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Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 16 - 24

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Transportation Commission considers proposed changes to bicycle ordinance

Proposed changes include guidance for electric mini-scooters and motorized bicycles and rules for parking vehicles owned by one operator, such as a bike or scooter share company.
Scottsdale Update - June 14, 2018

This week's highlights: Sandbags available for residents | Fahrenheit Festival heating up | Prevent drownings | Get the buzz on bees
Scottsdale PD Announces Promotion

SPD Commander Slavin promoted to Assistant Chief
SPD Leaders Graduate from Northwestern University

SPD Commander Minor and Lieutenant Nichols complete 10 week Staff and Command Program at Northwestern University
Transportation Commission considers revised transit proposal

Revisions include retention of Valley Metro Express Route 514 and modified routing on Miller Road and 68th Street.
Sandbags available for residents as part of monsoon preparedness

The remnants of Hurricane Bud are expected to enter the Valley Friday and generate a chance for significant rain this weekend.
A special event will commemorate a special year in Scottsdale

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Scottsdale City Hall, and to commemorate our iconic civic home, the city is hosting "Scottsdale Celebrate '68" -- a modern day take on the wonderful community celebration held when the building opened in 1968.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 8 - 17

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - June 7, 2018

This week's highlights: No Primary Election | Back to School donations needed | Fahrenheit Festival heating up | Grill safety tips
Video: Behind the Badge – Homelessness

Learn about the collaboration of departments across the city to address homelessness.
Taxiway "A" Project Update & Next Block of Overnight Runway Closures

The Taxiway "A" reconstruction project is progressing smoothly and has transitioned into phase 3. The next block of overnight runway closures have been scheduled.
Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy Starts Monday for 40 Valley Teens

Almost 40 teens are gaining life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 4-8 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy. This is the 12th year that Scottsdale Police and Fire departments offer a total public safety experience, which includes exposure to both police and fire training.
Scottsdale Update - May 31, 2018

This week's highlights: Wash away library fines | Be a part of a muddy tradition | Free tix to Fahrenheit Festival | Cut cooling costs by 40 percent
Scottsdale elections will wait until November

There will not be an Aug. 28 primary election in Scottsdale. Only six candidates filed to run for three City Council seats by the May 30 deadline, making a Scottsdale primary election unnecessary.
Flood hazard reduction efforts lower insurance costs for property owners

Scottsdale scored tops in the state during a recent federal audit of floodplain management practices, ranking in the top 1 percent of U.S. cities and counties.
Cut cooling costs by up to 40 percent

Learn about ductless mini-split cooling technology for room-by-room temperature control, comfort and energy savings.
2018 Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Scottsdale PD's Click It or Ticket campaign starts May 21st
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.
Development Agreements, Audit No. 1809

The Planning and Development Services department did not have formal procedures to track development agreement requirements, and written guidance was not available. Records retention periods for some development agreement-related records were not identified, and user access to the CDS was granted on a case-by-case basis rather than by role or function.
Intelligent Transportation Systems, Audit No. 1803

Risks surrounding ITS have not been adequately identified, evaluated and managed. Additionally, few policies and procedures have been formalized, and vendor service agreements have not been properly maintained and managed. Overall, strategic planning and additional performance data may help ITS more effectively plan for future improvements.
Scottsdale Update - May 24, 2018

This week's highlights: Most city offices closed Monday | Volunteers needed for Mighty Mud Mania | Attend mental health crisis planning | Kids' camps start June 4
DUI Task Forces active for Memorial Day Holiday

Scottsdale Police is collaborating with other valley agencies as a DUI Task Force for the Memorial Day Holiday.
Scottsdale Summer Rec Swim Team Information

Summer Rec swim teams are the perfect summer fun!
May puts focus on mental health crisis planning

Scottsdale Police Crisis Intervention Team presents topics on mental health
Website Maintenance Notification

The city will be performing maintenance 6 - 7 a.m Tuesday, May 22. The website and online services will be available but you will not be able to process any payments during that window.
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Splish, splash bubbles fill new aircraft hangar

In less than three minutes, a 30,000 sq. ft. hangar was filled with foamy bubbles – like a massive bubble bath! – for a fire foam suppression test to ensure airport users and luxury jets are well protected in the event of a fire.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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 PD seeks help identifying Homicide suspect and vehicle

A male deliberately stuck a metal object into the front spoke of the victim's bike
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 16 - 25

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

This week's highlights: Spring training starts | Fire extinguisher recall | Students invited to Youth Town Hall | Celebrate founder's birthday
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 23 - March 4

Nighttime restrictions continue on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
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 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
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 16 - 25

Nighttime restrictions continue on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
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 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 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 traffic restrictions Feb. 2 - 11

Waste Management Phoenix Open will restrict traffic through Feb. 7.
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.
10 Tips when attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open

Have a fun and safe time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Collaborative Response Joint Training Session

Public Safety partners recently teamed up to conduct an active shooter training in Scottsdale.
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.
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 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.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 26 - Feb. 4

Waste Management Phoenix Open will restrict traffic through Feb. 7.
Where's the Five-O


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.
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.
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.
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.
Circle K Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Scottsdale Police arrest Circle K armed robbery suspect
Update - Fatal Collision at Scottsdale & Doubletree

Scottsdale Police investigate a single car fatality
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 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
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 12 - 21

Multiple road closures Sunday, Jan. 14, for Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona Marathon
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’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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Fully Accessible Playground coming to Chaparral Park

Ribbon cutting ceremony will be on Jan. 17, 2018
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.
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.
Video: Mayor and Council Breakfast 2017 Keynote

Watch the keynote speaker for the 2017 Scottsdale Mayor and Council Economic Development Breakfast.
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.
Video: Behind the Badge – Administrative Services

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell discusses the complexities of the administration of a police department.
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 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..
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.
Circling back to roundabouts in Scottsdale

Data continue to support roundabouts as the safest, greenest and most efficient option for many intersections.
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.
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.
Video: Behind the Badge – Teen Driving Safety

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell talks with panelists about keeping kids safe on the road.
Video: Water Wise Fall Vegetable Desert Gardening

Master Gardener Carol Stuttard demonstrates how to prepare your low desert garden for fall planting.
Video: Scottsdale Airport Terminal Building - Gone in 60 Seconds!

Watch this time lapse of the Scottsdale Airport terminal demolition.
Video: Scottsdale History

Here are some informative and entertaining videos about the history of the “West’s Most Western Town.”
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.
Video: Desert Landscaping - Texas Sage

Looking for some landscape plants suitable for Arizona's desert? Check out this video!
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.
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.
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.
New self-guided bike tour highlights Scottsdale scenic mountain views

Artistic frames along the route focus riders on Camelback Mountain and the McDowell Mountains.
Video: Behind the Badge – Safe Kids

Hear about some ways to keep kids out of trouble during the summer break.
Living with wildlife in Scottsdale

People aren't the only residents in Scottsdale - a variety of wildlife also call our community home.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
Video: Horses - Equestrian Art in Scottsdale

Here’s a look at some of Scottsdale’s amazing equine art.
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.
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.
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.
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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