City of Scottsdale Statement - March 3 Maricopa County Supervisors action regarding Rio Verde Foothills residents
The Scottsdale City Council unanimously approved a proposed agreement that would assist Maricopa County in providing water to county residents in Rio Verde Foothills. The City of Scottsdale recognizes that Maricopa County may have concerns with elements of that proposal, but rather than directing their staff to work with the City on those concerns, they rejected Scottsdale's offer of assistance outright. Maricopa County is the local government for Rio Verde Foothills and today's action makes it clear that they want to wash their hands of the matter and make Scottsdale responsible for their constituents. Should Maricopa County want to re-engage on Scottsdale's draft intergovernmental agreement, it remains on the table.
Statement from Mayor David D. Ortega
"It is unfortunate that Supervisor Galvin continues to deflect his responsibilities to me. Conversely, I will continue to serve my constituents and continue to protect Scottsdale Water from those who would commandeer our facilities.”
The city has issued several statements on this topic which contain links & other information that will be helpful to understanding the issue and the city’s position: