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City office and solid waste collection schedule

Most city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, for Thanksgiving. The city will not pick up trash or recycling on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday's collection moves to Friday, and Friday's collection moves to Saturday.
Change is coming for online billing customers

The City of Scottsdale is changing its online paperless billing site - the new site will be easier to use, mobile responsive and provides information to help you get the most from your city services.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 24 - Dec. 3

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
Public hearing regarding Infrastructure Improvements Plan and Land Use Assumptions


Scottsdazzle brightens the holidays

Scottsdazzle returns this Saturday, Nov. 25, bringing a monthlong celebration of unique events, entertainment and visual treats to Downtown Scottsdale.
Black Friday kicks off SFD Annual Toy Drive

Unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters through Dec. 20.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 17 - 26

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 16, 2017

This week's highlights: Thanksgiving holiday info | Scottsdazzle tree lights up Nov. 25 | Fill up at Empty Bowls | I Recycle takes place Saturday
Home Invasion and Abduction Suspect Arrested

Scottsdale Police arrest home invasion and abduction suspect
Bike share companies in Scottsdale

Several dockless bike share companies have started operating in the city of Scottsdale - here is some information about these new services.
The people have spoken and say Scottsdale’s economy is excellent

Scottsdale earned the 2017 Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Economy, national recognition for communities that earn the highest ratings among communities participating in the National Citizen Survey.
Pitch in at “I Recycle Scottsdale” Nov. 18

Residents looking to clear out the garage or closets have a great opportunity this Saturday, Nov. 18.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 9, 2017

This week's highlights: Honor our Veterans | Register for MLK Dinner Celebration | Attend free concert | Holiday Lights offers Fast Passes
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 10 - 19

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
Law Enforcement Records Personnel Appreciation Day

November 9, 2017 is Law Enforcement Records Personnel Appreciation Day
Scottsdale Police Citizen's Academy Graduation

28 students celebrated graduation from the Scottsdale Police Citizen's Academy
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 3 - 12

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 2, 2017

This week's highlights: Flag these Veterans Day activities | Int'l Film Festival reels in | Fall league baseball continues | Protect your identity
Author and Army Veteran and wife take the stage for annual Veterans Day commemoration, Nov. 10

Army veteran and author Marc Raciti’s struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder nearly drove him to suicide. Instead of giving in to those impulses, Raciti sought help. Marc and his wife Sonja will share their story at the city’s annual Veterans Day commemoration.
2017 Park, Community Centers and Pools Thanksgiving Hours

How the Thanksgiving Holiday impacts some park services
Spring 2018 Class and Activity Registration starts Dec. 4

Don't miss out on swim lessons, art classes, yoga, dance and more! There's something for everyone.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 26, 2017

This week's highlights: Keep safety in mind for Halloween | Scottsdale Cares now accepts donations thru PayPal | Flag design deadline extended
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 27 - Nov. 5

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back event is Oct. 28

The public can turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal during National Prescription Drug Take-Back events on Oct. 28
Recycle your Christmas tree

The city is providing three locations for residents to drop off Christmas trees this season.
Desert city helped to launch green building movement

The idea of constructing buildings that use less water and energy and more earth friendly materials didn’t begin with large commercial projects.
Keep safety in mind for Halloween fun!

It's finally time to feel a chill in the air and for us to prepare for the first of several favorite holidays -- Halloween. Scottsdale Fire Department shares the 4 C’s of Halloween safety with ghosts and goblins of all ages to ensure a safe trick or treat season.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Video: Mayor and Council Breakfast 2017 Keynote

Watch the keynote speaker for the 2017 Scottsdale Mayor and Council Economic Development Breakfast.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 19, 2017

This week's highlights: Cities and Towns Week celebrates services & programs | Scott brothers coming to Home Show | Plan 2 ways out | Journalists share stories covering city
Come to inaugural “Swing Time”gala at Scottsdale Airport Nov. 10

Travel back in time and experience the 1940s with this first-of-its-kind of event featuring a lineup of great speakers, music and dancing from the swing time era, WWII military aircraft and vehicles and delicious chow at Scottsdale Airport on Nov. 10. Proceeds from the event benefits airport's Veterans Memorial.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 20 - 29

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
Suspect in Fatal Traffic Collision Arrested

Detectives arrested 46 year old Tracy Shelden Morehouse on the charge of Second Degree Murder
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 12, 2017

This week's highlights: Online paperless billing site changing | Historical Museum needs donations | Don't idle | Senior center hosts Dogtoberfest
Passing of Police Crisis Response Canine Fozzie

Fozzie holds the distinction of being the nation’s first full-time Police Crisis Response Canine and was a pioneer for public safety agencies.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 13 - 22

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
Video: Behind the Badge – Administrative Services

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell discusses the complexities of the administration of a police department.
Scottsdale Police Service Dog Havoc Passes

Retired Police Service Dog Havoc Passes Away
New box hangars - interest list forming

New box hangars at Scottsdale Airport would be a great opportunity for owners of single-engine or turbo prop aircraft to base at Scottsdale Airport.
Donations sought to repair Scottsdale museum and its historic collection

Scottsdale’s Little Red School House Historical Museum has suffered a serious flood, damaging historic archives and memorabilia.
Scottsdale’s Marine Corps Mural to receive some TLC

The mural was created by active duty Marines during Phoenix Marine Week in 2015. Volunteers will gather Oct. 14 to keep it looking sharp.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 6 - 15

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 5, 2017

This week's highlights: Phoenix Open brings in nearly $400 million | Fall ball is back | Redesign city flag | Recycle unwanted electronics
A call to the community: design Scottsdale’s city flag

The city of Scottsdale is seeking design concepts for a new city flag through an open design challenge -- the deadline to submit entries has been extended to Dec. 31.
Scottsdale’s annual Report to Our Citizens is available online

Did you know that Scottsdale opened 7.5 miles of new trails in the preserve and improved green waste recycling from single family homes by 7 percent within the past year? This information, and more, is found in the latest annual Report to Our Citizens.
A new Railroad Park exhibit contains the gratitude of a nation

Visitors to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park this October can view a special thank you message steeped in history and sacrifice.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 28, 2017

The city of Scottsdale's weekly electronic newsletter
Scottsdale Water begins use of power from Hoover Dam

Scottsdale Water's energy allocation from Hoover Dam will produce cost savings of nearly $4 million over the length of the contract..
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 29 - Oct. 8

October is Rideshare Month. Help reduce traffic congestion with alternative modes of transportation.
Bill Walton and the wash

Sometimes a single idea can move a community. Such is the story of the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. Many people played a role in the greenbelt’s evolution. This is the story of one of those pioneers.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 21, 2017

This week's highlights: Take precautions when hiking | Register for Neighborhood College | Turn the "Lights on After School" Water rebates make cents
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 22 - Oct. 1

October is Rideshare Month. Help reduce traffic congestion with alternative modes of transportation.
Circling back to roundabouts in Scottsdale

Data continue to support roundabouts as the safest, greenest and most efficient option for many intersections.
Dramatic crash demo kicks off year of teen driver safety for Chaparral High students

This Friday morning, Sept. 22, Chaparral students in Scottsdale will get to envision losing one of their own in a fatal crash scene. Chaparral High School is at 6935 E. Gold Dust Ave.
Green Building Lecture - Economic Value of Green: Knowledge is EmPOWERing

Scottsdale’s Green Building Lecture season kicks off with a panel of industry leaders on the economic value of green.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 14, 2017

This week's highlights: Deadline nears for Constitution contest | Sign up for Fire Citizens' Academy | Falls are leading cause of injury for elderly | Lights on After School
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 15 - 24

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Green rehab helps homeowner breathe easy

While many cities offer housing rehabilitation assistance to low- and moderate-income families, Scottsdale’s program takes an environmentally-friendly twist by focusing on energy-efficient fixes.
Citizen Academy named Public Education Program of the Year

The multiweek program designed to give residents an inside look at all facets of Scottsdale Water was recognized for the prestigious national award at the 32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium.
Sandbags available for residents as part of monsoon preparedness

Summer monsoon storms can develop rapidly and cause severe localized winds and flooding. Be prepared. The city offers a variety of safety tips and resources.
City hosts open house to gather input on Major General Plan Amendments

The public is invited to an open house to review and comment on four proposed 2017 Major General Plan Amendment cases.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 7, 2017

This week's highlights: Dozens of datasets available | Get a behind-the-scenes look at the city | Pinnacle Peak Park seeks volunteers | Shred event takes place Saturday
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 8 - 17

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Police seeking help with identifying burglary suspects

Scottsdale Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying two male suspects wanted for Burglary
City launches new preserve videos, revamped website

Scottsdale has launched some new tools for those wishing to explore or just learn more about the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Scottsdale now provides online access to dozens of city datasets

Scottsdale’s new open data portal offers public access to many of the same datasets that the city uses to monitor performance and make decisions.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 31, 2017

This week's highlights: City closed for Labor Day | MMR Aquatic Center celebrates 10th anniversary | Nonprofits invited to apply for funding | Classes start Sept. 11
Video: Water Wise Fall Vegetable Desert Gardening

Master Gardener Carol Stuttard demonstrates how to prepare your low desert garden for fall planting.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 1 - 10

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Video: Behind the Badge – Teen Driving Safety

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell talks with panelists about keeping kids safe on the road.
Video: Gone in 60 Seconds!

Watch this time lapse of the Scottsdale Airport terminal demolition.
Plan your Fall with Scottsdale Parks and Rec

There's so much to do in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 25 - Sept. 3

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 24, 2017

This week's highlights: Mapping technology featured | STARS pumps new life into Handlebar Helpers | Watch & learn: Scottsdale's history | Club SAR gets new air system
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride

Program seeks to boost student knowledge and appreciation of U.S. Constitution
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 18 - 27

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 17, 2017

This week's highlights: Mayor hosts Constitution Day Contest | Sign up for the Senior Prom | New water conservation rebates available | Downtown Scottsdale update
Video: Scottsdale History

Here are some informative and entertaining videos about the history of the “West’s Most Western Town.”
Don't forget to Register for Fall 2017 Activities

Most activities begin in September. Register today!
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 10, 2017

This week's highlights: New fire stations taking shape | Beat the Heat assists hundreds | Bag & tie garbage and grass | (Table) tennis, anyone?
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 11 - 20

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Video: Behind the Badge – Police Chaplains

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell talks to the police department's chaplains about the support that they provide to officers, their families, and the public.
New fire stations are taking shape

The city is moving forward on building three new fire stations and refurbishing another, thanks to bond financing approved by Scottsdale voters.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 4 - 13

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 3, 2017

This week's highlights: Focus on safety as students head back to school | RR Park closed Aug. 7-11 | Hula to Safety Luau | Create engaging marketing
Video: Desert Landscaping - Texas Sage

Looking for some landscape plants suitable for Arizona's desert? Check out this video!
Scottsdale Update - July 27, 2017

This week's highlights: Desert Discovery Center meetings | Parks & Rec class registration begins Monday | Fight the (mosquito) bite
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 28 - Aug. 6

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Scottsdale Update - July 20, 2017

This week's highlights: Sandbags available for residents |Last chance for Moonlight Swims | Escape the heat at a Scottsdale library
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 21 - 30

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Video: American Pioneers: The 2017 class of the Cactus League Hall of Fame

The 2017 inductees into the Cactus League Hall of Fame were pioneers who helped change the face of sports. Watch this video honoring Willie Mays, Larry Doby, Monte Irvin and Ernie Banks.
Scottsdale Update - July 13, 2017

This week's highlights: DDC scheduled for public review | Airport breaks ground on redevelopment project | Showcase your cue competency
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 14 - 23

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Scottsdale Police Receives Two New Motorcycles from GOHS

Grant allows purchase of two new Motorcycles
Video: Women Leading Government

Professionals from around Arizona gathered in Scottsdale to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities for women in local government, and empower this and future generations of government leaders.
Video: Behind the Badge – Body Cameras

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell leads a discussion on the use of body cameras in the Scottsdale Police Department.
Desert Discovery Center proposal is online

The complete project proposal for the Desert Discovery Center Concept is online. Public meetings begin this week on the proposal.
Airport Redevelopment Project Will Upgrade and Enhance Area

Scottsdale Airport's redevelopment project under way. This project will upgrade and enhance this area with some of the largest hangars at the airport and maximize use of the parcel’s building footprint.
Scottsdale Update - July 6, 2017

This week's highlights: PD launches program to assist with opioid overdoses | Cool down at senior center ice cream social | Learn about raising backyard chickens
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 7 - 16

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Arrests made in new Crime Trend - "Jugging"

Vehicle Burglary Suspects Arrested
Scottsdale Update - June 29, 2017

Independence Day information | Spirit of Scottsdale award winners | Candid camera critters | Railroad park hosts last free Sunday night concert
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 30 - July 9

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Thompson Peak Parkway for utility work.
Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp elected chair of Valley Metro RPTA

Klapp's term as chair of the regional public transportation agency begins July 1.
Police launching lifesaving drug program for opioid overdoses

Scottsdale Police Department is launching a program to better equip officers as they confront the ever evolving opioid abuse issue within our community
Scottsdale has Pride – LGBT Pride!

June is LGBT Pride Month, but the City of Scottsdale celebrates its LGBT employees, residents and visitors all year long.
Enjoy a cool, safe Fourth of July in Scottsdale

Scottsdale invites everyone this Fourth of July to celebrate in a cool, safe environment – and to be vigilant in protecting our irreplaceable desert.
Off-duty nurse saves 4-year-old from drowning

On June 1, several Scottsdale families were enjoying some sun and water play at a community pool. Shelby became distracted chatting with other moms when her 4-year-old son Ryan slipped out of his puddle jumpers and began to struggle in the water. Shelby soon realized he was not within sight and found him at the bottom of the pool. Thankfully, help was nearby.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 23 - July 2

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Thompson Peak Parkway for utility work.
Scottsdale Update - June 22, 2017

This week's highlights: Wildland fire prevention | Last chance for Old Town Farmers Market | Special needs programs available | Get lifelong learning at library
2017 Spirit of Scottsdale award winners showcase community soul

The awards, sponsored by the city’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission, recognizes people and places that embody the spirit of our community by preserving, improving and strengthening neighborhoods.
Police requesting assistance with identifying Vehicle Burglary Suspects

On May 27, 2017 the Victim’s vehicle was burglarized while parked in an open garage and the Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying two burglary suspects.
Valley Metro NextRide text number changes July 1

With the new NextRide text number, users no longer need to type NXRD first.
Scottsdale Water Efficiency Workshop Series

Learn ways to enhance the beauty of your home while saving water and money by attending a Water Efficiency Workshop or Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden tour.
Scottsdale Video Network July program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this July.
Residential and vehicle burglary suspects In-Custody


New self-guided bike tour highlights Scottsdale scenic mountain views

Artistic frames along the route focus riders on Camelback Mountain and the McDowell Mountains.
Scottsdale Update - June 15, 2017

This week's highlights: Living with wildlife | Take a moonlight swim |"Flights" event focuses on teen addiction | Full STEAM ahead
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 16 - 25

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Martial arts students save man in cardiac arrest

Father’s Day will be extra special for some families this year. Richard Farkas was attending class at the Aikido Studio on May 30 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. Fellow students Dennis Scribner and Santosh Rao, who also happen to be doctors, immediately recognized the problem and jumped into action, calling 911 and beginning CPR.
New Customs Parking Area at Scottsdale Airport - Starting June 30

Aircraft flying into Scottsdale Airport for U.S. customs processing will need to park at a new location starting later this month.
Lieutenants Graduate from Northwestern University

Lieutenants Carrie Candler and Larry Marmie graduate from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 9 - 18

Expect delays near Chaparral Park for Mighty Mud Mania Saturday.
Scottsdale Update - June 8, 2017

This week's edition: Avoid heat stress | Donate items for Back to School program | Muddy tradition continues Saturday | Celebrate Dads Day at senior centers
Notice of intent to establish or modify fees

The Scottsdale City Council will consider a variety of fee proposals at its June 27, 2017, meeting.
Police requesting help with identifying Burglary and Credit Card Theft

Two suspects were photographed after committing multiple vehicle and garage burglaries - can you help identify them?
Video: Behind the Badge – Safe Kids

Hear about some ways to keep kids out of trouble during the summer break.
City of Scottsdale “Truth in Taxation” notice

This “Truth in Taxation” hearing notice regarding the city of Scottsdale primary property tax levy is being published as required by Arizona state law.
Public Safety Teen Academy underway for 40 Valley teens

Almost 40 teens are gaining life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 5-9 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy. This is the 11th year that Scottsdale Police and Fire departments offer a total public safety experience, which includes exposure to both police and fire training.
Scottsdale Update - June 1, 2017

This week's highlights: Economic Development earns accreditation | Get ready for the muddy tradition June 10 | Fight the bite | Beware of sneaky leaks
Women Leading Government will gather in Scottsdale June 8

Professionals from around Arizona will gather in Scottsdale to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities for women in local government, and empower this and future generations of government leaders.
Living with wildlife in Scottsdale

People aren't the only residents in Scottsdale - a variety of wildlife also call our community home.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 2 - 11

Expect delays on Frank LLoyd Wright Boulevard and Hayden Road for utility work.
There’s a story behind the flagpole at Scottsdale’s Gateway Trailhead

Visitors to Scottsdale’s Gateway Trailhead this Memorial Day weekend will pass near an American Flag that carries its own special message about sacrifice and appreciation.
Scottsdale's bike units provide service on spokes

No matter the department or the activity, Scottsdale’s bike units agree – providing service on spokes is a different and often times better way of connecting with the public they serve.
Scottsdale Update - May 25, 2017

This week's edition: City offices closed Monday | "Click It or Ticket" | Museum of the West hosts Western Wednesdays | The muddy tradition continues
The heat is on! Take steps to avoid heat emergencies

It's hot! Make sure you are taking precautions for you and your pets to avoid heat illness and even death while out enjoying the magnificent trails and activities offered in our area.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 26 - June 4

Expect delays on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a new water line is installed.
2017 Click It or Ticket campaign

2017 Click It or Ticket campaign begins
Scottsdale Transportation Commission seeks applicants

Submit an application by Friday to be considered for one of two openings on the Transportation Commission.
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Notice of Intent to Establish or Modify Business License Fees

In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-499.15, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Scottsdale City Council may adopt an ordinance to establish or modify the business license fees.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 19 - 28

Plan ahead for traffic restrictions this summer on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a new water line is installed.
Help us identify bar burglary suspects

Suspects gained access to the business and took approximately $2100 worth of liquor
Scottsdale Update - May 18, 2017

This week's highlights: GP annual report available | Free concerts this Sunday | Get discounted family pool passes | Learn how to maintain your irrigation system
Joint effort to address wildfire risk around Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve

With the increased threat of wildfire this year, Scottsdale Fire Department is teaming up with Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Community Services and Fields Services departments, and the Tonto National Forest on May 16 for a joint wildfire prevention exercise in Scottsdale.
Motion status added to case information

Check the status of your motion online and in real-time
Local painters gift Scottsdale senior with home makeover

This article, initially published in the Scottsdale Independent newspaper, highlights a special community partnership.
Scottsdale Update - May 11, 2017

This week's edition: Stamp Out Hunger | City seeks input on DC Ranch Neighborhood Park | Spend mom's day at railroad park | Get info on opiate use
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 12 - 21

Plan ahead for traffic restrictions this summer on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a new water line is installed.
Scottsdale is home to a pair of Heritage Trees

Every plant has roots. Not many, however, have roots that run as deep into local history as the pair of pistache trees on this Scottsdale property.
Open house set May 17 on DC Ranch park proposal

The roughly 13-acre parcel is vacant, but the city is exploring a potential partnership that could accelerate construction of the park.
Video: Behind the Badge - Robots

Check out some cool tech the Scottsdale Police Department S.W.A.T. Team uses!
Video: Golden Rule Day 2017

Watch video coverage of the April 28, 2017 event.
Construction to restrict traffic on Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd

Water line installation begins May 30
Scottsdale Update - May 4, 2017

This week's highlights: Back-to-School Program screenings begin | Different kind of date night | Event raises funds for Operation Fix It | Shred documents
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 5 - 14

Learn five fast facts about Scottsdale trolleys in our new video.
Chaparral Pool Summer Hours and Events!

Chaparral Pool in Scottsdale is ready for summer fun.
DUI Task Force Active Through May 6th For Cinco De Mayo

Valley DUI Task Force Will Be Active For The Cinco De Mayo Holiday
Airport Operations Center Earns LEED Silver

The U.S. Green Building Council recognized the City of Scottsdale’s Airport Operations Center, 15255 N. Airport Dr, with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification. The award recognizes the Airport Operations Center project for its sustainable, green building qualities.
Swim Under the Stars! Moonlight swims are back.

Scottsdale pools stay open late for night swims.
Adoption of final property tax levy and/or tax rate for City and Municipal Streetlighting Improvement Districts

Notice is given that the City and Streetlighting Improvement Districts (SLIDs) property tax levies may increase. SLIDs and Truth in Taxation hearings are scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 5:00p.m. at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard. Council will consider adopting the levies on June 27, 2017 at 5:00p.m. at Scottsdale City Hall.
Video: Desert Landscaping – Fairy Dusters

Looking for some gorgeous landscape plants suitable for your Scottsdale yard? Check out these Fairy Dusters!
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 28 - May 7

Learn five fast facts about Scottsdale trolleys in our new video.
Scottsdale Update - April 27, 2017

This week's highlights: Palomino Library to reduce summer hours | Info to know about Scottsdale Trolleys | Celebrate Mom's Day | Police host "Drug Take-Back"
Video: Five Bits of Info to Know about Scottsdale Trolleys

#1 -- It's FREE!
Plan your Summer with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation

Scottsdale Parks and Recreation summer registration starts May 1 for programs taking place this summer.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 21 - 30

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - April 20, 2017

This week's highlights: Discuss Downtown Scottsdale's future | Mayor proclaims "Volunteer Appreciation Week" | Gather for Girls Night Out | Borrow landscape equipment
Historic airplane arriving in Scottsdale next week; will be centerpiece of new veteran’s memorial

At about 3 p.m. (revised time) April 27, Scottsdale Airport will welcome a Stearman PT-17 biplane, the same as those flown by student pilots at Thunderbird Field II (now Scottsdale Airport) during World War Two.
Scottsdale galleries will host Art for Aunt Rita’s silent auction and tour April 22

Two dozen art galleries and shops in Downtown Scottsdale are hosting a charity event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, to benefit local HIV/AIDS programs.
Understanding who visits Scottsdale is more than a million dollar question

The answer is worth an estimated $2.1 billion. That’s the money spent by visitors in Scottsdale every year, according to the latest statistics.
Public invited to presentation & discussion on Downtown Scottsdale’s future

Residents, business owners and other stakeholders are invited to a presentation and discussion to help chart the future of Downtown Scottsdale.
Anyone else anxious about Bike to Work Day?

Next Wednesday, April 19, is Bike to Work Day. Here are some helpful tips if you're a nervous newbie like me.
Scottsdale Update - April 13, 2017

This week's highlights: New recruiting website offers insight to city | Pinnacle Peak Park celebrates 15th year | Spring Training sets record | Event showcases senior talent
Scottsdale joins multi-city recruitment for firefighters

Scottsdale, Chandler and Tempe, are working together to conduct an open registration and written exam for the 2017 Firefighter Recruitment process.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 14 - 23

Plan now for Scottsdale Bike to Work Day Wednesday, April 19. Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Scottsdale will gather April 28 to honor “The Golden Rule”

Service organizations, clergy, police and community leaders will gather April 28 to affirm the community’s commitment to treating people the way they would like to be treated.
Hard Hat Breakfast recognizes early-rising, front-line employees

City says “thanks” to the men and women who perform many of the community’s critical, behind-the-scenes tasks.
Video: Horses - Equestrian Art in Scottsdale

Here’s a look at some of Scottsdale’s amazing equine art.
Scottsdale seeks input on refuse collection and recycling

The public is invited to provide input that will help shape the future of Scottsdale’s refuse and recycling programs.
Scottsdale’s proposed fiscal year 2017/18 budget is available for review

The proposed budget is a starting point for additional conversations with the City Council and the community before final budget adoption June 13.
Update on Burglary Suspects From March 10th Police News

Scottsdale police have identified two burglary suspects with the public's help
Scottsdale Update - April 6, 2017

This week's highlights: Microlibrary opens | Stadium sleepover canceled | Five Fascinating Facts about Scottsdale | Cycle the Arts pedals off Sunday
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 7 - 16

Plan now for Scottsdale Bike to Work Day Wednesday, April 19. Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
See some art, get some exercise April 9

Grab your bikes, helmets and water and head downtown Sunday for Scottsdale's 12th Annual Cycle the Arts.
Scottsdale’s first microlibrary will open at Chaparral Park April 11

Scottsdale Public Library will make books easily available to people at city parks by opening “Books2go” microlibraries at locations throughout the city.
Video: Five Fascinating Facts about Scottsdale

Did you know...? Here are five fascinating facts about Scottsdale!
Video: Behind the Badge - Vehicular Homicide Investigations

Learn how the Scottsdale Police Department investigates fatal crash scenes to determine if a crime has been committed.
Scottsdale Update - March 30, 2017

This week's highlights: View proposed budget | Street Madness kicks off Final Four | Attend season's final Sunday A'fair | Learn about fresh indoor air
Run the Runway offers “plane” old fun April 8

Take off for a morning run at the Run the Runway 5k/10k/15K and the Kids 1 Mile Mascot Dash at Scottsdale Airport Saturday, April 8
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 31 - April 9

Plan now for Scottsdale Bike to Work Day Wednesday, April 19. Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Hiking prep important for locals, visitors

Arizona's weather and special events bring an influx of visitors and locals to the abundance of hiking trails available in the City. Concern is high as inexperienced hikers may find themselves in precarious condition if they have over-estimated their hiking abilities and preparation.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Scottsdale Update - March 23, 2017

This week's highlights: Protect your home from wildland fires | Stadium hosts campout sleepover | Where should Scottsdale trash its trash?
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 24 - April 2

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Police Officer Application Process Opening

Scottsdale is hiring police officers
Townhouse fire takes life of Scottsdale resident

At 5:39 this morning, fire departments from Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix responded to a house fire in the 7600 block of Meadowbrook Ave. The fire was in a small 2-story townhome with a working fire to the rear of the structure.
Scottsdale Update - March 16, 2017

This week's highlights: Temps on the rise - stay safe | Get an insider's view of baseball | Snakes alive | Attend World War I series
Proposed New Fees and/or Fee Increases for FY 2017/18

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Scottsdale City Council may consider approving the following new fees and/or fee increases at a meeting in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., at 5 p.m. May 23, 2017, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice:
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 17 - 26

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Girls Night out at the Stadium, April 22

Don't miss this fun night out - Free admission & lots of fun!
Help identify two burglary suspects

Two suspects stole victim's credit cards, their car, and other property
Scottsdale Update - March 9, 2017

This week's highlights: Arts Festival this weekend | Submit photos for railroad park contest | Fix a Leak Week | Master your interview skills
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 10 - 19

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Seats available for Spring SFD Citizens Academy

The community is invited to get an up-close and personal experience with Scottsdale Fire Department and all it does for the community.
Scottsdale Update - March 2, 2017

This week's highlights: Citizen survey results in | Students can apply for scholarships | Attend free concert | Teens can apply for Mayor's Youth Council
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 3 - 12

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Video: Carolyn Allen's Legacy

Learn the impact Senator Carolyn Allen had in creating Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Scottsdale earns high marks from residents in citizen survey

The vast majority of Scottsdale residents are pleased with where they live and with services provided by the city, according to the National Citizen Survey, which the city commissioned late in 2016.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 23, 2017

This week's highlights: Open data-free & transparent info | Canal Convergence takes place through Sunday | Catch a free flick | Register for spring break camps
Scottsdale hosts a “triple play day” March 4

Two free festivals and a footrace through Downtown Scottsdale celebrate baseball and family fun March 4.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 24 - March 5

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
NCAA Final Four - Reservation required for transient operations

The NCAA Final Four Phoenix 2017 will be held in Phoenix for the first time ever. Scottsdale Airport offers ease of convenience, close proximity to resorts, restaurants and the stadium, and top notch service. A reservation will be needed for transient operations.
Farewell to Zulu Caffe and Hertz Rental Car due to redevelopment project

Due to the Terminal Area Redevelopment project, Zulu Caffe and Hertz Rental Car will be closing up shop on Feb. 28. Zulu Caffe/ Ciao Baby In-Air will continue to offer in-flight and event catering until it reopens with a brand new name, look and menu. Hertz will continue to offer service from an offsite location.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 16, 2017

This week's highlights: City offices closed Monday | Mayor delivers State of the City Address | Celebrate founder's birthday | Apply for Public Safety Teen Academy
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 17 - 26

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Help Identify Burglary Suspect


Compete at the 2017 Wedge Skate Jam on Feb. 25

Showcase your skills at this local Skate Jam, sponsored by Sidewalk Surfer and Skate True.
Application process open for Public Safety Teen Academy

More than 40 teens gain life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 5-9 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

Kidnapper Arrested 30 Min After Abducting Child
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 9, 2017

This week's highlights: Police chief honored | Don't miss the Parada | Donate plastic grocery bags | Free tax preparation help available
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 10 - 19

Multiple streets will be closed in downtown Scottsdale Saturday for the Parada del Sol and Trail's End Festival.
Know Your Limit Statistics are In for Waste Management Phoenix Open

The numbers are in, and it was another successful educational campaign for the “Know Your Limitlinks to external site” detail at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Video: Carolyn Allen Amphitheater Dedication

On Jan. 22, Scottsdale dedicated an amphitheater at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead that recognizes Carolyn Allen’s service and her role in establishing Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Improvement district election underway near WestWorld

Owners in a commercial office park area north of WestWorld can decide whether they want to pay to bury planned power lines underground.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 2, 2017

This week's highlights: Western Week is Feb. 4-11 | City offers free water-efficiency classes | Protect your identity at Shred It event | Attend Cactus League festivities
Exhibit reception, panel kickoff Cactus League season

Baseball is back and the public is invited to a free reception and panel discussion Feb. 15 focused on the Cactus League and the first players to be inducted into the Cactus League Hall of Fame.
SFD works to keep event, nightclub revelers safe in the city

Scottsdale is a destination community with approximately 9 million visitors a year and has more than 100 bars, nightclubs and pubs. Scottsdale Fire Inspectors proactively make night inspections of these facilities to check for overcrowding, blocked exits and to ensure all safety systems are operating properly.
Help identify a bank robbery suspect

Suspect robbed the Amtrust Bank located at 8764 E Shea Boulevard on January 30, 2017
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 3 - 12

Restrictions continue on Indian School Road while a gas line is replaced.
Western Week celebrates the Old West with style, expanded events

Lasso some fun with a full slate of activities through Feb. 11, including the Hashknife arrival and Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Celebration.
DUI Task Forces active for Waste Management Phoenix Open

Scottsdale Police is collaborating with other valley agencies as a DUI Task Force for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Video: Scottsdale’s 2017 MLK Jr. Dinner Celebration

If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend this year's MLK Celebration Dinner, you can still enjoy the program by watching it here.
Heart month challenge: Learn how to save a life in under an hour

No matter how many paramedics and EMT’s are on duty, bystanders are always the first to arrive on scene. These first responders can have the biggest impact on preventing serious injury or death. Learning a few basic, but extremely important skills can be the difference between life and death.
McDowell Road Corridor Spotlight

The Scottsdale Independent recently published an article regarding the McDowell Road Corridor South Scottsdale resurgence shows signs of life along McDowell Road Corridor.
Chief Rodbell receives AACOP award

Chief Rodbell awarded the 2017 Chief of the Year for the State of Arizona by the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Study finds photo enforcement makes Scottsdale streets safer

A new study analyzing 10 years of data finds that photo enforcement significantly reduces crashes on Scottsdale streets.
5 Fabulous Freebies in Scottsdale

Who said nothing in life is free? They obviously haven’t visited Scottsdale!
What you need to know about flying drones in Scottsdale Parks

Know before you fly.
Video: Indian School Park Playground

Take a look the new Indian School Park playground.
City Council hires Jim Thompson as city manager

Thompson will begin his duties around Jan. 8, 2017, pending completion of an employment contract.
Video: Model Railroad Building One-millionth Visitor

Celebrate the one-millionth visitor to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park model railroad building.
Six Secret Spots in Scottsdale

Explore these not-so-well-known spots in Scottsdale.
Video: Scottsdale Holiday Tree Time Lapse

Watch as Scottsdazzle’s holiday tree comes together.
Scottsdale City Court announces its new Compliance Assistance Program (CAP)

This program is designed to assist you in getting your case back on track...
Video: Scottsdale Public Library – We have lots of stuff!

How much stuff does the library have? Watch and find out!
Visualizing Revitalization in the McDowell Road Corridor

Private investment and revitalization is on display in this before and after document.
Video: Behind the Badge – Police Dogs

Meet a couple of the four-legged members of the Scottsdale Police Department.
Video: Neighborhood College Series

Professional instructors present information, resources and tools needed to become effective neighborhood leaders.
Flood control study earns national outreach awards

The Flood Control District of Maricopa County earned two awards recognizing ways the public took part in the Pinnacle Peak West Area Drainage Master Study, much of which took place in Scottsdale.
Proposed Changes to Fees for Business Registration License

In accordance with A.R.S. §9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Scottsdale City Council may consider approving the following new fees and/or fee increases on Jan. 17, 2017, but no sooner than 60 days after the posting date of this notice.
Court participates in the East Valley Regional Veterans Treatment Court

Scottsdale City Court proudly participates in the East Valley Regional Veterans Treatment Court.
Scottsdale Water: Safe, affordable drinking water

Scottsdale Water safe for all EPA-regulated contaminants, including Chromium 6

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