|Last mayoral election:||November 4, 2014|
|Next mayoral election:||2018|
|Last city council election:||November 4, 2014|
|Next city council election:||2016|
|City council seats:||7|
|2014-2015 FY Budget:||$783 million|
|Population in 2013:||249,146|
African American 4.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.5%
Two or More 3.7%
|Ethnicity:||Hispanic or Latino 21.9%|
|Median household income:||$71,171|
|High school graduation rate:||92.0%|
|College graduation rate:||39.7%|
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|Arizona Congressional Delegation|
Arizona State Legislature
Arizona state executive offices
- See also: Council-manager government
The city of Chandler utilizes a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council, which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body, appoints a chief executive called a city manager to oversee day-to-day municipal operations and implement the council's policy and legislative initiatives.
The city manager is the city's chief executive. The responsibilities of the city manager include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget and appointing departmental directors and other senior-level positions.
The mayor is a member of city council. He or she presides over council meetings and official city ceremonies. The mayor also represents the city on the state, national and international levels. Jay Tibshraeny is the current Mayor of Chandler.
The Chandler City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for adopting the city budget, approving mayoral appointees, levying taxes and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.
The Chandler City Council is made up of seven members, including the mayor. All are elected at-large.
A current list of council members can be found here.
Boards and commissions
A series of advisory boards and commissions that are made up of non-elected citizens, whom city council members have appointed and approved, advises the Chandler City Council. The roles of these boards and commissions are to review, debate and comment upon city policies and legislation and to make recommendations to the city council.
For a full list of Chandler city boards and commissions, see here.
Elections for the city council of Chandler, Arizona were scheduled for November 4, 2014. A primary took place on August 26, 2014. Three at-large council seats were up for election.
In the primary election for city council, Hartke and candidates Rene Lopez and Terry Roe won election to city council outright. As a result, the general election scheduled for November 4, 2014, was called off.
Chandler's adopted annual budget for fiscal year 2014-15 was $783 million.
City of Chandler
P.O. Box 4008
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
To contact individual city council members, see here
Chandler is a member of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns.
As of November 2014, information on Chandler's federal lobbying related expenses is unavailable.
- See also: Maricopa County, Arizona ballot measures
According to the Chandler City Charter, any five qualified voters may commence initiative or referendum proceedings by filing with the city clerk an affidavit stating they will be the petitioners' committee and be responsible for circulating the petition. These five voters must file the petition in the proper form, stating their names and addresses and specifying the address to which all notices to the committee are to be sent, and setting out in full the proposed initiative ordinance or citing the ordinance sought to be reconsidered. (Chandler Charter, Sec. 8.02). Promptly after the affidavit of the petitioners' committee is filed, the city clerk shall issue the appropriate petition blanks to the petitioners' committee. (Chandler Charter, Sec. 8.02) (See above for state prescribed initiative process)
|Transparency grading process|
In 2010, Chandler received its first Sunny Award. In 2011, Chandler earned a Sunny Awards for having a perfect website transparency score. The City received their second consecutive A+ rating in 2012.
- Main article: Evaluation of Arizona city websites
This website was reviewed on an unknown date.
- The most current budget is listed.
- Budgets are archived for 5 years.
- Administrative Officials
- Department heads are listed for each department.
- Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
- Elected Officials
- Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- Bids and RFPs are posted online.
- Approved contract statements are provided for vendors.
- Public Records
- Permits and zoning
- U.S. Census, "State and County Quick Facts, accessed on August 18, 2014
- City Charter of Chander, AZ, Sec. 2.03-05 and 3.01-04
- City of Chandler, "City Manager," accessed on October 30, 2014
- City of Chandler, "Mayor and City Council," accessed on August 29, 2014
- City of Chandler, "Mayor and City Council," accessed on August 18, 2014
- City of Chandler, "Committees," accessed on August 18, 2014
- Maricopa County, "2014 Election Calendar," accessed May 14, 2014
- Maricopa County Recorder, "Election Results," accessed on October 3, 2014
- City of Chandler, "Executive Summary, FY 2014-15," June 12, 2014
- Arizona League of Cities, "Directory," accessed on November 11, 2014
- City of Chandler, "Budget," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Staff Directory," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Elected Officials," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Meeting Minutes," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Meeting Agendas," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Meetings," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "2011-2012 Audit," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Archived Audits," Accessed: January 11, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Bids and Contracts," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Public Records," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Public Records Request Form," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Budget," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Tax and License," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Pay Taxes Online," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Lobbying," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Zoning," Accessed: January 8, 2013
- City of Chandler, "Building Permits," Accessed: January 8, 2013
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