Gilbert's Jenn Daniels resigns as mayor and more news from this week

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels resigned at the Aug. 11 town council meeting. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels resigned at the Aug. 11 town council meeting. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels resigned at the Aug. 11 town council meeting. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Jenn Daniels resigns as Gilbert mayor

Jenn Daniels announced her resignation as Gilbert mayor at the town council meeting Aug. 11, effective at meeting's end.

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.



Election results from the Maricopa County Recorder's office show a voter turnout of 35.75%, or 55,615 voters.

Fry's Marketplace to open on Higley Road in Gilbert

Fry’s Food Stores anticipates opening a Fry's Marketplace store Sept. 2 at 1455 N. Higley Road, Gilbert. Beyond the usual selection of groceries found at Fry’s, the 129,000-square-foot marketplace store will have a Starbucks Coffee and Chompie’s Bagels, a pharmacy, a housewares department, an apparel department, a wine department, a cheese shop, a sushi station as well as a fuel center in the parking lot.

Higley USD will wait on in-person return until Oct. 12 'or earlier'

A divided Higley USD governing board voted Aug. 8 to resume in-person learning Oct. 12 or earlier at a special Saturday governing board meeting.

Data: See where Maricopa County stands in the metrics for reopening schools

The Arizona Department of Health Services released benchmarks on COVID-19 metrics that local schools can use to judge when to reopen schools either fully in-person or in a hybrid model.

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





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Heritage District
Heritage District gets liaison from town of Gilbert

The town of Gilbert is adding focus to its downtown area by adding a liaison to the Heritage District.

The Chandler USD governing board approved an agreement with the city of Chandler during a meeting April 14 to split the costs associated with four school resource officers at schools across the district. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board OKs agreement for school resource officers

The Chandler USD governing board approved an agreement with the city of Chandler during a meeting April 14 to split the costs associated with four school resource officers at schools across the district.

In the last week, Maricopa County residents received an average of more than 33,000 doses of vaccine per day, according to the health department. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 40% of Maricopa County adults have received at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine dose

More than 40% of Maricopa County adult residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Gilbert Public Schools
Gilbert Public Schools employees to get 2% raises, 3% stipends

The Gilbert Public Schools governing board approved giving most of its employees a 3% stipend next school year, in addition to 2% raises, in an effort to stay competitive on salaries.

Batch Cookie Shop
Batch Cookie Shop opens in Gilbert's City Gate

The family-owned shop makes gourmet cookies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

After six reported cases of a rare and severe blood clot in patients who received the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommending a pause on administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See cases, vaccinations by ZIP code in Gilbert

Here are the COVID-19 data updates to know today.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: ICU beds in use down to 162 April 14

See the latest COVID-19 hospitalization data.

Gilbert real estate data
Available homes on Gilbert market down sharply in February

Here is what you need to know about Gilbert's residential real estate market from February 2021.

Here are two salons that have opened or changed locations recently in Gilbert. (Courtesy Madison Reed)
Two salon changes to know in Gilbert

Here are two salons that have opened or changed locations recently in Gilbert.

Salt Tacos y Tequila, SanTan Village
Salt Tacos y Tequila to open at SanTan Village in 2021

The restaurant’s first location is in the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.

Co-owners Jalon and Carolina Buckstead each have prior experience in restaurants. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert's Rocky Point Seafood focuses on authenticity; Chandler USD selects interim leader and more top area news

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