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Protected: Technical Training Opportunities for Gilbert Businesses and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

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How Gilbert Reduced 3+ Million Pounds of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions

First things first What’s CNG (compressed natural gas)? CNG is a low-cost, clean-burning fuel that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, compared to conventional gasoline and diesel fuels. Also, CNG engines run more quietly and require less maintenance compared to diesel engines. Gilbert has 51 vehicles powered by CNG fuel. In 2015, Gilbert built its first […]


Financial Check-In (2020-2021)

The past year has been an unusual and unprecedented time. But in it, Gilbert continued to grow with new residents and new or expanding businesses. This means there are more residents for the town to serve. Most services are provided using sales tax revenues. Gilbert has been very lucky during the pandemic—there was only one […]


Gilbert’s Gone Virtual for Plan Review, Permitting and Inspections

At a time when municipalities have a backlog on permitting requests, Gilbert, AZ is moving seamlessly ahead. Embracing technology and developing safety procedures, for both clients and town staff, Gilbert’s Development Services Department has been able to keep up with the increase of permitting needs for businesses throughout the global pandemic.


Slimming Down on Bulk Trash

Are home reorganization and improvement shows inspiring you to refresh your space? Before throwing household items away in bulk trash, follow these quick tips to upcycle or recycle.   Gilbert’s bulk trash program is a resident service for items that are too large to fit in your trash container and, this year, we’ve seen an increase of the service being used […]


Property Taxes in Gilbert

In Arizona, cities can have two kinds of property tax: primary and secondary. Gilbert does not have a primary property tax, which is used for general operations like the police, fire or parks. Instead, we use sales tax money to pay for these things. We do have a secondary property tax, but only to pay for projects […]


2020 Census Determines the Number of Seats in U.S. House of Representatives

Arizona could gain a congressional seat in the United States House of Representatives if everyone is counted in the 2020 Census.  


Census 2020: Help Your Community in 10 Minutes

Looking for something to do while you’re social distancing? For the first time, you can submit the Census online! Ten minutes of your time can help provide funds for services needed in hospitals, schools, roads, and much more.


Census 2020: Let’s Make it Count

Do you want to be represented as your 2010 self? Neither do we! Gilbert has changed a lot in the past decade (heck, I, Alex didn’t even exist 😜) and we don’t look the same. Our population increased from 22% to 208,453 to 259,386 in 2019, which is over 50,000 new people calling Gilbert their home. This is […]


Census 2020: Count the Children!

Gilbert is at risk of undercounting young children in the 2020 Census. The Census Hard-to-Count map below identifies areas in Gilbert that are of high risk of undercounting children under the age of five years old.