The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Wednesday night. The city offers a variety of safety tips and resources to help you better prepare. During heavy rains, the safest strategy is to stay in place – remain in your home or place of business. Don’t travel unless you have to. Obey all signs and avoid low-lying areas. Do not cross running water. Learn more. In addition, learn about sandbag alternatives for properties prone to flooding.
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset. But wet and muddy trails are vulnerable to damage from boots, hooves and tires. There’s no definitive rule on when it’s okay to hit the trails after a monsoon, but a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving tracks, it’s still too wet. Stop and turn around.
Wednesday is “Second Responders Day of Appreciation” Second responders provide support to people in the wake of a crisis, including assistance with access to safe shelter and housing, employment, food and other community resources.
These professionals and many others in the community work to help residents get back on their feet and put their lives back together after a crisis. They have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure people connect to the resources they need to survive and to thrive. Let’s thank them for all they do to support the community. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds to meet these local heroes.
Public art sculptures to be moved beginning Wednesday in preparation for Civic Center renovation. Construction is expected to begin in October on the $27.3 million Scottsdale Civic Center renovation. Scottsdale voters approved funding for the project in the 2019 bond election. Scottsdale Public Art will move 10 sculptures from the area; some works will be permanently moved to different city-owned locations while others will be stored at secure city facilities. Additionally, two pieces will undergo restoration. Learn more about the move. Learn more about the renovation project.
Scottsdale seeks input for Transportation Action Plan. How can the city improve traffic flow, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and transit options over the next 10 years? These and other key questions are being evaluated as Scottsdale drafts its 2021 Transportation Action Plan, which will guide the city’s transportation priorities, investments and programs over the next decade.
As part of the process, the city is seeking input from Scottsdale residents, business owners and people who work in the city. Providing input is easy – visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov and search “TAP” to find a link to the online questionnaire along with links to supporting material and information. Read more.
The state of Arizona has announced a new grant program for employers with 5-25 employees. The state launched the “Back to Work Small Business Hiring and Retention Program” to help small, locally-owned or operated businesses hire and retain employees. It funds up to $10,000, and 25 percent of the awarded amount may be used for other business expenses. Special consideration will be made to businesses that are located in wildfire and flood impacted areas. Learn more and apply.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list