News | Gilbert Sun News | Page 8

News

Barney leaving county post to supervise a new venture

By Jason Stone, GSN Staff Writer Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney is in his final days on the board, but he doesn’t plan on going anywhere. The Gilbert resident is ending his second term as a...

Hale Theatre renovation/expansion proceeding on schedule

By Srianthi Perera, GSN Contributor Hale Centre Theatre in downtown Gilbert is undergoing a major renovation and 10,000-square-foot expansion that is slated to be completed by August. The most visible change coming to the complex, built...

Town boasts of big park plans to local lawmakers

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor When the first phase of the 272-acre Gilbert Regional Park opens in September, it will feature the largest municipal splash pad and some of the largest playground slides in...

Most on Gilbert Council earning lower salary now

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Everyone on Gilbert Town Council but the mayor is receiving smaller paychecks with the start of the new year. The council last April approved cutting the annual salary for members...

Rental scooter ban may come up before Gilbert Council

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Town Council is set to tackle how to handle electric scooters that have popped up all over Gilbert. Staff is expected to present options at the Jan. 22 study session. “I’m...

Officer’s death renews calls for texting ban

By Jim Walsh, GSN Staff Writer The tragic death of a police officer struck by a texting driver on the Loop 101 last week might finally convince the Arizona legislature to pass a statewide distracted...

Gilbert group a beacon for domestic violence victims

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Lisa described the abuse in her 15-year marriage as a slow drip that crept up on her. “It was very much a controlled situation that kind of slowly builds upon...

Gilbert school boundary changes rile parents

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Santos Porter said he moved his family to Gilbert’s Val Vista Lakes community specifically so his children could attend Highland High School. His son is a freshman at the high...

Gilbert legislator vows to fight Ducey income tax plan

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Gov. Doug Ducey wants to boost the taxes paid by Arizonans by $180 million or more when they file their tax returns this spring. But he insists it’s not a...

Gilbert sees no reason to leave League of Cities

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Gilbert is seeing value in staying in the League of Arizona Cities and Towns even though Phoenix severed ties with the lobbying association. Phoenix City Council in November overwhelmingly voted...