Former Mayor Jenn Daniels explains why she left office and more Chandler, Gilbert news

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announces her resignation as mayor at the Aug. 11 council meeting. (Screen capture from YouTube)
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announces her resignation as mayor at the Aug. 11 council meeting. (Screen capture from YouTube)

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announces her resignation as mayor at the Aug. 11 council meeting. (Screen capture from YouTube)

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Gilbert

Jenn Daniels says timing was right to leave Gilbert mayoral post

The morning after Jenn Daniels dropped her surprise resignation upon Gilbert Town Council, the now-former mayor said it was simply time to leave the post.

I Heart Mac & Cheese coming to Gilbert at location to be determined



I Heart Mac & Cheese announced Aug. 11 it will open three franchise locations in Arizona, including one in Gilbert. A site in the town has not been selected yet, according to the company, but it anticipates opening in spring 2021. The fast-casual restaurant specializes in build-your-own macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Gilbert to host open house on ambulance service expansion

Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department will host a virtual open house at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 to discuss the possibility of the town expanding its ambulance line of service.

Chandler

Final results: Three poised to take seats on Chandler City Council in January

Christine Ellis, OD Harris and Mark Stewart will all take seats on Chandler City Council after final results of the Aug. 4 election.

Desert Smash AZ to close its doors Aug. 16

Desert Smash AZ announced it will close Aug. 16. The business allows patrons to let off steam by smashing various objects and is located at 5865 W. Ray Road, Ste. 10, Chandler.

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