New Gilbert mayor appointed, Chandler chamber hosting job fair: News from the Phoenix area

Scott Anderson takes the oath of office as mayor of Gilbert on Aug. 18 from Town Clerk Lisa Maxwell. (Screenshot via Town of Gilbert)
Scott Anderson takes the oath of office as mayor of Gilbert on Aug. 18 from Town Clerk Lisa Maxwell. (Screenshot via Town of Gilbert)

Scott Anderson takes the oath of office as mayor of Gilbert on Aug. 18 from Town Clerk Lisa Maxwell. (Screenshot via Town of Gilbert)

Read the latest Gilbert and Chandler updates here.

Gilbert

Scott Anderson appointed Gilbert mayor; Kathy TIlque appointed to council

Scott Anderson, who has served Gilbert as an employee, council member and vice mayor, was sworn in Aug. 18 as the town’s 32nd mayor.

Gilbert Public Schools considers using hybrid model for phased-in return to in-person instruction



Gilbert Public Schools could return to a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction as soon as Sept. 8 and full in-person learning Sept. 21 under a phased-in return presented Aug. 18 to the governing board.

Election winner Laurin Hendrix files suit to take Gilbert Town Council seat now

The winning candidate for Gilbert Town Council’s two-year seat has filed suit against the town seeking to take the seat immediately.

Sleep Number Store pushes move to SanTan Pavilions until at least October

The move was scheduled for mid-August but has been pushed back until October.

COVID-19: Gilbert sees 19 new cases; county has increase of 396 cases and 51 deaths Aug. 18

Across Gilbert's six ZIP codes, there were 4,671 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 18, according to data from the state. That's an increase of 19 cases from the previous day. That represents an increase of 2.64% across the town in the past seven days.

Chandler

Chandler named to council for autonomous vehicle group; city official to appear in virtual panel

The city of Chandler was named to the Public Sector Advisory Council with the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, according to a news release from PAVE. The Arizona Department of Transportation was also named to the group.

COVID-19: Chandler sees 25 new COVID-19 cases across its ZIP codes, Maricopa County sees increase of 396 cases and 51 deaths Aug. 18

Across Chandler's six ZIP codes, there were 6,536 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 18, according to data from the state—an increase of 25 reported the previous day. That overall number of cases represents an increase of 1.51% across the city in the past seven days.

Chandler chamber to host virtual job fair Aug. 19

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is looking to connect job seekers with employers at a virtual job fair Aug. 19.

The event will be live from 9-10 a.m., according to the Chandler chamber.

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






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The Chandler USD administration reported 54 active COVID-19 cases across the district as of Jan. 25, according to the CUSD data dashboard. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See which Chandler USD schools are reporting COVID-19 cases

The Chandler USD administration reported 54 active COVID-19 cases across the district as of Jan. 25, according to the CUSD data dashboard.

Gov. Doug Ducey expanded funding to support restaurants seeking to expand to outdoor dining. The Brickyard in downtown Chandler did so in late 2020 with funds from the city. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Governor adds funds to bolster outdoor dining across Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey announced additional funding to support outdoor dining during COVID-19.

Top Cup Coffee
Top Cup Coffee has opened in Gilbert

The coffee shop offers gourmet coffee in a relaxed setting.

Lindsay Road interchange groundbreaking, Brigette Peterson, Scott Anderson
Restrictions, ramp closures on Loop 202-Santan Freeway start night of Jan. 25 for Lindsay Road interchange

Overnight lane restrictions on the Loop 202-Santan Freeway and closures of the interchange ramps at Gilbert Road and Val Vista Drive will begin at 9 p.m. Jan. 25.

Here's a list of local businesses that have been approved by ADHS to sell recreational marijuana. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are locations selling recreational marijuana in Chandler, Gilbert

Here's a list of local businesses that have been approved by ADHS to sell recreational marijuana

Here is what you need to know today about coronavirus in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Maricopa County reports 10,903 new cases in the last three days

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Gilbert and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 down slightly

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona.

Three days after passing 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Arizona surpassed 400,000 Jan. 23, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
State surpasses 400K vaccines given; see how many Maricopa County has distributed

Three days after passing 300,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Arizona surpassed 400,000 Jan. 23, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services.

4 business changes to know in Gilbert

Here are four business changes coming to Gilbert.

The Porch: A Neighborhood Joint
The Porch: A Neighborhood Joint has opened in Gilbert's Heritage District

The restaurant and bar serves appetizers, tacos, bowls, burgers, salads, sweets and drinks.

Medical marijuana facilities across the state can now apply for recreational marijuana licenses, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizona Department of Health Services begins approving licenses for recreational marijuana

Medical marijuana facilities across the state can now apply for recreational marijuana licenses, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Brigette Peterson conducts her first full meeting as Gilbert mayor Jan. 19. (Screen shot from GilbertLive)
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