Scottsdale City Hall re-opens at reduced capacity for public meetings. Beginning Tuesday, June 22, Scottsdale will re-open City Council and other meetings to the public at reduced capacity.
To provide physical distance between meeting participants, audience size for meetings in the City Hall Kiva is limited to 34 seats, which will be available on a first come, first served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the adjacent One Civic Center building, where the audience can watch a video live stream of the meeting. People can come into City Hall from the overflow room for public comment and as space becomes available.
While attendance at meetings was restricted, the city developed ways for the public to view meetings live online and comment remotely via telephone. Those options will remain for City Council and board and commission meetings while capacity is reduced. Learn more.
Some Scottsdale Senior Center services to resume. Fitness centers will open Monday, June 21, followed by open cards and billiards, after being closed for 15 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations will be required to attend, and a limited number of spaces will be available during each reservation slot. Individuals may register for multiple days, but not multiple time slots. Masks are encouraged. Learn more.
Scottsdale celebrates Pride Month. In honor of Pride Month, the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride, will be flown through Monday, June 21, at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Pride Month commemorates those who paved the way in fighting for equal rights. Celebrations like these provide connection and a sense of community, validation and acceptance. Mayor David. D. Ortega also issued a proclamation (PDF) to recognize June as Pride Month. Scottsdale is a community for all people. We encourage city residents to share the ways you are celebrating Pride Month using #ScottsdaleForAll.
Attend Solstice Park dedication Sunday as part of June Days celebration. The event takes place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 20, and features free snow cones, live music, and strolling jugglers and magicians. There will be plenty of shade, misters and water available as guests watch the sun shine through the Soleri pylons. Soleri Park includes the Soleri Bridge and Plaza. Learn more about June Days events.
Take a retro ride through Scottsdale’s seven decades. Happy 70th birthday, Scottsdale! Take a retro ride through Scottsdale’s seven decades as a town and city with Scottsdale community historian Joan Fudala. She will share photos and describe points of pride that residents, city officials and staff have created through teamwork and innovation. This program will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
We’re collecting 70 pints for 70 years. Knowing just how much community members enjoy giving back, Scottsdale City Council is hosting a blood drive with a goal to reach 70 pints of blood donations in honor of Scottsdale’s 70th birthday. This partnership, with the American Red Cross, will take place from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29, at the Mountain View Park Community Center, 8625 E. Mountain View Road. Blood donations nationwide have dropped during the pandemic and while donations are encouraged year-round, they are especially needed now more than ever. Schedule your donation.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list here.