Scottsdale Update - Jan. 10, 2019


Scottsdale is the "Best City in U.S. to find a job." According to a recent study of 30 key indicators, Scottsdale is the place where job seekers will have the greatest success in securing employment. Since the 2015 adoption of Scottsdale's Five-Year Economic Development Plan, the city has seen an economic impact of $32.5 million and helped local companies create or retain 4,411 jobs.

68th Street bridge replacement and canal dry-up runs through the end of March. Construction to replace the 68th Street bridge north of Indian School Road will run through March. 68th Street will be closed from Indian School Road to Lafayette Boulevard during most of construction. Due to advanced structural deterioration, the city is replacing rather than repairing the bridge. This is a safer, more cost-effective solution. Learn more.


Discover how the city is encouraging bio-science businesses to relocate and expand in Scottsdale.


Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction rolls in Jan. 12-20. It's the granddaddy of all car events. The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction returns Jan 12-20 to WestWorld bringing hundreds of the world's finest collector automobiles and thousands of spectators to town. The auction also features an exhibitor marketplace and hours of live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel, Motor Trend and other cable channels.  

Attend Scottsdale's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner. The event begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Scottsdale Embassy Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road. This year's keynote speaker is Carmen Perez-Jordan, Gathering of Justice's executive director and the National Women's March co-chair. Tickets are available for $75 here.

Sunday A'Fair minifestivals return Sunday. Sunday A'Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley's top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families. The concerts run from noon to 4 p.m. most Sundays through April 7, on the Civic Center Mall.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


ADOT hosts pair of open houses for Loop 101 widening. Arizona Department of Transportation will begin work in February on the Loop 101 Pima Freeway between Pima Road/Princess Drive in Scottsdale and Interstate 17 in Phoenix. The first open house is Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Vista Peak School Cafeteria, 19825 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix. The second open house is Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Scottsdale Airport Business Center, 15000 N. Airport Drive, Scottsdale. Both open houses run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The same information will be presented at both meetings.

"Simple use permits" now available electronically. No need to make a special trip to the city's One Stop Shop for permits such as dirt haul routes, annual utility applications and oversize/overweight loads. Five types of "simple use permits" can be requested and issued online here.

Recycle your Christmas tree through Sunday. Yellow collection bins will be available at three city parks: EldoradoScottsdale Ranch and Thompson Peak. We don't accept artificial trees, stands or ornaments. Single-family home residents can place Christmas trees in their green waste pile, separated from bulk trash, for collection on your scheduled brush/bulk service week.

Survey allows residents to rate city programs and services. In December, some Scottsdale households were randomly selected to participate in the National Citizen Survey. A web version is now available for any resident who would like to provide feedback. Find more information and a link.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Check out the library's book sale Saturday. Gently used books, DVDs, movies and more will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mustang Library.  

Start the year with a walk back in time. The library's Scottsdale Heritage Connection is a compilation of print and digital materials about our area's history. Explore digital images, school yearbooks, oral histories, books, newspapers, periodicals and much more.

Sign up for the 2019 Regional Unity Festival and Walk. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 26, – "Walking in UNITY with our CommUNITY." The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park with a festival featuring entertainment, food and information booths. The walk begins at 6 p.m. To participate and receive a shirt, contact Sharon Cini at 480-312-2727.

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