Chandler annual report: City projects will create more than 2,500 jobs in next three years

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The report, released Feb. 18, offers insight into how well the city met Chandler City Council's goals for the year.


Notable accomplishments featured in the 2020 annual report include the following.

  • Managed projects related to business retention, expansion and attraction expected to create $437 million in capital investment and more than 2,500 jobs in the next three years

  • Issued 4,228 building permits at a combined value of over $1.1 billion, more than 70% higher than the value of permits issued in 2019

  • Completed the second phase of the Public Safety Training Center, which includes a state-of-the-art shooting range and judgement training program for officers

  • Put three new aerial ladder fire trucks into service

  • Hosted the first Chandler Fire Regional Academy at the Public Safety Training Center, which also became an accredited paramedic training site

  • Treated and delivered 11.8 billion gallons of drinking water; treated and delivered 11.2 billion gallons of wastewater to A+ standards for reclaimed uses

  • Developed master plans for transportation, technology, airport, facilities and parks

  • Concluded the Chandler Center for the Arts anniversary season; formed the Chandler Museum Foundation; unveiled public art murals downtown

  • Launched a series of virtual classes, programs, events and performances to fulfill community needs for culture, entertainment, reading and recreation

  • Earned national recognition for #WaterYouDoing water safety campaign, which taught swimming and water safety skills to nearly 9,000 residents


The report also highlights measures taken in response to COVID-19.


  • Allocated $9.5 million in grants that helped small businesses keep employees on the payroll; conducted marketing programs to support local businesses

  • Reduced business fees and regulations; introduced programs that helped businesses affected by service disruptions and capacity limitations

  • Supported vaccination distribution and business education on executive order requirements; modified procedures for handling calls for emergency services

  • Distributed grants and collaborated with nonprofits and volunteers to serve residents in need of housing, financial support and essential services



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