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Seeking community input: the impact of sound in Scottsdale

The city is evaluating potential ordinance changes and other mitigation methods that could ease the impacts of sound and noise while maintaining a vibrant and successful event and business environment - and community feedback is a key part of this process.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 25, 2023

This week's highlights: Your tax dollars at work | Council approves temporary and long-term efforts to address housing insecurity | Netflix documentary series explores Blue Zones
Different projects, different funding sources for improvements at Scottsdale's Paiute Neighborhood Center

The Scottsdale City Council took a substantial step toward strengthening the city's ability to serve its most vulnerable residents when it approved two separate projects at the Paiute Neighborhood Center campus. With distinct and separate funding sources, efforts are being focused simultaneously toward improving aging facilities at Paiute while also addressing the growing need for affordable housing in Scottsdale.
Celebrate renovations at Fall in Love with Scottsdale Civic Center

The city officially unveils the much‐anticipated Scottsdale Civic Center remodel — a comprehensive renovation of the area that has served as the city’s civic and signature special event and gathering space for 55 years.
Netflix documentary series explores Blue Zones

Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones, a four-part Netflix documentary series launched in August, just ahead of a Blue Zones Project Scottsdale community kickoff.
Victim Services, Audit No. 2305

We found that improvements can be made to ensure victims are timely informed of their rights and notified of court proceedings. Additionally, system controls and automation could be implemented to improve data reliability and privacy, and opportunities exist for streamlining the notification process.
Scottsdale to consider temporary and long-term efforts to address housing insecurity

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Scottsdale City Council will consider staff recommendations to provide temporary bridge housing for those in need, as well as construction of up to 28 affordable housing units at the Paiute Neighborhood Center.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 18, 2023

This week's highlights: Council considers efforts to address housing insecurity | Scottsdale Salutes nomination deadline nears | Elevate city's bike-friendly status
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 11, 2023

This week's highlights: Council approves water agreement | Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month | Support youth at Mental Health Matters conference
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 5, 2023

This week's highlights: Council to consider water agreement | Learn about Paiute Neighborhood Center projects | Hometown Happy Hour explores city architecture
Scottsdale City Council approve agreement to provide water for the Rio Verde Foothills Standpipe District

As part of its continuing leadership role in addressing the lack of a sustainable water supply for Maricopa County residents in the Rio Verde Foothills area, the Scottsdale City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement at its Sept. 5 meeting.
Scottsdale proposals would strengthen local authority over short-term rentals

Three Scottsdale proposals that would give local governments additional tools to protect neighborhoods from the negative impacts of short-term/vacation rental properties have been adopted and are now part of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns 2024 Legislative Agenda.
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 28, 2023

This week's highlights: Most city/facilities closed Monday | Scottsdale approves water exchange with Tucson | Protecting neighborhoods from short-term rentals
Scottsdale is leading efforts to reclaim neighborhoods from short-term rentals

The city has delivered three proposals aimed at curtailing the proliferation of short-term rentals to the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and is confident they will become part of the league’s legislative agenda for the 2024 session of the Arizona Legislature.
Scottsdale City Council approves water exchange partnership with Tucson

The Scottsdale City Council approved a new agreement Aug. 21 that will create a new water exchange partnership between Scottsdale and the city of Tucson.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 21, 2023

This week's highlights: Get a spin in a police car with backpack donation | Engage in the community through Speak Up Scottsdale | Learn about Navajo Code Talkers
Federal government declares tier one for Colorado River in 2024; Scottsdale continues conservation efforts

The Bureau of Reclamation announced this week that the Colorado River system will be in a tier one water shortage for calendar year 2024. The change comes after an abnormally wet winter during 2023, where water levels eased throughout the Colorado River basin.
"Speak Up Scottsdale" encourages residents to engage in community conversations

The city of Scottsdale invites residents to be part of a new online community designed to foster continuous, meaningful conversation among residents, businesses and the city – part of Scottsdale’s implementation of the Collaboration and Engagement chapter of the voter-approved Scottsdale General Plan 2035.
Scottsdale shows reduced water use during hottest month on record

While temperatures soared across the Valley last month, water use dropped in Scottsdale saving seven percent when compared to July 2022, and nearly 180 million gallons of water.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 14, 2023

This week's highlights: Residents reduce water during July | Nominate a hero for Scottsdale Salutes | Get a spin in a police car with backpack donation
Scottsdale seeking board and commission members

Scottsdale residents wanting to volunteer their time and institute a positive change in their community are invited to apply to serve on a City board or commission!
Nominations are open for Scottsdale Salutes – a city program honoring those in uniform

In November, the city of Scottsdale will publicly thank veterans and military service members in the community by featuring them on light pole banners in Old Town.
Scottsdale Water customers receiving EPCOR notices

EPCOR recently sent letters to “shared customers” who receive wastewater services from Scottsdale Water and are also EPCOR water customers.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 7, 2023

This week's highlights: Know what's being built near you | Tell us what you think about vaping | City needs Old Town Ambassador volunteers
Residential Rental Tax Reduction – City of Scottsdale

Stripping away the residential rental tax will certainly help the bottom line for landlords and rental property owners, but it will hinder the ability of Scottsdale and other cities to deliver services to the people living in those properties.
Scottsdale Update - July 31, 2023

This week's highlights: City extends day relief center hours | Focus on safety as students head back to school | Take the Bicycle Friendly Community survey
Scottsdale extends hours at day relief centers

Scottsdale's Human Services and Police departments have partnered up to extend Day Relief Center hours to provide those who need respite with a cool place to rest, meals and water, showers and navigation for additional services.
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Master Plan invites public to ‘Shape Scottsdale Parks’

Residents can visit to participate.
Help Scottsdale become a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community

By completing the city’s Bicycle Friendly Community survey citizens can help shape future bike activities, amenities and infrastructure in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - July 24, 2023

This week's highlights: Commemorate anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act | Get free vaccines | Back to School Program serves 900 students
Scottsdale offering free swim lessons in August

August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month (DIAM) in Arizona. DIAM began in August 2004 in collaboration with Phoenix Children's Hospital and is now the largest collaborative water safety effort in the state of Arizonalinks to external site. June, July, and August are peak times for child drownings in Arizona and back-to-school distractions in August make it a high risk month for child drowning.
Scottsdale Update - July 17, 2023

This week's highlights: Council adopts water-saving landscape ordinance | Be monsoon ready | Action plan sets stage for transportation future
Celebrate the Last Days of Summer With a Free Luau and Dive-In Movie!

Scottsdale's annual Safety Luau takes place 4 - 9:30 p.m. on July 30.
Action plan sets stage for Scottsdale’s transportation future

With a handful of major street and road projects underway, residents may wonder how these are planned.
Scottsdale City Council adopts water-saving landscape ordinance

The Scottsdale City Council Monday took a significant step towards amplifying the city’s water conservation efforts by adopting an ordinance that limits water-intensive landscapes at new single-family homes.
Scottsdale Update - July 10, 2023

This week's highlights: State grant allows city to assist homeless | About 84% of short-term properties completed licensing | Help keep ozone away, commit to one day
State grant will allow Scottsdale to continue assisting homeless seniors and families

The Arizona Department of Housing awarded Scottsdale $940,000 from the state’s newly created Homeless Shelter and Services Fund that will allow the city to continue an existing program that provides those in need with emergency shelter at a Scottsdale hotel along with assistance from social services caseworkers and nutrition/essential needs support.
Scottsdale Update - July 3,2023

This week's highlights: July 4 information | Police drone locates missing man | Scottsdale top spot in AZ to live
Scottsdale’s new green building code takes effect

The code change helps Scottsdale strengthen the resiliency of buildings, reduce environmental impacts, protect natural resources, and adapt to new building technologies.
Scottsdale announces July 4 information

Although use of some consumer fireworks is permitted by state law in Scottsdale this holiday, their use in and near many sensitive desert areas remains illegal and violators are subject to substantial fines.
Celebrate Park and Recreation Month Throughout July!

Join Scottsdale Parks and Recreation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in celebrating National Park and Recreation Month! Scottsdale is a vibrant and active community with world-class outdoor recreation amenities including tennis, biking, swimming, sports, indoor activities and events.
Emergency Management Services, Audit No. 2307

Our audit of Emergency Management Services found that the City’s Emergency Operation Plan and Continuity of Operations Plans have not been reviewed and updated. Emergency preparedness training should be expanded and monitoring of existing training requirements could be improved. Additionally, Emergency Management’s role in special events planning can be better defined and processes should be standardized to allow the department to more efficiently guide special event teams.
Ransomware Readiness Assessment, Audit No. 2303

The assessment identified several areas that can be matured to help improve the City’s ability to respond to a ransomware event. Recommendations were made to improve the City’s ransomware readiness.
Diamond Fire update

About 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, a wildland fire was reported in the vicinity of 130th St & Ranch Gate Road -- about two miles north of Tom's Thumb Trailhead.
Scottsdale Update - June 26, 2023

This week's highlights: Scottsdale earns Gold in What Works Cities program | WestWorld hosts July 4 festivities | Senior centers reopen Saturdays
Scottsdale Video Network July program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this July.
Scottsdale is certified Gold by Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities

Scottsdale is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification at the Gold Level for exceptional use of data to inform policy decisions, allocate funding, improve services, evaluate program effectiveness, and engage residents.
Scottsdale Update - June 20, 2023

This week's highlights: FW: City statement - AZ Senate Bill 1432 | Enjoy the summer solstice at Solstice Park | City delivers 100+ Beat the Heat care packages
Live entertainment and fun for the whole family at Scottsdale's 10th annual 4th of July Celebration

Get ready for a fun evening of live entertainment and family-friendly activities as Scottsdale gears up for its 10th annual 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. Taking place from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, the festivities will culminate with one of the largest fireworks display in Arizona.
Residents can now receive email notification when City Council agendas are posted

This initiative will enhance transparency and foster greater citizen engagement by providing timely and convenient access to important meeting information.
Scottsdale Statement – Arizona Senate Bill 1432

Scottsdale worked diligently with legislators and the Governor’s office and is confident that this legislation protects Scottsdale residents and addresses the city's primary short-term concerns while placing the city back into a temporary role treating water to be obtained from a third party for the unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills area.
Scottsdale’s community Juneteenth celebration returns

The afternoon of culture, entertainment, music, wellness, presentations and career opportunities takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17.
Scottsdale Update - June 12, 2023

This week's highlights: Celebrate Juneteenth Saturday | Ready, Set, Go - prepare for monsoons | Prevent drownings
Scottsdale Water’s robust rebate program now open

Scottsdale Water’s highly popular rebate program is now open for residents and businesses to take advantage of water saving opportunities and get financial incentives for their conservation efforts.
Scottsdale Water kicks off summer watering guidance

Scottsdale Water is sending out irrigation guidance to residents and businesses – desert landscape should be watered no more than twice a week. Landscape should also be watered after 7 p.m. and before 10 a.m. The message hopes to resonate with customers to make the irrigation process easier to understand and execute.
Scottsdale Update - June 5, 2023

This week's highlights: City offers water guidance | Celebrate Pride Month | June Days continue with Scottsdale stories, ArtWalk & Starlight Movie Night
Scottsdale Update - May 30, 2023

This week's highlights: June Days commences | Celebrate Juneteenth at community gathering | City offers move-in box collection
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
City of Scottsdale “Truth in Taxation” notice

A public hearing on Scottsdale’s proposed property tax levy will occur before final budget adoption, scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Airport's Sustainability Efforts Highlighted in Recent Report

In a recent presentation by Mead & Hunt, engineering consultants, the sustainability efforts of Scottsdale Airport were highlighted. The report emphasized the commitment of the airport to do its part for environmental responsibility and listed the various airport projects that have contributed to significant energy savings and waste reduction. 
Scottsdale Update - May 22, 2023

This week's highlights: City closed for Memorial Day | World Heritage Cities grants Scottsdale a membership | Volunteer to serve on a board or commission
Scottsdale joins the Organization of World Heritage Cities

The Organization of World Heritage Citieslinks to external site recently granted the city of Scottsdale membership among an elite group of more than 200 cities from around the world that are home to UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Scottsdale requests veto of HB 2441

The Scottsdale Mayor and City Council signed a letter Tuesday, May 16, requesting that Governor Hobbs veto House Bill 2441, which would force Scottsdale to provide utility service outside its boundaries.
SUSD Human Resources, Audit No. 2311

Improvements to HR data reliability and availability could better inform the District’s recruitment and retention strategies and allow for performance monitoring. Increased monitoring and oversight of some recruitment activities are also needed. As well, standardizing and streamlining procedures could help address workload pressures and allow the department to move towards its strategic goals.
Scottsdale Update - May 15, 2023

This week's highlights: City seeks bottled water donations | Provide input for police accreditation | Support Restaurant Week: May 19-28
Help your Neighbors Beat the Heat

Help your neighbors in Scottsdale this summer by donating water and other heat relief items. With temperatures on the rise, Scottsdale is providing heat relief to those in need this summer with the Beat the Heat program.
Scottsdale Update - May 8, 2023

This week's highlights: Scottsdale adds heat relief locations | Inflation impacts Capital Improvement Program | SCPA celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
Veterans AZ - The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation

This episode of Veterans AZ focuses on a unique partnership between veterans of the United States Marine Corps, and veterans of Federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI.
May 3 Veterans Advisory Commission meeting features Arizona veterans services director

Dana Allmond, director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, will give a presentation followed by discussion with the Scottsdale Veterans Advisory Commission this week.
Scottsdale Update - May 1, 2023

This week's highlights: Veterans Advisory Commission features Arizona veterans' services director | Scottsdale selected for LEED for Cities Leadership Program | Bash on the Wash happens Saturday
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Ready, Set, Go for summer monsoons

Prepare now so you know what actions may be needed when a major storm rolls in.
Despite wet winter, drought remains

One good year of precipitation does not erase decades of drought.
Join Scottsdale’s Community Juneteenth Celebration - June 17

Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, food, music, family fun, art, wellness information and more at Scottsdale Juneteenth, presented by Mayo Clinic.
Historic preservation effort keeps City Hall true to community’s vision

Dignified. Distinctive. Reflective of the Southwest and the spirit of Scottsdale. Those were the goals when a growing community sought to build a new local government center in the mid-1960s.
Inflation’s impact on Scottsdale’s Capital Improvement Program

When Scottsdale voters approved 58 bond projects in November 2019, project budgets were based upon the best estimates available at the time.
Scottsdale Update - April 24, 2023

This week's highlights: What's your vision for Indian School Park? | Scottsdale named No. 1 Healthiest Employer in the Valley | Jazz Festival takes place this weekend
Scottsdale named No. 1 Healthiest Employer in the Valley

Free financial planning and easy access to onsite mental health counseling are just two reasons why the Phoenix Business Journal awarded Scottsdale first place in the “large companies” category at the annual Healthiest Employers event presented by Cigna.
Scottsdale seeking board and commission members

Residents wanting to volunteer their time and institute a positive change in Scottsdale are invited to apply to serve.
Land Your Potential Dream Job at Scottsdale's April 25 Career Convention

Meet dozens of companies that are hiring, get your resume reviewed and meet with career coaches.
Scottsdale Update - April 17, 2023

This week's highlights: City releases proposed FY 2023/24 budget | Earth Week kicks off with Green Expo | Investing in Our Scottsdale - Thompson Peak Dog Park
Proposed Fiscal Year 2023/24 budget balances strong local economy with a cautious approach to the future

The city recently released the proposed Fiscal Year 2023/24 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan that covers July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024. Tentative budget adoption is scheduled May 16 and final budget adoption June 13.
Learn about Thomas Road lane changes

You are invited to learn more about the project at an upcoming Community Open House from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 17.
Think twice before bringing pup on hiking adventure

A recent review of rescues on Scottsdale trails shows that canine heat-related incidents typically have the highest mortality rates.
Scottsdale Update - April 10, 2023

This week's highlights: Should City Hall zoning designation change? | Volunteers add value to Scottsdale | Know it all - lots of ways to connect to city
SFD Warns: It’s Hot! Adjust Your Activity/Hiking Plan

With the jump in temperatures, Scottsdale Fire officials urge the public to adjust outdoor activities -- including hiking plans.
Scottsdale Earth Week celebrates commitment to sustainable future

Scottsdale has a full line-up of events from April 22-28 for everyone looking to recognize our planet.
Scottsdale's Bunnanza hops into spring

This family-friendly festival takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8, at the newly renovated Scottsdale Civic Center.
Scottsdale Update - April 3, 2023

This week's highlights: It's Water Awareness Month - take steps to conserve | Change City Hall zoning designation? | Gear up for Earth Week
Biennial Certified Audit of LUA IIP Development Fees - Report 2304

A biennial certified audit was conducted of the city’s land use assumptions, infrastructure improvements plan and development impact fees.
The city honors Cesar Chavez, American labor leader and civil rights activist.

Bill Barquin will share how he dedicates his time to the social and economic well-being of the Latino community.
Scottsdale named a finalist for two technology innovation awards

The city’s development and launch of two applications landed Scottsdale a finalist designation in two categories of the 2023 International Data Corporation Smart Cities Awards.
Scottsdale Update - March 27, 2023

This week's highlights: Vote for Scottsdale's "smart city" finalist awards | Be aware of native wildlife | Attend an event to thank Vietnam veterans
Scottsdale thanks Vietnam veterans March 29

The city of Scottsdale and its Veterans Advisory Commission are hosting a special thank you for Vietnam veterans on Wednesday, March 29 - National Vietnam Veterans Day.
Mildred Heber and the Holland Center are the 2022 Spirit of Scottsdale Award winners

Since 2019, this annual awards program has recognized the people and places that embody the “Spirit of Scottsdale,” particularly through neighborhood stewardship and the ways in which a person or organization contributes to Scottsdale physically, aesthetically or socially.
Early spring storms to impact Scottsdale

An incoming storm system is expected to bring localized rain and wind to Scottsdale. In addition, upstream rain and snowmelt on the Salt and Verde rivers is filling reservoirs and causing water releases.
E-Verify Compliance Audit FY 2021-22, Audit No. 2302

State law requires the city to randomly verify that its service contractors and their subcontractors use the federal E-Verify program to confirm the employment eligibility of their employees working on city contracts. Based on their submitted records, the selected city contractors and subcontractors generally used the federal E-Verify program. However, one contractor and one subcontractor did not provide the required documentation for a total of two employees.
Scottsdale Family ArtsFest takes place this weekend

Scottsdale Family ArtsFest at SkySong is a free, two-day festival of creativity that includes performances, interactive demonstrations, creative interventions, and culinary delights from local food trucks.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Veterans AZ - Comrades to the Corps

The latest episode of Veterans AZ is a conversation with Jason Duren and Jim Pomosh - Marine combat veterans from different eras who have developed a unique friendship.
Scottsdale Update - March 20, 2023

This week's highlights: Celebrater Women's History Month | ArtFest celebrates student art | Investing in Our Scottsdale - Indian Bend Wash
Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen will be dedicated March 18

During the nation's armed conflicts and in the course of military duty, 66 Scottsdale area service members have made the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are now permanently engraved on the granite faces of the Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen.
Scottsdale Update - March 13, 2023

This week's highlights: Residents highly satisfied | City hosts Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen Dedication | Attend Women's History Month celebration
Scottsdale’s Women’s History Month event features Collette V. Smith, the NFL’s first African American female coach

In honor of Women’s History Month, the city of Scottsdale invites the community to a special presentation by Collette V. Smith, a barrier breaker who made history when she became the National Football League’s first African American female coach.
City Clerk Ben Lane appointed to Bipartisan Elections Task Force

Governor Katie Hobbs on Wednesday appointed Scottsdale City Clerk Ben Lane to the Bipartisan Elections Task Force.
Scottsdale residents report high satisfaction in community survey

People who live in Scottsdale enjoy a high quality of life and consider the community an excellent place to live, according to responses in the National Community Survey conducted in December and January.
City of Scottsdale Statement - March 3 Maricopa County Supervisors action regarding Rio Verde Foothills residents

City of Scottsdale statement in response to Maricopa County's rejection of proposed agreement for county residents in Rio Verde Foothills
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 27, 2023

This week's highlights: Council approves temporary water agreement | Get resources at All Things Senior tradeshow | Ability Award scholarships available
Scottsdale Offers Increased Pay, Referral Bonus and other Incentives for Lifeguards this Summer

The City is looking to hire 40 lifeguards to staff its four pools this summer.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 21, 2023

This week's highlights: Council to consider new Rio Verde Foothills agreement | Celebrate Scottsdale Founder Winfield Scott | Learn about senior resources
Scottsdale City Council to consider Rio Verde Foothills agreement

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the City Council will consider authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement with Maricopa County that would re-open a supply of water for non-city residents in unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills, while remaining in compliance with Scottsdale's drought management plan.
Pac-12 Baseball Tournament returns to Scottsdale May 23

Scottsdale Airport Takes Off During Super Bowl LVII

Scottsdale Airport managed 490 corporate jet operations, mostly departures, in less than 24 hours during Super Bowl weekend.
Legends, All Stars and Rogues -- The Rich Legacy of Scottsdale Spring Training

For six weeks each year, half of Major League Baseball trains in Maricopa County. During that time the Valley of the Sun is truly the “Center of the Baseball Universe.”
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 13, 2023

This week's highlights: Scottsdale City facilities closed for Presidents Day | Play ball - spring training events, activities | Arabian Horse Show gallops into town
Old Town incident results in disorderly conduct charges

The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating an incident in Old Town near Scottsdale Road and Main Street on Feb. 7 that has been seen on multiple social media platforms.
Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega stands in support of those subjected to hateful behavior

"This ugly incident must be a reminder that our commitment to upholding respect, dignity and anti-discrimination must be steadfast and never wane."
Scottsdale’s Super Season brings big traffic – arrive early, plan ahead

Attending a Scottsdale Super Season event, or want to avoid the crowds? Have a game plan to avoid road closures and delays.
Scottsdale Super Season offers week-long coverage surrounding Super Bowl

The Big Game may be in Glendale, but Scottsdale will be jam-packed with special events you won’t want to miss, from the WM Phoenix Open and cultural festivals to the Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 6, 2023

This week's highlights: Provide input on Old Town | Get the Super Season scoop | Commemorate Black History Month
Scottsdale Public Library Patrons enjoyed a variety of Genres in 2022

Looking back at 2022, the Scottsdale Public Library welcomed 548,993 visitors to one of its four library locations and 2,223,369 items were borrowed.
WM Phoenix Open traffic will prompt school detours

The WM Phoenix Open runs Feb. 6-10, and the city of Scottsdale will close south-bound traffic on 94th Street, necessitating a traffic change for the Archway Scottsdale school campus.
Scottsdale Airport Gears Up for Super Bowl LVII

The team at Scottsdale Airport is excited to welcome the private corporate, charter, fractional and private jet travelers flying to Arizona for the highly anticipated Super Bowl LVII! But you must have an advance reservation from Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 13 -- and reservations are filling up fast!
Call continues for public input on Old Town area plan and ordinance updates

Participants have until Feb. 8 to participate in a self-guided open house and share their thoughts on the growth and development of Scottsdale’s most recognizable gems – Old Town.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 30, 2023

This week's highlights: City saves 38 million gallons of water | Western Week gallops in | Scottsdale Fire launches FIREWATCH
Scottsdale Statement - Rio Verde foothills town hall meeting

The city appreciates the sudden urgency with which elected representatives for residents in the unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills area are now working toward short- and long-term water solutions for their constituents.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Scottsdale saved more than 38 million gallons of water in 2022

The city of Scottsdale reduced municipal water use by 38 million gallons in 2022, following-through on a commitment made last January in the face of worsening drought in the Colorado River basin.
Hello Scottsdale: city launches Q&A via SMS in Old Town

There’s a new way to find information and have your questions answered in Scottsdale, right from your cell phone.
Jan. 25 Statement - Rio Verde Foothills water

The city of Scottsdale is providing this statement as an update after the City Council’s executive session on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 23, 2023

This week's highlights: Court rules in favor of city - water | Civic Center reopens | Apply to serve on a board or commission
Rio Verde Foothills: Superior Court rules in Scottsdale's favor

In the first ruling on the litigation brought against the City of Scottsdale by some residents of Rio Verde Foothills, Maricopa County Superior Court ruled in the city's favor, denying the requested temporary relief against the city.
Scottsdale seeking board and commission members

Scottsdale has several openings on various boards and commissions. Residents wishing to volunteer their time and institute a positive change are invited to apply to serve.
Scottsdale Civic Center reopened Jan. 22

The first phase of improvements to Scottsdale Civic Center opened Jan. 22, with the Arizona Concours d’Elegance collector car exhibition.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 17, 2023

This week's highlights: Learn about Tier 2a water shortage | Get the scoop on Scottsdale Super Season | Investing in Our Scottsdale
Scottsdale statement and facts - Rio Verde Foothills water

Rio Verde is a separate community governed by Maricopa County, not the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale has warned and advised that it is not responsible for Rio Verde for many years, especially given the requirements of the City’s mandated drought plan. The city remains firm in that position, and confident it is on the right side of the law. Nothing in the city's action precludes residents in Rio Verde Foothills from purchasing water from other sources. The water haulers who have previously hauled water from Scottsdale have access to water from other jurisdictions and are still offering to haul water to serve the homes in Rio Verde.
Residential mailings regarding the service line warranty program

The city of Scottsdale has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer protection to city homeowners for the water and sewer service lines that connect their homes to the city 's systems. The coverage is 100% voluntary and provided at no cost to the city of Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 9, 2023

This week's highlights: City swears in Councilmembers | Most city offices/facilities closed Monday | Attend a virtual program on short-term rentals
Scottsdale City Council inauguration ceremony takes place Tuesday

The Scottsdale City Council will welcome a new face and some familiar ones at its inauguration ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10. The 4 p.m. ceremony will take place in the Scottsdale City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 3, 2023

This week's highlights: Vacation rental licensing deadline is Jan. 8 | Christmas Tree Roundup: Jan 6-16 | Attend Old Town Character Area Plan open house
Former city councilman René Wendell passes away

René Ephram Wendell, 81, passed away peacefully Dec. 24, at his home.
All vacation rental properties require a Scottsdale license, regardless of previous status

As the Jan. 8 deadline approaches for short-term/vacation rental properties to be licensed by the city of Scottsdale, the city is addressing a key misconception: every property offered for rent less than 30 days must apply for and receive a Scottsdale license - no properties are "grandfathered" in.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 27, 2022

This week's highlights: City offices closed for New Year's | Rain coming our way - Ready, Set, Go! | Community Survey reaching select households soon
Scottsdale’s biennial community survey will be reaching selected households soon

Randomly selected Scottsdale households are being asked to participate in a survey to measure their views on the community, city programs and services. The city will use the feedback to prioritize initiatives, services and programs in the future. Once the feedback period for the 5,500 randomly selected households concludes, an online version of the survey will be opened for all city residents to provide their feedback.
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Scottsdale adopts mandatory green building requirements

Scottsdale City Council recently adopted the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code and the International Green Construction Code as mandatory codes.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 19, 2022

This week's highlights: City offices closed for holidays | Jan. 8 deadline to license short-term rentals | State of the City slated for Jan. 18
Licensing for short-term/vacation rental properties opened Nov. 28

Scottsdale Ordinance 4655 was adopted unanimously by the City Council in October, requiring rental property owners/operators to obtain a Scottsdale license for each property and comply with several safety, health and neighbor notification requirements.
Owners have until Jan. 8 to license short-term rental properties in Scottsdale

City ordinance requires short-term/vacation rental property owners/operators to obtain a Scottsdale license for each property. Owners must obtain licenses by Jan. 8, 2023, however, as of Dec. 14, only 530 of an estimated 5,000 properties in Scottsdale have applied for or received their Scottsdale license.
SFD members and volunteers honored for accomplishments in 2022

Scottsdale Fire Department recently recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements at its annual ceremony in December at the Fieldhouse at Scottsdale Stadium.
Scottsdale Mayor will balance city's successes and future at annual address

Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega will hold his State of the City address from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Scottsdale Stadium Fieldhouse. Registration is now open.
Remembering Judge Joseph Olcavage

Mayor David D. Ortega shared words of remembrance at the Dec. 7 City Council meeting following the recent passing of retired Presiding City Judge Joseph Olcavage.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 12, 2022

This week's highlights: Turf conversion taking place at Horizon | Learn about employee award winners | County COVID-19 level is high
The Sky Kids Event Returned to Scottsdale Airport

The Sky Kids Event returned to Scottsdale Airport giving kids with disabilities the experience of flight.
Jet Aviation Building New Facilities

Jet Aviation investing in new facilities at Scottsdale Airport.
Scottsdale honors its employees

The city honored 42 employees at the 2022 Employee Awards Program. The winners were among 186 nominated in several categories.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 5, 2022

This week's highlights: Investing in Our Scottsdale | Donate items to the Humane Society | Hear about hefty holiday happenings
Updated: City seeks one appointee to serve simultaneously on two city boards

The successful applicant will be a voting member of the Municipal Property Corporation and Scottsdale Preserve Authority boards.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 28, 2022

This week's highlights: Licensing for short-term/vacation rentals opens | Fire participates in cancer study | Scottsdazzle events continue
City hires new Human Resources director

After an extensive search, the city of Scottsdale has hired Monica Boyd to lead its Human Resources Department.
Thanksgiving holiday schedule

Most city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving
Scottsdale Fire to join state cancer study

Scottsdale Fire Department will participate in a new $4 million grant to address occupational-related cancer among firefighters awarded by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 21, 2022

This week's highlights: Most city offices closed Thursday & Friday | Scottsdazzle kicks off Saturday | Reinvesting in Our Scottsdale
Annual SFD toy drive kicks off early

"Our partner agencies must meet the need of families a little earlier this year, so we are opening our toy drive before Thanksgiving," says Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon.
WestWorld Operations, Audit No. 2209

This audit of WestWorld Operations was performed to evaluate management controls and the effectiveness of marketing, event contracts, billing, expenses, and other operational aspects, primarily during fiscal years 2020/21 and 2021/22. The audit found that negotiated facility rates do not consider the event labor hours, and rate and fee information does not accurately evaluate cost recovery. Also, opportunities exist to improve facility use monitoring, marketing, billing, and RV processes.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 14, 2022

This week's highlights: Unofficial election results | Keep an ear out for phone scammers | Attend final fall Neighborhood College program
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 7, 2022

This week's highlights: Cast your ballot for general election | Veterans Day events & info | Mayor proclaims National American Indian Month
Scottsdale Police Invites Public Comment About Towing Law Change

The City of Scottsdale and its Police Department are seeking public comment for Ordinance # 4577 amending Scottsdale Revised Code Sections 17-108 and 17-129 and adding Scottsdale Revised Code Section 17-130 relating to towing from public property by the City.
Scottsdale Salutes - 30 veterans are being honored in November

Travelers along Drinkwater Boulevard in Old Town Scottsdale will see tributes to the community's veterans and military service members in the form of large street light banners displayed Nov. 3 through Nov. 21.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 31, 2022

This week's highlights: New rules for short-term rental code amendments | Loop 101 closures | Mail your ballot no later than tomorrow
Scottsdale Veterans Day commemoration features Rose Mattie, combat veteran and Blackhawk pilot

Scottsdale’s Veterans Day Commemoration will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. It is free and open to the public.
City Council adopts new rules for short-term rentals

Scottsdale will require short-term rental property operators to obtain and maintain a local license, conduct sex offender background checks on booking guests, carry liability insurance and provide neighbor notification.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Scottsdale Update- Oct. 24, 2022

This week's highlights: Council to consider short-term rental code amendments | Comment on Sustainability Plan | Loop 101 full closures
One Water Brewing Showcase invites public to sample beer made with Scottsdale’s recycled water

Scottsdale Water's One Water Brewing Showcase, a one-of-a-kind event featuring beer made exclusively with ultra-purified, recycled water, takes place Nov. 4-5 at the Scottsdale Waterfront.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 17, 2022

This week's highlights: Some sports fields/dog parks closed | Council to consider short-term rental code amendments | Vote Centers open
Don’t Miss October Celebrations with Scottsdale Senior Services

Oktoberfest and Día de Los Muertos bring the fun to start the season!
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 10, 2022

This week's highlights: Indigenous Peoples Day | Apply to serve on city's new task force | Find information about a property
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 3, 2022

This week's highlights: Important election deadlines | Commemorate McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month | Right Tree, Right Place program starts
Apply to serve on the Protect and Preserve Scottsdale Task Force

Scottsdale is looking for residents to serve on a new task force designed to develop financial strategy recommendations to protect the city’s open spaces and quality of life.
Right Tree, Right Place program keeps Scottsdale safe and shaded

The city of Scottsdale is partnering with SRP to remove approximately 130 trees dangerously encroaching on powerlines. Trees more suitable for the respective areas will replace those removed at a ratio of three new trees for each removed.
Voter deadlines are near for Scottsdale’s general election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, but several important voter deadlines – including the last day to register to vote -- are right around the corner.
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 26, 2022

This week's highlights: City passes overseed code amendment | Help domestic violence victims | WestWorld seeks continued growth
SFD assistant chief makes move to Glendale Fire

Scottsdale Fire Assistant Chief Ryan Freeburg is taking the helm of Glendale Fire this October. He will be hitting the ground running to ensure readiness for the special event season that will again feature the Big Game in a few short months.
After a record year, WestWorld seeks continued growth

Scottsdale's WestWorld has long been a center of equestrian activity in the southwest, a home for horse shows and competitions that are a perfect fit in The West's Most Western Town. Thanks to major investments in recent years and an intentional push to land more, new and bigger events, WestWorld enjoyed another record year and is poised for even bigger and better things to come.
Scottsdale City Council passes first-known state code amendment regarding overseeding

Scottsdale City Council approved a code amendment last night which states Homeowner Associations (HOA) cannot mandate homeowners to overseed their lawn. The new code gives homeowners the ability to now choose to not overseed, which is an effective way to save thousands of gallons of water per property.
Purchasing Card Controls, Audit No. 2205

Purchasing card documentation requirements need to be enforced and monitoring practices can be strengthened. Over the past couple of years, a significant number of purchasing card logs were not submitted by cardholders or timely reviewed by supervisors. Other aspects of program administration could also be improved to strengthen purchasing card controls.
Scottsdale Public Library recognizes Banned Books Week, Sept. 18 - 24

The Libraries feature book displays and informational items.
Taxiway A North & Runup Area Reconstruction Project Starts Oct. 10

Construction will start on the Taxiway A north & Runup Area Project on Monday, October 10. This project will address aging pavement, reconfigure taxiway geometry to meet FAA standards, and provide for additional capacity for departing aircraft.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 19, 2022

This week's highlights: City wins award for work on General Plan | Salute veterans, military personnel | Read a banned book!
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 12, 2022

This week's highlights: Your tax dollars at work | Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month | September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Scottsdale's budget - your tax dollars at work

Scottsdale's budget is the foundation for delivering on the city's mission statement: Simply Better Service for a World-Class Community - check out this year's budget video to learn more.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 6, 2022

This week's highlights: Register for Diversity Summit | Hometown Happy Hour returns | Sign up for Fall 2022 Neighborhood College classes
2,000th U.S. Customs and Border Protection visitor processed

The Scottsdale Airport celebrated a new record for processing international aircraft this week with its 2,000th flight completed during this federal fiscal year.
Scottsdale Community Services Labor Day 2022 Hours

Most city offices and buildings will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Read how the holiday impacts Scottsdale's Community Services.
Scottsdale Salutes – a new city program will honor those in uniform

The city of Scottsdale is launching a new program to publicly thank veterans and military service members in the community – banners featuring them will fly from street light poles in Old Town during two weeks in November.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 29, 2022

This week's highlights: City offices closed Sept. 5 for Labor Day | Refrain from overseeding lawns | Mayor hosts Constitution Day Contest
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
Scottsdale seeking board members and commissioners

Promoting diversity and inclusion. Honoring veterans in our community. Examining policies that keep Scottsdale Airport safe. These are just some of the ways volunteers serve on boards and commissions to make Scottsdale a great place to live work and play.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 22, 2022

This week's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Cactus Park closed for storm cleanup | Help Scottsdale become a cooler city | Commemorate Women's Equality Day
5 Million Minutes Read in Scottsdale this Summer

Scottsdale Public Library's summer reading program participation increased 75% in 2022.
Identifying strategies for a cooler Scottsdale

Scottsdale City Council will discuss the development of the city’s first Heat Mitigation Plan at a council work session on Sept. 13, along with details about the Scottsdale Sustainability Plan 2022.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 15, 2022

This week's update: Official primary election results | Storm response and update | Get an update on Civic Center renovation
Scottsdale Airport receives grants to curb capacity issues

Scottsdale Airport has received more than $5.4 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve the efficiency, safety and capacity at the airport.
Scottsdale incumbents appear to have won reelection, one open City Council seat will be filled in November

With nearly all ballots tabulated by Maricopa County in Scottsdale’s Aug. 2 primary election, it appears that incumbents Kathy Littlefield and Solange Whitehead will retain their seats on the City Council.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 8, 2022

This week's highlights: Unofficial election results | DC Ranch Neighborhood Park opens | Short-term rental report updated
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 1, 2022

This week's highlights: Cast your ballot in tomorrow's primary election | Water adjustment forms available | A Look Back: Bill Walton and the Wash
One Water Brewing Showcase

This one-of-a-kind event brings Scottsdale residents and visitors a chance to participate in the world’s first showcase featuring beer made exclusively with ultra-purified, recycled water from Scottsdale’s Advance Water Treatment Plant.
Scottsdale Update - July 28, 2022

Today's highlights: Thanks for your feedback! | Commemorate ADA anniversary | Learn about city issues by attending public meetings
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
Scottsdale Update - July 25, 2022

Today's highlights: Focus on safety in school zones | Classes offer fall fun for everyone | Aloha to swim, sun and safety
Scottsdale Update - July 21, 2022

Today's highlights: Be monsoon ready | Excessive heat warning issued | Early voting is underway
Scottsdale Update - July 18, 2022

Today's highlights: Register for after-school program | View new public art | New nationwide suicide hotline - 988
Scottsdale Update - July 14, 2022

Today's highlights: Last day: Take a brief survey | Heat refuge available | ADOT work affects Loop 101 Pima Freeway
A Veteran Storyteller (Veterans AZ Season 2 Episode 2)

The latest episode of Veterans AZ is a conversation with Frank Lambert – a West Point graduate who went on to serve with the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam. In March 2022, Frank was honored with the Veterans Heritage Project’s Storyteller Award.
Scottsdale Water targets irrigation inefficiency and leaks with enhanced rebates

Scottsdale Water enhanced its citywide efforts to encourage residents and businesses to achieve long-term water savings by boosting rebates that support customers in optimizing their irrigation systems, combating wasteful leaks, and upgrading their landscape.
Scottsdale Update - July 11, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Take a brief survey | Changes to short-term rentals | Water rebates available
SFD Chief Tom Shannon installed as Arizona Fire Chiefs Association President

"This is an organization that helps set the standard of the modern fire department,” says Shannon.
Scottsdale Update - July 7, 2022

Today's highlights: Vote Centers open | Prevent heat related death/illness | Back to School program needs donations
Scottsdale's ‘Beat the Heat’ Assists 116 Seniors

The program provides food, supplies and support services to homebound seniors.
Scottsdale Update - June 30, 2022

Today's highlights: July 4 information | Voter registration deadline is Tuesday | COVID-19 cases on the rise
Vote in Scottsdale’s primary election

Important voter dates and deadlines begin Tuesday, July 5.
Wireless Network Security, Audit No. 2203

Overall, the security, encryption and authentication protocols that have been implemented were at acceptable levels for enterprise class wireless networks. Our audit consultant, BerryDunn, provided recommendations to enhance the City’s wireless security posture.
City Clerk Operations, Audit No. 2207

This audit was conducted to evaluate the operations of the City Clerk’s office, which include giving notice and keeping records of City Council meetings and actions and administering the records management program, legal postings, and municipal elections.
Scottsdale Video Network July program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this July.
Scottsdale Update - June 27, 2022

Today's highlights: July 4 information | Scottsdale commits $2 million to people in need | Chug along to Red, White and Choo Choo
City announces July 4 general information, events and activities

Most city offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Trash and recycling schedules will not be affected. Place your containers out the evening before or by 5 a.m. the morning of collection.
Have fun every day at work – become a recreation leader!

Scottsdale’s nationally accredited and award-winning Parks and Recreation department is currently seeking recreation leaders to run programs and operations at some of the best locations in the Valley.
Another hot, dry summer prompts fireworks warnings

Yet another hot, dry summer has fire officials in Scottsdale worried about wildfires in the city, and particularly in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
City Council approves nearly $2 million for social service agencies and programs

Funding will go to nonprofit agencies that provide programs and services to assist thousands of people who are at risk and in need.
Scottsdale Update - June 23, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Donate items to food bank | Police warn of phone scam | June Days fun continues
Million dollar donation will help the Railroad Park provide cooler options

The money will be used to build a new indoor play facility, part of a new project to expand indoor options for families to enjoy the park year-round.
Scottsdale Update - June 16, 2022

Today's highlights: City offices closed Monday for Juneteenth | Celebrate Juneteenth Sunday at stadium | June Days fun continues
Old Town - ADA Ramp Improvement Project

A series of roadway improvements are planned for Old Town Scottsdale starting Tuesday, July 5.
Scottsdale Update - June 13, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Monsoon season is upon us | City working to reduce wildfire risk | Join Juneteenth event Sunday
Scottsdale works to reduce wildfire risks

Monsoon season has reached Arizona and fire officials have worked tirelessly to reduce the wildland fire risks in North Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - June 9, 2022

Today's highlights: Excessive heat warning | View SMoCA's cool exhibits | More June Days fun!
Scottsdale proudly celebrates Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride, will be flown this week at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale Update - June 6, 2022

Today's highlights: Celebrate Pride Month | ADEQ issues high pollution advisory | Family fun at "Bring on the Summer"
30 Teens experience 15th Public Safety Teen Academy

Scottsdale Police and Fire are hosting 30 teens this week at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Scottsdale Update - June 2, 2022

Today's highlights: June Days heats up Scottsdale | Mark your calendars for Juneteenth celebration | Water/sewer rate increase
Scottsdale Update - May 26, 2022

Today's highlights: City offices closed Monday | Buckle Up for safety | June Days heats up Scottsdale
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Scottsdale PD Reminds to Buckle up Arizona

In our efforts to meet one of the operational goals - to Enhance Traffic Safety, the Scottsdale Police Department will be supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Buckle up Arizona Enforcement campaign.
Scottsdale Update - May 23, 2022

Today's highlights: Honor lives lost Memorial Day | Donations needed for summer senior relief | Discover the benefits of "passive" homes
Scottsdale Update - May 19, 2022

Today's highlights: Thwart catalytic converter thefts | See "Before & After" reinvestments | Support Arizona Restaurant Week
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 in the Arizona Republic on Friday, May 20, 2022 and Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Scottsdale Update - May 16, 2022

Today's highlights: City needs Beat the Heat donations | Learn about the history of Scottsdale parks | Here's a cool way to watch a movie
Scottsdale Update - May 12, 2022

Todays highlights: Scottsdale Parks & Rec needs your input | Civic Center project update | Support Restaurant Week
Suicide Awareness After Incident Outside of Scottsdale PD/FD HQ

The Scottsdale Police Department is bringing attention to Suicide Awareness during National Mental Health Awareness Month and resources that are available from the department after a male subject took his own life in front of Scottsdale Police and Fire Headquarters on May 10, 2022.
Scottsdale Update - May 9, 2022

Todays highlights: Provide input on Sustainability Plan | City exceeds water savings commitment | Restock food bank through Stamp Out Hunger
Scottsdale Update - May 5, 2022

Today's highlights: important voting info | The city is hiring | Plug into Electronics Recycling
Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop

The Healing of Memories Retreat is a response to the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances, and is a major step that helps Veterans begin the healing journey.
Scottsdale Update - May 2, 2022

Today's highlights: Enjoy a free concert | Recycle your electronics| Stamp out hunger
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Scottsdale Update - April 28, 2022

Today's highlights: Celebrate Arbor Day | City Council approves Transportation Action Plan | Water admin captures leadership award
Scottsdale City Council approves 2022 Transportation Action Plan

The plan is focused on flexible transportation planning, implementing new technology and investing in existing infrastructure.
E-Verify Compliance Audit FY 2020/21, Audit No. 2202

State law requires the city to randomly verify that its service contractors and their subcontractors use the federal E-Verify program to confirm the employment eligibility of their employees working on city contracts. Based on their submitted records, the selected city contractors and their selected subcontractors generally used the federal E-Verify program. However, three subcontractors did not provide the required documentation for a total of five employees.
Parks and Recreation Resource Management, Audit No. 2208

This audit was conducted to evaluate Parks and Recreation departmental operations related to field and pool use. Field and pool resource management can be improved by standardizing processes, narrowing maintenance windows, and configuring the recreation management system effectively. Also, the system can be better configured to help ensure correct aquatic fees are charged. As well, cost recovery analysis used to set rates and fees for pools and fields should be more complete.
Crime Reporting Statistics, Audit No. 2007

This audit was conducted to evaluate the Scottsdale Police Department’s controls over and reliability of crime statistics reporting. Based on our review of incident data and the department's quality review process, crime statistics were generally reported accurately, though some quality control processes could be improved. Some aspects of crime reporting can also be improved, such as establishing written procedures, documenting changes to the statute mapping, and presenting crime statistics on the department website.
Scottsdale Water official named Arizona Operations Leader of the Year

Scottsdale Water official named Arizona Operations Leader of the Year while the Division wins eight safety awards at AZ Water Conference.
Scottsdale Update - April 25, 2022

Today's highlights: Drug Take Back event will be Saturday | Earth Week activities run through Friday | Get up, up & away with "Balloonacy"
Scottsdale Update - April 21, 2022

Today's highlights: Major freeway closures this weekend | Know It All! | Earth Week kicks off tomorrow
Every tree counts – be part of Scottsdale’s citizen tree inventory

Members of Scottsdale’s Environmental Advisory Commission want residents to learn about the benefits of trees, plants and animals by collecting data right outside their homes via an online portal and app.
One year ago, Scottsdale adopted its anti-discrimination ordinance

Adopted unanimously by the City Council April 20, 2021, the ordinance is part of the city’s commitment to a Scottsdale free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability anywhere within city limits.
Scottsdale Update - April 18, 2022

Today's highlights: 360 offers insight into Scottsdale | Register for Earth Week activities | PD offers free Vacation Watch
Scottsdale Update - April 14, 2022

Today's highlights: Libraries closed Sunday | Smart Cities workshop generates ideas | Tickets on sale for Pac-12 baseball tournament
Individual Arrested for Recent Scottsdale School and Business Threats

The Scottsdale Police Department is sharing information with our community about an arrest related to telephonic threats made to multiple locations, including several Scottsdale schools and businesses, on April 8th and April 11th, 2022.
The city seeks additional input on Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan & Zoning Ordinance updates

The city is offering an online, self-guided, open house series that will enable participants to provide input on topics such as the Old Town Plan Vision and Values, quality development, mixed-use development, building height, bonus provisions, and public open space in Old Town.
Scottsdale Update - April 11, 2022

Today's highlights: Proposed FY 2022/23 budget released | Provide input on Old Town plan | Thank you, volunteers!
Scottsdale Police Traffic Stop Leads to $600,000 worth of Fentanyl Seizure

The Scottsdale Police Department made arrests during a traffic stop and seized 33.5 pounds of Fentanyl contraband worth $600,000.
Scottsdale Update - April 7, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Serve on a city board, commission | Provide input on Parks and Rec programs & services | Learn about city through "360"
Apply to serve on a city board or commission

Residents wanting to institute positive change are invited to apply to serve. Volunteers are needed for eight boards and commission:
Scottsdale Update - April 4, 2022

Today's highlights: April is Water Awareness Month | Civil War Roundtable: "Hero of Gettysburg" | Protect your identity
Scottsdale Update - March 31, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale earns $138,000 energy rebate | Investing in Our Scottsdale | Mark your calendars for Earth Week events
Arizona's Legacy (Veterans AZ Season 2 - Episode 1)

Meet two people contributing to Arizona's veterans’ legacy in the latest episode of Veterans AZ: Nikki Stratton, granddaughter of USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton and ship’s sponsor of the new USS Arizona, and Army veteran Cole Hickman from MANA House.
Scottsdale Water recognized for energy-savings program

APS presented the city with a check worth $137,926.80 for Scottsdale Water’s participation in the APS Peak Solutions energy savings program last summer. Since program inception in 2009, Scottsdale Water has received more than $1.3 million for its energy saving efforts.
Share your thoughts with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation

Take a survey or attend a community meeting to help shape our strategic plan.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Scottsdale captures top environmental awards for McDowell Sonoran Preserve trailheads

Arizona Forward honored McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s Fraesfield and Granite Mountain trailheads with Crescordia awards in two categories.
Scottsdale Update - March 28, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale captures environmental awards | Experience adventure at Tents by the Tracks | Smoke alarms - Toss 'em in 10
Scottsdale hires Lisa McNeilly as sustainability director

McNeilly will set the strategic direction for Scottsdale’s sustainability efforts, with a focus on protecting the city’s natural resources for future generations through the development of Scottsdale’s first sustainability plan.
Scottsdale Update - March 24, 2022

Today's highlights: Heat advisory - be safe | Attend "Smart Cities" workshop | City hires new sustainability director
Scottsdale Police Invites Public Comment

The City of Scottsdale and its Police Department are seeking public comment for proposed changes to the Public Safety Plan Ordinance (Scottsdale Revised Code, Chapter 23, ARTICLE IV. - PUBLIC SAFETY PLANS) .
Wildland fire fuel mitigation continues in North Scottsdale

As the wildfire season approaches, the City of Scottsdale is continuing fire/fuel mitigation projects in and around the North Scottsdale.
Scottsdale workshop explores smart city solutions

Scottsdale is seeking feedback as part of its participation in the 2022 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge.
Scottsdale Update - March 21, 2022

Today's highlights: Meet mayor's new chief of staff | Big things happening at Exclusively Little | Register for Valley Bike Month activities
Mayor selects former planning staffer as chief of staff

Mayor David D. Ortega has selected David Simmons as his new chief of staff.
Play Ball! Spring Training begins March 18 in Scottsdale!

The San Francisco Giants swing into their spring 2022 season on Friday, March 18 at Scottsdale Stadium.
Scottsdale Update - March 17, 2022

Today's highlights: Water wins awards | Attend free Scottsdale Concert Band performance | Check out the Then and Now exhibit
Scottsdale Water receives recognition at 2022 WateReuse Symposium

Scottsdale Update - March 14, 2022

Today's highlights: Spring Training returns | Sign up for Cycle the Arts | Admire art! | Congrats to History Hall of Famers
Scottsdale Update - March 10, 2022

Today's highlights: Provide input on library needs | Watch Women's History Month panel discussion | Help neighbors in need w/Scottsdale Cares
Scottsdale Update - March 7, 2022

Today's highlights: Watch State of Scottsdale 2022 | Celebrate Women's History Month | Lifeguards/instructors to receive special duty pay
Scottsdale Aquatics pilots ‘Special Duty Pay' for Lifeguards this Summer

Scottsdale is looking to fill 74 lifeguard and swim instructor positions this summer and is piloting an incentive program that will boost minimum base pay to $14.50 per hour, plus reimburse training and certification costs.
Mayor David D. Ortega’s State of the City

Mayor David D. Ortega's annual state of the city address – the "State of Scottsdale 2022" – is here.
Scottsdale Update - March 3, 2022

Today's highlights: Tonight's Gold Palette ArtWalk features Native Spirit | Celebrate the Persian New Year | Watch the latest Fast Five
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 28, 2022

Today's highlights: Watch "year in social" | Register for city classes | Attend the "What to Wear Career Fair"
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 24, 2022

Today's highlights: Provide input on character area plan | Support human services through Empty Bowls | Celebrate Founder's Day
Scottsdale Airport is Fourth in World!

Scottsdale Airport is currently fourth in the world for business aviation departures according to WingX,
City seeks additional input on Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan and Zoning Ordinance updates

Based on direction from City Council, additional outreach is still needed for this project, and we need your input.
Scottsdale Spring Program Registration begins Feb. 28

Activities available for every age and interest!
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 17, 2022

Today's highlights: City offices closed Monday | We're a Smart Cities winner | Celebrate Founder's Day
Marianne T. Bayardi slated to become Scottsdale’s next presiding city judge

The interview and selection process for Scottsdale’s next presiding city judge has concluded. On Feb. 22, City Council will consider the appointment of Marianne T. Bayardi.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 14, 2022

Today's highlights: ADEQ issues high pollution advisory | Presidents Day closures | Museum of the West seeking volunteers
Black history is American history: Meet George Nelms

Did you know a black Scottsdale resident was the inventor of key components in the development of pacemaker technology?
Scottsdale hires Jackie Johnson as diversity program director

The city of Scottsdale recently named Jackie Johnson as its new diversity program director. Johnson will set the strategic direction for Scottsdale’s DEI initiatives, integrating diversity with the city’s core mission and values.
Be a part of the Scottsdale Tourism Strategic Plan’s community survey

​Your responses will help us better understand the community experience, as well as identify how we can protect, improve and enhance Scottsdale’s economic prosperity.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 10, 2022

Today's highlights: It's Black History Month | Library hosts Civil War Roundtable | Neighborhood College hosts webinar on financial matters
Scottsdale Spring Break Camps begin March 14

Enroll your 1st - 6th grader today!
DUI Task Force for the WM Phoenix Open

The Scottsdale Police Department, in collaboration with the Tempe Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and the Salt River Police Department, will be conducting a DUI Task Force from February 8th through February 12th, 2022, for the WM Phoenix Open.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 7, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Phoenix Open is in full swing | Lights, camera, action! | Learn about edible gardens at Green Building webinar
WM Phoenix Open is in full swing.

Known as "The Greatest Show on Grass," the WM Phoenix Open is one of the PGA Tour’s most exciting stops.
Scottsdale Police Death Investigation 02-06-22

The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating the shooting death of an individual who was found on the side of the road near 7900 E. Camelback Rd around 01:10 a.m. on Sunday, February 6th, 2022.
Scottsdale Police Department Awarded Arizona GOHS Grant

The Scottsdale Police Department (SPD) received grant #2022-405c-004 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in October of 2021. These funds are being used to purchase equipment to support the Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS) system.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 3, 2022

Today's highlights: Take the tourism survey | Investing in Our Scottsdale | Western Weeks kicks in high gear
Western Week - Important road closure and restriction information

All are welcome to experience what can only be described as one “heck of a good time” – parades, the Hashknife Pony Express, Native American festivals, gold mining, live music, and museum exhibits. Some roads in Scottsdale in Old Town will be affected.:
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 31, 2022

Today's highlights: Police chief captures top award | Saddle up for Western Week | Shred event and electronics recycling, Saturday
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 27, 2022

Today's highlights: E-Qual coming for elections | Vaccines, testing available in Scottsdale | Love tennis?
Coronado Golf Course Lease, Audit No. 2113

This audit was conducted to evaluate contract compliance and effectiveness of contract administration. Remedial actions have not been taken despite the golf course operator's noncompliance with lease terms. The operator had not made the first lease payment, which was due in July 2021, and did not provide transaction records for this audit. Further, the operator had not timely addressed past safety and maintenance issues. As well, the City's contract file should be more complete and organized.
Destination Marketing Contract, Audit No. 2206

This audit was conducted to evaluate contract compliance, effectiveness, and administration of the destination marketing contract with Experience Scottsdale. The destination marketing contact can be strengthened by addressing more operating risks. As well, contract terms are not sufficient to limit administrative costs and maximize the destination marketing programs. Further, performance monitoring activities can better ensure focus on the City’s objectives and contract compliance.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Scottsdale implements E-Qual for August council election

Scottsdale will go digital in its August primary election process with the city’s launch of E-Qual – a system provided by the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office that allows candidates for office to collect their signatures electronically.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 24, 2022

Today's highlights: Saddle up for Western Week | HUUB debuts for small businesses | Get traffic restrictions
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 20, 2022

Today's highlights: Nominate someone for an All Star Award | Free COVID-19 testing and vaccines | Donate to city's "Career Closet"
The city is hosting a series of free vaccine events at community centers.

We’re offering the Pfizer vaccine (5 and older), and the Janssen and Moderna (both for 18 and older) vaccines.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 13, 2022

Today's highlights: Rapid tests available now | Sunday traffic restrictions | Monday is last day to recycle Christmas trees
SFD Annual Drive Collects Nearly 20,000 Toys

Scottsdale Fire Department wrapped its 2021 Toy Drive with nearly 20,000 toys collected October through December.
WestWorld Manager Brian Dygert earns Hall of Fame recognition

Brian Dygert, the man behind WestWorld of Scottsdale, will be inducted into the League of Agricultural and Equine Centers Hall of Fame Jan. 18 in Austin, Texas.
Scottsdale asks residents to use five percent less water and conserve more

Scottsdale is asking all residents, businesses and visitors to conserve their water usage by at least five percent as the state is now officially in Tier One of a Colorado River supply shortage.
Rock ‘n’ Roll marathons run through Scottsdale Jan. 16; note traffic restrictions

Traffic restrictions and road closures on several major Scottsdale streets will be in effect from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 10, 2022

Today's highlights: Library, sr centers expand hours | Register for "Chaos or Community?" | Note traffic restrictions for marathons
State of Scottsdale video will launch in lieu of State of the City event

With COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations on the rise, Mayor David D. Ortega has made the difficult decision to delay his State of Scottsdale address.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 6, 2022

Today's highlights: State of City cancelled | Attend city-hosted vaccine events | Library & senior centers expand hours
The city seeks feedback on draft amendments to the Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan & Zoning Ordinance updates

The city is in the process of updating the Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan as well as sections of the city’s Zoning Ordinance specific to the downtown area.
Protect your home's pipes during freezing temperatures

Be sure to protect your pipes this winter as temperatures drop into the 30s.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 3, 2022

Today's highlights: Mark calendars for State of Scottsdale | Attend MLK Jr. Community Celebration | Start your new year with a paper cleanse
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Public Notice - Water: Land Use Assumptions & Infrastructure Improvement Plan

The City of Scottsdale hereby gives notice of a public hearing to be held at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on May 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Kiva in City Hall, 3939 Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona in connection with the City’s intention to modify the Land Use Assumptions report and Infrastructure Improvement Plan report.
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. A public hearing on Scottsdale’s proposed property tax levy will occur before final budget adoption, scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard.
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.
Proposed Fiscal Year 2022/23 budget reflects cautious optimism in city’s overall financial picture
The Scottsdale City Council will review and consider adopting the proposed budget in the coming weeks. Read the Fiscal Year 2022/23 Proposed Budget Transmittal for a complete overview.
Scottsdale What Works Cities 2023 Gold certification

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