Data Dots

Data Dots

Welcome to Data Dots, a monthly dive into some individual data from Gilbert, AZ! Data Dots are fun, timely, or interesting insights about data that’s currently being used by the team with some visuals we’ve created to show trends, patterns, and breakdowns of bigger data sets.

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 […]

Gilbert in Square Miles

Did you know Gilbert is larger in square miles than Miami, and San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.? To calculate a large area, like the approximate area of a city or town, units such as square miles are commonly used. A square mile is equal to the area of a square with sides that measure 1 […]

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 […]

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.