The city of Scottsdale is providing this statement as an update after the City Council’s executive session on Tuesday, Jan. 24:
The Scottsdale City Council met in executive session Tuesday regarding legal issues related to the Rio Verde Foothills area, an adjacent portion of unincorporated Maricopa County where some homes and properties have been developed without a planned water supply. Pursuant to state law, what was discussed in the executive session is confidential. The city is aware that potential solutions are being proposed and discussed at the county and state levels. Scottsdale continues to encourage Maricopa County - the elected local government for the residents of Rio Verde Foothills - to lead discussions toward possible solutions on behalf of their constituents. Scottsdale is willing to discuss solutions that comply with the city's state-mandated Drought Management Plan and do not negatively impact water resources for City of Scottsdale residents.
A previous statement from the city (Jan. 22) provides additional information and context on the issue: