Watch this week’s “Scottsdale Fast Five.” You have the power to save up to three lives at Scottsdale’s next City Hall blood drive event, Vista del Camino's Back to School program is seeking donations and Scottsdale is turning 70! Watch now.
Provide input on Scottsdale Civic Center rebuild by Friday. This project will revamp portions of Scottsdale Civic Center as the community’s signature special event and public gathering space. In November 2019 Scottsdale voters approved two bond questions, which included funding to replace aging infrastructure and create public and event spaces in the Civic Center area.
While there is a great deal of lush landscaping, public art and open space in the Civic Center area, they are showing their age, including outdated restrooms, oversized fountains, and other structural and electrical deficiencies. Proposed improvements are based on the community outreach and Civic Center Municipal Use Master Plan the City Council approved in 2018.
To provide input during this phase of the process and learn more, visit the project website by Friday, June 11. Click on the “Virtual Public Meeting” link, watch and listen to the presentations, then submit your comments.
Monsoon Awareness Week runs June 13-19. Each year, a variety of weather-related dangers affect the Southwest. Official monsoon season starts Tuesday, June 15, and runs through Sept. 30. A period of extreme heat is typically ongoing at its onset, followed by daily rounds of thunderstorms that often strike suddenly and with violent force. Lightning strikes, high winds, dust storms, wildfires, tornadoes, flash flooding and extreme heat cause numerous deaths and injuries along with tens of millions of dollars of damage each year. Learn how to protect yourself and your family.
Sign up for the June 29 PTSD Summit. There are about 8 million people in the United States with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Higher rates of PTSD are found in veterans. The Phoenix VA PTSD Clinical Team has partnered with the Northern and Southern Arizona VA PTSD Clinical Teams, along with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, to host the First Annual Arizona Department of Veteran Affairs “Summit on Post-Traumatic Stress.” It will be held virtually from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 29. It is free and open to the public. Register here.
"Bag & Tie" your garbage and grass to beat the summer heat. Reducing spillage during the summer heat minimizes odors and pest problems. It's more than a good idea, it's the law. Get more refuse tips.
Learn about traffic restrictions in and around Scottsdale. Get the list here.