Scottsdale Update - March 25, 2024


Scottsdale seeks input on proposed changes to the short-term rental and nuisance party ordinances. City staff have been working on ordinance changes to address issues related to short term rentals, nuisance parties and unlawful gatherings. The city seeks comments before the proposed changes go to the City Council May 6. The changes are aimed at maintaining residents’ high quality of life while supporting tourism, which provides economic benefits that support local businesses and city services. These changes also closely follow state law and the City Council’s continued emphasis on enforceability. 

Read the draft ordinances:

In 2017, the Arizona Legislature reduced the city’s ability to regulate short-term rental properties and only allows regulation related to health and public safety. 

Get details about the key changes under consideration and provide feedback.

Read more. Find resources and information about short-term/vacation rental properties in Scottsdale at, search “short-term rentals.”

Hop into spring this Saturday with an egg hunt, live entertainment and family-friendly fun. Bunnanza runs 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 30, on Scottsdale Civic Center. Egg hunts, which begin at 9 and 11 a.m., are organized by age group. More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden, each one containing a small prize or treat. Registration is not required; simply bring a basket and be ready for some fun! Attendees also can enjoy 30 interactive booths, a coloring contest (pdf), food vendors, a mimosa garden, photo ops with Sheriff Jack, western games, a bubble zone and live entertainment. Free admission. 


Get a head start learning about city issues, projects and activities by attending or listening in on the many public meetings we host. 

Week of March 25:

Week of April 1 (Posted so far; check back next week for the full list): 

Learn about the responsibilities of city Boards and Commissions and how you can serve.  


Join the Scottsdale Hispanic Network, an employee resource group, to commemorate the life and legacy of native Arizonan Cesar Chavez. The event runs noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Vista del Camino Park and Community Center in the Yaqui Room. The celebration is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch. 

Chavez led the first successful farm workers union in American history, achieving dignity, respect, fair wages, medical coverage, pension benefits and humane living conditions, as well as countless other rights and protections for farm workers.

Employee resource groups are voluntary, employee-led groups whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the organizations they serve.

“Tents by the Tracks” is a night of adventure while camping at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. All you’ll need are your tents and sleeping bags to enjoy an evening of family fun underneath the stars. The night includes activities suitable for all ages, including a full catered dinner, a movie, breakfast, and train and carousel rides. Hartley’s General Store will be open for ice cream and other treats. The event runs 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, through 10 a.m. Sunday, April 7. Get details and reserve space


Get more events information.


Here’s an outlet for your unwanted electronics. Plug into Electronics Recycling Collection Day from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the city's Corporation Yard, 9191 E. San Salvador. Items accepted include computer, office and entertainment equipment.  

Get free passes to participating cultural institutions. Art that inspires and engages, hands-on science that excites and educates, history that brings the Valley alive, plants and animals from here and round the world – all of this and more are waiting for you at Scottsdale Public Library. Cardholders can check out an admission for up to two people. View the library catalog for availability. Learn more about the Culture Pass program.


Listen to the latest Podsdale: Exploring Scottsdale's Global Connections. Scottsdale Sister Cities Association’s Director-at-Large Raul Guevar and high school junior golfer Payton Connelly join the program to share the association’s mission and shine a spotlight on the Teen Golf Exchange Program with Killarney, Ireland. From student exchanges to cultural immersion programs, the group’s impact extends far beyond city limits. Listen now. Learn more about Scottsdale Sister Cities.

ADOT closes streets and interchanges this week as part of the Loop 101 construction. East- and westbound Bell Road will be closed between Perimeter Drive to 94th Street from 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, through 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 27. This is part of Arizona Department of Transportation’s two-year project to add lanes and improve interchanges on Loop 101 between Shea Boulevard and Princess Drive/Pima Road. “Stay in the Loop” by subscribing to project updates on ADOT’s website.

Scottsdale is looking for a vendor for the Civic Center Library Café. Here are the requirements:

  • Operate a 600-square-foot café in the library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

  • Cater to a diverse clientele averaging 19,000 monthly visitors, including children, adults, students, professionals and other community members.

  • Offer a select menu of food and beverages, including healthy choices.

  • Integrate seamlessly into the library environment, fostering a community-oriented atmosphere that encourages interaction and engagement.

The deadline is 5 p.m. (MST) Sunday, March 31. Review the request for proposal.

Job of the Week: Warehouse/mail Technician. The successful candidate will manage goods, materials and citywide mail duties. Responsibilities include receiving, checking and fulfilling requisitions, and distributing goods throughout the city. Additional duties include providing clerical support and ensuring timely distribution to city work units. You will rotate between the warehouse and mailroom, offering a diverse experience. If you're organized and detail-oriented, apply now.


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