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.


Road construction
Recker Road project awaits pole relocation

Gilbert continues work on Recker Road improvements from Ray Road to Loop 202-SanTan Freewaay to minor arterial road standards

Gilbert Public Safety statue
Gilbert police to use grant money on road safety

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has granted the Gilbert Police Department nearly $142,000 for federal fiscal year 2020-21, which started Oct. 1.

Twisted Sugar bakes some specialty cookies. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
See Gilbert, Chandler shops that cater to local sweets lovers

Find the latest news on sweets stores in Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert home prices rise and more top local news from the past week

Read the most popular news from the past week from Gilbert and Chandler.

Pelirrojo Bakery
2 businesses that recently opened on Gilbert Road

Here are two businesses that have opened this month on Gilbert Road.

Higley USD governing board
Higley USD presents COVID-19 dashboard to governing board

Higley USD has put a dashboard on its website that breaks down confirmed active cases of COVID-19 on each campus in the district and the number of resolved cases.

The Porch—A Neighborhood Joint
Gilbert's Heritage District to get new restaurant, bar in The Porch—A Neighborhood Joint

The restaurant and bar also has locations in Arcadia and Tempe and serves appetizers, tacos, bowls, burgers, salads, sweets and drinks.

Gilbert looking to fill municipal property corporation openings

The town of Gilbert is seeking applicants to fill openings on two town municipal property corporations.

Gilbert introduces microloan program for town businesses hit by COVID-19

The town of Gilbert is partnering with Desert Financial Credit Union to offer low-interest microloans for qualified town businesses.

Aldi will open in November in Chandler. (Courtesy Aldi)
Aldi to open in Chandler and more local business, community news

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

August 2020 unemployment rates
Gilbert unemployment nearly cut in half, but labor force declining

Data shows Gilbert’s August unemployment is lower than other municipalities in the county and in the nation