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Community CERT: Neighbors helping neighbors


Volunteers are needed to help provide assistance to neighbors experiencing on police policy an emergency before fi rst responders can arrive. Chandler Fire Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers must fi rst complete a free, 20-hour basic course scheduled for Thursdays, Aug. 18 through Sept. 29. The class, taught by certifi ed Chandler fi refi ghters at the Chandler Fire Administration Building, includes a simulated disaster drill. Participants receive a nationally recognized certifi cate.


The registration deadline is Aug. 12, and reservations can be made by calling 480-782-2116 or emailing certadmin@chandleraz.gov.


August 6 - 19, 2011 Public invited to comment


A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) is in town Aug. 20 to examine the Chandler Police Department Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.


Housing from Page 6


Butler agrees the market is slowly fi nding its footing and the next few years will be marked by stability and incremental growth rather than jolting value moves up or down.


“A year from now, the market won’t be much different than it is today,” Butler predicts. “We’re looking at a long, slow, steady recovery after maybe two, three years of stagnation.”


He also advises East Valley residents to look at the broader picture and focus on the upside, which is often ignored in the media as they emphasize only bad news. “We tend to forget that most people who own are happy in their homes,” notes Butler. “They are close to work, their children are in good schools and they see themselves as part of a community. They don’t consider their house as an investment and aren’t looking to sell and move on. They’re more likely to remodel it or put on an addition so they can stay there for years.”


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EXPERT: Professor Emeritus Jay Butler of the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU.


Miriam Van Scott is a former Kerby Estates resident and freelance writer. She can be reached at Miriam@SanTanSun.com.


The accreditation is a voluntary process used by police agencies, and CPD has achieved accreditation in 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008. The process is being conducted to “demonstrate the department’s ongoing commitment to excellence.” The process of on-site assessment invites employees and members of the community to offer comments at a session at 4:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 22 at the Chandler Police Department’s main station Community Room, 250 E. Chicago St. Comments may also be presented by calling 480-782-4107 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 22.


Written comments may be submitted to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155.


City offers special event funding


Nonprofi t organizations may apply for special event fi nancial assistance from the Chandler City Council, which recently approved $30,000 to be presented to groups that offer quality special activities in the city.


Applications are being accepted through the City’s Special Event Sponsorship program through 5 p.m. Tue., Aug. 23.


“Many of the events that make Chandler a great All-America City have received support through this program,” according to Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. For more information or to receive an application, call 480-782-2665 or go online to www.chandleraz.gov/special-events.


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