Scottsdale Update - Aug. 29, 2019


Most city offices closed for Labor Day, Sept. 2. Although most city offices will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, we will still collect trash as scheduled. Place containers where your trash is typically picked up by 5 a.m. that morning or the night before.

Scottsdale Mayor and Council Economic Development Breakfast, Sept. 19. Each year Scottsdale's Economic Development Department hosts this event to share accomplishments and provide a brief look at what's on the horizon. This year's event is from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.  

Public invited to learn about sole major General Plan amendment request. An applicant is requesting to change the land use designation for a project called "Gentry on the Green." Residents can learn more about the request at a city-hosted open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road. Arizona State Law requires that all requests for major General Plan amendments be presented at a single public hearing during the calendar year. Learn more about the project and the major General Plan amendment request process.

The United States Tennis Association names the Scottsdale Ranch Park Tennis Center a 2019 Outstanding Facility. The association established the award to stimulate high standards in tennis facilities and to recognize efforts to make a positive statement about the vitality of the game. Facilities are judged on the overall layout and adaptation to the site, quality of each court area and surface, accessories and amenities, evidence of good and green maintenance, USTA programs, junior tennis programming and contributions to the game.


The Scottsdale Police Department regularly goes through a rigorous process to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. CALEA® accreditation is a mark of excellence for public safety agencies and a sign of commitment to professionalism and continuous development. Scottsdale PD was an early adopter of the accreditation process. Police Chief Alan Rodbell leads a discussion on the process and what it means.

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Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. Stroll at your own pace, wander into galleries through a festive area, and enjoy dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants and live music. ArtWalk runs from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, year-round in Old Town.

Get an up-close, hand-on glimpse of essential city services. Learn about city programs and services while enjoying hands-on activities in a nature exhibit and a children's play zone. Scottsdale's Show and Tell event takes place in conjunction with the free Children's Learning and Play Festival from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at WestWorld.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


City seeks input to evaluate access to programs, services and buildings for those with disabilities. This brief online survey addresses streets, parks, parking, bus stops, city facilities and programs that may pose challenges to people with accessibility issues. Feedback will help the city develop an ADA Transition Plan to guide the planning and implementation of future programs and facility modifications. The survey will remain open through Sept. 30.

Thanks for your input; now we need more … biking in Scottsdale. A survey conducted by the League of American Bicyclists is the next step in Scottsdale's application for "Bicycle Friendly Community" status. Scottsdale Transportation submitted its application for the Bicycle Friendly Community program in August, and the league is now asking for more input via a follow-up online survey. Scottsdale is one of only 39 communities nationwide rated "gold" level or higher, but we aim to earn "platinum." Take the survey through Sunday, Sept. 22.

Pima Freeway construction impacts travel. The Arizona Department of Transportation continues widening the Loop 101 from Interstate 17 in Phoenix to Pima Road in Scottsdale. Learn more about the project and upcoming restrictions, and subscribe to updates at ADOT's project webpage.

Hear what state's pros have to say at STEM and Innovation Summit. Register for this year's summit which runs all day Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Participants will learn about emerging trends in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. Register and get more information.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Community Assistance Office soliciting for funding applications for Fiscal Year 2020/21. Section 501(c)3 and city programs are eligible to apply for funds that are available through Community Development Block Grant, HOME, Scottsdale Cares, city General Funds and Endowment Funds. Attend an orientation meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Paiute Neighborhood Center, Building 9. Print copies of the packet beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10; hard copies will not be available at the meeting. Applications for the FY 2020/21 funding process will be available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10. The submission deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.

Last day for public swim is Labor Day, Sept. 2. Here's your last chance to take a dip at McDowell Mountain Ranch, Cactus and Eldorado aquatic centers. Chaparral Pool will be open for lap swim from 6 a.m. to noon Labor Day. Fees and times vary by location. 

Protect your identity by shredding unneeded documents. Bring your personal and/or commercial documents to the "Shred It" event from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Walmart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $4 per box or bag.  

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