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👮‍♂️ Gilbert Police to Intensify Efforts Against Teen Violence Following Tragic Incidents, and More!

Issue #64 - December 14, 2023

👮‍♂️ Gilbert Police to Intensify Efforts Against Teen Violence Following Tragic Incidents

🚙 Gilbert to Offer More Parking Flexibility for Developers, Planning Commission Suggests

🖼 Exploring Arizona's Natural Splendor Through Oil Paintings at Olney Gallery

🌟 Painting Perfection: Always Sunny Painting's Journey to Local Fame

🎈 Discover Local Events Coming Soon

And more…

Gilbert Police to Intensify Efforts Against Teen Violence Following Tragic Incidents

At a recent town council meeting, Gilbert Police Chief Michael Soelberg addressed the issue of youth violence in the community, following concerns raised by several speakers during the public comment period. The discussion was prompted by the recent tragic deaths of three teenagers in the East Valley, including Preston Lord of Queen Creek, Hailey Stephens in Casa Grande, and Jamiere Jenkins in Pinal County.

The speakers, including concerned parents and community members, called for the council to publicly condemn the violence and to implement measures for safety and violence prevention. They emphasized the need for enhanced education and mental health resources in schools and advocated for a zero-tolerance policy towards violence.

Soelberg acknowledged the community's fear and frustration following these incidents. He confirmed that arrests have been made in the deaths of Stephens and Jenkins, while the Queen Creek Police Department is investigating Lord’s death. Soelberg reiterated the police department's commitment to condemning violence in the community and ensuring thorough investigations and prosecutions of those responsible.

Katey McPherson, a recent resident of Queen Creek, described the impact of the deaths as a "perfect storm of collective trauma" in the region. She urged leaders in Gilbert, Queen Creek, Chandler, and Mesa to work together on solutions, highlighting the crucial role of community support in addressing youth needs and preventing violence.

Nicki Connelly shared a personal account of her child being attacked outside Chandler Fashion Center in 2020, underscoring the ongoing issue of youth violence. She expressed relief that her son recovered but lamented the tragic fate of Preston Lord and others.

In response, Soelberg assured the community that all incidents of violence are being investigated. He urged people to report any concerns to the police department and highlighted ongoing efforts in teen safety education through school resource officers, crime prevention teams, and social media channels.

Gilbert to Offer More Parking Flexibility for Developers, Planning Commission Suggests

Gilbert's Planning Commission has proposed changes to the town's land development code, recommending more flexible parking reduction options for developers. This update, based on suggestions from Walker Consultants, aims to provide relief across various uses beyond the current shared parking and parking deferral options.

The proposal includes administrative and conditional use permits for reductions up to 50% in parking requirements. Despite concerns from commissioners about potential abuse by multifamily developers, a modified motion requiring conditional use permits for residential projects' parking reduction requests was approved.

Exploring Arizona's Natural Splendor Through Oil Paintings at Olney Gallery

Photo provided by Olney Gallery

The Olney Gallery in downtown Phoenix is set to host “Enchanting Arizona,” an exhibition showcasing the oil paintings of Linda Pullinsi and Barbara Clements.

Pullinsi’s works highlight the play of light on mountains and skies, while Clements’ paintings celebrate the desert's beauty.

“Enchanting Arizona” will be open to the public from January 2nd to January 25th at the Olney Gallery, located at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., in Phoenix.

The exhibition will also include a special First Friday reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on January 5th. Visitors can explore the gallery from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon on Sundays, and on Fridays by appointment.

Peacock Wine & Book Bar

Schnepf Farms

Archer’s Bikes

Pixie Sticks Boutique

Romeo’s Euro Café

Sip & Shop

Painting Perfection: Always Sunny Painting's Journey to Local Fame

In the thriving community of Gilbert, Arizona, a local business is making waves with its exceptional painting services and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Always Sunny Painting, a name that has become synonymous with quality and reliability in Gilbert and the East Valley, is not just another painting company; it's a story of passion, excellence, and community spirit.

The Foundation of Always Sunny Painting

Founded on the principles of excellence and a deep understanding of the transformative power of a fresh coat of paint, Always Sunny Painting has carved out a niche in the competitive world of residential and condominium painting services. The driving force behind their service is a simple yet powerful promise: 100% satisfaction guarantee. This pledge reflects their confidence in their work and their commitment to ensuring every client is delighted with the outcome.

A Service That Speaks Volumes

Interior painting, often perceived as a daunting task, is made effortless and enjoyable by Always Sunny Painting. Their team of experienced painters is skilled in transforming homes, paying meticulous attention to every detail from baseboards to crown molding. The assurance that every job, big or small, is done perfectly the first time is not just a claim but a testament to their commitment to quality.

Expanding Horizons: Serving Homes and Businesses Alike

Always Sunny Painting's expertise is not confined to residential spaces. Their full scope of services extends to condos, working alongside homeowners, constructors, and various businesses. Their versatility in handling projects of different scales showcases their ability to adapt and deliver exceptional results consistently.

Community Endorsements: The Voice of Gilbert

The residents of Gilbert and the East Valley have been vocal in their praise for Always Sunny Painting. Homeowners appreciate the team's professionalism, attention to detail, and the transformative impact of their work. Business clients commend the efficiency and quality that Always Sunny Painting brings to every project.

In Gilbert, a community known for its vibrant local businesses, Always Sunny Painting stands out as a beacon of quality service and customer satisfaction. Their story is one of a local business not just succeeding but thriving by sticking to its core values and consistently delivering on its promises.

Call: 480-776-9353
Visit: https://sunnypainting.com/

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