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Open data drives #Scottsdale28 campaign

Open data – it’s the idea that data should be freely available and accessible to everyone. It’s also a tool for Scottsdale to promote openness, transparency and accountability. Each day this month we’re sharing an online resource via Scottsdale’s social media channels to help residents and visitors learn about our city. 

As part of Scottsdale’s involvement in the What Works Cities Initiative, the social media campaign is one way to demonstrate how the city uses data to make decisions and deliver services. The national program helps cities evaluate how they use data and evidence to engage residents, make government more effective and improve lives. 

Day 1: Want to see active building permits in your neighborhood? We’ve got an interactive map for that! http://bit.ly/2kLGZ79

Day 2: Discover how Scottsdale has changed and developed from 1969-2015 with historic aerial photography! Use our online map to see other changes! http://bit.ly/2jwim9I

Day 3: Our Day Three interactive map of #Scottsdale28 features public amenities. Check out our libraries, parks & Preserve trails: http://bit.ly/2jwdUaZ

Day 4: Make the switch to paperless utility billing! An online profile allows you to receive your utility bill electronically, monitor account activity, schedule automatic payments and more! Head to http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/utilities and click on ‘paperless billing’ to enroll.

Day 5: Plan your commute with an interactive map that shows active traffic restrictions throughout Scottsdale: http://bit.ly/2kNryra

Day 6: Scottsdale is ranked among the best cities for bicycling. That popularity, however, comes at a cost – bicycle thefts. Protect yourself from thieves by registering your bikes: https://www.myassettag.com/bike/

Day 7: Look ahead to future City Council meetings by searching through planned agendas. Our Agenda Planner is used by the City Manager’s Office to plan and monitor upcoming Council meeting content and order of items: http://bit.ly/2kez6DD

Day 8: Swimming, arts & crafts, dance and fitness are just some of the activities offered by Scottsdale Parks & Recreation! Search & register for classes online: http://bit.ly/29u3CXl

Day 9: Check out Downtown Scottsdale development on our interactive map: http://bit.ly/2jVrLfQ 

Day 10: Find construction activity, development requests, building permits & code enforcement notices. http://bit.ly/2kLAmls 

Day 11: Visiting Downtown Scottsdale? Use our online map to find trolley routes & free public parking: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/trolley 

Day 12: Find detailed parcel information on today’s #Scottsdale28 map. This includes easement dedications, zoning & subdivision info: http://bit.ly/2jVADxv 

Day 13: This map features Scottsdale’s assisted living facilities. Click for name, site address & license: http://bit.ly/2likKD2  

Day 14: Public art makes Scottsdale a special place. Find pieces throughout the city with an interactive map: http://bit.ly/2jqMq9P  

Day 15: View floodplain boundary maps to determine flood insurance requirements for Scottsdale properties: http://bit.ly/2kTTFIb 

Day 16: View a parcel's specific municipal services - trash collection, school district boundaries & more: http://bit.ly/2lRwADq 

Day 17: Up-to-date development activity in Scottsdale Airpark! See active/approved cases, construction & more: http://bit.ly/2kLq5lw  

Day 18: Today’s #Scottsdale28 map allows you to research city case history dating back to 1951: http://bit.ly/2l99Aki  

Day 19: Court QuickPay: Pay parking tickets, court fines & fees, file a motion, see future court dates & more: http://bit.ly/2kri8G8  

Day 20: Today’s #Scottsdale28 map allows you to research city case history dating back to 1951: http://bit.ly/2l99Aki 

Day 21: Watch live council meeting coverage on Scottsdale Video Network: http://bit.ly/2kkTRAt 

Day 22: Locate cellular towers & the Crown Castle Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) network within our city: http://bit.ly/2lSfu8x 

Day 23: The Preserve is a protected sustainable desert habitat open daily. Find trail maps to plan a visit: http://bit.ly/2lr6M3K 

Day 24: Did you know that 24 percent of indoor water is flushed down the toilet? Here's a free class on water efficient products: http://bit.ly/1OqeKEh  

Day 25: Got spring break plans? Our camps run March 6-10. Register online: http://bit.ly/2lNMIIX  

Day 26: Want Scottsdale news? You'll find it on our website's online news section: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/news  

Day 27: More than 2,600 employees provide Scottsdale's municipal services. See online job descriptions here: http://bit.ly/2mwMrse 

Day 28: Stay up-to-date on major development activity within the McDowell Corridor with this interactive map: http://bit.ly/2kMTAmw  

Search #Scottsdale28 on Facebooklinks to external site or Twitterlinks to external site to learn more.

 

 

 

 

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