Scottsdale Update - April 7, 2022


Serve your community by serving on a city board or commission. Members assist the Scottsdale City Council in making important policy decisions that impact our community. They research, study and discuss specific issues and then forward their recommendations to the City Council. Get a list of vacancies. Get information about the functions of these boards and commissions and the applications. Submit an online application by Thursday, April 21. Applications are valid for one year. The City Council will review materials and nominate candidates from the applicant pool in May.   

Provide your opinion about Scottsdale Parks and Recreation programs and services. Scottsdale Parks and Recreation works hard to bring beautiful open spaces, playgrounds, pools, walking and hiking paths, pools, community centers, sport courts, life-long learning opportunities and more to our residents. We’re developing a new Parks and Recreation strategic plan, and we need your input! Take the online survey, or attend one of several community meetings

Scottsdale Road will be closed at Camelback Road 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Sunday, April 17, through Friday, April. 22. The closures are necessary to perform maintenance on the Arizona Canal bridge. Traffic detours will be in place for southbound travelers. Vehicles traveling south on Scottsdale Road will be directed to turn east or west onto Camelback Road at the intersection. Northbound travel will not be affected. Bus stops in the construction area will be relocated during construction. Thank you for your patience.


National Library Week (April 3-9) highlights the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. Honor this week by designing your own bookmark using the theme, “Connect with Your Library!” Various contest age categories are available, including one for moms and dads. Print out a blank bookmark page or pick one up at your favorite library branch. Drop your bookmark off at any library branch by Saturday, April 9, or post on social media using the hashtag #ScottsdaleLibraryWeek2022.

April’s Civil War Roundtable features James Hessler: “How Dan Sickles Declared Himself the ‘Hero of Gettysburg.’” Major General Daniel Edgar Sickles remains one of Gettysburg’s most controversial participants due to his checkered pre-war career, his “misapprehension” of General George Meade’s orders and his post-battle verbal attacks on Meade. The Civil War Roundtable meets Tuesday, April 19, at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. The lecture starts at 5 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. for book sales and speaker meet and greet.  

Ongoing Events and Activities:

Register for Scottsdale 360, a virtual learning series about the people, policies and programs that shape our community. Attend the first presentation, Water Wise, from 11 a.m.-noon, Thursday, April 28. We’re asking residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce water use by at least 5% due to the Colorado River shortage. Scottsdale’s Water Policy Manager Gretchen Baumgardner will talk about the city's water resources portfolio, the efforts the city is undergoing to conserve, and ways residents and businesses can help. Register online for the class. Or register by texting "360" to 480-312-3111. A registration link will be sent to you during regular business hours. Learn about other 360 classes and register

Protect your identity by shredding your personal documents. The next Police Officers Association of Scottsdale shredding event runs 7-10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Walmart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $5 per box. Learn more.    

All Things Senior Expo and Tradeshow provides a free one-stop resource center. An extensive collection of exhibitors will provide products, resources and valuable services to the 50+ community. If you are looking for information about healthcare, senior housing, municipal services, recreation, technology, transportation or entertainment this is the place to be. The program runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. 


April is Safe Digging Month. Have you ever wondered what the different colored markings on roads or in yards are? They’re a sign that a homeowner or contractor has put safety first and had utility lines identified prior to excavation. Utility lines that serve the community with vital services such as natural gas, electricity, sewer and water can be buried anywhere. Striking a utility line not only poses a safety risk but can also cause an interruption of service to customers. Learn more.

View Scottsdale traffic restrictions in our map center.

COVID-19 by the numbers. Maricopa County has been tracking COVID-19 cases since Jan. 22, 2020. Review the latest numbers.






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