Funding for Scottsdale transportation projects headed to the ballot. Scottsdale voters will consider a sales tax increase this November to fund transportation improvements under a plan adopted by the City Council May 1. The ballot proposal would increase the city's sales tax rate by one-tenth of 1 percent for a period of 10 years. The rate increase, which amounts to an additional ten cents for every $100 retail purchase in Scottsdale, is expected to raise an additional $10 million a year for transportation projects and operations and related costs.
Donate items for senior centers' "Beat the Heat" program. Contribute new reusable water bottles, nutritional supplement drinks, bottled water, small healthy snacks, unused personal hygiene items, stamps and grocery store gift cards. Drop donations to the Via Linda Senior Center by early June.
Temperatures are rising - obey hiking and hydration rules. Play it safe when hiking: Take a buddy. Hydrate the day before you go. Bring plenty of water and your phone. Tell friends and family where you are heading and when you plan on returning.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
In addition to our live stream, you can find Scottsdale Video Network on Cox channels 11 and 1011 and Century Link channel 8001. You can also watch a variety of our programs on YouTube.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's Concert Series continues. Enjoy a variety of local bands from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays at the park.Bring a blanket, chairs and snacks - or buy munchies on-site. Train and carousel tickets are $2 each with kids 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult.
Cool down at "The Big Splash at Chap," May 19. This free pool party will get you in the mood for summer with live music, log rolling, CPR lessons, games, and sample swim and water aerobics classes. It runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Chaparral Aquatic Center, 5401 N. Hayden Road.
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West earns Green Building Legacy Award. The U.S. Green Building Council, Arizona, awarded the museum with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Legacy Award. Legacy Awards go to buildings constructed, renovated, or operated within the past 10 years, and projects that are innovative in sustainable practices and pushing the envelope of sustainability in design and development.
Back-to-School Program eligibility screenings take place this month. Call Vista del Camino at 480-312-2323 for a screening appointment or to find out how to donate items or money. Donors will provide school supplies and clothes for up to 1,100 children.
Stamp out hunger Saturday. Help restock Scottsdale's Vista del Camino Food Bank by participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Place nonperishable food items near your mailbox Saturday, May 12, and your letter carrier will pick them up and deliver to food banks.
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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Police Department offers free residential and commercial security surveys. A member of the Crime Prevention Unit will come to your home or business and suggest ways to make your property a less desirable target to criminals. Schedule an appointment by calling 480-312-5000.
Help residents in need through Scottsdale Cares. Simply pay the "grand total" on your monthly city utility bill and a dollar will go toward Scottsdale Cares, the city's voluntary utility bill donation program. One hundred percent of the proceeds are distributed to nonprofits that help thousands of neighbors in need.
City processes passport applications. We can help you on a first-come, first-served basis. Find out what you need and hour of operation.
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