Scottsdale Update - Feb. 14, 2019


While most city offices will be closed for Presidents Day Monday, Feb. 18, your trash will be collected as scheduled. Please place your containers in their normal spot by 5 a.m. the morning of collection or the night before. Here's the holiday trash and recycling schedule.

"Every House Changes" offers tips on renovations. Working with the city's Neighborhood Advisory Commission, Long Range Planning staff created this resource to help guide homeowners through interior and exterior renovations. The guidebook targets single-family homes in the southern portion of the city to encourage further reinvestment in Scottsdale's oldest neighborhoods. View the guide here.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is adding lanes to the Loop 101 between Pima Road/Princess Drive in Scottsdale and Interstate Highway 17 in Phoenix. Westbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday Feb. 15, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, from Seventh Street to I-17. Use Deer Valley Road and Union Hills Drive as alternate routes. View ADOT's project page.

Bail the trail; refrain with the rain. The National Weather Service is forecasting rain in the Valley throughout the week. Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are vulnerable to damage from boots, hooves and tires. Do the right thing and stay off wet and muddy trails.


Learn about serving on a city board or commission. Commissioners are volunteers appointed to review important issues and proposals, and to make recommendations to the City Council.  


Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival shows through Feb. 24. The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival features cultural films from around the world. These movies offer an authentic portrayal of the historic and contemporary Jewish experience. The festival also features esteemed guest speakers. Films play at theaters in Scottsdale, Peoria and Tempe. The city provides partial funding for this festival.

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show trots to WestWorld Feb. 14-24. Since 1955, this annual horse show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000 horses, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world to compete for a chance to win.  

Sunday A'Fair minifestivals continue on Scottsdale Civic Center. Sunday A'Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley's top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families. The concerts run from noon to 4 p.m. most Sundays through April 7.

Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday, Old Town galleries open their doors to collector and casual patrons alike to enjoy featured artists, a cultural environment and refreshments.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Immediately obtain property information. This new customer service tool allows users to get zoning information, access an interactive map, connect with the Maricopa County Assessor, and search for associated development cases, plan reviews and permits for a property. The "Property Information" also allows users to request more custom information, such as site-specific setbacks, land uses and information regarding signage.

Scottsdale Public Library wants your input. The library is working on a strategic plan to better identify the products and services you want. Please take a moment and fill out this brief survey.  

Reserve a ramada or a room. Did you know you can rent meeting space and ramadas through Scottsdale's Facility Booking Office? Host your kid's next birthday party at a city park, find great space for a family reunion or book a room for your next business meeting.  

Mark your calendar for the Mayor's State of the City Address. Attend Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane's annual State of the City Address at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. There is no charge to attend and RSVPs are not needed. A luncheon to benefit Operation Fix It begins at 11:30 a.m. Purchase luncheon tickets here; for sponsorships or table purchases, call 480-312-2466.

City information is just a phone call away by dialing 480-312-3111. The city of Scottsdale's information line connects you with live operators who have event, traffic and meeting information. The line is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Scottsdale Water offers free water efficiency classes. Learn how to save water and money. Topics include drip irrigation design and installation and tree pruning.  

Keep your family safe – check your child's car seat. Did you know 85 percent of child car seats are not installed correctly? Don't put your kids' lives in jeopardy – make sure their car seats are installed the right way. Schedule a free appointment with a certified technician to learn how.

Public Safety Teen Academy offers inside glimpse at police and fire careers. More than 40 teens will learn about careers in law enforcement and fire services June 3-7. This action-packed week runs 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Tom Hontz Training Facility, 911 N. Stadem Drive, Tempe. It featuring hands-on learning and demonstrations. Those 14-18 years old must apply here by April 12.

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