The supporters of an incorporated San Tan Valley are seeking additional backing for their effort Tuesday from Gilbert. The Town Council will consider giving its approval to San Tan Valley's incorporation, following a vote of support last week from Mesa.
The community must get approval from incorporated areas within six miles of its proposed borders to become a city of its own under Arizona law. The Citizens for San Tan Valley Incorporation are also seeking approval from Coolidge, Florence and Queen Creek.
The roughly 80,000 residents of the proposed city would also need to approve incorporation. Supporters are gathering signatures to place a measure on the November ballot.