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Licensing for short-term/vacation rental properties opens Nov. 28

Scottsdale Ordinance 4655 was adopted unanimously by the City Council in October, requiring rental property owners/operators to obtain a Scottsdale license for each property and comply with several safety, health and neighbor notification requirements.
Updated: City seeks one appointee to serve simultaneously on two city boards

The successful applicant will be a voting member of the Municipal Property Corporation and Scottsdale Preserve Authority boards.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 28, 2022

This week's highlights: Licensing for short-term/vacation rentals opens | Fire participates in cancer study | Scottsdazzle events continue
City hires new Human Resources director

After an extensive search, the city of Scottsdale has hired Monica Boyd to lead its Human Resources Department.
Scottsdale Fire to join state cancer study

Scottsdale Fire Department will participate in a new $4 million grant to address occupational-related cancer among firefighters awarded by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 21, 2022

This week's highlights: Most city offices closed Thursday & Friday | Scottsdazzle kicks off Saturday | Reinvesting in Our Scottsdale
Thanksgiving holiday schedule

Most city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving
Scottsdale Public Library Volunteer Receives Prestigious Award

Pat Ansell has volunteered for the Scottsdale Public Library for 10 years.
Annual SFD toy drive kicks off early

"Our partner agencies must meet the need of families a little earlier this year, so we are opening our toy drive before Thanksgiving," says Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon.
WestWorld Operations, Audit No. 2209

This audit of WestWorld Operations was performed to evaluate management controls and the effectiveness of marketing, event contracts, billing, expenses, and other operational aspects, primarily during fiscal years 2020/21 and 2021/22. The audit found that negotiated facility rates do not consider the event labor hours, and rate and fee information does not accurately evaluate cost recovery. Also, opportunities exist to improve facility use monitoring, marketing, billing, and RV processes.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 14, 2022

This week's highlights: Unofficial election results | Keep an ear out for phone scammers | Attend final fall Neighborhood College program
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 7, 2022

This week's highlights: Cast your ballot for general election | Veterans Day events & info | Mayor proclaims National American Indian Month
Scottsdale Police Invites Public Comment About Towing Law Change

The City of Scottsdale and its Police Department are seeking public comment for Ordinance # 4577 amending Scottsdale Revised Code Sections 17-108 and 17-129 and adding Scottsdale Revised Code Section 17-130 relating to towing from public property by the City.
Scottsdale Salutes - 30 veterans are being honored in November

Travelers along Drinkwater Boulevard in Old Town Scottsdale will see tributes to the community's veterans and military service members in the form of large street light banners displayed Nov. 3 through Nov. 21.
Scottsdale Veterans Day commemoration features Rose Mattie, combat veteran and Blackhawk pilot

Scottsdale’s Veterans Day Commemoration will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. It is free and open to the public.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 31, 2022

This week's highlights: New rules for short-term rental code amendments | Loop 101 closures | Mail your ballot no later than tomorrow
City Council adopts new rules for short-term rentals

Scottsdale will require short-term rental property operators to obtain and maintain a local license, conduct sex offender background checks on booking guests, carry liability insurance and provide neighbor notification.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Scottsdale Update- Oct. 24, 2022

This week's highlights: Council to consider short-term rental code amendments | Comment on Sustainability Plan | Loop 101 full closures
One Water Brewing Showcase invites public to sample beer made with Scottsdale’s recycled water

Scottsdale Water's One Water Brewing Showcase, a one-of-a-kind event featuring beer made exclusively with ultra-purified, recycled water, takes place Nov. 4-5 at the Scottsdale Waterfront.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 17, 2022

This week's highlights: Some sports fields/dog parks closed | Council to consider short-term rental code amendments | Vote Centers open
Don’t Miss October Celebrations with Scottsdale Senior Services

Oktoberfest and Día de Los Muertos bring the fun to start the season!
Adopt-A-Family in Scottsdale this Holiday Season

Provide qualified families with a Thanksgiving dinner and gifts this holiday season.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 10, 2022

This week's highlights: Indigenous Peoples Day | Apply to serve on city's new task force | Find information about a property
Apply to serve on the Protect and Preserve Scottsdale Task Force

Scottsdale is looking for residents to serve on a new task force designed to develop financial strategy recommendations to protect the city’s open spaces and quality of life.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 3, 2022

This week's highlights: Important election deadlines | Commemorate McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month | Right Tree, Right Place program starts
Right Tree, Right Place program keeps Scottsdale safe and shaded

The city of Scottsdale is partnering with SRP to remove approximately 130 trees dangerously encroaching on powerlines. Trees more suitable for the respective areas will replace those removed at a ratio of three new trees for each removed.
Voter deadlines are near for Scottsdale’s general election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, but several important voter deadlines – including the last day to register to vote -- are right around the corner.
Scottsdale to Dedicate Bell94 Sports Complex and DC Ranch Neighborhood Park

The two projects were approved through the voter-approved 2019 Bond.
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Help Low Income Seniors this Holiday Season

Make a difference in the life of a senior in need.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 26, 2022

This week's highlights: City passes overseed code amendment | Help domestic violence victims | WestWorld seeks continued growth
SFD assistant chief makes move to Glendale Fire

Scottsdale Fire Assistant Chief Ryan Freeburg is taking the helm of Glendale Fire this October. He will be hitting the ground running to ensure readiness for the special event season that will again feature the Big Game in a few short months.
Join Scottsdale’s WestWorld and Parks Maintenance Teams as the City Gears Up for an Exciting Events Season!

Full and part-time opportunities are available.
After a record year, WestWorld seeks continued growth

Scottsdale's WestWorld has long been a center of equestrian activity in the southwest, a home for horse shows and competitions that are a perfect fit in The West's Most Western Town. Thanks to major investments in recent years and an intentional push to land more, new and bigger events, WestWorld enjoyed another record year and is poised for even bigger and better things to come.
Scottsdale City Council passes first-known state code amendment regarding overseeding

Scottsdale City Council approved a code amendment last night which states Homeowner Associations (HOA) cannot mandate homeowners to overseed their lawn. The new code gives homeowners the ability to now choose to not overseed, which is an effective way to save thousands of gallons of water per property.
Purchasing Card Controls, Audit No. 2205

Purchasing card documentation requirements need to be enforced and monitoring practices can be strengthened. Over the past couple of years, a significant number of purchasing card logs were not submitted by cardholders or timely reviewed by supervisors. Other aspects of program administration could also be improved to strengthen purchasing card controls.
Scottsdale Public Library recognizes Banned Books Week, Sept. 18 - 24

The Libraries feature book displays and informational items.
Taxiway A North & Runup Area Reconstruction Project Starts Oct. 10

Construction will start on the Taxiway A north & Runup Area Project on Monday, October 10. This project will address aging pavement, reconfigure taxiway geometry to meet FAA standards, and provide for additional capacity for departing aircraft.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 19, 2022

This week's highlights: City wins award for work on General Plan | Salute veterans, military personnel | Read a banned book!
Scottsdale’s Adaptive Services restores services, looks to add staff

After pausing services due to the pandemic, events, Special Olympics and programs are back!
Join Scottsdale Parks and Recreation for a Taste of Fitness on Sept. 25

Fitness and fun blend together at this inagural event!
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 12, 2022

This week's highlights: Your tax dollars at work | Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month | September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Scottsdale's budget - your tax dollars at work

Scottsdale's budget is the foundation for delivering on the city's mission statement: Simply Better Service for a World-Class Community - check out this year's budget video to learn more.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 6, 2022

This week's highlights: Register for Diversity Summit | Hometown Happy Hour returns | Sign up for Fall 2022 Neighborhood College classes
2,000th U.S. Customs and Border Protection visitor processed

The Scottsdale Airport celebrated a new record for processing international aircraft this week with its 2,000th flight completed during this federal fiscal year.
Scottsdale Community Services Labor Day 2022 Hours

Most city offices and buildings will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Read how the holiday impacts Scottsdale's Community Services.
Scottsdale Salutes – a new city program will honor those in uniform

The city of Scottsdale is launching a new program to publicly thank veterans and military service members in the community – banners featuring them will fly from street light poles in Old Town during two weeks in November.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 29, 2022

This week's highlights: City offices closed Sept. 5 for Labor Day | Refrain from overseeding lawns | Mayor hosts Constitution Day Contest
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
Make sure you - and your property - are monsoon ready

Seasonal monsoon storms can bring localized rain, winds and flooding to Scottsdale with little warning or notice. Before the storms hit, it is important to have emergency items on hand, including ones that protect your property from floodwaters.
Scottsdale seeking board members and commissioners

Promoting diversity and inclusion. Honoring veterans in our community. Examining policies that keep Scottsdale Airport safe. These are just some of the ways volunteers serve on boards and commissions to make Scottsdale a great place to live work and play.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 22, 2022

This week's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Cactus Park closed for storm cleanup | Help Scottsdale become a cooler city | Commemorate Women's Equality Day
5 Million Minutes Read in Scottsdale this Summer

Scottsdale Public Library's summer reading program participation increased 75% in 2022.
Identifying strategies for a cooler Scottsdale

Scottsdale City Council will discuss the development of the city’s first Heat Mitigation Plan at a council work session on Sept. 13, along with details about the Scottsdale Sustainability Plan 2022.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 15, 2022

This week's update: Official primary election results | Storm response and update | Get an update on Civic Center renovation
Scottsdale Airport receives grants to curb capacity issues

Scottsdale Airport has received more than $5.4 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve the efficiency, safety and capacity at the airport.
Scottsdale incumbents appear to have won reelection, one open City Council seat will be filled in November

With nearly all ballots tabulated by Maricopa County in Scottsdale’s Aug. 2 primary election, it appears that incumbents Kathy Littlefield and Solange Whitehead will retain their seats on the City Council.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 8, 2022

This week's highlights: Unofficial election results | DC Ranch Neighborhood Park opens | Short-term rental report updated
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 1, 2022

This week's highlights: Cast your ballot in tomorrow's primary election | Water adjustment forms available | A Look Back: Bill Walton and the Wash
Scottsdale Update - July 28, 2022

Today's highlights: Thanks for your feedback! | Commemorate ADA anniversary | Learn about city issues by attending public meetings
One Water Brewing Showcase

This one-of-a-kind event brings Scottsdale residents and visitors a chance to participate in the world’s first showcase featuring beer made exclusively with ultra-purified, recycled water from Scottsdale’s Advance Water Treatment Plant.
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
Scottsdale Update - July 25, 2022

Today's highlights: Focus on safety in school zones | Classes offer fall fun for everyone | Aloha to swim, sun and safety
Scottsdale Update - July 21, 2022

Today's highlights: Be monsoon ready | Excessive heat warning issued | Early voting is underway
Scottsdale Update - July 18, 2022

Today's highlights: Register for after-school program | View new public art | New nationwide suicide hotline - 988
Scottsdale After-School Programs start Aug. 3

There's no better place to be after the school bell rings!
Scottsdale Update - July 14, 2022

Today's highlights: Last day: Take a brief survey | Heat refuge available | ADOT work affects Loop 101 Pima Freeway
Scottsdale Recreation Fall 2022 Program Registration begins July 25

Programs of all types for all ages are available!
A Veteran Storyteller (Veterans AZ Season 2 Episode 2)

The latest episode of Veterans AZ is a conversation with Frank Lambert – a West Point graduate who went on to serve with the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam. In March 2022, Frank was honored with the Veterans Heritage Project’s Storyteller Award.
Scottsdale Update - July 11, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Take a brief survey | Changes to short-term rentals | Water rebates available
SFD Chief Tom Shannon installed as Arizona Fire Chiefs Association President

"This is an organization that helps set the standard of the modern fire department,” says Shannon.
Scottsdale Water targets irrigation inefficiency and leaks with enhanced rebates

Scottsdale Water enhanced its citywide efforts to encourage residents and businesses to achieve long-term water savings by boosting rebates that support customers in optimizing their irrigation systems, combating wasteful leaks, and upgrading their landscape.
Scottsdale Update - July 7, 2022

Today's highlights: Vote Centers open | Prevent heat related death/illness | Back to School program needs donations
Scottsdale's ‘Beat the Heat’ Assists 116 Seniors

The program provides food, supplies and support services to homebound seniors.
Scottsdale Update - June 30, 2022

Today's highlights: July 4 information | Voter registration deadline is Tuesday | COVID-19 cases on the rise
Vote in Scottsdale’s primary election

Important voter dates and deadlines begin Tuesday, July 5.
Scottsdale Video Network July program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this July.
City Clerk Operations, Audit No. 2207

This audit was conducted to evaluate the operations of the City Clerk’s office, which include giving notice and keeping records of City Council meetings and actions and administering the records management program, legal postings, and municipal elections.
Wireless Network Security, Audit No. 2203

Overall, the security, encryption and authentication protocols that have been implemented were at acceptable levels for enterprise class wireless networks. Our audit consultant, BerryDunn, provided recommendations to enhance the City’s wireless security posture.
City announces July 4 general information, events and activities

Most city offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Trash and recycling schedules will not be affected. Place your containers out the evening before or by 5 a.m. the morning of collection.
Scottsdale Update - June 27, 2022

Today's highlights: July 4 information | Scottsdale commits $2 million to people in need | Chug along to Red, White and Choo Choo
Have fun every day at work – become a recreation leader!

Scottsdale’s nationally accredited and award-winning Parks and Recreation department is currently seeking recreation leaders to run programs and operations at some of the best locations in the Valley.
Another hot, dry summer prompts fireworks warnings

Yet another hot, dry summer has fire officials in Scottsdale worried about wildfires in the city, and particularly in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
City Council approves nearly $2 million for social service agencies and programs

Funding will go to nonprofit agencies that provide programs and services to assist thousands of people who are at risk and in need.
Scottsdale Update - June 23, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Donate items to food bank | Police warn of phone scam | June Days fun continues
Million dollar donation will help the Railroad Park provide cooler options

The money will be used to build a new indoor play facility, part of a new project to expand indoor options for families to enjoy the park year-round.
Scottsdale Update - June 16, 2022

Today's highlights: City offices closed Monday for Juneteenth | Celebrate Juneteenth Sunday at stadium | June Days fun continues
Old Town - ADA Ramp Improvement Project

A series of roadway improvements are planned for Old Town Scottsdale starting Tuesday, July 5.
Scottsdale Update - June 13, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Monsoon season is upon us | City working to reduce wildfire risk | Join Juneteenth event Sunday
Scottsdale works to reduce wildfire risks

Monsoon season has reached Arizona and fire officials have worked tirelessly to reduce the wildland fire risks in North Scottsdale.
Be part of Scottsdale’s community Juneteenth celebration

Scottsdale’s free Community Juneteenth Celebration, presented by Mayo Clinic, is 2-7 p.m. Sunday, June 19.
Scottsdale Update - June 9, 2022

Today's highlights: Excessive heat warning | View SMoCA's cool exhibits | More June Days fun!
Scottsdale proudly celebrates Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride, will be flown this week at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale Update - June 6, 2022

Today's highlights: Celebrate Pride Month | ADEQ issues high pollution advisory | Family fun at "Bring on the Summer"
30 Teens experience 15th Public Safety Teen Academy

Scottsdale Police and Fire are hosting 30 teens this week at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Scottsdale Update - June 2, 2022

Today's highlights: June Days heats up Scottsdale | Mark your calendars for Juneteenth celebration | Water/sewer rate increase
Scottsdale Update - May 26, 2022

Today's highlights: City offices closed Monday | Buckle Up for safety | June Days heats up Scottsdale
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Scottsdale Update - May 23, 2022

Today's highlights: Honor lives lost Memorial Day | Donations needed for summer senior relief | Discover the benefits of "passive" homes
Scottsdale PD Reminds to Buckle up Arizona

In our efforts to meet one of the operational goals - to Enhance Traffic Safety, the Scottsdale Police Department will be supporting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Buckle up Arizona Enforcement campaign.
Pac-12 Baseball Tournament starts May 25 at Scottsdale Stadium

The inaugural tournament will end May 29, with the winning Pac-12 Baseball team crowned.
City of Scottsdale “Truth in Taxation” notice

This “Truth in Taxation” hearing notice regarding the City of Scottsdale primary property tax levy is being published as required by Arizona state law in the Arizona Republic on Friday, May 20, 2022 and Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Scottsdale Update - May 19, 2022

Today's highlights: Thwart catalytic converter thefts | See "Before & After" reinvestments | Support Arizona Restaurant Week
Scottsdale Update - May 16, 2022

Today's highlights: City needs Beat the Heat donations | Learn about the history of Scottsdale parks | Here's a cool way to watch a movie
Scottsdale Update - May 12, 2022

Todays highlights: Scottsdale Parks & Rec needs your input | Civic Center project update | Support Restaurant Week
Suicide Awareness After Incident Outside of Scottsdale PD/FD HQ

The Scottsdale Police Department is bringing attention to Suicide Awareness during National Mental Health Awareness Month and resources that are available from the department after a male subject took his own life in front of Scottsdale Police and Fire Headquarters on May 10, 2022.
Scottsdale Update - May 9, 2022

Todays highlights: Provide input on Sustainability Plan | City exceeds water savings commitment | Restock food bank through Stamp Out Hunger
Scottsdale Update - May 5, 2022

Today's highlights: important voting info | The city is hiring | Plug into Electronics Recycling
Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop

The Healing of Memories Retreat is a response to the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances, and is a major step that helps Veterans begin the healing journey.
Scottsdale Update - May 2, 2022

Today's highlights: Enjoy a free concert | Recycle your electronics| Stamp out hunger
Scottsdale Update - April 28, 2022

Today's highlights: Celebrate Arbor Day | City Council approves Transportation Action Plan | Water admin captures leadership award
Scottsdale City Council approves 2022 Transportation Action Plan

The plan is focused on flexible transportation planning, implementing new technology and investing in existing infrastructure.
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Crime Reporting Statistics, Audit No. 2007

This audit was conducted to evaluate the Scottsdale Police Department’s controls over and reliability of crime statistics reporting. Based on our review of incident data and the department's quality review process, crime statistics were generally reported accurately, though some quality control processes could be improved. Some aspects of crime reporting can also be improved, such as establishing written procedures, documenting changes to the statute mapping, and presenting crime statistics on the department website.
E-Verify Compliance Audit FY 2020/21, Audit No. 2202

State law requires the city to randomly verify that its service contractors and their subcontractors use the federal E-Verify program to confirm the employment eligibility of their employees working on city contracts. Based on their submitted records, the selected city contractors and their selected subcontractors generally used the federal E-Verify program. However, three subcontractors did not provide the required documentation for a total of five employees.
Parks and Recreation Resource Management, Audit No. 2208

This audit was conducted to evaluate Parks and Recreation departmental operations related to field and pool use. Field and pool resource management can be improved by standardizing processes, narrowing maintenance windows, and configuring the recreation management system effectively. Also, the system can be better configured to help ensure correct aquatic fees are charged. As well, cost recovery analysis used to set rates and fees for pools and fields should be more complete.
Scottsdale Water official named Arizona Operations Leader of the Year

Scottsdale Water official named Arizona Operations Leader of the Year while the Division wins eight safety awards at AZ Water Conference.
Scottsdale Update - April 25, 2022

Today's highlights: Drug Take Back event will be Saturday | Earth Week activities run through Friday | Get up, up & away with "Balloonacy"
Scottsdale Update - April 21, 2022

Today's highlights: Major freeway closures this weekend | Know It All! | Earth Week kicks off tomorrow
Every tree counts – be part of Scottsdale’s citizen tree inventory

Members of Scottsdale’s Environmental Advisory Commission want residents to learn about the benefits of trees, plants and animals by collecting data right outside their homes via an online portal and app.
One year ago, Scottsdale adopted its anti-discrimination ordinance

Adopted unanimously by the City Council April 20, 2021, the ordinance is part of the city’s commitment to a Scottsdale free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability anywhere within city limits.
Scottsdale Update - April 18, 2022

Today's highlights: 360 offers insight into Scottsdale | Register for Earth Week activities | PD offers free Vacation Watch
Scottsdale Update - April 14, 2022

Today's highlights: Libraries closed Sunday | Smart Cities workshop generates ideas | Tickets on sale for Pac-12 baseball tournament
Individual Arrested for Recent Scottsdale School and Business Threats

The Scottsdale Police Department is sharing information with our community about an arrest related to telephonic threats made to multiple locations, including several Scottsdale schools and businesses, on April 8th and April 11th, 2022.
Tickets on sale for inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament

Games will be played May 25 - 29, at Scottsdale Stadium
The city seeks additional input on Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan & Zoning Ordinance updates

The city is offering an online, self-guided, open house series that will enable participants to provide input on topics such as the Old Town Plan Vision and Values, quality development, mixed-use development, building height, bonus provisions, and public open space in Old Town.
Scottsdale Update - April 11, 2022

Today's highlights: Proposed FY 2022/23 budget released | Provide input on Old Town plan | Thank you, volunteers!
Scottsdale Police Traffic Stop Leads to $600,000 worth of Fentanyl Seizure

The Scottsdale Police Department made arrests during a traffic stop and seized 33.5 pounds of Fentanyl contraband worth $600,000.
Scottsdale Update - April 7, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Serve on a city board, commission | Provide input on Parks and Rec programs & services | Learn about city through "360"
Apply to serve on a city board or commission

Residents wanting to institute positive change are invited to apply to serve. Volunteers are needed for eight boards and commission:
Scottsdale Update - April 4, 2022

Today's highlights: April is Water Awareness Month | Civil War Roundtable: "Hero of Gettysburg" | Protect your identity
Scottsdale Update - March 31, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale earns $138,000 energy rebate | Investing in Our Scottsdale | Mark your calendars for Earth Week events
Arizona's Legacy (Veterans AZ Season 2 - Episode 1)

Meet two people contributing to Arizona's veterans’ legacy in the latest episode of Veterans AZ: Nikki Stratton, granddaughter of USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton and ship’s sponsor of the new USS Arizona, and Army veteran Cole Hickman from MANA House.
Scottsdale Water recognized for energy-savings program

APS presented the city with a check worth $137,926.80 for Scottsdale Water’s participation in the APS Peak Solutions energy savings program last summer. Since program inception in 2009, Scottsdale Water has received more than $1.3 million for its energy saving efforts.
Scottsdale Earth Week celebrates commitment to sustainable future

Scottsdale Earth Week begins Friday, April 22 (Earth Day), and runs through Friday, April 29 (Arbor Day), concluding with a tree-planting ceremony to celebrate Scottsdale’s 40th year as a Tree City USA community.
Share your thoughts with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation

Take a survey or attend a community meeting to help shape our strategic plan.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Scottsdale captures top environmental awards for McDowell Sonoran Preserve trailheads

Arizona Forward honored McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s Fraesfield and Granite Mountain trailheads with Crescordia awards in two categories.
Scottsdale Update - March 28, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale captures environmental awards | Experience adventure at Tents by the Tracks | Smoke alarms - Toss 'em in 10
Scottsdale hires Lisa McNeilly as sustainability director

McNeilly will set the strategic direction for Scottsdale’s sustainability efforts, with a focus on protecting the city’s natural resources for future generations through the development of Scottsdale’s first sustainability plan.
Wildland fire fuel mitigation continues in North Scottsdale

As the wildfire season approaches, the City of Scottsdale is continuing fire/fuel mitigation projects in and around the North Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - March 24, 2022

Today's highlights: Heat advisory - be safe | Attend "Smart Cities" workshop | City hires new sustainability director
Scottsdale Police Invites Public Comment

The City of Scottsdale and its Police Department are seeking public comment for proposed changes to the Public Safety Plan Ordinance (Scottsdale Revised Code, Chapter 23, ARTICLE IV. - PUBLIC SAFETY PLANS) .
Scottsdale workshop explores smart city solutions

Scottsdale is seeking feedback as part of its participation in the 2022 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge.
Scottsdale Update - March 21, 2022

Today's highlights: Meet mayor's new chief of staff | Big things happening at Exclusively Little | Register for Valley Bike Month activities
Mayor selects former planning staffer as chief of staff

Mayor David D. Ortega has selected David Simmons as his new chief of staff.
Play Ball! Spring Training begins March 18 in Scottsdale!

The San Francisco Giants swing into their spring 2022 season on Friday, March 18 at Scottsdale Stadium.
Scottsdale Update - March 17, 2022

Today's highlights: Water wins awards | Attend free Scottsdale Concert Band performance | Check out the Then and Now exhibit
Scottsdale Update - March 14, 2022

Today's highlights: Spring Training returns | Sign up for Cycle the Arts | Admire art! | Congrats to History Hall of Famers
Scottsdale Water receives recognition at 2022 WateReuse Symposium

Scottsdale Update - March 10, 2022

Today's highlights: Provide input on library needs | Watch Women's History Month panel discussion | Help neighbors in need w/Scottsdale Cares
Scottsdale Update - March 7, 2022

Today's highlights: Watch State of Scottsdale 2022 | Celebrate Women's History Month | Lifeguards/instructors to receive special duty pay
Scottsdale Aquatics pilots ‘Special Duty Pay' for Lifeguards this Summer

Scottsdale is looking to fill 74 lifeguard and swim instructor positions this summer and is piloting an incentive program that will boost minimum base pay to $14.50 per hour, plus reimburse training and certification costs.
Mayor David D. Ortega’s State of the City

Mayor David D. Ortega's annual state of the city address – the "State of Scottsdale 2022" – is here.
Scottsdale Update - March 3, 2022

Today's highlights: Tonight's Gold Palette ArtWalk features Native Spirit | Celebrate the Persian New Year | Watch the latest Fast Five
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 28, 2022

Today's highlights: Watch "year in social" | Register for city classes | Attend the "What to Wear Career Fair"
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 24, 2022

Today's highlights: Provide input on character area plan | Support human services through Empty Bowls | Celebrate Founder's Day
Scottsdale Airport is Fourth in World!

Scottsdale Airport is currently fourth in the world for business aviation departures according to WingX,
City seeks additional input on Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan and Zoning Ordinance updates

Based on direction from City Council, additional outreach is still needed for this project, and we need your input.
Scottsdale Spring Program Registration begins Feb. 28

Activities available for every age and interest!
Marianne T. Bayardi slated to become Scottsdale’s next presiding city judge

The interview and selection process for Scottsdale’s next presiding city judge has concluded. On Feb. 22, City Council will consider the appointment of Marianne T. Bayardi.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 17, 2022

Today's highlights: City offices closed Monday | We're a Smart Cities winner | Celebrate Founder's Day
Black history is American history: Meet George Nelms

Did you know a black Scottsdale resident was the inventor of key components in the development of pacemaker technology?
Be a part of the Scottsdale Tourism Strategic Plan’s community survey

​Your responses will help us better understand the community experience, as well as identify how we can protect, improve and enhance Scottsdale’s economic prosperity.
Scottsdale hires Jackie Johnson as diversity program director

The city of Scottsdale recently named Jackie Johnson as its new diversity program director. Johnson will set the strategic direction for Scottsdale’s DEI initiatives, integrating diversity with the city’s core mission and values.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 14, 2022

Today's highlights: ADEQ issues high pollution advisory | Presidents Day closures | Museum of the West seeking volunteers
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 10, 2022

Today's highlights: It's Black History Month | Library hosts Civil War Roundtable | Neighborhood College hosts webinar on financial matters
DUI Task Force for the WM Phoenix Open

The Scottsdale Police Department, in collaboration with the Tempe Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and the Salt River Police Department, will be conducting a DUI Task Force from February 8th through February 12th, 2022, for the WM Phoenix Open.
Scottsdale Spring Break Camps begin March 14

Enroll your 1st - 6th grader today!
WM Phoenix Open is in full swing.

Known as "The Greatest Show on Grass," the WM Phoenix Open is one of the PGA Tour’s most exciting stops.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 7, 2022

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: Phoenix Open is in full swing | Lights, camera, action! | Learn about edible gardens at Green Building webinar
Scottsdale Police Death Investigation 02-06-22

The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating the shooting death of an individual who was found on the side of the road near 7900 E. Camelback Rd around 01:10 a.m. on Sunday, February 6th, 2022.
Scottsdale Police Department Awarded Arizona GOHS Grant

The Scottsdale Police Department (SPD) received grant #2022-405c-004 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in October of 2021. These funds are being used to purchase equipment to support the Traffic and Criminal Software (TraCS) system.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 3, 2022

Today's highlights: Take the tourism survey | Investing in Our Scottsdale | Western Weeks kicks in high gear
Western Week - Important road closure and restriction information

All are welcome to experience what can only be described as one “heck of a good time” – parades, the Hashknife Pony Express, Native American festivals, gold mining, live music, and museum exhibits. Some roads in Scottsdale in Old Town will be affected.:
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 31, 2022

Today's highlights: Police chief captures top award | Saddle up for Western Week | Shred event and electronics recycling, Saturday
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 27, 2022

Today's highlights: E-Qual coming for elections | Vaccines, testing available in Scottsdale | Love tennis?
Destination Marketing Contract, Audit No. 2206

This audit was conducted to evaluate contract compliance, effectiveness, and administration of the destination marketing contract with Experience Scottsdale. The destination marketing contact can be strengthened by addressing more operating risks. As well, contract terms are not sufficient to limit administrative costs and maximize the destination marketing programs. Further, performance monitoring activities can better ensure focus on the City’s objectives and contract compliance.
Coronado Golf Course Lease, Audit No. 2113

This audit was conducted to evaluate contract compliance and effectiveness of contract administration. Remedial actions have not been taken despite the golf course operator's noncompliance with lease terms. The operator had not made the first lease payment, which was due in July 2021, and did not provide transaction records for this audit. Further, the operator had not timely addressed past safety and maintenance issues. As well, the City's contract file should be more complete and organized.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 24, 2022

Today's highlights: Saddle up for Western Week | HUUB debuts for small businesses | Get traffic restrictions
Scottsdale implements E-Qual for August council election

Scottsdale will go digital in its August primary election process with the city’s launch of E-Qual – a system provided by the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office that allows candidates for office to collect their signatures electronically.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 20, 2022

Today's highlights: Nominate someone for an All Star Award | Free COVID-19 testing and vaccines | Donate to city's "Career Closet"
The city is hosting a series of free vaccine events at community centers.

We’re offering the Pfizer vaccine (5 and older), and the Janssen and Moderna (both for 18 and older) vaccines.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 13, 2020

Today's highlights: Rapid tests available now | Sunday traffic restrictions | Monday is last day to recycle Christmas trees
SFD Annual Drive Collects Nearly 20,000 Toys

Scottsdale Fire Department wrapped its 2021 Toy Drive with nearly 20,000 toys collected October through December.
WestWorld Manager Brian Dygert earns Hall of Fame recognition

Brian Dygert, the man behind WestWorld of Scottsdale, will be inducted into the League of Agricultural and Equine Centers Hall of Fame Jan. 18 in Austin, Texas.
Scottsdale asks residents to use five percent less water and conserve more

Scottsdale is asking all residents, businesses and visitors to conserve their water usage by at least five percent as the state is now officially in Tier One of a Colorado River supply shortage.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 10, 2022

Today's highlights: Library, sr centers expand hours | Register for "Chaos or Community?" | Note traffic restrictions for marathons
Rock ‘n’ Roll marathons run through Scottsdale Jan. 16; note traffic restrictions

Traffic restrictions and road closures on several major Scottsdale streets will be in effect from 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 6, 2022

Today's highlights: State of City cancelled | Attend city-hosted vaccine events | Library & senior centers expand hours
State of Scottsdale video will launch in lieu of State of the City event

With COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations on the rise, Mayor David D. Ortega has made the difficult decision to delay his State of Scottsdale address.
Protect your home's pipes during freezing temperatures

Be sure to protect your pipes this winter as temperatures drop into the 30s.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 3, 2022

Today's highlights: Mark calendars for State of Scottsdale | Attend MLK Jr. Community Celebration | Start your new year with a paper cleanse
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Scottsdale continues work to address short-term rental concerns

The Scottsdale City Council voted unanimously in favor of two proposed updates to the city’s Vacation Rental ordinance and Nuisance Parties and Unlawful Gatherings ordinance at its meeting Wednesday night.
Indian School Park and Tennis Center Recipient of Two Prestigious Awards

The Tennis Center recently completed a series of facility improvements.
Scottsdale honors its employees

Helping to apprehend a suspect in an assault case. Retrofitting heavy street fixtures to make them safer. Coordinating the presence of a therapy dog on school campuses. Those are just some of the ways employees made Scottsdale even better in 2021.
Scottsdale's new General Plan - what happens now?

Scottsdale voters approved an update to the General Plan at November's special election. The updated plan - General Plan 2035 - replaces the 2001 Scottsdale General Plan that was approved by the voters in 2002.
SUSD Hohokam Bond Project, Audit No. 2116

Conducted for the Scottsdale Unified School District through an intergovernmental agreement, this audit reviewed contract administration, including procurement, project management, contract compliance, and cost-effectiveness, for the Hohokam Elementary School renovation and construction project, largely funded by voter-approved bonds. The final audit report was presented to SUSD’s Audit Committee and Governing Board in October 2021.
External Quality Control Review of the City Auditor’s Office, Report No. 2105

Who audits the auditors? A team of independent experienced auditors assigned by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA). Their review, completed in October 2021, determined the City Auditor’s Office was in full compliance with Government Auditing Standards during the three years reviewed, January 2018 through December 2020.
Veterans AZ Episode 6 – Hidden Heroes

This episode of Veterans AZ commemorates Veterans Day. We'll learn how the power of canine companionship helps veterans handle post-service life, and we'll meet hidden heroes - military caregivers who shift the focus of their lives to caring for wounded, injured and ill servicemembers in their families
Current unofficial election results

The first round of election results released in Scottsdale show approval of Scottsdale's General Plan 2035 (Prop. 435).
City seeks input on Old Town Scottsdale Character Area Plan & Zoning Ordinance

The city is hosting another in-person open house session that will inform updates to the Old Town Character Area Plan and the downtown sections of the Scottsdale Zoning Ordinance.
Water hauling to halt January 2023 for non-residential customers

In response to the water supply shortage on the Colorado River and the activation of Stage One of Scottsdale’s Drought Management Plan, Scottsdale Water will stop water hauling services for customers residing outside the city’s boundary.
Scottsdale seeks Transportation Action Plan feedback via virtual meeting

Provide feedback on Scottsdale’s draft 2021 Transportation Action Plan – a document that will guide the city’s transportation priorities, investments and programs over the next decade.
Veterans Day commemoration features future USS Arizona ship sponsor

Nikki Stratton, whose grandfather survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as a crewmember aboard the USS Arizona (BB-39), will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Veterans Day Commemoration in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale sustainability program puts WestWorld waste to good use

Thousands of pounds of horse waste, produced this year during events at WestWorld of Scottsdale, will go on to become nutrient rich soil for native desert plants through the city’s partnership with Mountain States Wholesale Nursery.
Scottsdale seeking its next presiding judge

The city of Scottsdale is offering a career capstone for an innovative and accomplished leader to step to the helm as Presiding City Judge.
Scottsdale brush and bulk service is behind schedule; weekly trash and recycling services are unaffected

Due to recent storms, a substantial increase in the amount of material placed out for collection and a labor shortage, Scottsdale’s monthly brush and bulk collection is running behind schedule.
Scottsdale voters weigh-in on city's future blueprint in November election

A plan defining Scottsdale’s goals for growth, development, character, mobility and a variety of other community aspects will go to voters Nov. 2.
City seeks input on amendments to Public Safety Plan Ordinance

On Sept. 10, 2013, the Scottsdale City Council approved a Public Safety Plan Ordinance.
With 3 billion gallons saved, Scottsdale parks maintain focus on water conservation

This success is attributed to turf conversion, upgraded technologies and systems.
City to install new wayfinding signs along paths

The sign designs will be submitted to the Development Review Board on Sept. 16 for amended approval.
Trash and recycling collection days change in November

This change will improve efficiency and make it easier to process recyclables.
Scottsdale Remembers: Week-long 9/11 Tribute Honors Those Lost

To mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, the city of Scottsdale is hosting a free 9/11 Memorial Tribute, Sept. 3-12, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. A special ceremony on Sept. 11 begins at 1 pm.
Public Notice - Water: Land Use Assumptions & Infrastructure Improvement Plan

The City of Scottsdale hereby gives notice of a public hearing to be held at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on May 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Kiva in City Hall, 3939 Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona in connection with the City’s intention to modify the Land Use Assumptions report and Infrastructure Improvement Plan report.
The New Scottsdale Small Business Assistance Center Looks to Offer Guidance to Businesses in Need

Scottsdale’s Economic Development Department has launched a new initiative aimed at assisting Scottsdale small businesses.
City of Scottsdale “Truth in Taxation” notice

This “Truth in Taxation” hearing notice regarding the City of Scottsdale primary property tax levy is being published as required by Arizona state law. A public hearing on Scottsdale’s proposed property tax levy will occur before final budget adoption, scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard.
The City of Scottsdale Earns Golden Prospector Award From AAED

Scottsdale’s “Downtown Business Spotlight Series and Gathering Events,” was named tops in the multimedia promotion category...
The City of Scottsdale Receives Two Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council

“It is an honor to receive recognition from the IEDC not once, but twice”, said Rob Millar, CEcD, Acting Director City of Scottsdale Economic Development.
City of Scottsdale “Truth in Taxation” notice

This “Truth in Taxation” hearing notice regarding the city of Scottsdale primary property tax levy is being published as required by Arizona state law.
Proposed Fiscal Year 2022/23 budget reflects cautious optimism in city’s overall financial picture
The Scottsdale City Council will review and consider adopting the proposed budget in the coming weeks. Read the Fiscal Year 2022/23 Proposed Budget Transmittal for a complete overview.
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