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Starting today! Chaparral Road is closed at the Indian Bend Wash, just east of Hayden Road, through approximately Sept. 1. This project will create a new pedestrian underpass along the Indian Bend multiuse path on the east side of Hayden Road under Chaparral Road. Adding this underpass will reduce bike and pedestrian traffic across Chaparral Road, which will increase safety and allow more green light time for vehicles.

Work takes place 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Occasional night and weekend work will be necessary to install a waterline being built in conjunction with this project. During the Chaparral closure, use McDonald Drive or Indian School Road as alternate routes to and from Loop 101 (Pima Freeway).  

In addition, the Indian Bend Wash multiuse path on the east side of Hayden Road also is closed. Access the path on the west side of Hayden Road between Camelback and Jackrabbit roads. Watch this short video and learn more about the project here.

Monsoon Awareness Week takes place June 9-15; monsoon season runs June 15-Sept. 30. Monsoons often bring thunderstorms with heavy rain, flash flooding and lightning which can cause wildfires. Prepare now so you know what actions may be needed when a major storm rolls in. Look for Ready, Set, Go messages on social networks and in the news media. Be READY: always be prepared for potential emergencies; get SET by maintaining awareness of events that may force evacuation; and GO, evacuate immediately as instructed by emergency authorities.

The National Weather Service has provided additional resources:

Scottsdale earns its 51st consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This highest form of recognition in government accounting and financial reporting is awarded by the Government Finance Officers’ Association, an independent panel of peer reviewers from across the United States and Canada. Scottsdale’s 2023 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report met or exceeded standards that demonstrate the “spirit of transparency and full disclosure” to clearly communicate the city’s financial story.

Join us for Scottsdale's 2024 Community Juneteenth event: Celebrating a Culture of Resiliency. Celebrate freedom at Scottsdale’s free Community Juneteenth Celebration presented by Mayo Clinic from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Civic Center. This vibrant event promises a day filled with indoor and outdoor activities, delicious food, uplifting music, family-friendly entertainment, enlightening educational speakers, captivating art displays, wellness resources and much more. Learn more.

Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery – more specifically the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas, who did not receive the news until two years after abolition.  It is believed to be the oldest African American holiday, with annual celebrations in different parts of the country dating back to 1866.  

Reminder: While the city’s event is June 15, Juneteenth itself occurs every June 19, and is a federal and city holiday. Most city offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, June 19. Trash and recycling collection is not affected. Place your containers in their usual spot by 5 a.m. the morning of collection or the night before.


Get a head start learning about city issues, projects and activities by attending or listening in on the many public meetings we host. 

Learn about healthy living, engagement, and ways to create a more vibrant and connected community. Attend the Blue Zones Project Scottsdale Docuseries Viewing Party + Q&A at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Watch the first episode of an inspiring documentary, “Live to 100: Secrets to the Blue Zones.” This project is a movement that focuses on improving community well-being and longevity. Learn about Scottsdale’s process of becoming a Blue Zones Community.  

June Days celebration continues … enjoy all the things that make Old Town unique. Daily activities and events include wine tastings, art exhibits, crafting workshops, live performances and family-oriented outings. Plan your June Days at Highlights: 

  • June Days Gold Palette ArtWalk: Hear live music and nosh on cool refreshments as you stroll through the district and enjoy masterpieces that evoke summertime vibes. Galleries will feature live demonstrations, as well. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Scottsdale Arts District. Free admission.

  • Paint Party: Forest Meadow. In a relaxed, social, group setting, an artist will guide you through replicating the featured painting step by step, all while you listen to great music and sip on your drink of choice. Whether you are an aspiring artist or just looking to explore your creative side, you are sure to go home with a painting that is uniquely yours! 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, Brush Bar, 7010 E. Main St. $40 per person. 

Rock out at a family dance party! Enjoy a DJ, foam party, glow games access to pool amenities and more. Glow Up takes place 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 14, at McDowell Mountain Aquatic Center, 15525 N. Thompson Peak Parkway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost for residents is $5 for children and $7 for adults. 



Investing in Our Scottsdale: Via de Ventura will be repaved June 4-19 between Hayden Road and Eastwood Lane. Work will take place 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday. One travel lane in each direction will remain open and business access will be maintained. The finished road will be restriped in the existing configuration with two travel lanes east- and westbound with bike lanes, and existing left- and right-turn bays will remain in place. 

City provides dead animal pick up on streets and curbs. However, property owners are responsible for removing dead animals on private property. Dead animals should be bagged and tied prior to being deposited into a trash container. Request a dead animal pickup on public property.


The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4. Those with respiratory sensitivities are advised to take precautions during outdoor activities. Please help reduce ozone by doing one or more of the following: 

  • Use gas or electric instead of burning wood 

  • Ride transit, carpool or telework 

  • Eliminate unnecessary driving and/or combine trips 

  • Avoid dirt roads 

  • Avoid using leaf blowers

ADOT advises drivers to plan for the following restrictions as part of the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) Improvements. 

  • The northbound Loop 101 on ramp at Shea Boulevard continues to be closed through June 14.

  • The northbound Loop 101 off ramp at Cactus Road continues to be closed through June 28. 

  • The northbound Loop 101 off ramp at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard will be closed for 60 days as of May 29. 

This is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s two-year project to add lanes and improve interchanges on Loop 101 between Shea Boulevard and Princess Drive/ Pima Road. “Stay in the Loop” by subscribing to project updates on ADOT’s website.

Job of the Week: Budget/Research Analyst Principal. In this position, you’ll be responsible for diving into complex financial data, forecasting revenues, analyzing costs and conducting research to support the city's budgetary process and strategic planning initiatives. It's a role that requires a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills and the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders to ensure fiscal responsibility and efficiency. Learn more and apply.


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by Jan Horne, public information officer, 480-312-2636
Jun 3, 2024
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