Statement issued in response to a town hall meeting scheduled in Rio Verde Foothills for Jan. 29
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.
Because residents in Rio Verde Foothills have sued the City of Scottsdale over this matter, and that lawsuit is still not yet completely resolved, city staff will not attend Sunday's town hall meeting.
Whether they are developed in Sunday's town hall meeting or elsewhere, Scottsdale is willing to discuss potential short- and long-term solutions with Maricopa County, the only local governing body for Rio Verde, provided Scottsdale remains in compliance with the city's state-mandated Drought Management Plan and City of Scottsdale residents are not negatively impacted. The assistance of members of the Arizona State Legislature in moving potential solutions forward is appreciated.
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: