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Born in fire: Scottsdale’s fire sprinkler ordinance continues to save lives

Scottsdale was the first U.S. city to require home sprinklers, a move that’s saved more than a dozen lives and multiple properties. But getting there wasn’t easy.
Operating electric scooters in Scottsdale

Electric scooter rentals available through providers like Bird offer new transportation options for people in Scottsdale – but some specific rules apply.
Scottsdale Update - May 17, 2018

This week's highlights: Angels assist with drug addictions | Volunteer for Mighty Mud Mania | Cool down at "The Big Splash" | Lockboxes available for senior safety
Tip A Cop on May 24th

We are teaming up with Grimaldi's for a Tip A Cop event next Thursday May 24th from 4:30pm - 8:30pm at all three Scottsdale locations
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 18 - 27

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Kick off Summer at the Big Splash at Chap - May 19

This Free event is the perfect way to welcome summer with fun for everyone.
Scottsdale Update - May 10, 2018

This week's highlights: Funding for transportation projects headed to ballot | Obey hiking rules | Cool down at "The Big Splash" | Stamp Out Hunger
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 11 - 20

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Funding for Scottsdale transportation projects headed to the ballot

Scottsdale voters will consider a sales tax increase this November to fund transportation improvements under a plan adopted by the City Council May 1.
The Scottsdale Angels Are Ready

Committed to helping those suffering from addiction by providing an evaluation and work to secure appropriate services
Scottsdale Update - May 3, 2018

This week's highlights: It's Stroke Awareness Month | May the 4th be with Choo | See you at Cinco de Mario | Learn about Sandra Day O'Connor
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 4 - 13

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Fire sprinklers prove to be guardian angel

A recent electrical fire in a residential care home could have been deadly without fire sprinklers -- and the quick action of the Scottsdale Fire Department.
Summer 2018 Registration Begins April 30

Plan your summer with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation!
Scottsdale Update - April 26, 2018

This week's highlights: Scottsdale EZ debuts | Locate Old Town parking spots easier | Concert series kicks off at RR Park | Drug take back program runs Saturday
Update - Help Us ID Robbery and Assault Suspects

ATM Robbery and Assault Suspects Arrested
Youth Day Camps - Available April 26

Camps will be open during the SUSD school closures.
Ramp Rehabilitation Project at Signature Flight Support Begins May 1

The main ramp at Signature Flight Support, located on the east side of the runway, has exceeded its life cycle and requires a full rehabilitation. Construction for this project will begin on May 1 and will continue through September.
Scottsdale EZ is here to assist you

Whether it’s a broken streetlight, a fresh pothole or a missing trash can, a new online service is making it easier for residents to report problems with city facilities or services.
Police need your help in identifying Credit Card Theft Suspect

Female suspect stole victim's wallet from her purse
Scottsdale Update - April 19, 2018

This week's highlights: Celebrate Arbor Day | Attend senior talent show | City offers appliance pickup | Participate in "I Recycle" one stop recycling event
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 20 - 29

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Installation begins for Old Town Scottsdale Parking Management Enhancement Program

The City of Scottsdale is installing a smart parking pilot program that uses sensors to track and better manage parking for visitors and businesses.
Video: State of the Fire Department

Learn about what you can expect from your Scottsdale Fire Department over the next three years.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 13 - 22

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - April 12, 2018

This week's highlights: Transit changes proposed | Comment on Old Town Character Plan | Celebrate Arts at Mayor/Council Breakfast | Attend Night Out at Stadium
Prepare to pedal! Bike to Work Day is April 18

Join hundreds of others across the Valley get some exercise and reduce emissions.
Transportation Commission weighs proposed transit changes

Proposed changes include expanding free trolley service to Mustang Transit Center and Via Linda Senior Center.
Allison Feldman murder suspect arrested

Suspect arrested for 2015 murder of Allison Feldman
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) for non-emergency callers

Interactive Voice Response Implemented
Video: Behind the Badge - Scottsdale PD is hiring!

Do you want to work in the Scottsdale Police Department? Learn about physical fitness requirements, background checks and polygraph tests.
Scottsdale Update - April 5, 2018

This week's highlights: 911 texting available | Libraries offer Food for Fines | Park hosts program on Sonoran Desert Living | Parks and Rec class list online
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 6 - 15

Restrictions continue near Scottsdale Fashion Square.
May the 4th be with "Choo"

Be there, you must.
April 20 - A Night at the Stadium

Something different for a Friday night! A 21 & older, free event.
Texting to 911 a reality in Scottsdale

Texting in an emergency is now an option in Scottsdale and across Maricopa County.
Celebrate the arts April 19 at special Mayor and City Council breakfast

Art is part of Scottsdale’s history, its identity and its quality of life. Join us at this free event that celebrates the arts and their impact on our community.
Parks and Recreation Summer Guide is now online

Plan your summer with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation! There's something for everyone.
Scottsdale Stadium renovations move to final design

The masterplan process is concluding, and city staff are issuing a request for proposals to enter the design/build phase.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 30 - April 8

Southbound Goldwater Boulevard will be closed through May 11 for multiple construction projects.
Scottsdale Update - March 29, 2018

This week's highlights: Job board pairs talent & opportunities | Run the Runway offers "plane" old fun | Building with Earth and Mass | Cycle the Arts
City Council will explore infrastructure needs and funding options at Tuesday meeting

Scottsdale’s growing infrastructure needs and options to pay for them will be the topic of a City Council work study session Tuesday, March 27.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Scottsdale Update - March 22, 2018

This week's highlights: Less red is better | Take a sidewalk survey | Attend weekend Italian Festival | Journalist, activist Dan Savage appears at SCPA
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 23 - April 1

68th Street Bridge will remain closed through fall for repairs.
Scottsdale PD seeks help identifying Burglary suspect

The suspect used the stolen credit cards around the valley.
Learn about "Building with Earth and Mass in the Desert" at free Green Building Lecture

Hear about the timeless technology and simplicity of converting earth into efficient and durable structures at the April Green Building Program.
Scottsdale Update - March 15, 2018

This week's highlights: New map shows construction projects | Breathe easier with green rehab | Spirit of Scottsdale nominations available | Fix a Leak Week
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 16 - 25

Nighttime restrictions on Shea Boulevard continue for power line installation.
When it comes to commuting, less red is better

Thanks to new technology and some intuitive sleuthing, many commuters are enjoying shorter waits and quicker trips through Scottsdale.
Scottsdale PD seeks help identifying Homicide suspect and vehicle

A male deliberately stuck a metal object into the front spoke of the victim's bike
Run the Runway at Scottsdale Airport April 7

Get ready to take off down the runway at Scottsdale Airport! This year marks the 6th Annual Run the Runway. Grab your friends and your sneakers to join us for a one-of-a-kind morning run to benefit Playworks Arizona on Saturday, April 7.
A new map shows “what, when, where” for city construction projects

Residents can use a new interactive map to find city construction projects near them and learn about Scottsdale’s plans for building and improving infrastructure like roads, parks, fire stations and water facilities.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 9 - 18

Nighttime restrictions on Shea Boulevard continue for power line installation.
Scottsdale Update - March 8, 2018

This week's highlights: Comment on Downtown Plan | Students can win $500 | Scottsdale Arts Festival takes place this weekend
Community Boards – Conversation about Eldorado Skate Park

In April, Scottsdale Parks and Recreation will host a ‘Community Boards’ conversation, a group of positive concerned skaters to discuss various aspects of Eldorado Skate Park.
SFD Hosts Five Alamos Firefighters in Sister Cities Exchange

For 10 days, Scottsdale Fire Department is playing host to five firefighters from Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, in a Sister Cities exchange.
Calling Scottsdale high school students – show us why you love the arts!

Scottsdale high school students who love the arts are invited to share their passion by participating in a video contest this month.
Scottsdale Update - March 1, 2018

This week's highlights: Attend Scottsdale Forward economy update | Canal Convergence lights up the Waterfront | Resort hosts Operation Fix It benefit
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 2 - 11

Nighttime restrictions continue on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
Enjoy “American Pastime” film and discussion March 13 at Civic Center Library

This free program touches upon a little-known chapter of history – WWII Japanese internment camp baseball and the impact it had on the sport and culture of Arizona.
Application process open for 2018 Public Safety Teen Academy

More than 40 teens gain life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 4-8 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 23 - March 4

Nighttime restrictions continue on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 22, 2018

This week's highlights: Spring training starts | Fire extinguisher recall | Students invited to Youth Town Hall | Celebrate founder's birthday
Help identify a bank robber

On Thursday February 15, 2018 a male suspect entered the 1st Bank at 7602 E. Indian School Road and provided a note to the teller indicating that he had a weapon and demanded money
My View: Valley Metro powers future of transit with technology, innovative partnerships

An influx of so many people and cars to our region will create a challenge as we struggle to meet transportation demands. As part of the solution, we are fortunate to have a robust public transit system that is well equipped to connect people to life every day.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
The Boys of Summer are back in Scottsdale

Spring training in Scottsdale in under way with the San Francisco Giants in camp and a free baseball memorabilia exhibit open at the Civic Center Library. The Giants' first spring home game is Feb. 23.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 16 - 25

Nighttime restrictions continue on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 15, 2018

This week's highlights: Celebrate Black History Month at free Motown concert | City offices closed Monday | Canal Convergence lights up the Waterfront
Do you have a Kidde fire extinguisher? It may be on recall list

Kidde recently announced a mass recall of their home fire extinguishers with plastic handles. Find out how you can get a replacement for free.
City Council to consider $350 million funding plan for capital projects

The City Council will consider a plan Feb. 20 to fund $350 million in streets, parks, drainage and other capital improvements.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 8, 2018

This week's highlights: Vote on new flag design | Trot to Hashknife, Parada & Trails End | Protect identity at Shred It event | All Things Senior provides one stop resources
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 9 - 18

Parada del Sol will restrict traffic and trolley routes Saturday, Feb. 10.
Attend free Motown concert in celebration of Black History Month

The city, in partnership with its Human Relations Commission, is sponsoring the event as part of Black History Month.
Update - Fatal Shooting Suspect In-Custody

Suspect in fatal shooting of Tempe Fire Department Captain Kyle Brayer in-custody
Don't miss Scottsdale's Feb. 24 Picnic in the Park

Free Community Event at Scottsdale Ranch Park
Video: Heart of Scottsdale - Carstens Fine Art

Meet and observe Cyndy Carstens, artist and owner of Carstens Studio and Gallery, as she creates one of her beautiful Arizona skyscapes.
Suspect at large after fatal shooting

Victim identified as 34 year old Kyle Brayer, an off-duty Tempe Fire Department Captain
Scottsdale reveals flag design finalists – which is your favorite?

Several months after an open call for design ideas, 10 finalists are in the running to be the city’s official flag - the public is asked to choose their favorite.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 1, 2018

This week's highlights: Get wild for Western Week | Watch for native wildlife | Something for everyone in Old Town | Spirit of Scottsdale nominations available
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 2 - 11

Waste Management Phoenix Open will restrict traffic through Feb. 7.
Collaborative Response Joint Training Session

Public Safety partners recently teamed up to conduct an active shooter training in Scottsdale.
10 Tips when attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open

Have a fun and safe time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Vegetation to be trimmed along powerline corridors

Some vegetation along powerline corridors in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is being cut back to maintain public safety and protect infrastructure.
Saddle up for fun with Scottsdale's Western Week

Scottsdale’s Western Week brings together the best of our community’s Old West traditions with new West style and expanded events.
Scottsdale’s Marine Corps Mural has some new “guardian angels”

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have officially adopted the mural, which adorns several large wall sections northwest of the Civic Center Library.
Scottsdale Arts Contract, Audit No. 1807

The audit found that Scottsdale Arts underspent approximately $202,000 of purpose-restricted City funding, art maintenance funds have not increased in proportion to new art acquired, Scottsdale Arts is not progressing in efforts to become more independent of City funding, and contract oversight of program management and public transparency can be improved.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 25, 2018

This week's highlights: Comment on flight path changes | Phx Open tees off Monday | Attend Regional Unity Festival and Walk | Learn how to create an edible garden
Discussions, research and a new campaign point the way to Old Town Scottsdale

Research among merchants and potential visitors is helping the city create an upcoming marketing campaign aimed at boosting the number of Valley residents who visit Downtown Scottsdale.
Where's the Five-O


Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 26 - Feb. 4

Waste Management Phoenix Open will restrict traffic through Feb. 7.
Scottsdale offers ride-share discounts to visitors

Scottsdale has partnered with ride-share companies Uber, Lyft and SuperShuttle/ExecuCar to offer discounted rates to visiting travelers during a trial program.
Independent Review of Scottsdale City Court's Compliance with Minimum Accounting Standards, Report No. 1811

This independent review is required by the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, triennially. This agreed-upon procedures report is intended solely for the information and use of the Administrative Office of the Courts in evaluating the City Court’s compliance with its minimum accounting standards.
Traffic/transit improvements to 90th Street corridor near completion

Work finishes this month on a project that will bring better access and transit flexibility to the bustling 90th Street retail and healthcare corridor.
Learn how to create an edible garden and prepare healthy dishes from it

Join urban gardener Joan Baron and cooking expert Melanie Albert as they share the benefits and how-to’s of growing your own healthy foods, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees in our desert environment.
Got project questions? Revised website makes getting answers easier

The revised Planning and Development Services website incorporates more videos, step-by-step explanation graphics and is organized so visitors can quickly find the information they need.
WestWorld Marketing & Concession Contracts - Audit No. 1806

The audit found that a more fully developed marketing plan may help improve marketing effectiveness. Concession revenues were generally reported in accordance with terms, but exceptions were not documented and some terms are unclear. Further, several aspects of contract administration should be improved.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Waste Management Phoenix Open will restrict traffic Jan. 22 - Feb. 7

Find out how the world's best-attended golf tournament will affect traffic.
Update - Fatal Collision at Scottsdale & Doubletree

Scottsdale Police investigate a single car fatality
Circle K Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Scottsdale Police arrest Circle K armed robbery suspect
Deteriorating bridge forces lane closures on 68th Street

A routine inspection of the 68th Street bridge over the Arizona Canal, just north of Indian School Road, discovered deterioration that will require substantial repair.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 18, 2018

This week's highlights: Watershed project to reduce flood risk | Commemoration takes place in preserve | New library hours | Meet local authors
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 19 - 28

Shea Boulevard will be restricted at night until March 11 for installation of an APS power line.
Taxiway "A" Project: Three overnight runway closures cancelled

The Taxiway “A” Reconstruction Project will require several overnight runway closures to complete the work. A schedule of closures will be announced as soon as possible.
Watershed project will reduce flood risk south of Arizona Canal

A reduced threat of flooding and potential flood insurance savings are just two benefits of a project taking place within Scottsdale’s Granite Reef Watershed.
Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series will restrict traffic Sunday

Learn about the road closures and restrictions that will be taking place in Scottsdale to accommodate these popular foot races.
Bike Share update scheduled for Transportation Commission meeting

Many people are using a phone app to find a colorful bike, ride it to a destination and then lock and leave it for the next rider.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 12 - 21

Multiple road closures Sunday, Jan. 14, for Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona Marathon
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 11, 2018

This week's highlights: City offices closed Monday | Bike Share update available | Last chance for Christmas tree recycling | Bring puppies to Paws in the Park
Police seeking help in locating fugitive

Police request help to locate fugitive of justice, Gloria Schulze
Scottsdale Water receives rebate for smart energy management

APS rebate check for nearly $108,000 brings Scottsdale Water energy management rebates to over $900,000 in less than 10 years.
Nighttime traffic restrictions begin on Shea Boulevard

Installation of a new APS power line will require traffic restrictions on Shea Boulevard until summer.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 4, 2018

This week's highlights: State of City, Jan. 31 | Recycle Christmas Trees | Last chance to see Holiday Lights | Event season starts
Scottsdale’s special events season revs up in January

From free hugs to million-dollar autos, Scottsdale’s special events season gives everyone a reason to embrace January.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 5 - 14

Nighttime restrictions begin on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
Fire safety should be among your New Year's resolutions

It’s that time where many begin to think about what they might want to accomplish in the New Year. Scottsdale Fire and the US Fire Administration urges everyone to include some safety resolutions to keep their 2018 a healthy and fire-safe year.
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
SFD: Be Responsible with Fireworks; Know the Law

Every year fire departments brace for the possibility of fires and injuries caused by fireworks. Officials are concerned both about the fire danger these fireworks pose, as well as the potential for devastating injuries.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 29 - Jan. 7

Ride Valley Metro bus and rail for free New Year's Eve.
SFD Wraps 2017 Toy Drive

Scottsdale Fire Department wrapped its 2017 Toy Drive with more than 10,000 toys collected throughout November and December.
Mayor’s annual State of the City address is Jan. 31

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane’s annual State of the City address will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
Scottsdale hopes Secretary of State’s new campaign finance tool will increase transparency of future elections

Voters, candidates and others interested in Scottsdale elections should soon be able to access campaign finance information via a modern online interface, thanks to participation in “See the Money," a new portal developed in partnership by Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s office and the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 21 & 28, 2017

This week's highlights: Holiday schedule | Employee award showcase best of city | Support Operation Fix It at Holiday Lights | Learn about 2018 Diversity Champions
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 22 - 31

Ride Valley Metro bus and rail for free New Year's Eve.
Scottsdale honors its employees

Assisting a disabled resident in need. Expanding the ability to treat opioid overdoses. Improving the lives of at-risk children. These are just some of the actions honored at the Scottsdale Employee Awards.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 14, 2017

This week's edition: Thanks to you, K9 has name | Maricopa Ambulance captures city contract | Stay safe while holiday shopping | Reduce winter water use and save $
Family Summer Swim Pass Sale, Dec. 18 - 23

Buy now and have summer fun checked off your list.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 15 - 24

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced. Free rides available on Valley Metro New Year's Eve.
Sign up now for Scottsdale's 2018 Water Efficiency Workshop Series

Classes and tours are free, open to all Scottsdale residents and appropriate for all levels of skill and experience.
Save money and water with rebates from Scottsdale Water

Scottsdale Water has rebates available to help customers save water and money inside and outside their homes.
Video: Behind the Badge – Be safe for the holidays!

Learn tips on how to protect yourself from crimes of opportunity while holiday shopping.
The votes are in - we have a new name!

The Scottsdale Police Department is pleased to announce the name for our new Crisis Response K9 as chosen by the public
Fully Accessible Playground coming to Chaparral Park

Ribbon cutting ceremony will be on Jan. 17, 2018
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 7, 2017

This week's highlights: Design the city flag | Scottsdazzle events continue | Name PD's new K9 | Get "crafty" with beer
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 8 - 17

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
The Court is currently updating its website content

Enhancing users' experience
Partnership with Maricopa Ambulance will maintain high level of patient care

It is Scottsdale Fire Department’s responsibility to provide citizens with the most effective and efficient emergency medical care and service. The partnership with Maricopa Ambulance maintains this service.
FAA Flight Path Changes and Public Outreach Meetings

The FAA and the City of Phoenix have entered into a settlement of the litigation involving changes to flights paths out of Sky Harbor Airport. Fortunately the settlement includes a requirement for FAA to engage in public process. Public outreach meetings have been scheduled.
SFD Division Chief earns NPS-CHDS Master’s Degree

John Whitney IV, Scottsdale Fire Department Division Chief, earns his a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security on Dec.15.
SPD Secures New Crisis Response K9 - Help us name him!

SPD Secures New Crisis Response K9
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 1 -12

Expect delays near Indian Bend Road and Loop 101 Sunday morning for Hot Chocolate 15K/5K races. Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 30, 2017

This week's highlights: Donate a toy | Council hosts Major GP Amendment hearings | Asian Festival takes place this weekend | Fundraiser aids Scottsdale Historical Society
You’re invited to pancake breakfast to assist Scottsdale Historical Museum

Get warmed up for holiday shopping and contribute to a great cause Dec. 9 by attending an old-fashioned pancake breakfast at Scottsdale’s Little Red School House Historical Museum.
Learn about energy industry transformation at free Green Building Program

Learn more about these trends at a free program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.
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 has changed its online paperless billing site - the new site is 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.
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.
Scottsdazzle brightens the holidays

Scottsdazzle returns this Saturday, Nov. 25, bringing a monthlong celebration of unique events, entertainment and visual treats to Downtown Scottsdale.
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.
Scottsdale Police Citizen's Academy Graduation

28 students celebrated graduation from the Scottsdale Police Citizen's Academy
Law Enforcement Records Personnel Appreciation Day

November 9, 2017 is Law Enforcement Records Personnel Appreciation Day
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
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Nov. 3 - 12

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
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.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 27 - Nov. 5

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
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
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.
Recycle your Christmas tree

The city is providing three locations for residents to drop off Christmas trees this season.
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
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.
Video: Mayor and Council Breakfast 2017 Keynote

Watch the keynote speaker for the 2017 Scottsdale Mayor and Council Economic Development Breakfast.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
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
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.
Scottsdale Police Service Dog Havoc Passes

Retired Police Service Dog Havoc Passes Away
Video: Behind the Badge – Administrative Services

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell discusses the complexities of the administration of a police department.
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 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
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 6 - 15

Restrictions continue on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard while a waterline is replaced.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
Circling back to roundabouts in Scottsdale

Data continue to support roundabouts as the safest, greenest and most efficient option for many intersections.
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.
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.
Police seeking help with identifying burglary suspects

Scottsdale Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying two male suspects wanted for Burglary
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
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 1 - 10

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
Video: Water Wise Fall Vegetable Desert Gardening

Master Gardener Carol Stuttard demonstrates how to prepare your low desert garden for fall planting.
Video: Behind the Badge – Teen Driving Safety

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

Watch this time lapse of the Scottsdale Airport terminal demolition.
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 traffic restrictions Aug. 25 - Sept. 3

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
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 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
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 18 - 27

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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 traffic restrictions June 30 - July 9

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Thompson Peak Parkway for utility work.
Scottsdale Update - June 29, 2017

Independence Day information | Spirit of Scottsdale award winners | Candid camera critters | Railroad park hosts last free Sunday night concert
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 Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp elected chair of Valley Metro RPTA

Klapp's term as chair of the regional public transportation agency begins July 1.
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.
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 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.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 23 - July 2

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Thompson Peak Parkway for utility work.
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
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.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 16 - 25

Restrictions continue on Hayden Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for utility work.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Help us identify bar burglary suspects

Suspects gained access to the business and took approximately $2100 worth of liquor
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.
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
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.
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Video: Desert Landscaping – Fairy Dusters

Looking for some gorgeous landscape plants suitable for your Scottsdale yard? Check out these Fairy Dusters!
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.
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.
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 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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help Identify Burglary Suspect


Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

Kidnapper Arrested 30 Min After Abducting Child
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.
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
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.
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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