycare and overnight boarding in the pet supply and services store.
  • Authorized the adoption of the 2019-2020 Annual Assessment for the Downtown Chandler Enhanced Municipal Services District.
  • Approved an employment agreement with Presiding City Magistrate David R. Fuller, for the term of June 3, 2019 through June 30, 2021, with an annual salary of $180,500.
  • Approved a Permanent Extension of Premises Liquor License for Gogi, Inc., 2095 N. Dobson Road, Suite 8
  • Approved Liquor Licenses for the following businesses:
    • AJ’s #87, 7131 W. Ray Road
    • Carrabbas Italian Grill No. 5303, 1060 N. 54th Street
    • Mexico Magico & Cantina, 474 W. Ray Road
    • Chen’s Chinese Bistro, 990 E. Riggs Road, Suite 9

The Regular meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m.

The City Council also held a Special meeting to discuss and vote on proposed budget amendments. The following amendments were approved by the Council during the Special meeting:

  • Provide $30,000 for neighborhood grants program funding for the  Neighborhood Resources Department.
  • Provide $30,000 for Smart Cities and innovation programming for the Economic Development Division.
  • Provide $6,000 for Multicultural Festival funding for the Neighborhood Resources Department.
  • Provide $5,000 for table tennis equipment and programming for the Community Services Department.
  • Provide $10,000 for a Leadership Training Program for Police Officers for the Police Department.
  • Provide $70,000 for two lighted sand volleyball courts at Chuparosa Park for the Community Services Department.
  • Provide $10,000 for specialty tools for mid-rise buildings for the Fire Department.
  • Provide $30,000 for two shared lighting Bocce ball courts at Tumbleweed Park.
  • Provide $19,500 for 75 encrypted external hard drives for the Police Department.
  • Provide $9,000 for a digital media field kit for the Communications and Public Affairs Department.
  • Provide $20,000 for a Historic Square Breezeway Mural for the Cultural Development Department.
  • Provide $20,000 for an expanded shade structure and concrete pad in Thude Park for the Community Services Department.
  • Provide $50,000 for a Blockchain Voting Consultant Study for the City Clerk.
  • Provide $20,000 for funding for low-water trees for Arbor Day 2020 Celebration for the Community Services Department. 
  • Provide $15,000 for a Start Up Weekend Event funding for the Economic Development Department.
  • Provide $5,000 (ongoing) for Multicultural Festival funding for the Neighborhood Resources Department.
  • Provide $18,000 (ongoing) for Graykey Device software annual licensing for the Police Department.
  • Provide $2,500 (ongoing) for a Leadership Training Program for Police Officers for the Police Department.
  • Provide $18,000 (ongoing) for the Accuriant Virtual Crime Center and TLOxp Analyst Product search engines for the Police Department.
  • Provide $12,000 (ongoing) for Read On Chandler programming for the Community Services Department.

These approved amendments now will be incorporated into the Tentative Budget that will be presented for adoption at the Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 23.

During a Study Session on Monday, May 6, Vice Mayor Terry Roe, on behalf of the Mayor, presented the following proclamations for Chandler:

  • May is Water Safety Month,
  • May 9, 2019 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day,
  • May is Building Safety Month.

Photos from the Study Session may be viewed and downloaded from the City of Chandler Facebook Page.

The next meeting of the City Council will be a Study Session at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20. Council meetings are aired live, as well as replayed on Cable Channel 11, and streamed online and on the City of Chandler YouTube Channel.

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.

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The City Clerk’s office posts official meeting results the morning following Council meetings. For a complete list of actions taken, visit chandleraz.gov/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 chandleraz.gov 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.