South Chandler Edition | April 2022

SOUTH CHANDLER EDITION

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Chandler considering utility rate changes to take eect in July

Raising the rates

The city of Chandler is proposing a change in utility rates that would take eect across the board this summer.

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“Residents have the good news,” Chandler Budget Manager Matt Dunbar said. “There will be minimal impact to residential customer bills.” The changes, Dunbar said, are to o- set the cost ofmaintaining the city’s util- ity infrastructure. The city is also seeing ination in utility-related costs such as chemicals for wastewater treatment. “Chandler takes the stance of ana- lyzing rates every year,” Dunbar said. “Even if it only increases every few years, we still like to know exactly where we are at.” The city last saw an increase in scal year 2017-18, according to city records. CONTINUED ON 12

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Chandler residents and businesses may soon see changes to their util- ity bills, pending action from the city. Chandler City Council will hold a public hearing April 28 before voting on poten- tial changes that would take eect this summer, according to city ocials. Residents will see about a 2.5% increase in their combined water and wastewaterbill.Businesses,multifamily housing and industrial will be impacted the most by the proposed changes, with increases ranging from 10%-11.2%, according to city documents. Changes would go into eect July 1 if approved by the council.

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risks and ignited stress in many victims, according to a victim services coordinator with Chandler Police Department. This was an issue the city was probing in late 2019, when it started a pilot program in which victims of domestic violence could go through their court pro- cess online. It was further solidied when court pro- ceedings largely went virtual during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, a new partnership has been struck with the CONTINUED ON 15

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Before COVID-19—when the world was forced to innovate and nd ways to work online and from home—victims of domestic violence were required to go to court in person to le protective orders against their alleged abusers. This posed potential safety

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COMING SOON 7 Macayo’s Mexican Food , the self- described “home of the original chi- michanga,” will open another location in Chandler. The liquor license for the restaurant was approved March 24 for a location at 2885 S. Alma School Road, Chandler. The restaurant has eight other locations, according to the website. An opening date had not been announced as of press time. www.macayo.com 8 Mexican restaurant Taqueria Factory is under construction at the southeast corner of Ray Road and Arizona Avenue in Chandler. Tortillas will be made in front of customers once the restaurant opens, per the restaurant’s Facebook page. The open- ing date was unknown as of press time. www.facebook.com/taqueriafactoryusa 9 Restaurant Uncle Lee’s Kitchen is expected to open at 1924 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. The opening date is un- known, but a liquor license was granted to the restaurant on March 24. According to prior coverage, the restaurant was previously expected to open in 2021. www.uncleleeskitchen.com 10 Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria is scheduled to open in June. The eatery has ve other locations, and the Chandler location will open at 1245 S. Price Road, Ste. 3. The pizzeria serves classic and specialty pizzas, including a make-your- own option. Vegan toppings are available. www.venezias.com RELOCATIONS 11 Artistic Motion Dance relocated Jan. 3 from 3341 E. Queen Creek Road to 4658 S. Higley Road, Gilbert. The dance

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NOWOPEN 1 Boyd Equipment , an industrial cleaning supply store, opened a new location in Chandler on Jan. 1. Available supplies include various types of pressure washers. The business is located at 425 E. Comstock Drive, Chandler. 480-782-7412. www.boydco.com 2 Cafe Rio Mexican Grill scheduled its grand opening as a two-day event April 8-9. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, visitors stopped by the burrito prize tent to play games, and many won a free meal. The restaurant has multiple protein options, including sweet pork barbacoa, and oers freshly made tortillas. 1010 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. 602-661-8390. www.caferio.com

3 Chino-Mex , a fusion restaurant that oers both Chinese- and Mexican- inspired dishes, opened March 16 at 6140 W. Chandler Blvd., Ste. 2, Chandler. Food options include birria ramen, plantains and milkshakes. The restaurant is available for online orders in addition to in-person services. This is the restau- rant’s second location, with the rst one being in Phoenix. 480-690-1010. www.chino-mex.com 4 A new QuikTrip location opened at 175 N. McQueen Road, Chandler. The gas station and convenience store opened its doors on March 9. The inside of the store oers some household essentials and food options in addition to coee and fountain drinks. 800-247-3452. www.quiktrip.com

5 Social Axe Arizona opened Feb. 16 at 2530 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert. The ax-throwing venue has two arenas for group events and four walk-in lanes; serves beer, wine and food; and has a number of vintage video games that are set for free play. This is the third location of Social Axe and the rst outside Utah. 480-454-4231. www.socialaxethrowing.com 6 Whataburger , a Texas-based burger restaurant, opened its 32nd location in the state on April 4. The burger joint, located at 3077 E. Queen Creek Road, Chandler, has a double-lane drive-thru system and accepts online orders. According to a news release, the location will be led by operat- ing partner Bryan Gomez. 480-887-8230. www.whataburger.com

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14 NuSpine Chiropractic celebrated its one-year anniversary this spring and continues to provide both chiropractic services and hydrotherapy massage. Walk-in customers are welcome. Specials are available, such as the new patient special that includes a consultation, a private exam, a full adjustment and a hydrotherapy massage for $29. NuSpine Chiropractic is located at 4040 S. Arizona Ave., Ste. H15, Chandler. 480-247-6777. www.nuspinechiropractic.com/ chiropractor-ocotillo 15 Pie Snob , located at 250 S. Arizona Ave., Ste. 4, Chandler, celebrates its one- year anniversary in April. The pie store, located in downtown Chandler, provides both pie and cheesecake options to Chandler residents and beyond. Featured avors include chocolate cream, caramel apple and key lime pie. 480-855-1019. www.piesnob.com

studio gives instruction for students age 3 and up. 480-284-7300. 12 Chandler Tactical Firearms was previously located at 590 N. Alma School Road, Ste. 4, Chandler. It is now located at 590 N. Alma School Road, Ste. 30, Chan- dler. The store moved into its new home on March 2. Store visitors can nd tactical oerings, such as rearms, ammunition and gunsmith services. 480-219-5831.

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FEATURED IMPACT NOWOPEN La Fonda Mexican Restaurant , formerly located at McClintock Drive and Baseline Road in Tempe, had a soft opening March 18. The restaurant initially opened with patio seating and takeout, but is now available for full service. Menu oerings include Sonoran-style Mexican food, according to the website. The restaurant relocated this year from its longtime location in Tempe to open this new Chandler location. It rst opened in 1967 and remains family-owned. The grand opening took place in early April.

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April-May events

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FEATURED EVENT You’re BaconMe Crazy Brunch Crawl The third annual You’re Bacon Me Crazy Brunch Crawl in downtown Chandler will take place April 30. The brunch crawl, which was created by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will include $6 food and $6 drink selections from various Chandler brunch restaurants. Participants can get a food and drink pairing for $10 with the purchase of a $20 brunch crawl ticket. Restaurants featured will include Recreo, SanTan Brewing Co. and Tipsy Egg. Registration begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort. Tickets are available on the downtown Chandler website. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event for $25. This event has sold out in past years. Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort 1 S. San Marcos Pl, Chandler 480-855-3539 www.downtownchandler.org/ events/brunch-crawl

APRIL 21 SWING DANCEWITH THE ARIZONA LINDY HOP SOCIETY Dancers of all experience levels can dance the night away at the Chandler Museum, where participants can gather and take part in a free lesson. The social dancing experience will also feature a free performance from Lindy Hop dancers. This event is one in a repeating series at the Chandler Museum, where an activity that is centered around music takes place every Thursday night in April. 7-9 p.m. Free. 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, Chandler. 480-782-2717. www.chandleraz.gov 23 GOLF FOR A CAUSE AT CROWNE PLAZA SANMARCOS RESORT The eighth annual Here’s to Our Heroes Memorial Golf Outing will celebrate veterans through a popular pastime: golng. The fundraising event will kick o with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. All participating golfers will receive drink coupons, a gift bag and lunch. Check-in is 6-7 a.m. Pricing is unknown at the time of publication. More information can be found through the downtown Chandler website. 1 S. San Marcos Pl, Chandler. 480-855-3539. www.downtownchandler.org

MAY 01 ATTENDA CONCERT AT THE CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Chandler Symphony Orchestra is putting on its “Springtime Rhapsody” concert, conducted by Vanja Nikolovski. Doors open for open seating at 2:30 p.m. Performance starts at 3 p.m. This event is free, but according to the website, donations are encouraged. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2680. www.chandlercenter.org 07 HAVE A FAMILY DAY IN DOWNTOWN CHANDLER Games and storytelling will be available for children at Kids Day at the Downtown Chandler Farmers Market. This event occurs on the rst Saturday of each month. 9-10 a.m. Free. 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-855-3539. www.downtownchandler.org 14 MAKE YOUR FAVORITE FOODS OUT OF CLAY Children and young adults ages 6-16 are invited to a ceramic sculpture class. A parent or guardian must be on the premises for this class. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Free. 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler. 480-782-2695. www.visiongallery.org

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ONGOING PROJECTS 1 Cooper Road improvements

3 Val Vista Drive intersection improvements The town is modifying intersections to improve safety on left-turn lanes and traffic congestion. The next three intersections scheduled for the improvements are on Val Vista Drive at A Guadalupe Road, B Elliot Road and C Ray Road. Status: Design on those three intersections is complete. North-south construction at Val Vista and Elliot was completed in March, and east-west construction has started. Val Vista and Ray was scheduled to start the third week of March. Traffic is reduced to one lane each way near those intersections. Timeline: January-May Cost: $8.23 million Funding sources: town of Gilbert, state grant

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An effort is underway to expand Cooper Road to four lanes—two lanes in each direction. The project begins about 3,500 feet north of Chandler Heights Road and extends to Riggs Road. Status: Grading crews are working to prepare the subsur- face of the east side of Cooper for paving. Following the paving, grading will begin in the middle of Cooper from Victoria Street to Chandler Heights to prepare the sub- surface of the roadway for paving, tentatively scheduled for early May. Timeline: February 2021-September 2022 Cost: $17.17 million Funding source: city of Chandler 2 Lindsay Road/Loop 202-Santan Freeway interchange construction An interchange at Lindsay Road and Loop 202-Santan Freeway will be built to provide access to Loop 202. A frontage road system on the north side of Loop 202-San- tan Freeway is also being constructed between Lindsay and Gilbert roads. Status: Construction is complete except for installation of concrete form liners for walls, which were delayed by a Texas storm. Form liners are slowly being received, and the contractor is installing them as they come. Timeline: October 2020-August 2022 Cost: $18.15 million Funding sources: town of Gilbert, Maricopa Association of Governments, developer contributions

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The project will widen Ocotillo Road, from Gilbert Road to 148th Street, to four lanes—two through lanes in each direction. Status: Construction has been delayed and is expected to start in several months. Timeline: Work to begin in mid-2022 Cost: $5.8 million Funding sources: city of Chandler, federal funds

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EDUCATION Intel, community college district partnership encourages inclusion in semiconductor industry

GETTING INWITH INTEL Over 200 applicants for Quick Start program in Mesa Intel hoping to reach 40% of

women in technical roles Intel currently at 23.5% of women in technical roles

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successful at it.” According to the Maricopa County Community College District website, the program consists of 10 four-hour classes and gives participants a skills certication and an opportunity to interview with potential employers. It also counts as three hours of college credit toward an associate

in June. The Estrella Mountain and Chandler-Gilbert campuses are listed for summer, but further information was not available as of press time. Angela Creedon, Arizona public aairs manager at Intel, said the program is expected to bring in a more diverse workforce while also meeting the growing demand for employees at Intel. In 2021, Intel broke ground in Chandler to begin its $20 billion expansion project, which includes adding two new factories to Intel’s Ocotillo campus. The expansion brought Intel’s total investments in Arizona to $50 billion. “In Arizona alone we’re looking to add 3,000 jobs in the coming year, and over half of those jobs will be technicians,” Creedon said. “We’ve created a path to make a more inclu- sive workplace, and one element of that is creating a diverse workforce.” Creedon said the rst class of students is made up entirely of women. She said there is plenty of space for women in the technology eld, but stereotypes and social pressures may be discouraging them from applying for positions such as a semiconductor technician. “There aren’t any formal barriers to women entering in the role, but it is so important to make options like this program available,” Creedon said. “This is a great program to gain exposure to what an industry like this can oer. It’s about exposure and commitment to inclusion.”

Intel is aiming to reduce barriers to employment and grow the potential employee pool in the quickly grow- ing semiconductor industry through a partnership with the community colleges. Intel and Maricopa County Com- munity College District ocials hope the partnership will show

Women and underrepresented minorities make up 35% of senior roles at Intel Intel looking to add 3,000 jobs in upcoming year Entry-level semiconductor positions can start at $20-$25 per hour depending on experience

degree. A pretest is required prior to registration, and there are no prequalications needed to take the exam. Participants will develop skills to work with semicon- ductors, a piece of equipment

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participants that they have a place in the industry regardless of gender, race or economic background. The Quick Start program, which was announced in

Review local community college dates and locations for best t* Submit demographics form on Maricopa County Community College District website: https:// info.maricopacorporate.com/ semiconductor Take the pretest, which includes math problems that will give the tester a glimpse of the mathematical abilities needed for the position.

March, is an accelerated semicon- ductor manufacturing course. It is launching rst in Mesa Community College and will expand to Estrella Mountain Community College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The Mesa class, scheduled to begin May 16, is already full and received over 200 applicants. “The job openings and qualica- tions can seem unreachable when you’re applying online, especially if you’re new to the industry,” said Leah Palmer, executive director of the Arizona Advanced Manufactur- ing Institute at Mesa Community College. “We want to make sure that individuals can see them- selves doing this work and being

used in electronic devices. Palmer said it can be dicult for some to imagine themselves in a technician role due to a lack of prior experi- ence, social and gender stereotypes, or general confusion about what skill sets are required. “We want everyone to see that this is a space where they can thrive and be successful,” Palmer said. “No matter where you come from or who you are, it’s the continuous pursuit of knowledge that will take you to the next level.” Dates for the program expansion have yet to be announced, but a schedule from the Maricopa Community College District shows future dates at the Mesa campus

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Chandler USDapproves 3 newprojects, including newPA system, pavement upgrades and painting

“WE HAVE A LOT HAPPENING IN THE NEXT TWOMONTHS AHEAD, A LOT OF CULMINATING EVENTS PUNCTUATED WITHAN IN-PERSON GRADUATION.” FRANK NARDUCCI, CHANDLER USD SUPERINTENDENT

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According to the agenda, the technology department reviewed “a variety of products over the last several months” and selected the Atlas High Performance Dual Channel Audio Amplifier system. The project will be com- pleted by the start of the school session in July for a total cost that does not exceed $525,191.22. The Perry High School metal canopies, hollowmetal doors and windows will be repainted for $237,570.64. The district has contracted Riddle Painting and Coatings Co. for the work. According to the meeting agenda, the metal canopies at the high school are peeling. The Chandler Traditional Academy Independence cam- pus will see renovations to 80,525 square feet of pavement. According to the meeting agenda, CUSD contracted with Sunland Asphalt for $354,853.32 to replace, grade and compact and stripe the asphalt.

CHANDLER USD Fresh paint, asphalt replacement and a new speaker system are coming to various Chandler USD properties following unanimous votes at a March 30 school board meeting. The projects are aimed at maintaining or improving current conditions on campus. All schools in the district will have a standardized public address system for announcements. Currently, many different systems are in place. According to the meeting agenda, this means field technicians have had to learn multiple systems in order to address day-to-day and major repairs and maintenance. The upgrade of a standardized systemwould allow technicians to learn one system and ensure every school will have the same announcement system quality.

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CHANDLER Chandler City Council on March 24 authorized notice for the primary and general elections to be held on Aug. 2 and Nov. 8, respectively. CHANDLER USD The Chandler USD Governing Board approved a contract increase to Eastbay Inc. during a March 30 meeting for an additional $50,000, for a contract total of $300,000, for team uniforms, accessories and equipment throughout the district. CHANDLER On March 30, Chandler City Council approved a construction contract with Simpson Walker Contracting. The contract includes renovations of the tennis courts at Tumbleweed Park. The contract is in an amount not to exceed $245,000. Chandler City Council April 28, 6 p.m. May 12, 6 p.m. 88 E. Chicago St., Chandler 480-782-2181 • www.chandleraz.gov Chandler USD board April 27, 7 p.m. May 11, 7 p.m. 1525 W. Frye Road, Chandler 480-812-7000 • www.cusd80.com MEETINGSWE COVER

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Residents can pay their utility bill with cryptocurrency by selecting PayPal at checkout.

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CHANDLER The Chandler Neigh- borhood Resources Department is hosting four free classes relating to homeowners associations. According to a news release, the classes will cover “various tools, resources and recent legislation that impacts [the Chandler] community.” The four classes will occur at the Chandler Nature Center. The sessions will take place April 13, April 27, May 11 and May 25. Each session will cover a different topic; class details and registration can be found on the city website. Those interested may also register by emailing neighborhood. [email protected]

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CHANDLER The city of Chandler is now offering cryptocurrency as a payment option for residents for their utility bills. Customers who have Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin connected to their PayPal account can use their cryptocurrency when making a utility bill payment, according to city officials. This payment system began in late March. By selecting PayPal as the pay- ment option, the crypto option will automatically display as a payment method in PayPal Checkout if there

is a sufficient balance of crypto- currency to cover the payment amount. Customers should log into their account at www.chandleraz. gov/utilityservices to pay using cryptocurrency. The option was initially offered in March following research by the city to determine if it was a feasible option for its customers, according to officials. Chandler is believed to be one of the first Valley cities to offer cryp- tocurrency as a payment option, according to the city.

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The store oers gluten-free options, and avors rotate daily.

BAKERYMAKEUP AND SCHEDULE With approximately 10 employees and two ovens, bakers and decorators at Sweet Daddy Cupcakes follow a general schedule in order to fulll a standard of four to ve dozen of each available avor per day. 5:30-6 a.m. Bakers come in, begin baking 7 a.m. Designers come in, decorate 10 a.m. Sweet Daddy Cupcakes opens store for the day

Sweet Daddy Cupcakes has two bakers and eight part-time decorators. Every employee learns how to decorate. (Photos by Katelyn Reinhart/Community Impact Newspaper)

Manager Catherine Forlasto’s favorite cupcake avor is red velvet.

Sweet Daddy Cupcakes Local Chandler bakery oers quality avors and colorful designs C atherine Forlasto said she

Noon Baking halts for the day; decorators continue decorating until no more cupcakes available, special orders for the day are fullled 4:30 p.m. Kitchen operations halt, in-store demand and special orders permitting 6 p.m. Store closes

since new ownership took over. The bakery is now a “sister store” to Toasted Mallow in Gilbert, owned by Tricia Arce. The cupcake shop has seen both community and national recognition. The shop was featured on an episode of “Cupcake Wars” on Food Network. “Customers will come into our shop and see what we have to oer, and we can see the ‘wow’ all over their faces,” Forlasto said. She said social media has also pro- vided a platform to display the cup- cake designs. The store’s Instagram page has more than 2,000 followers and more than a thousand posts. Sweet Daddy Cupcakes is open for walk-in purchases but also provides special orders and event coverage as

well. While COVID-19 caused event coverage to slow down, Forlasto said she is happy to see orders for weddings and other gatherings picking up again. “Since COVID[-19] happened, so many cupcake places have closed,” she said. “Because of that we’ve become the go-to place for sweets in the area.” The store also serves other baked goods and beverages. Cupcake avors include classics such as red velvet and carrot cake, but there are also avors such as chocolate cheesecake and Loco Coco. “Our goal is to make people happy,” she said. “If you’re dying for a chocolate and strawberry, I’ll make that happen.”

knows she embodies quali- ties of a store manager, but it is her sweet tooth that she said sets her apart from others. As store manager of Sweet Daddy Cupcakes, Forlasto said taste alone is not enough to make the baked treat shine. Under Forlasto’s stan- dards, a good cupcake is delicious, fresh and visually stunning. “Everything in our store is freshly baked and decorated,” she said. “If you look in our case, you’ll see that each cupcake is just a bit dierent from each other.” Sweet Daddy Cupcakes has been open for nine years and came under new ownership four years ago. Forlasto has been a store manager

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Elmer’s Tacos Chandler Mexican restaurant honors family relationships with food L isa Cuen-Rodriguez may not be able to enjoy her father’s presence in the same way since he died in 2015, but her ownership of one Cuen-Rodriguez said it is an honor to have such a close relationship with the community. BY KATELYN REINHART

Co-owners Lisa Cuen-Rodriguez and Tyler Cuen are seen with restaurant founder Elmer Cuen.

“We have kids here who are currently going to the same high school as their grandparents, and going to Elmer’s is a part of their shared history,” she said. “To be part of a family in that way is really special.” Cuen-Rodriguez said, the community relationship is reciprocal. Early into the COVID-19 pandemic, she watched as many other restaurants had to perma- nently close. However, the experience taught her that she could count on support from her community. “We had support without pause every day when we were dealing with COVID[-19] shutdowns,” Cuen-Rodriguez said. “We sold out of every piece of food the day before our temporary shutdown. I was in tears all day.” Cuen-Rodriguez said she never questioned whether she wanted to take over an ownership role in Elmer’s Tacos as an adult. She simply knew she would. Now a mother herself, she hopes her passion for the family business carries into the next generation. “My 6-year-old comes into the shop and acts like a mini boss,” she said. “Customers know him. If he wants to be involved, I’m going to make it clear to him that he always has the opportunity.”

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QUANTITY ANDQUALITY Elmer’s Tacos features Mexican cuisine staples such as tacos, burritos and tamales. Other menu oerings include fry bread, hamburgers and loaded carne asada fries. The restaurant’s popularity means large amounts of food to prepare. On average, Elmer’s Tacos goes through:

of Chandler’s most recognized restaurants allows her to share her father’s legacy. Elmer’s Tacos has provided Mexican food to multiple generations of Chandler residents. Cuen-Rodriguez said the secret to the resturnt’s longevity is oundtion built on mily and community support. Cuen-Rodriguez co-owns the restaurant with her brother, Tyler Cuen. She remembers working there over summers as a young adult and watching as her father, Elmer Cuen, chatted with regulars and welcomed new faces. Elmer Cuen’s high standard for quality can be seen in her and her brother’s leadership. “We’ve done a lot of things that we hope he would be proud of,” Cuen-Rodriguez said. “We all learned to work together as a family, and we’ve been growing ever since.” Elmer’s Tacos, which is just outside of downtown Chandler, rst opened in 1974. Located across the street from Chandler High School, the restaurant has been a popular lunch spot for multiple gen- erations of Chandler High students and alumni.

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Chandler utility bills may see summer increase The city of Chandler is proposing a utility rate increase for residential, nonresidential and industrial users. Below is an example of how the proposed changes would affect users of water, wastewater, reclaimed water and solid waste services. The proposed changes also show where bills will be in four years, a projection made by the city.

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Average water bill example

Four-year change +$1.41

Bill type

Current 2022 Proposed January 2026

Residential (12,000 gal. ⅝” meter)

$29.23

$29.68

$30.64

+$65 +$74 +$107 +$90,498

Multifamily (500K gal. 6” meter)

$1,231

$1,253

$1,296

Nonresidential (200K gal. 2” meter)

$431

$468

$505

Landscape (200K gal. 1” meter)

$523

$553

$630

Industrial (312K gal. 8” meter)

$649,211

$677,296

$739,709

Average wastewater bill example

Four-year change +$1.36

Bill type

Current 2022

Proposed January 2026

Residential base (flat fee)

$27.32

$27.65

$28.68

+$512

Multifamily (150 units)

$1,464

$1,585.50

$1,976

+$204 +$315,122

Nonresidential (200K gal. 2” meter)

$706

$754.17

$910

Industrial (312K gal. 8” meter)

$1,088,888 $1,163,768 $1,404,010

Four-year change +$132.15

Four-year change +$2.51

Reclaimed Average bill example

Solid waste Average bill example

January 2026

January 2026

Current 2022 Proposed

Current 2022 Proposed

Bill type

Bill type

Monthly avg. (850K gal)

Monthly fee (flat fee)

$589.85

$637

$722

$17.95

$18.56 $20.46

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