Secondary property tax FAQ, mask updates and more: News this week from Gilbert, Chandler

Debt service for fiscal year 2020-21 on the Public Safety Training Facility under construction in Gilbert is one item that would be covered under the town's secondary property tax levy. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)
Debt service for fiscal year 2020-21 on the Public Safety Training Facility under construction in Gilbert is one item that would be covered under the town's secondary property tax levy. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Debt service for fiscal year 2020-21 on the Public Safety Training Facility under construction in Gilbert is one item that would be covered under the town's secondary property tax levy. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Read recent news from the Phoenix area.

Levies, rates and values: An FAQ on Gilbert’s secondary property tax

The Gilbert Town Council is considering approval of its final budget and the secondary property tax levy for fiscal year 2020-21 at its June 16 meeting.

Gilbert proposal would require masks with exceptions, ask law enforcement to educate before enforcement

The proposed emergency order that Gilbert Town Council will take up at its special meeting June 19 will require face coverings with certain exceptions and will ask law enforcement to educate violators before enforcing the order.



Chandler City Council adopts $931 million budget, discusses potential uses of coronavirus funding

Chandler City Council voted unanimously at a June 11 meeting to adopt the city's budget of $931,336,929, a number that increased by $29.98 million in late May after Gov. Doug Ducey announced cities would receive a cut of federal coronavirus relief funding from the newly established AZCares Fund.

Chandler mayor waits for any county action before issuing a mask proclamation

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said he will wait to see if Maricopa County takes any action June 19 before possibly issuing a citywide proclamation requiring the use of face masks.

Gilbert chamber honors top businesses, individuals as CEO Kathy Tilque heads to retirement

Kathy Tilque, Gilbert Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, bid farewell to the chamber as it recognized top companies and individuals at its 14th annual business awards luncheon June 17.

Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.



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People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizonans 55 and older will be eligible for vaccine appointments beginning March 2

People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 70% of eligible people in Chandler have received their first COVID-19 vaccination

According to data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, 71.1% of the eligible population in Chandler has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccination.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Chandler cases up 69 in two days March 2

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data.

March 1 marks COVID-19 Memorial Day in Chandler after the city issued a proclamation last week. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler mayor declares March 1 COVID-19 Memorial Day

March 1 now marks COVID-19 Memorial Day in Chandler after the city issued a proclamation last week.

Hans Van Dan Elzen, owner of YoYo Factory in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
YoYo Factory makes both yo-yos and champions

Learn more about Chandler's YoYo Factory

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 vaccination appointments available beginning March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be available beginning at 9 a.m. March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College—the latest state-run vaccination site.

The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in Gilbert had standing waits outside when it opened its doors Feb. 15. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cracker Barrel open in Gilbert; Harbor Freight to open March 6 in Chandler and more February news

Read the latest business and community news from February in Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board Member Lori Wood expresses her concerns about parts of the proposed school calendars for 2022-23 and 2023-24. (Screen shot from YouTube)
Gilbert Public Schools adjusts calendar; downtown Chandler adding business, multifamily and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from Chandler and Gilbert from the past week.

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Homes continue to fly off the market across all Chandler ZIP codes

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data.

City eyes potential transit options in Price Corridor

The city of Chandler in conjunction with Valley Metro is conducting a study on the possibility of adding flexible transit into the corridor to improve access to the bulk of the city’s employers.

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit, according to reports by two federally certified Voting System Testing Laboratories. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County forensic audit of November election finds no issues with equipment, software

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit.