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Find your voting location online for the July 30 primary election. Maricopa County Elections will use a phased approach to open 224 voting centers by Election Day, starting with its first openings Wednesday, July 3. The phased opening approach increases reliability of in-person voting operations, and it significantly expands a voter’s access to participate in the election.

Locations.Maricopa.Vote includes an interactive map showing voters their closest location, along with wait times and hours. Wait times are updated every 15 minutes, ensuring voters have the latest information when determining the best location to fit their schedule.

Important election dates:

  • This week: Candidate Information Pamphlet mailed

  • July 1: Voter registration deadline

  • July 19: Last day to request an early ballot

  • July 23: Last day to mail back your ballot

  • July 30: Election Day

Visit Scottsdale.Vote to learn more about the candidates for Scottsdale mayor and City Council.

Exciting changes are coming to We're launching a new, improved city website Monday, July 1. This update is the first phase of many positive changes to enhance your online experience with Scottsdale.

What’s in it for you?

  • Mobile-responsive design: Seamless experience on all your devices.

  • Enhanced search functionality: Find what you need faster.

  • Improved accessibility: Inclusive for users of all abilities.

  • Action-oriented, topic-based organization: Easy navigation based on your needs.

  • Intent-based user interface: Putting website actions at your fingertips.

We understand that change can be challenging. Some bookmarks may need updating, and Google searches might take time to reflect the new site. We appreciate your patience during this transition. Rest assured, these updates will provide a more secure and technologically advanced platform. Over the next year, we'll continue to roll out improvements to better serve our website visitors. remains your essential hub for accessing local government services, conducting business, and staying informed about city programs and projects. We're committed to making your interactions with the city easier and more efficient.

Stay tuned for more updates. Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve your online experience with the city of Scottsdale.

The city seeks feedback on draft amendments to the Old Town Scottsdale Urban Design & Architectural Guidelines. The Development Review Board initiated a focused update to the Old Town Scottsdale Urban Design and Architectural Guidelines to align with recent City Council-adopted amendments to the Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan and the city’s Zoning Ordinance.

The draft guidelines are available online for public review; however, the public is also invited to attend open houses to review and provide comments in-person. They run 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10; and 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Both take place at the Community Design Studio. The same content will be provided at both sessions.


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

Week of June 24:

Week of July 1: Posted so far; check back next week for the full list):

Learn about the responsibilities of city Boards and Commissions and how you can serve.  


Celebrate the final week of June Days. Wrap up the celebration with daily activities and events including wine tastings, art exhibits, crafting workshops, live performances and family-oriented outings. Plan your June Days at and listen to our June Days Podsdale podcast!


  • Scottsdale Stories & Sweets: It All Started in Scottsdale: When you think of Scottsdale, you probably don’t think of any past crime sprees, but in 1997 a local boy teamed with his girlfriend from another state to became notorious throughout the western United States. Hear a forgotten story that once gripped the nation. This presentation may not be appropriate for younger viewers. 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road. RSVP to help us plan for food and beverages.

  • Breakfast at the Market: The popular Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market features a variety of breakfast food, artisan vendors and live music. 7-10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 3806 N. Brown Ave. Free admission.

  • Candle Making Workshop: Join Desert Blossom Candles and learn the art of candle making to create your own succulent garden candle. This workshop includes all instructions and supplies! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, The Merchantile of Scottsdale, 3965 N. Brown Ave. $55.

Enjoy a variety of music at Scottsdale libraries this summer with a diverse lineup of musical performances. Don't miss out on these amazing performances that celebrate various cultures.  

Children's Learning and Play Festival promises a day of fun and learning. This free event runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at WestWorld. It’s the perfect outing for families with kids of all ages and features activities to educate, entertain and inspire. Enjoy authors, live music, captivating performances, thrilling rides and hands-on STEAM activities. Don’t miss the wildlife exhibits where children can get up close and personal with animals, and interactive booths that focus on health, wellness and active play.

Chug along to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park for Red, White and Choo Choo. All aboard for a mix of old-school attractions and modern family fun to celebrate Independence Day. The event takes place 4-9 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. Activities include bounce houses, water slides, dunk tanks, family field games, pie-eating contests and a whole lot more. Free for kids 2 and younger, $15 for those 3 and older. Purchase tickets online. You’ll need to create an account if you’re not already registered for city programs. Learn more about the event.



Senior Services staff and volunteers assembled and delivered about 100 bags for this year's Beat the Heat participants. The summer program serves two critical functions: providing homebound seniors with heat relief items to help them stay cool and assessing their needs to connect them with helpful resources. Learn more about Beat the HeatWatch this video.

Scottsdale is seeking feedback on the regional Consolidated Plan for housing and community development. Scottsdale, Maricopa County and other regional members of the Maricopa HOME Consortium are collecting feedback on community development and housing needs to inform the county's 2025-2029 Consolidated Plan and Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.

The feedback collected will help prioritize decisions for federally funded programs designed to improve the quality of life for low-to-moderate-income families, prevent or eliminate slums and address any threats to the health or welfare.

There are two ways to share feedback:

Learn more about the city’s Community Assistance program.


Scottsdale Public Library is reducing the number of renewals allowable from six to four. The change starts July 1 and will ensure a wider variety of materials is available for everyone by increasing circulation. Contact the library at 480-312-7323 or visit us online for more information. 

Most city offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, July 4, for 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. Here’s more important information:    

  • Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve: To reduce the threat of wildfire, Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at noon Thursday, July 4, and re-open around 5 a.m. Friday, July 5. All trailheads into the preserve will have “closed” signs posted. Scottsdale police and staff will patrol the area to advise visitors about the closure and fire threat. Violating the closure is a misdemeanor punishable by up to four months in jail and a $750 fine. Pinnacle Peak Park, 26802 N. 102nd Way, will be open from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, July 4.  

  • Fireworks: Although use of some consumer fireworks is permitted by state law in Scottsdale, their use in and near many sensitive desert areas remains illegal and violators are subject to substantial fines. Fire officials prefer fireworks be left to professional shows, which have safety personnel onsite to immediately address fire issues. Use of fireworks is prohibited in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Pinnacle Peak Park and all properties located within 1 mile of these fragile desert lands. The use of fireworks also is prohibited on all publicly owned properties, which include but are not limited to, city buildings, city parking lots, city parks, public schools and city streets. Get more information about firework restrictions and safety.  

  • Fourth of July Celebration at WestWorld: Get ready for a fun evening of live entertainment and family-friendly activities as Scottsdale gears up for this annual celebration. Taking place from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 4, the festivities will culminate with one of the largest fireworks display in Arizona. Activities include a rodeo, slider eating and water balloon throwing contests, family games such as cake walks and musical chairs, and the annual Parade of Heroes. Get more information and buy tickets at

Investing in Our Scottsdale: 68th Street Bike Lanes Project update; additional improvements scheduled in the area. City engineers are monitoring road conditions along 68th Street between Indian School and Thomas roads following the completion of the 68th Street Bike Lanes project last October.

Traffic experts in the field and at the city’s Traffic Management Center have found no significant congestion in the area and are reporting normal traffic movement at all project intersections and along the project corridor. This project was designed to reduce speeding along the roadway and improve safety for all users.

More improvements are coming to the area. The 68th Street Sidewalk project scheduled to begin spring 2025 will include:

  • New sidewalks along both sides of 68th Street to fill a pedestrian gap north of the Bike Lane Project between the Arizona Canal and Camelback Road

  • A streetlight study and storm drain improvements

The much-needed sidewalks will move pedestrians out of the street and offer connections to the Arizona Canal path and popular Old Town destinations.

Adjacent to the 68th Street corridor, transportation planners are looking into bike and pedestrian improvements at two intersections on 64th Street at Thomas and Indian School roads.

Scottsdale's Transportation & Streets Department recently held two open houses to solicit community feedback as part of its study at those intersections. Additional neighborhood bikeway studies are planned for Fall 2024. The studies are funded by the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Design Assistance Program and will determine if improvements are needed, and what options work best in the areas.


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by Office of Communications
Jun 24, 2024
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