Reminder: Scottsdale City Council meetings are open to the public. City Council and other meetings are open to the public at reduced capacity. To provide physical distance between meeting participants, audience size for meetings in the City Hall Kiva is limited; seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. City Council will meet twice next week: Tuesday, Aug. 24, and Thursday, Aug. 26. View agendas.
Flood map changes save property owners money. Mortgage holders of more than 500 northwest Scottsdale properties are now able to cancel their flood insurance due to flood map changes that went into effect July 20.
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County, in partnership with the cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix, asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update its Flood Insurance Rate Maps for a portion of both cities to make them more accurate. FEMA’s flood insurance rate maps identify flood hazards, assess flood risks and provide data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective actions, resulting in safer communities.
Based on these changes, the 100-year floodplain became smaller, removing the floodplain from hundreds of properties. Flood insurance is no longer mandatory for mortgage holders of buildings that are now excluded from the floodplain boundary. Read more.
Economic Development releases Resiliency: The 2020/2021 Annual Report. The Economic Development Department released this annual report with reflections on the previous year’s activities and a focus on how the business community pivoted and continued to provide critical services to our residents during the pandemic. Read the report for community and department highlights, quotes from local businesses and a look ahead at how we plan to implement the new five-year economic development strategic plan.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list.