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14 January 8 - 21, 2011 Year in review from Page 12


City green-lights traffi c cam contract


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FLASH: Red light runners will leave the city seeing green, with the City of Chandler’s recent decision to renew its contract with Redflex Traffic Systems to oversee photo enforcement of speed and red light ticketing. Recent data shows accidents in Chandler are down 35 percent overall, and 48 percent at intersections where there are photo enforcement cameras.


Paseo Vista dedicated Dedication ceremonies for the City’s new Paseo Vista Recreation Area are held April 17 as Chandler Mayor Boyd W. Dunn and members of the City Council are on hand for the observance near the center of the 64-acre special-use park that was built on top of the closed City landfi ll, on the northwest corner of McQueen and Ocotillo roads.


BHS hires new football coach The former Mountain View High School coach, Bernie Busken, will lead the Basha High Bears football team this year.


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ROBIN HOOD: The first official archery tournament is held at Paseo Vista Recreation Areas archery range.


See Year in review Page 15 Business news


Orbital Sciences Corporation completes its acquisition of a Gilbert-based spacecraft development and manufacturing business from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and welcomes 325 new employees, most of whom are engineers, technicians and program managers, many with security clearances for sensitive U.S. Government programs. Orbital also acquires a 135,000-square- foot space systems manufacturing integration and test facility.


May 2010 Override, sales tax votes in May


What was once considered a routine part of Chandler’s budgeting process – an override election held every four years allowing the city to exceed state limitations on expenditures – shapes up to be a referendum on dueling notions of fi scal responsibility when Proposition 300 is up for vote May 18.


2010 graduates face ‘steep challenges’


With unemployment hovering just under 10 percent, this month’s newly minted graduates face the toughest job market since the early 1980s with the unemployment rate hovering around 9.7 percent.


Chandler mayor throws hat in County ring Chandler Mayor Boyd W. Dunn enters the Republican primary race as a candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, citing needs for “a new vision and fresh perspective.”


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