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Scottsdale Update - June 24, 2024

This week's highlights: Find your voting location | Exciting changes coming to city website | Enjoy the final week of June Days
Scottsdale mourns passing of Police Detective Ryan So

Detective So honorably served the city of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Police Department for nine years, ending his watch as a dedicated member of the Special Assignments Unit.
Scottsdale Update - June 17, 2024

This week's highlights: City offices/facilities closed Wednesday | Scottsdale mourns officer's passing | Scottsdale Airport earned FAA's outstanding airport award
Scottsdale Update - June 10, 2024

This week's highlights: City Council adopts budget | Watch City Council & Mayoral Candidate Forums | Celebrate Juneteenth Saturday
Scottsdale reduces its budget and property taxes with a cautious eye toward the year ahead

Scottsdale’s Fiscal Year 2024/25 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan was adopted by the City Council Tuesday, June 4.
Scottsdale Update - June 3, 2024

This week's highlights: Chaparral Road closure | Monsoons on the way - be prepared | City earns recognition for financial reporting
The 30-year old Gloria Schulze case comes to an end

The 30-year old Gloria Schulze case comes to an end
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Via Linda District Police Station lobby is back open

The remodel of the Via Linda District lobby is now complete, and the area is back open to our community seeking services from the police department.
Scottsdale Update - May 28, 2024

This week's highlights: Watch for heightened wildfire risk | June Days kicks off this week | Register for the library's Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Challenge kicks off June 1 at Scottsdale Public Libraries

Adventure begins at Scottsdale Public Library! In partnership with Maricopa County Reads, libraries across the Valley are participating in the Summer Reading Challenge from June 1 – Aug. 1.
Scottsdale Aquatics gears up for a busy summer with fully-staffed pools and free swim lessons in August

Addressing the department’s strategic priority to promote water safety, Scottsdale Parks and Recreation offered hiring incentives for lifeguard/instructor positions to remain competitive throughout the Valley. The department received 70 applications - hiring 50 new employees.
The city is seeking a resident to serve on the Development Review Board

Scottsdale has one opening on the Development Review Board – a body appointed by the City Council which helps maintain the quality of development by reviewing architectural design and the layout of proposed plans for commercial development and preliminary plats for residential subdivisions.
E-Verify Compliance During FY 2022-23, Audit No. 2402

The audit found that the selected City contractors were using the E-Verify program for their workers but need to ensure that their subcontractors are also in compliance.
Library Operations Management, Audit No. 2406

The audit found that an increase in hold request fulfillment times and returns of lost items are potentially associated to patrons keeping materials longer in the absence of late fees. However, performance metrics to evaluate the results of Fine Free program and other initiatives had not been established and data for assessing the programs is limited.
Get a ride, not a DUI this Memorial Day holiday weekend

Get a ride, not a DUI this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Celebrate freedom at Scottsdale’s 2024 Juneteenth Celebration: A Culture of Resiliency

Embrace the spirit of freedom, unity, and resilience at Scottsdale’s Community Juneteenth Celebration presented by Mayo Clinic on Saturday, June 15.
Scottsdale Update - May 20, 2024

This week's highlights: Ready, Set, Go - Prepare for emergencies | City Council to consider Sustainability Plan | Memorial Day closings & happenings
Enhancing Traffic Safety

In our efforts to meet one of our operational goals, Enhancing Traffic Safety, the Scottsdale Police Department received a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety so we can support the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Buckle up… It's the Law Enforcement campaign.
Scottsdale Update - May 13, 2024

This week's highlights: Provide input on Shade & Tree Plan | Council to consider Sustainability Plan | Save money and the environment through rebate program
Scottsdale Update - May 6, 2024

This week's highlights: City Council to consider code amendments to address short-term rental noise | Prevent drownings | Help seniors "Beat the Heat"
Scottsdale considers strengthening local laws to address noise, nuisance parties and short-term rentals

The Scottsdale City Council on May 6 will consider amending city code provisions to improve the city's ability to hold people accountable for noisy neighborhood gatherings which often occur at short-term rental properties.
Pac-12 Baseball Tournament swings back into Scottsdale Stadium

Nine teams will compete May 21-25, starting with round-robin pool play Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Scottsdale Update - April 29, 2024

This week's highlights: City captures 42nd Tree City USA award | Housing program continues helping those in need | Celebrate the Indian Bend Wash
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Share your thoughts on future plans for Indian School Park

Scottsdale’s Parks & Recreation department is in the process of creating a master plan for Indian School Park based on four new concepts, with public input being key to shaping amenities that cater to changing community needs and future priorities.
Volunteers have an estimated $3.4 million impact in Scottsdale

Mayor David D. Ortega has proclaimed April 21-27 as Scottsdale Volunteer Appreciation Week, recognizing the thousands of citizen volunteers who make a difference in the city every day.
Scottsdale Update - April 22, 2024

This week's highlights: Get candidate lineup and election deadlines | Provide feedback on Sustainability Plan | Jazz Festival trumpets in Saturday
Scottsdale primary election: Candidate lineup and deadlines

With the candidate field set for Scottsdale’s July 30 primary election, voters should take note of important deadlines coming soon.
Scottsdale Update - April 15, 2024

This week's highlights: Two items head to the Nov. 5 ballot | Earth Week celebrates sustainable Scottsdale | Take note of ADOT's Loop 101 closures
Celebrate the history of the Indian Bend Wash with free community events throughout May

Help us celebrate the history and beautiful landscapes of the Indian Bend Wash with free community events and activities throughout May.
Sales tax, spending limitation items head to November ballot

The City Council has referred two items to the November ballot for Scottsdale voters to consider - a city proposal to replace and reduce an expiring sales tax, and an increase to the city's state-imposed spending limitation.
Cycle the Arts event planned as part of Bike Month celebration

Scottsdale’s Transportation and Streets department and Scottsdale Arts will host the 2024 Cycle the Arts event on Sunday, April 21. This year’s bike tour of the city’s public art collection will feature13 art installations. Artists, community volunteers and Scottsdale Arts staff will provide an overview of the artwork at each stop along the 8-mile bike route.
Scottsdale Airport Hosts First Movie Night

Scottsdale Airport invites you to join us for a free movie night sponsored by Volanti Restaurant and Lounge, Atlantic Aviation, Jet Aviation and Signature Aviation.
Improvements underway at Scottsdale’s McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Scottsdale is making several upgrades to its Railroad Park, which will add features to make it more popular during the hot summer months, including an indoor train-themed play structure and splash pad.
Scottsdale Update - April 8, 2024

This week's highlights: RE: City releases proposed budget & CIP | Fire moving forward with ambulance service | Take note of ADOT's Loop 101 closures
Scottsdale’s proposed Fiscal Year 2024/25 budget is released for review

The City Council will discuss the proposal at their April 16 meeting. Tentative budget adoption is scheduled May 14 and final budget adoption June 4.
Veterans AZ - Arizona Veterans Mission Group

This episode of Veterans AZ shines a spotlight on the Arizona Veterans Mission Group, a nonprofit that provides legal assistance to veterans to help them receive the care and benefits they deserve.
A tale of two Caitlins

When Scottsdale Planning Specialist Caitlin Clark received a LinkedIn message from an L.A. producer seeking a real-life Caitlin Clark, she was intrigued. The ask was for her to star in a Xfinity commercial alongside the real-life college basketball phenom who shares her name.
Scottsdale Fire earns state approval for ambulance program

This week, the Arizona Department of Health Services awarded the Certificate of Necessity to Scottsdale Fire Department which allows the department to continue planning and preparing municipal fire department ambulance service, which is expected to begin operating in January, 2025.
Scottsdale Update - April 1, 2024

This week's highlights: City inches closer to establishing ambulance service | Visit Old Town's Home Court | Feedback wanted: Arts & Culture and City's Website
Help your neighbors in Scottsdale by donating water and other heat relief items

As warmer weather approaches, Scottsdale is providing heat relief to those in need this summer. The city’s hydration stations and Beat the Heat Program rely on donations from the public to meet the high demand in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale captures top environmental award for its Civic Center renovation

Arizona Forward honored the city and the Scottsdale Civic Center with a Crescordia award in “Civic Buildings, Structures, and Landscape Design.”
March 27, 2024 Homicide Investigation

76-year-old Timothy Rexford Grant has been arrested, accused of fatally stabbing his roommate on March 27 around 4:15 p.m. at their residence near McKellips Road and Hayden Road.
Scottsdale Celebrates Food Waste Prevention Week April 1 – 7

Scottsdale is proud to join more than 600 partners across the country celebrating Food Waste Prevention Week, a week-long campaign to raise awareness and inspire everyone to reduce food waste at home, work and in our communities.
Scottsdale seeking board and commission members

Scottsdale has openings on 12 boards and commissions to be filled in May. Residents wishing to volunteer their time and institute a positive change are invited to apply to serve.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council hosts Town Hall to discuss and foster election education

Town Hall keynote speaker Reynaldo Valenzuela, Maricopa County’s director of mail-in voting, will address the importance of voting, its impact and how to cultivate service leadership.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Matthew Patzlaff named 2023 Spirit of Scottsdale award winners

This annual awards program recognizes the people and places that embody the “Spirit of Scottsdale,” particularly through neighborhood stewardship and the ways in which a person or organization contributes to Scottsdale physically, aesthetically or socially.
Director Michael Beck takes the helm at Scottsdale Public Library

Beck brings more than three decades of county and municipal government experience to Scottsdale, and earlier in his career held the role of Adult Services Coordinator at Scottsdale Public Library.
Scottsdale Update - March 25, 2024

This week's highlights: Comment on proposed changes to STR & nuisance party ordinances | Hop into spring with Bunnanza | Celebrate Cesar Chavez
Scottsdale seeks public input on proposed short-term rental and nuisance party ordinances

These changes closely follow state law and the City Council’s continued emphasis on enforceability.
Scottsdale Update - March 18, 2024

This week's highlights: Seats open for Government 101 | Enjoy family fun at ArtsFest | March is "Social Worker Month"
Scottsdale Earth Week celebrates city’s commitment to sustainable future

From volunteer road cleanups and guided nature walks in our beautiful preserve, to an edible garden and green building presentations, Scottsdale has a full line-up of events for everyone looking to recognize our planet.
Career fair offers job seekers more than just employer connections

The March 21 career fair will offer job seekers the opportunity to boost their professional wardrobe for free before meeting a wide array of Valley employers on-site.
Scottsdale's Bunnanza hops into spring featuring an egg hunt, live entertainment and more

Scottsdale is gearing up for its second annual Bunnanza event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30 at the newly renovated Scottsdale Civic Center.
Scottsdale hires three dynamic women to fill top city positions

Hiring the best and brightest is crucial for delivering on Scottsdale’s mission to provide “Simply Better Service for a World Class Community.”
Scottsdale City Council to delve into key sustainability priorities

The March 19 session will concentrate on the remaining priorities of energy, waste and extreme heat.
Three Arrests Made in Burglary Crimes

Three people have been arrested in north Scottsdale related to the burglary series in the area. The arrests occurred over several hours between 8:40 a.m. Sunday night and 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. During that time, patrol officers, detectives, police drones and police helicopters were searching the neighborhoods around Pima and Yearling Roads after being alerted to subjects being in the adjacent desert area.
Scottsdale Update - March 11, 2024

This week's highlights: Council work study session focuses on sustainability priorities | Celebrate Women's History Month | Request a pothole repair
Scottsdale employee recognized for blood drive efforts

Scottsdale Project Management Assistant Mya Trivison has made it her mission to make sure Valley blood supplies remain in good standing.
Scottsdale Update - March 4, 2024

This week's highlights: ADOT announces Loop 101 closures | Thank a Vietnam veteran | Learn about the inner workings of city government
Join the Scottsdale community in thanking Vietnam veterans March 29

A free lunchtime event to honor and thank Vietnam veterans will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 29 – National Vietnam Veterans Day – at the Scottsdale Civic Center East Bowl.
Catch a trolley to spring training baseball at Scottsdale Stadium

Hop on, baseball aficionados! The Scottsdale Trolley is offering free service to Giants’ home games during the 2024 Spring Training season.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 26, 2024

This week's highlights: Police host town hall meeting | Mayor's Ability Awards close Friday | Attend the Navy Band Southwest 32nd Street Brass Band concert
Police Town Hall Meeting

Attend the Scottsdale Police Department Town Hall Meeting - Open to the community - Dinner Time residential burglary trend - Raising Awareness by Sharing Information Discussing Prevention
Efforts to reduce hazardous vegetation underway

Scottsdale Fire is focusing on removing hazardous vegetation to reduce risk of wildfires in North Scottsdale again this year.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 20, 2024

This week's highlights: City hires newest assistant city manager | Catch a spring training ball game | Recognize Scottsdale founder's birthday
It’s never been easier for residents and business owners to share feedback with the city of Scottsdale

We are currently seeking resident feedback on two important public projects.
Scottsdale PD names new Police Operations Support Director - Karen Sutherland

The Scottsdale Police Department would like to introduce our new Police Operations Support Director, Karen Sutherland.
Scottsdale adds Greg Caton to its leadership team

Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson has announced the hire of Greg Caton as Scottsdale newest assistant city manager.
Veterans AZ - ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center

In this episode of Veterans AZ, we sit down with Shawn Banzhaf and Michelle Loposky at the Pat Tillman Veterans Center at Arizona State University, which assists active-duty, veteran and veteran-dependent students with their military education benefits and offers programs, events, and a place where student veterans can connect with and support each other.
Multi-agency Human Exploitation Operation - 158 Arrests

158 people were arrested during a 12-day multi-agency operation targeting Human Trafficking in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 12, 2024

This week's highlights: Most city offices & facilities closed Feb. 19 | Your input is needed now on two projects | ADOT continues Loop 101 construction
Scottsdale statement: Gilbert Ortega incident charging decision update

The Scottsdale City Attorney’s Office carefully reviewed evidence in the criminal investigation concerning Gilbert Ortega, including cell phone video, surveillance video, the police reports and two different translations of the suspect’s statements. After this thorough review, the City Attorney's Office determined there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction in this matter, and the investigation has been closed.
Explore soil regeneration as a solution to climate change in documentary screening

"Kiss the Ground,” a documentary that unpacks how the Earth's soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet, is coming to Scottsdale Thursday, Feb. 8.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 5, 2024

This week's highlights: WM Phoenix Open in full swing | Sustainability Awards open for nominations | City continues to be the gold standard for bicyclists
Scottsdale relaunches sustainability awards

With environmental stewardship at the forefront, the city is relaunching its Sustainable Scottsdale Awards Program – an initiative that celebrates outstanding contributions to sustainability and environmental stewardship within the Scottsdale community.
Scottsdale continues to be the gold standard for bicyclists

The city has once again been recognized as a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. This year’s award extends Scottsdale's elite status another four years.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 29, 2024

This week's highlights: Welcome to Western Week| Investing in Our Scottsdale | Celebrate SMoCA's 25th Birthday
Police offer tips to citizens about dinner-time burglaries

Between November 1, 2023, and January 23, 2024, Scottsdale Police have had 21 reported dinner-time burglaries occurring in residences along washes and golf courses. This trend is related to a larger, nationwide series that has been occurring over the last several years. Multiple valley agencies have been affected in Arizona, and we are working collaboratively to investigate these crimes.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 22, 2024

This week's highlights: Apply for Ability Awards scholarships | Refrain when rain | Civic Center Library named "Best Library of 2023"
Barrett-Jackson announces new 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction at WestWorld

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is bringing its renowned automotive lifestyle event to Scottsdale twice in 2024 with its Scottsdale Fall Auction, Oct. 10-13, at WestWorld.
Students invited to apply for Mayor's Ability Awards scholarships

The Mayor's Ability Awards scholarship committee, a beacon of support for students living with disabilities, is now accepting applications.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 16, 2024

This week's highlights: Share how to improve parks & rec programs | Walk in unity | Signature Event Season kicks off
"State of Scottsdale 2024" takes place Jan. 25

Mayor David D. Ortega invites the community to join him Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for his annual State of the City Address – the “State of Scottsdale 2024.”
Scottsdale mourns the loss of Fire Captain Kory Yule

The city of Scottsdale today is mourning the loss of Captain Kory Yule, Scottsdale Fire Department, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, due to cancer. Kory served the Scottsdale community and his fellow public safety professionals for more than 20 years - a legacy that will live on in the scores of firefighters and thousands of residents he cared for during his service. He was 42 years old.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 8, 2024

This week's highlights: City mourns loss of fire captain | ADOT closes Loop 101 this weekend | Most city offices/facilities closed Monday for MLK Jr. Day
Protect your home’s pipes during freezing temperatures

Winter temperatures in the desert can drop below freezing. Plan ahead to prevent pipes from freezing this winter and avoid costly repairs to your property.
Signal and Streetlight Upgrades

The Traffic Signal and Streetlight team was busy the last week of 2023 week replacing damaged signal poles and streetlights in south Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 2, 2024

This week's highlights: Recycle Christmas trees | Share your ideas on bike/pedestrian crossings | Learn how to live better, longer lives - Blue Zones Project
Protect your home's pipes during freezing temperatures

Be sure to protect your pipes this winter as temperatures drop into the 30s.
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 26, 2023

This week's highlights: City offices/facilities closed for New Year's | ADOT begins Loop 101 construction | Use fireworks safely, mind the laws
Scottsdale invites residents to institute positive change by serving on a city board or commission

The city has several openings on various boards and commissions to be filled in early 2024.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 18, 2023

This week's highlights: City offices/facilities closed for Christmas | ADOT begins Loop 101 construction | Take steps to stay healthy during the holidays
Scottsdale Fire honors outstanding work

Scottsdale Fire Department recently recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements at its annual ceremony.
Panel discussion shares insights on the future of recycled water in Arizona

Scottsdale Water Executive Director Brian Biesemeyer joined industry experts on Monday in a panel discussion about the future of recycled water in Arizona.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 11, 2023

This week's highlights: City breaks ground on new park | Police earn reaccreditation | Make simple changes to reduce food waste
Scottsdale tackles residential food waste issue

Residential food waste is responsible for 40 percent of landfill material nationwide. In advance of the holiday season, when entertaining and preparing holiday food contribute to larger than normal amounts of leftovers and food waste, the city of Scottsdale is educating residents on how they can help.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 4, 2023

This week's highlights: Investing in Our Scottsdale | Celebrate the season at Ultimate Play Date | View senior artwork at holiday show
SFD Annual Toy Drive is In gear!

Scottsdale Fire is now accepting unwrapped toys and gift cards through Dec. 20 at SFD fire stations and headquarters.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 27, 2023

This week's highlights: Get an overview of short-term rentals | Feed us your thoughts on food waste | Scottsdazzle events continue
Veterans AZ - Military Assistance Mission

The latest episode of Veterans AZ features an interview with Margy Bons, the founder of Military Assistance Mission – an Arizona nonprofit dedicated to helping our military service members and their families.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Redevelopment of the CrackerJax site – The Parque – moves forward

After a lengthy review process, the Scottsdale City Council approved an ambitious mixed-use redevelopment project called “The Parque” on a 32-acre site that was once home to the CrackerJax amusement park on north Scottsdale Road.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 20, 2023

This week's highlights: Holiday schedule | Get new redevelopment project info | Celebrate technology award
Risk Management Services, Audit No. 2306

The audit found that identification of safety risk exposures could be improved by formalizing a facility inspection program and more comprehensive reviews of job hazards. Improvements to workers’ compensation claims, emergency planning, and employee engagement could strengthen employee safety programs. Additionally, data could be leveraged to further assess the effectiveness of safety programs and allocation of resources.
Scottsdale captures award for using innovative technology to positively impact residents and businesses

The Center for Digital Government’s 2023 Digital Cities 23rd annual survey ranked Scottsdale the top digital city nationwide in the 125,000 – 249,999 population category.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 13, 2023

This week's highlights: Council discusses sustainability plan | Learn how the city uses GIS technology | Leave no trace in the preserve
Scottsdale City Council begins examining draft sustainability plan

Scottsdale is making strides toward a more sustainable, resilient and thriving future by developing its Community Sustainability Plan, a commitment outlined in the city's 2021 and 2022 Organization Strategic Plans, and an integral part of the city’s 2035 General Plan.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 6, 2023

This week's highlights: Provide feedback on quality of life & open space preservation | Honor veterans Saturday | Investing in Our Scottsdale showcases city improvements
City of Scottsdale offers opportunities to showcase neighborhood heroes and acquire funds to improve your community

Scottsdale provides neighborhood programs.
Have your say: Scottsdale seeks input on quality of life and open space preservation

The Protect and Preserve Scottsdale Task Force – a group of nine people appointed by the City Council to develop financial strategy recommendations to protect Scottsdale’s open spaces and quality of life – is asking residents to participate in a questionnaire to measure their views on the topic.
Mayor David D. Ortega celebrates winners of annual Constitution Contest

Mayor David D. Ortega congratulated more than two dozen students for their winning entries for his annual “We the People” contest at an in-person reception earlier this week. More than 110 parents, students, teachers and administrators attended. The contest commemorates the September 17, 1797, signing of the United States Constitution.
Scottsdale Salutes – More than 40 local 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 as the Scottsdale Salutes program continues for the second year.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 30, 2023

This week's highlights: Stay safe trick or treating | Feedback needed on noise and parks and rec programs | City Council approves paid parental leave
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Scottsdale City Council unanimously approves parental paid leave for city employees

The City Council’s action grants eligible city employees four weeks of continuous paid parental leave, whether they are welcoming a new child through birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
Mayor David D. Ortega proclaims longtime resident Paul Messinger “Scottsdale’s Historian Emeritus”

This title recognizes Messinger's commitment to ensuring the past remains an integral part of the present in the "West's Most Western Town." 
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 23, 2023

This week's highlights: Mark calendars for Canal Convergence & One Water Brewing Showcase | Veterans Day Commemoration - new time & location!
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 16, 2023

This week's highlights: Provide input on the impact of sound | City captures award for commitment to citizen engagement | Learn how the city works for you
Scottsdale Veterans Day commemoration features Michael McLaughlin, retired submariner and former APS/Palo Verde executive

Scottsdale’s 2023 Veterans Day Commemoration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 on the Memorial Lawn at Scottsdale Civic Center in partnership with American Legion Post 44 and other veterans service organizations.
Voice of the People Award recognizes Scottsdale's commitment to resident engagement

The city of Scottsdale earned a national “Voice of the People Award” for leveraging technology to expand the ways residents can provide input and ideas.
Scottsdale seeking board and commission members

Residents wishing to volunteer their time and institute a positive change are invited to apply to serve.
Seeking community input: the impact of sound in Scottsdale

The city is evaluating potential ordinance changes and other mitigation methods that could ease the impacts from unreasonable noise while maintaining a vibrant and successful event and business environment.
One Water Brewing Showcase features the future of water in Arizona

Scottsdale Water will host the One Water Brewing Showcase – a one-of-a-kind event featuring beer made exclusively with advanced water purification – on Nov. 3 and 4.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 9, 2023

This week's highlights: Loop 101 closures take place this weekend | Learn the history behind Pinnacle Peak area | Donate to nonprofits that help with homelessness
Water source secured for Rio Verde Foothills District

On Monday, Oct. 9, the city of Scottsdale will begin providing water for transport to Maricopa County residents living in the Rio Verde Foothills area.
City Opens New Pedestrian Underpass

The city’s newest pedestrian underpass at Shea Blvd. and 124th St. is now open to bike riders, pedestrians, and equestrians. The tunnel connects two segments of the Mountain View Trail: the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to the north and the Central Arizona Project Canal in the south.
Shea Blvd. Paving Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

Transportation & Streets crews wrapped up work on the Shea Blvd. paving project five days ahead of schedule. Crews removed or ‘milled’ 1 ¾ inches of old asphalt from Shea Blvd. and applied a new hot mix asphalt “overlay” to the roadway.
State legislators tour Scottsdale Water’s Advanced Water Treatment Facility

Scottsdale Water was proud to partner with the AZ Water Association Wednesday to welcome a group of state legislators on a tour of the Scottsdale Water campus, including an up-close look at the city’s Advanced Water Treatment Facility.
Smoky skies remain in Scottsdale following SRP-MIC landfill fire

Neither Maricopa County nor the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) have issued a public statement or health advisory related to this fire.
Help shape the future of Scottsdale Parks and Recreation

The Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Department recently kicked off its citywide master planning process. The long-range master plan will serve as a blueprint for recreation planning, projects, priorities and structure for the next decade.
WIFA approves $250,000 Water Conservation grant for Scottsdale Water’s residential grass removal program

Scottsdale Water applied for the grant to bolster the increase in its residential grass removal incentive rebate for this fiscal year.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 2,2023

This week's highlights: Fall in Love with Scottsdale Civic Center | Questionnaire allows feedback on homelessness | Donate items to domestic violence victims
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 25, 2023

This week's highlights: Your tax dollars at work | Council approves temporary and long-term efforts to address housing insecurity | Netflix documentary series explores Blue Zones
Different projects, different funding sources for improvements at Scottsdale's Paiute Neighborhood Center

The Scottsdale City Council took a substantial step toward strengthening the city's ability to serve its most vulnerable residents when it approved two separate projects at the Paiute Neighborhood Center campus. With distinct and separate funding sources, efforts are being focused simultaneously toward improving aging facilities at Paiute while also addressing the growing need for affordable housing in Scottsdale.
Celebrate renovations at Fall in Love with Scottsdale Civic Center

The city officially unveils the much‐anticipated Scottsdale Civic Center remodel — a comprehensive renovation of the area that has served as the city’s civic and signature special event and gathering space for 55 years.
Netflix documentary series explores Blue Zones

Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones, a four-part Netflix documentary series launched in August, just ahead of a Blue Zones Project Scottsdale community kickoff.
Victim Services, Audit No. 2305

We found that improvements can be made to ensure victims are timely informed of their rights and notified of court proceedings. Additionally, system controls and automation could be implemented to improve data reliability and privacy, and opportunities exist for streamlining the notification process.
Scottsdale to consider temporary and long-term efforts to address housing insecurity

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Scottsdale City Council will consider staff recommendations to provide temporary bridge housing for those in need, as well as construction of up to 28 affordable housing units at the Paiute Neighborhood Center.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 18, 2023

This week's highlights: Council considers efforts to address housing insecurity | Scottsdale Salutes nomination deadline nears | Elevate city's bike-friendly status
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 11, 2023

This week's highlights: Council approves water agreement | Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month | Support youth at Mental Health Matters conference
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 5, 2023

This week's highlights: Council to consider water agreement | Learn about Paiute Neighborhood Center projects | Hometown Happy Hour explores city architecture
Scottsdale City Council approve agreement to provide water for the Rio Verde Foothills Standpipe District

As part of its continuing leadership role in addressing the lack of a sustainable water supply for Maricopa County residents in the Rio Verde Foothills area, the Scottsdale City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement at its Sept. 5 meeting.
Scottsdale proposals would strengthen local authority over short-term rentals

Three Scottsdale proposals that would give local governments additional tools to protect neighborhoods from the negative impacts of short-term/vacation rental properties have been adopted and are now part of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns 2024 Legislative Agenda.
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 28, 2023

This week's highlights: Most city/facilities closed Monday | Scottsdale approves water exchange with Tucson | Protecting neighborhoods from short-term rentals
Scottsdale is leading efforts to reclaim neighborhoods from short-term rentals

The city has delivered three proposals aimed at curtailing the proliferation of short-term rentals to the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and is confident they will become part of the league’s legislative agenda for the 2024 session of the Arizona Legislature.
Scottsdale City Council approves water exchange partnership with Tucson

The Scottsdale City Council approved a new agreement Aug. 21 that will create a new water exchange partnership between Scottsdale and the city of Tucson.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 21, 2023

This week's highlights: Get a spin in a police car with backpack donation | Engage in the community through Speak Up Scottsdale | Learn about Navajo Code Talkers
Federal government declares tier one for Colorado River in 2024; Scottsdale continues conservation efforts

The Bureau of Reclamation announced this week that the Colorado River system will be in a tier one water shortage for calendar year 2024. The change comes after an abnormally wet winter during 2023, where water levels eased throughout the Colorado River basin.
"Speak Up Scottsdale" encourages residents to engage in community conversations

The city of Scottsdale invites residents to be part of a new online community designed to foster continuous, meaningful conversation among residents, businesses and the city – part of Scottsdale’s implementation of the Collaboration and Engagement chapter of the voter-approved Scottsdale General Plan 2035.
Scottsdale shows reduced water use during hottest month on record

While temperatures soared across the Valley last month, water use dropped in Scottsdale saving seven percent when compared to July 2022, and nearly 180 million gallons of water.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 14, 2023

This week's highlights: Residents reduce water during July | Nominate a hero for Scottsdale Salutes | Get a spin in a police car with backpack donation
Nominations are open for Scottsdale Salutes – a city program honoring those in uniform

In November, the city of Scottsdale will publicly thank veterans and military service members in the community by featuring them on light pole banners in Old Town.
Scottsdale Water customers receiving EPCOR notices

EPCOR recently sent letters to “shared customers” who receive wastewater services from Scottsdale Water and are also EPCOR water customers.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 7, 2023

This week's highlights: Know what's being built near you | Tell us what you think about vaping | City needs Old Town Ambassador volunteers
Residential Rental Tax Reduction – City of Scottsdale

Stripping away the residential rental tax will certainly help the bottom line for landlords and rental property owners, but it will hinder the ability of Scottsdale and other cities to deliver services to the people living in those properties.
Scottsdale Update - July 31, 2023

This week's highlights: City extends day relief center hours | Focus on safety as students head back to school | Take the Bicycle Friendly Community survey
Scottsdale extends hours at day relief centers

Scottsdale's Human Services and Police departments have partnered up to extend Day Relief Center hours to provide those who need respite with a cool place to rest, meals and water, showers and navigation for additional services.
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Master Plan invites public to ‘Shape Scottsdale Parks’

Residents can visit ShapeScottsdaleParks.com to participate.
Help Scottsdale become a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community

By completing the city’s Bicycle Friendly Community survey citizens can help shape future bike activities, amenities and infrastructure in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - July 24, 2023

This week's highlights: Commemorate anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act | Get free vaccines | Back to School Program serves 900 students
Scottsdale Update - July 17, 2023

This week's highlights: Council adopts water-saving landscape ordinance | Be monsoon ready | Action plan sets stage for transportation future
Action plan sets stage for Scottsdale’s transportation future

With a handful of major street and road projects underway, residents may wonder how these are planned.
Scottsdale City Council adopts water-saving landscape ordinance

The Scottsdale City Council Monday took a significant step towards amplifying the city’s water conservation efforts by adopting an ordinance that limits water-intensive landscapes at new single-family homes.
Scottsdale Update - July 10, 2023

This week's highlights: State grant allows city to assist homeless | About 84% of short-term properties completed licensing | Help keep ozone away, commit to one day
State grant will allow Scottsdale to continue assisting homeless seniors and families

The Arizona Department of Housing awarded Scottsdale $940,000 from the state’s newly created Homeless Shelter and Services Fund that will allow the city to continue an existing program that provides those in need with emergency shelter at a Scottsdale hotel along with assistance from social services caseworkers and nutrition/essential needs support.
Scottsdale Update - July 3,2023

This week's highlights: July 4 information | Police drone locates missing man | Scottsdale top spot in AZ to live
Scottsdale’s new green building code takes effect

The code change helps Scottsdale strengthen the resiliency of buildings, reduce environmental impacts, protect natural resources, and adapt to new building technologies.
Scottsdale announces July 4 information

Although use of some consumer fireworks is permitted by state law in Scottsdale this holiday, their use in and near many sensitive desert areas remains illegal and violators are subject to substantial fines.
Celebrate Park and Recreation Month Throughout July!

Join Scottsdale Parks and Recreation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in celebrating National Park and Recreation Month! Scottsdale is a vibrant and active community with world-class outdoor recreation amenities including tennis, biking, swimming, sports, indoor activities and events.
Emergency Management Services, Audit No. 2307

Our audit of Emergency Management Services found that the City’s Emergency Operation Plan and Continuity of Operations Plans have not been reviewed and updated. Emergency preparedness training should be expanded and monitoring of existing training requirements could be improved. Additionally, Emergency Management’s role in special events planning can be better defined and processes should be standardized to allow the department to more efficiently guide special event teams.
Ransomware Readiness Assessment, Audit No. 2303

The assessment identified several areas that can be matured to help improve the City’s ability to respond to a ransomware event. Recommendations were made to improve the City’s ransomware readiness.
Diamond Fire update

About 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, a wildland fire was reported in the vicinity of 130th St & Ranch Gate Road -- about two miles north of Tom's Thumb Trailhead.
Scottsdale Update - June 26, 2023

This week's highlights: Scottsdale earns Gold in What Works Cities program | WestWorld hosts July 4 festivities | Senior centers reopen Saturdays
Scottsdale Video Network July program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this July.
Scottsdale is certified Gold by Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities

Scottsdale is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification at the Gold Level for exceptional use of data to inform policy decisions, allocate funding, improve services, evaluate program effectiveness, and engage residents.
Scottsdale Update - June 20, 2023

This week's highlights: FW: City statement - AZ Senate Bill 1432 | Enjoy the summer solstice at Solstice Park | City delivers 100+ Beat the Heat care packages
Live entertainment and fun for the whole family at Scottsdale's 10th annual 4th of July Celebration

Get ready for a fun evening of live entertainment and family-friendly activities as Scottsdale gears up for its 10th annual 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. Taking place from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, the festivities will culminate with one of the largest fireworks display in Arizona.
Residents can now receive email notification when City Council agendas are posted

This initiative will enhance transparency and foster greater citizen engagement by providing timely and convenient access to important meeting information.
Scottsdale Statement – Arizona Senate Bill 1432

Scottsdale worked diligently with legislators and the Governor’s office and is confident that this legislation protects Scottsdale residents and addresses the city's primary short-term concerns while placing the city back into a temporary role treating water to be obtained from a third party for the unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills area.
Scottsdale’s community Juneteenth celebration returns

The afternoon of culture, entertainment, music, wellness, presentations and career opportunities takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17.
Scottsdale Update - June 12, 2023

This week's highlights: Celebrate Juneteenth Saturday | Ready, Set, Go - prepare for monsoons | Prevent drownings
Scottsdale Water’s robust rebate program now open

Scottsdale Water’s highly popular rebate program is now open for residents and businesses to take advantage of water saving opportunities and get financial incentives for their conservation efforts.
Scottsdale Water kicks off summer watering guidance

Scottsdale Water is sending out irrigation guidance to residents and businesses – desert landscape should be watered no more than twice a week. Landscape should also be watered after 7 p.m. and before 10 a.m. The message hopes to resonate with customers to make the irrigation process easier to understand and execute.
Scottsdale Update - June 5, 2023

This week's highlights: City offers water guidance | Celebrate Pride Month | June Days continue with Scottsdale stories, ArtWalk & Starlight Movie Night
Scottsdale Update - May 30, 2023

This week's highlights: June Days commences | Celebrate Juneteenth at community gathering | City offers move-in box collection
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
City of Scottsdale “Truth in Taxation” notice

A public hearing on Scottsdale’s proposed property tax levy will occur before final budget adoption, scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Airport's Sustainability Efforts Highlighted in Recent Report

In a recent presentation by Mead & Hunt, engineering consultants, the sustainability efforts of Scottsdale Airport were highlighted. The report emphasized the commitment of the airport to do its part for environmental responsibility and listed the various airport projects that have contributed to significant energy savings and waste reduction. 
Scottsdale Update - May 22, 2023

This week's highlights: City closed for Memorial Day | World Heritage Cities grants Scottsdale a membership | Volunteer to serve on a board or commission
Scottsdale joins the Organization of World Heritage Cities

The Organization of World Heritage Citieslinks to external site recently granted the city of Scottsdale membership among an elite group of more than 200 cities from around the world that are home to UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Scottsdale requests veto of HB 2441

The Scottsdale Mayor and City Council signed a letter Tuesday, May 16, requesting that Governor Hobbs veto House Bill 2441, which would force Scottsdale to provide utility service outside its boundaries.
SUSD Human Resources, Audit No. 2311

Improvements to HR data reliability and availability could better inform the District’s recruitment and retention strategies and allow for performance monitoring. Increased monitoring and oversight of some recruitment activities are also needed. As well, standardizing and streamlining procedures could help address workload pressures and allow the department to move towards its strategic goals.
Scottsdale Update - May 15, 2023

This week's highlights: City seeks bottled water donations | Provide input for police accreditation | Support Restaurant Week: May 19-28
Help your Neighbors Beat the Heat

Help your neighbors in Scottsdale this summer by donating water and other heat relief items. With temperatures on the rise, Scottsdale is providing heat relief to those in need this summer with the Beat the Heat program.
Scottsdale Update - May 8, 2023

This week's highlights: Scottsdale adds heat relief locations | Inflation impacts Capital Improvement Program | SCPA celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
Veterans AZ - The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation

This episode of Veterans AZ focuses on a unique partnership between veterans of the United States Marine Corps, and veterans of Federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI.
May 3 Veterans Advisory Commission meeting features Arizona veterans services director

Dana Allmond, director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, will give a presentation followed by discussion with the Scottsdale Veterans Advisory Commission this week.
Scottsdale Update - May 1, 2023

This week's highlights: Veterans Advisory Commission features Arizona veterans' services director | Scottsdale selected for LEED for Cities Leadership Program | Bash on the Wash happens Saturday
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Ready, Set, Go for summer monsoons

Prepare now so you know what actions may be needed when a major storm rolls in.
Despite wet winter, drought remains

One good year of precipitation does not erase decades of drought.
Join Scottsdale’s Community Juneteenth Celebration - June 17

Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, food, music, family fun, art, wellness information and more at Scottsdale Juneteenth, presented by Mayo Clinic.
Historic preservation effort keeps City Hall true to community’s vision

Dignified. Distinctive. Reflective of the Southwest and the spirit of Scottsdale. Those were the goals when a growing community sought to build a new local government center in the mid-1960s.
Inflation’s impact on Scottsdale’s Capital Improvement Program

When Scottsdale voters approved 58 bond projects in November 2019, project budgets were based upon the best estimates available at the time.
Scottsdale Update - April 24, 2023

This week's highlights: What's your vision for Indian School Park? | Scottsdale named No. 1 Healthiest Employer in the Valley | Jazz Festival takes place this weekend
Scottsdale named No. 1 Healthiest Employer in the Valley

Free financial planning and easy access to onsite mental health counseling are just two reasons why the Phoenix Business Journal awarded Scottsdale first place in the “large companies” category at the annual Healthiest Employers event presented by Cigna.
Scottsdale seeking board and commission members

Residents wanting to volunteer their time and institute a positive change in Scottsdale are invited to apply to serve.
Scottsdale Update - April 17, 2023

This week's highlights: City releases proposed FY 2023/24 budget | Earth Week kicks off with Green Expo | Investing in Our Scottsdale - Thompson Peak Dog Park
Proposed Fiscal Year 2023/24 budget balances strong local economy with a cautious approach to the future

The city recently released the proposed Fiscal Year 2023/24 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan that covers July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024. Tentative budget adoption is scheduled May 16 and final budget adoption June 13.
Think twice before bringing pup on hiking adventure

A recent review of rescues on Scottsdale trails shows that canine heat-related incidents typically have the highest mortality rates.
Scottsdale Update - April 10, 2023

This week's highlights: Should City Hall zoning designation change? | Volunteers add value to Scottsdale | Know it all - lots of ways to connect to city
SFD Warns: It’s Hot! Adjust Your Activity/Hiking Plan

With the jump in temperatures, Scottsdale Fire officials urge the public to adjust outdoor activities -- including hiking plans.
Scottsdale Update - April 3, 2023

This week's highlights: It's Water Awareness Month - take steps to conserve | Change City Hall zoning designation? | Gear up for Earth Week
Biennial Certified Audit of LUA IIP Development Fees - Report 2304

A biennial certified audit was conducted of the city’s land use assumptions, infrastructure improvements plan and development impact fees.
The city honors Cesar Chavez, American labor leader and civil rights activist.

Bill Barquin will share how he dedicates his time to the social and economic well-being of the Latino community.
Scottsdale named a finalist for two technology innovation awards

The city’s development and launch of two applications landed Scottsdale a finalist designation in two categories of the 2023 International Data Corporation Smart Cities Awards.
Scottsdale Update - March 27, 2023

This week's highlights: Vote for Scottsdale's "smart city" finalist awards | Be aware of native wildlife | Attend an event to thank Vietnam veterans
Early spring storms to impact Scottsdale

An incoming storm system is expected to bring localized rain and wind to Scottsdale. In addition, upstream rain and snowmelt on the Salt and Verde rivers is filling reservoirs and causing water releases.
Mildred Heber and the Holland Center are the 2022 Spirit of Scottsdale Award winners

Since 2019, this annual awards program has recognized the people and places that embody the “Spirit of Scottsdale,” particularly through neighborhood stewardship and the ways in which a person or organization contributes to Scottsdale physically, aesthetically or socially.
E-Verify Compliance Audit FY 2021-22, Audit No. 2302

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 subcontractors generally used the federal E-Verify program. However, one contractor and one subcontractor did not provide the required documentation for a total of two employees.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Veterans AZ - Comrades to the Corps

The latest episode of Veterans AZ is a conversation with Jason Duren and Jim Pomosh - Marine combat veterans from different eras who have developed a unique friendship.
Scottsdale Update - March 20, 2023

This week's highlights: Celebrater Women's History Month | ArtFest celebrates student art | Investing in Our Scottsdale - Indian Bend Wash
Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen will be dedicated March 18

During the nation's armed conflicts and in the course of military duty, 66 Scottsdale area service members have made the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are now permanently engraved on the granite faces of the Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen.
Scottsdale Update - March 13, 2023

This week's highlights: Residents highly satisfied | City hosts Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen Dedication | Attend Women's History Month celebration
Scottsdale’s Women’s History Month event features Collette V. Smith, the NFL’s first African American female coach

In honor of Women’s History Month, the city of Scottsdale invites the community to a special presentation by Collette V. Smith, a barrier breaker who made history when she became the National Football League’s first African American female coach.
Scottsdale residents report high satisfaction in community survey

People who live in Scottsdale enjoy a high quality of life and consider the community an excellent place to live, according to responses in the National Community Survey conducted in December and January.
City Clerk Ben Lane appointed to Bipartisan Elections Task Force

Governor Katie Hobbs on Wednesday appointed Scottsdale City Clerk Ben Lane to the Bipartisan Elections Task Force.
City of Scottsdale Statement - March 3 Maricopa County Supervisors action regarding Rio Verde Foothills residents

City of Scottsdale statement in response to Maricopa County's rejection of proposed agreement for county residents in Rio Verde Foothills
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 27, 2023

This week's highlights: Council approves temporary water agreement | Get resources at All Things Senior tradeshow | Ability Award scholarships available
Scottsdale Offers Increased Pay, Referral Bonus and other Incentives for Lifeguards this Summer

The City is looking to hire 40 lifeguards to staff its four pools this summer.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 21, 2023

This week's highlights: Council to consider new Rio Verde Foothills agreement | Celebrate Scottsdale Founder Winfield Scott | Learn about senior resources
Scottsdale City Council to consider Rio Verde Foothills agreement

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the City Council will consider authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement with Maricopa County that would re-open a supply of water for non-city residents in unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills, while remaining in compliance with Scottsdale's drought management plan.
Pac-12 Baseball Tournament returns to Scottsdale May 23

Scottsdale Airport Takes Off During Super Bowl LVII

Scottsdale Airport managed 490 corporate jet operations, mostly departures, in less than 24 hours during Super Bowl weekend.
Legends, All Stars and Rogues -- The Rich Legacy of Scottsdale Spring Training

For six weeks each year, half of Major League Baseball trains in Maricopa County. During that time the Valley of the Sun is truly the “Center of the Baseball Universe.”
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 13, 2023

This week's highlights: Scottsdale City facilities closed for Presidents Day | Play ball - spring training events, activities | Arabian Horse Show gallops into town
Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega stands in support of those subjected to hateful behavior

"This ugly incident must be a reminder that our commitment to upholding respect, dignity and anti-discrimination must be steadfast and never wane."
Old Town incident results in disorderly conduct charges

The Scottsdale Police Department is investigating an incident in Old Town near Scottsdale Road and Main Street on Feb. 7 that has been seen on multiple social media platforms.
Scottsdale’s Super Season brings big traffic – arrive early, plan ahead

Attending a Scottsdale Super Season event, or want to avoid the crowds? Have a game plan to avoid road closures and delays.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 6, 2023

This week's highlights: Provide input on Old Town | Get the Super Season scoop | Commemorate Black History Month
Scottsdale Super Season offers week-long coverage surrounding Super Bowl

The Big Game may be in Glendale, but Scottsdale will be jam-packed with special events you won’t want to miss, from the WM Phoenix Open and cultural festivals to the Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate.
Scottsdale Public Library Patrons enjoyed a variety of Genres in 2022

Looking back at 2022, the Scottsdale Public Library welcomed 548,993 visitors to one of its four library locations and 2,223,369 items were borrowed.
Call continues for public input on Old Town area plan and ordinance updates

Participants have until Feb. 8 to participate in a self-guided open house and share their thoughts on the growth and development of Scottsdale’s most recognizable gems – Old Town.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 30, 2023

This week's highlights: City saves 38 million gallons of water | Western Week gallops in | Scottsdale Fire launches FIREWATCH
Scottsdale Statement - Rio Verde foothills town hall meeting

The city appreciates the sudden urgency with which elected representatives for residents in the unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills area are now working toward short- and long-term water solutions for their constituents.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Jan. 25 Statement - Rio Verde Foothills water

The city of Scottsdale is providing this statement as an update after the City Council’s executive session on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Scottsdale saved more than 38 million gallons of water in 2022

The city of Scottsdale reduced municipal water use by 38 million gallons in 2022, following-through on a commitment made last January in the face of worsening drought in the Colorado River basin.
Hello Scottsdale: city launches Q&A via SMS in Old Town

There’s a new way to find information and have your questions answered in Scottsdale, right from your cell phone.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 23, 2023

This week's highlights: Court rules in favor of city - water | Civic Center reopens | Apply to serve on a board or commission
Rio Verde Foothills: Superior Court rules in Scottsdale's favor

In the first ruling on the litigation brought against the City of Scottsdale by some residents of Rio Verde Foothills, Maricopa County Superior Court ruled in the city's favor, denying the requested temporary relief against the city.
Scottsdale Civic Center reopened Jan. 22

The first phase of improvements to Scottsdale Civic Center opened Jan. 22, with the Arizona Concours d’Elegance collector car exhibition.
Scottsdale seeking board and commission members

Scottsdale has several openings on various boards and commissions. Residents wishing to volunteer their time and institute a positive change are invited to apply to serve.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 17, 2023

This week's highlights: Learn about Tier 2a water shortage | Get the scoop on Scottsdale Super Season | Investing in Our Scottsdale
Scottsdale statement and facts - Rio Verde Foothills water

Rio Verde is a separate community governed by Maricopa County, not the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale has warned and advised that it is not responsible for Rio Verde for many years, especially given the requirements of the City’s mandated drought plan. The city remains firm in that position, and confident it is on the right side of the law. Nothing in the city's action precludes residents in Rio Verde Foothills from purchasing water from other sources. The water haulers who have previously hauled water from Scottsdale have access to water from other jurisdictions and are still offering to haul water to serve the homes in Rio Verde.
Residential mailings regarding the service line warranty program

The city of Scottsdale has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer protection to city homeowners for the water and sewer service lines that connect their homes to the city 's systems. The coverage is 100% voluntary and provided at no cost to the city of Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 9, 2023

This week's highlights: City swears in Councilmembers | Most city offices/facilities closed Monday | Attend a virtual program on short-term rentals
Scottsdale City Council inauguration ceremony takes place Tuesday

The Scottsdale City Council will welcome a new face and some familiar ones at its inauguration ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 10. The 4 p.m. ceremony will take place in the Scottsdale City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 3, 2023

This week's highlights: Vacation rental licensing deadline is Jan. 8 | Christmas Tree Roundup: Jan 6-16 | Attend Old Town Character Area Plan open house
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
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.
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.
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.
Scottsdale What Works Cities 2023 Gold certification

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