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Council Community Engagement Survey Results

The Gilbert Town Council’s subcommittee on communications conducted a community-wide survey aimed at soliciting feedback on ways to improve communication around key issues in Gilbert. The survey was shared on Gilbert’s website, social media channels and in the digital newsletter. It received 1,094 responses from February 15 through March 12, 2023. Town Council Survey Results […]

2022 Gilbert Voter History

Four seats on Gilbert Town Council are open. The Gilbert Town Council consists of a Mayor and six Councilmembers. Ten people are running for office on the Gilbert Town Council with four open positions. The Primary Election is on August 2nd. The Primary Election has the purpose of electing four Councilmembers to four-year terms. Councilmembers […]

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

While creating the #GilbertTogether Business Recovery Program, Gilbert surveyed local businesses to identify urgent needs and determine aid program priorities. Business owners said they needed technical assistance, such as creating a website for online ordering, and marketing support. In response, the Gilbert Town Council AZCares Subcommittee recommended that $2 million, out of the total $29.2 million […]

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 […]

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 […]