Scottsdale Update - Aug. 31, 2017


Most city offices closed for Labor Day, Sept. 4. Although most city offices will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, we will still collect trash as scheduled. Place containers where your trash is typically picked up by 5 a.m. that morning or the night before.

Scottsdale is hiring police officers. Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must be U.S. citizens age 20 years and eight months at the time of application. Learn more about becoming a Scottsdale police officer. See the job description and apply.


Gone in 60 seconds! Watch as the old Scottsdale Airport terminal is demolished to make way for the new Aviation Business Center.


Downtown ArtWalks are always in season. The nights begin to cool in September, so why not enjoy a Thursday night ArtWalk? They run 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays year 'round in Downtown Scottsdale.

Celebrate McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center's 10th birthday. The celebration runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the center. Games and free snow cones while supplies last. Regular pool admission fees apply.

Discover how essential services like water, sewer and trash pickup are provided. Discover how essential services like water, sewer and trash pickup are provided at Scottsdale Show and Tell. The event takes place in conjunction with the free Children's Learning and Play Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at WestWorld.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Scottsdale Police Department Explorer Post 908 is hosting open house for young adults. Those 14 to 20 years old can learn about the Explorer's program at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hontz Training Facility. The program provides an introduction into police education, public speaking, team building and community service. Light refreshments will be provided, followed by brief demonstrations on the MILO interactive gun range, K9 Unit, TASER and SWAT. RSVP to Officer Carlyn Shepp or Sherry Barron by Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Nonprofits invited to apply for funding. The Community Assistance Office is accepting funding applications for Scottsdale Cares, endowment funds, Community Development Block Grants and HOME. Applications will be available Tuesday, Sept. 12. Those interested are encouraged to attend an orientation at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Paiute Neighborhood Center.

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. The open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Cocopah Middle School cafeteria, 6615 E. Cholla St. Learn about the proposed cases. Get a public hearing schedule.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Lifelong learning and leisure classes begin week of Sept. 11. Scottsdale's Parks and Recreation provides close-to-home, low-cost, readily available facilities, programs and instruction.  

Attend September's free water-efficiency workshops. Learn ways to enhance the beauty of your home while saving water and money. "Plant Selection" is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; and "Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair" is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Both are at Civic Center Library.

Cab Connection serves seniors needing transportation. This taxi voucher program provides seniors a relatively affordable transportation option to fit their schedule. Participants may request up to 16 one-way reduced-fare vouchers per month. Email Cab Connection.

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