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Chandler Now Archive

Chandler offers specialized recreational amenities to meet the needs of a diverse community
Chandler has so many outstanding recreational opportunities including hidden gems, like archery, a BMX bike park, disc golf, horse trails and more!
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$125,000 grant will help CFHM lead the state in training about behavioral health
CFHM wants to equip our firefighters with the tools they need to help every member of the community, including assisting those dealing with a behavioral-health crisis.
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Hard to ruffle Lead Signal Systems Tech
For a guy who dodges traffic all day as a Lead Signals & Lighting Technician in the City’s Traffic Engineering Division, Brad Jones is surprisingly calm. You might be tempted to attribute his laid back demeanor to his southern California upbringing, but you’d be wrong.
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Public art, galleries enhance culture throughout the community
For nearly 20 years, the Vision Gallery has served as a cultural beacon in downtown Chandler, fulfilling its mission to expand the public's experience with visual art and creating a space for local artists to display and sell their original works.
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InfoMap adds new features, road restrictions
On April 19, a new and improved InfoMap was uploaded to the City’s website that provides greater functionality and additional content, including the location and expected duration of traffic restrictions caused by construction projects.
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Strategic partnerships maximize resources in Chandler
It's an impossible feat for one organization to take on all issues or to satisfy every need of the community it serves. But if you combine the resources of multiple organizations, you can truly begin to make an impact. That was the logic behind the creation of the For Our City Chandler organization, which was founded in the summer of 2009.
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Annual Report highlights City's accomplishments
Chandler is a dynamic, successful community with an exceptional quality of life. The Annual Report highlights accomplishments that have moved our community forward and reports on all aspects of City services.
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Chandler and ostriches; serious business then, a unique connection to the past now
Several years before Dr. Alexander John Chandler designed his master plan for the town that would bear his name he made another business decision that would forever link him and the town with the largest living species of bird originating from half a world away.
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For some, Senior Center is home away from home
Chandler's Senior Center is a place of friendship and activities for senior adults. Facility Manager Nancy Jackson, her staff and groups of volunteers spend each weekday making people feel welcome, appreciated and loved.
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Street improvements coming down the road
The City’s Transportation & Development Department has been busy planning a number of road improvement projects intended to provide capacity for increasing traffic demands on some of Chandler’s major streets. Here’s a look at some of the projects coming down the road.
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Chandler’s Economic Development Division: A look back through 2016
The City’s Economic Development Division hit the ground running (as they do every year) and had an impactful year, bringing new and exciting projects to Chandler.
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Celebrating Chandler in 2016: Year in Review
2016 marked another banner year at the City of Chandler. Let’s take a look back at the highlights that defined the past year, including awards, economic development and community pride!
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Tumbleweed Tree stands tall as City’s seasonal centerpiece
The Tumbleweed Tree symbolizes what is best about Chandler. It was created out of hardship when the people of Chandler were inspired to innovate and work together to create new decorations reflecting the resourcefulness and uniqueness of its residents.
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Fall is a great time to work in the yard!
With the right care your landscape will be in great shape for this season. Here are some simple tips from the City of Chandler Water Conservation office.
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Readers extol City facilities as Best of Chandler
Readers of the East Valley Tribune have validated what residents of Chandler have come to expect and appreciate -- that Chandler has some of the best cultural and recreational venues in the Valley.
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Police and public benefit from Crisis Intervention Training
On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Chandler Police Dept. will host “A Focus on Understanding & Hope,” a free public forum and resource fair to help educate the public about the stigma surrounding mental illness and connect people to assistance options in the community.
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Chandler’s Photo Enforcement Program designed to change driver behavior, enhance safety
A dozen City intersections will be safer because of the red-light and speed-on-green cameras that provide 24/7 traffic enforcement capabilities.
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Don’t swim in stormwater runoff
When it rains in Chandler, retention basins and parks in your neighborhood will occasionally fill up with stormwater. And even though it may seem like a great way to cool off, playing or swimming in stormwater runoff can pose serious health and safety risks.
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Everyone has a role in controlling mosquitoes
The arrival of Arizona’s monsoon season brings afternoon thunderstorms and rainfall, as well as an increase in mosquitoes. With mosquitoes comes the threat of diseases they can carry, including West Nile Virus and Zika. West Nile Virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Culex species mosquito, while the Zika virus is carried by a species known as Aedes aegypti.
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Google is hosting a community open house on Saturday, Aug. 13
Google is hosting a community open house on Saturday, Aug. 13, and you are invited! Everyone is welcome to drop by, get a look at the Google self-driving car up close, learn more about the project and meet members of the Google self-driving car team.
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PD Crime Prevention Unit encourages residents to be the eyes and ears of their neighborhood
Encouraging a sense of individual and collective responsibility among neighbors is one of the goals of Chandler’s crime prevention unit.
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Swim coach shows there is more beneath the surface
Denise Underwood greets you with a smile. She looks you in the eyes when speaking to you, laughs easily and has an air of confidence that comes from years of experience and a love of her job. She's the head swim coach for Chandler’s popular Recreation Swim Team Program.
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Budget Process Goal: align Council priorities with needs, desires of residents
A city’s budget is a reflection of its values, and in a healthy community the priorities set by elected leaders and implemented by municipal employees closely align with the needs and desires of the community.
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Cultural Affairs Division Goes Red for Women in February
The Chandler Cultural Affairs Division staff decided to use their art talents, creativity and promotional abilities to increase awareness of heart disease among residents during the month of February.
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Chandler’s Draft General Plan available for review
Chandler has been recognized for its strong neighborhoods, diverse housing, quality employment opportunities, great schools, abundant recreation and shopping amenities. In other words, Chandler is a well-rounded community where residents don’t just live, but build a life.
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Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department tests and adopts innovative approaches to patient care
The firefighting profession is changing fast, and in many areas our local heroes are at the forefront leading the charge as significant shifts are taking place in the healthcare system.
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Chandler Police offers holiday safety tips
The start of this year’s holiday shopping season is fast approaching. While this time of year is for celebrating all of the blessings in our lives, the hectic pace and deadlines add stress as well. Here are some tips to stay safe.
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Partnership between school district, Chandler Fire, Health & Medical produces safer classrooms
A collaboration between the Chandler Unified School District and the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical (CFHM) Department is making elementary schools safer by involving teachers and custodians in the safety inspection process.
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Chandler well served by retiring Erie Well
The oldest drinking water well operated by the City has been retired after helping quench Chandler's thirst for more than 60 years.
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Stay safe this summer with these tips
Temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer. Summer is on its way. Here are some tips to keep you safe this summer.
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Road Work Update - Summer 2015
Progress continues on several major road improvement projects underway since late last year.
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Streets to receive pavement preservative made from recycled tires
A pavement treatment made from recycled tire rubber will be applied to a number of Chandler streets in May.
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Participants and volunteers make Family Bike Ride a success
The City wishes to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to the 200-plus people who joined Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Vice Mayor Kevin Hartke for Chandler’s annual Family Bike Ride held Saturday, April 25, along the scenic Paseo Trail.
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Mayor Tibshraeny Featured in National Publication
Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s longstanding support of public parks in Chandler has earned him a centerpiece article in the national publication of "Parks & Recreation."
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15 Ways to Keep Your Resolutions with Chandler Parks & Rec
Chandler Parks and Recreation wants to help you achieve your health and wellness goals in 2015 and has dozens of opportunities waiting for you. Here are just 15 ideas to keep your health and wellness on track in 2015.
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Chandler Public Library gets by with a little help from its Friends
When the Chandler Library is in need, the Friends show their support in deed. For more than three decades, the Friends of the Chandler Public Library have worked tirelessly to provide donations of both time and money to best serve the community through the City’s library system since 1981.
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$1.8 million found in Chandler; IRS and City involved
There’s no denying the excitement that comes with finding money, as with the recent phenomenon of unknown persons tweeting out clues to the location of cash-filled envelopes hidden in public places.
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