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Scottsdale Update - Jan. 17, 2019

This week's highlights: City APS rebates top $1M | Rock 'N' Roll Marathon races through Scottsdale | Take steps for diversity at Unity Walk | Register for Government 101
Scottsdale's Monsoon Water Savings Program a Success

The new irrigation program saved millions of gallons of water in 2018.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 10, 2019

This week's highlights: Scottsdale best city for job seekers | Bridge construction starts | Barrett-Jackson rolls into town | ADOT hosts Loop 101 widening meetings
Energy management rebates to Scottsdale Water top $1 million

Incentive check brings Scottsdale Water’s total APS rebates to over $1 million in less than 10 years.
Fatal Traffic Collision January 9th 2019

Scottsdale Police Department Officers responded to a car vs pedestrian fatal traffic collision.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 3, 2019

This week's highlights: New council to be sworn in | Survey open to all residents | Last chance to see Holiday Lights | Learn about short-term, vacation rentals
Video: 2018 Cure Corridor

Find out about the latest in Scottsdale's rich healthcare and bio-life science community.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 4 - 13

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale’s special events season revs up this month

Tis the season! Not that one – we survived the December holidays, now it's on to another special season. Welcome to Scottsdale's events season, which runs through the spring.
SFD: Be responsible with fireworks; Know the law

Every year fire departments brace for the possibility of fires and injuries caused by fireworks. Officials are concerned both about the fire danger these fireworks pose, as well as the potential for devastating injuries.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Dec. 28 - Jan. 6

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Protect your pipes in colder temps

Ushering in the new year with freezing temps means it's time to protect your pipes!
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 20, 2018

This week's highlights: Holiday schedule | Who are the 2019 Diversity Champs? | Keeping Scottsdale clean and sustainable | Start the new year with a paper cleanse
Keeping Scottsdale clean and sustainable

Scottsdale uses fuel sources that produce less tailpipe emissions and pollution. Find out how.
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Bike and scooter ordinance changes take effect in Scottsdale

Changes to Scottsdale’s bicycle ordinance that address parking and operating impacts of the increasingly popular bike-share and electric scooters are in effect.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 13, 2018

This week's highlights: Scottsdale honors employees | Toy drive low; need donations | Scottsdazzle events continue | Via Linda Senior Center hosts art show
Video: Behind the Badge – Internal Affairs

What really goes on during a police department internal affairs investigation? Hint – your favorite crime drama probably got it wrong.
Scottsdale honors its employees

Assisting a disabled resident in need. Developing an advanced, computerized system for customers to easily report and request services. Restoring neighborhood calm and peace-of-mind to residents living near Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Those are just some of the actions over the past year by Scottsdale employees honored for outstanding performance and commitment to the Scottsdale community.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 6, 2018

This week's edition: Scottsdale launches citizen survey | Matching funds for Old Town marketing available | Get assistance with your e-reader
Police Service Dog Scout Retires

Scottsdale Police Service Dog "Scout" retires after 6 1/2 years of service.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 29, 2018

This week's highlights: Donate a toy & get fire engine ride | City launches citizen survey | Scottsdazzle events continue | Shake off the winter blues
Attend free Green Building Program

Attend the next Green Building Lecture Series to learn about technological advancements and falling prices.
Scottsdale launches citizen survey

Some Scottsdale residents have been randomly selected to participate in a survey to measure their views on the community, city programs and services.
Winter 2019 Registration begins Dec. 3

Activities for the entire family!
Ladder falls top injuries during holiday decorating

It’s the time of year when many people work to make their homes “merry and bright” by hanging holiday lighting on their homes, but this festive activity often lands people in the hospital.
Volanti Restaurant and Lounge Now Open

Volanti Restaurant and Lounge, located on the second floor of the Aviation Business Center at Scottsdale Airport, is now open. Come and experience it!
Black Friday kicks off Scottsdale Fire's annual toy drive

Black Friday is the official kick-off for Scottsdale Fire's Annual Toy Drive; unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all Scottsdale fire stations and headquarters through Dec. 21.
Scottsdale Fire highlights outstanding service, promotions

Scottsdale Fire Department recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements and promotions at its annual ceremony.
Police asking for help to identify two residential burglary suspects

Police request help to ID two residential burglary suspects
Keep holiday meals picture perfect

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
New smartphone app helps drivers find parking faster in Old Town

New phone app aims to ease parking challenges while reducing traffic congestion and emissions in northeast Old Town Scottsdale.
Video: Behind the Badge – Records

Find out how the Scottsdale Police Department manages the thousands of records requests it receives every year.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Scottsdale adopts changes to bicycle ordinance

Notable changes include clarifying prohibited parking areas for bicycles and similar vehicles.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 15, 2018

This week's highlights: City offices closed Nov. 22 & 23 | Scottsdazzle kicks off Nov. 24 | Get hooked on fishing Saturday | Empty Bowls raises money to fight hunger
Aviation Business Center at Scottsdale Airport worth a visit

Scottsdale Airport has unveiled a new Aviation Business Center, veteran’s memorial, hangars and restaurant marking the completion of a $27 million redevelopment project.
Fire & Life Safety Inspections, Audit No. 1908

Departmental goals for inspecting target properties on an annual basis and other properties on a triennial basis are not being met. According to Fire & Life Safety, the division completes approximately 48% of annual target inspections per year. Program performance can be improved through more effective information management and performance measures.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 8, 2018

This week's highlights: Election results | Veterans Day event Friday | Canal Convergence converges on Old Town | Purchase Holiday Lights tickets & fast passes now
Scottsdale General and Special Elections Results (Unofficial)

Unofficial results indicate that Scottsdale voters have re-elected incumbents Kathy Littlefield and Linda Milhaven and elected newcomer Solange Whitehead. Voters also approved Question 1 and Proposition 420.
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...
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 1, 2018

This week's edition: Veterans Day event Nov. 9 | Dia de los Muertos family event Nov. 2-4 | Aviation Business Center grand opening Saturday
Make sure Halloween is more Fun than Fearful

It's Halloween! Keep your Ghouls and Goblins safe with these tips!
Annual Veterans Day event salutes veterans of the Vietnam War

Scottsdale's annual Veterans Day event highlights the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The city has been designated a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner and as such, Scottsdale joins a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 25, 2018

This week's highlights: Early voting underway | Scottsdale receives AAA credit rating | Halloween fun ahead | Holiday donation program kicks off
Work begins this winter to repair high-profile Scottsdale bridges

Emergency funding to repair the Drinkwater Boulevard Underpass and 68th Street bridge was approved by the City Council Oct. 16; money to pay for repairs will come primarily from deferring other planned projects and using savings from recently completed projects.
Scottsdale Water receives nation’s top utility management award

Scottsdale Water recognized for commitment to management that achieves a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors.
Scottsdale credit rating continues at the highest level

The city of Scottsdale’s General Obligation debt is rated AAA according to three separate agencies, making the city one of just 30 in the United States to earn the distinction.
2018 Major General Plan Amendment case withdrawn

The Lone Mountain Self Storage requests for a Major General Plan Amendment and Zoning District Map Amendment (2-GP-2018 and 8-ZN-2018) have been withdrawn by the applicant.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 18, 2018

This week's highlights: Trolley, bus routes change | Where's the love? | Halloween fun ahead | October cool time for neighborhood improvements
Video: 2018 Scottsdale Mayor & Council Economic Development Breakfast

The annual breakfast featured Curt Kremer, Managing Partner at George Oliver Companies, and keynote speaker John Zanni, President of Acronis.
Scottsdale Water Campus marks 20 years of water reuse innovation

Arizona's first potable water reuse facility celebrates landmark anniversary.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Early voting under way in Scottsdale

Voters registered in Maricopa County can cast an early ballot for the Nov. 6 general election at Scottsdale’s Indian Bend Wash Visitors Center, 4201 N Hayden Road.
Thanks for a great celebration!

Happy birthday, City Hall and Civic Center Library. Thanks to all the citizens who joined us for a wonderful open house, a trip back to 1968 and a fun-filled celebration Saturday evening.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 11, 2018

This week's highlights: Celebrate '68 Saturday | Happy Golden Birthday, GAIN | October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | Trolley & bus routes change soon
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.
At 50, Scottsdale City Hall remains 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.
Video: Perspectives with Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp

Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp explores the history of Senior Services in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Oct. 5 - 14

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Video: 2018 Scottsdale City Council Candidate Forum

Hear from each of the Scottsdale City Council candidates during this election forum hosted by the Scottsdale Independent.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 4, 2018

This week's highlights: Key dates for Nov. 6 election | Celebrate '68 kicks off | Construction impacts Pima & Indian School | Shred it Saturday!
City seeks public input on proposed changes to licensing and regulating pari-mutuel wagering

This update will modernize and standardize definitions and descriptions.
Presentation, discussion will reach back 50 years in Scottsdale

The year 1968 wasn’t only a watershed moment for the U.S., it also launched the evolution of modern Scottsdale – and the community has a chance to explore that era and hear from people who lived it.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 28 - Oct. 7

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 27, 2018

This week's highlights: Fire Station 613 opens | Sabas honorary chairs of Celebrate '68 | Railfair chugs in Oct. 6-7 | Learn about the "circular" economy
It's still Hot: Hikers encouraged to be off trails before Noon

The weather is cooling and hikers are anxious to hit the mountain recreation areas. Unfortunately, it’s still too hot to be too confident on the trails.
Southwest Gas Franchise Agreement, Audit No. 1909

Some revenue types were excluded from the franchise fee calculation, including ancillary revenues and certain customer accounts. Auditors also found a small percentage of inaccuracies in the franchisee's jurisdiction coding in three tested zip codes. Capital Expenditures Fund fee reimbursements to Southwest Gas were adequately supported, and these fee reimbursements reduced the combined Arizona region's rate base expenses, through direct benefits to jurisdictions vary.
Cancelled: Renaming of Butherus Dr. to Aviation Way

The City of Scottsdale Aviation Department is no longer proposing to rename Butherus Drive to Aviation Way from Scottsdale Road to Airport Drive.
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Celebrating 20 Years of water reuse innovation

Public invited to tour the state-of-the art Scottsdale Water Campus.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 21 - 30

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 20, 2018

This week's highlights: Attend candidate forum | Mayor proclaims "Active Aging" Week | Lights on After School takes place Sept. 29 | Fraesfield Trailhead temporarily closes
Sabas bring Western heritage to Scottsdale Celebrate ‘68

A deep connection and commitment to community make Richard and Marion Saba ideal choices to be honorary chairs of Scottsdale Celebrate ’68.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 14 - 23

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 13, 2018

This week's highlights: State land auctioned | Constitution Day Contest deadline | Open house on proposed Major GP Amendment
City hosts open house to gather input on Major General Plan Amendment

The public is invited to an open house to review and comment on the only proposed Major General Plan Amendment for 2018.
Scottsdale's Green Building Lecture Series kicks off its new season with a discussion on the reuse and recovery of materials and products we use every day.

Scottsdale's Green Building Lecture Series kicks off its new season with a discussion on the reuse and recovery of materials and products we use every day.
Trolley and bus routes changing October 22

Expanded free trolley service to Mustang Transit Center and Via Linda Senior Center will require changes to current transit routes.
Video: Behind the Badge – Back to School

Learn how the Scottsdale Police Department partners with area school districts to provide a safe environment for students.
Nationwide Realty Investors acquires 134 acres of state land near Hayden Road and Loop 101

Arizona State Trust land at the northwest corner of Hayden Road and Loop 101 in Scottsdale has been sold to Nationwide Realty Investors, who was the successful bidder during the public auction of the 134-acre parcel. The final bid price was $83 million.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Sept. 7 - 16

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 6, 2018

This week's highlights: September in National Preparedness Month | Attend Scottsdale Show & Tell Saturday | Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright
Join us at the Grand Ole Fashioned Picnic on Sept. 22

Free fun for everyone!
SFD captain provides medical support during lying in state of Senator McCain in Washington, DC

Scottsdale Fire Captain-Paramedic Michael Norling deployed to Washington, DC, to provide medical support during the lying in state of Senator John McCain today in the United States Capitol.
2nd Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Scottsdale Police arrested suspect Daniel James Hinton for 2nd Degree Murder
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Aug. 31 - Sept. 9

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 30, 2018

This week's highlights: Most city offices closed Monday | ArtWalk always in season | Brush and bulk pickup guidelines reminder | Do something grand for Grandparents Day
Exhibit and programs celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona

Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona runs from Sept. 15 to Dec. 31 at the Civic Center Library.
Scottsdale hosts a special party in October to “Celebrate ‘68”

The evolution of modern Scottsdale launched in 1968. That’s the year Scottsdale’s City Hall and Civic Center Library opened on a brambly landscape that would grow to become the Civic Center Mall.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 23, 2018

This week's highlights: Scottsdale ranks high on parks amenities | Volunteers save city money | SMoCA hosts Yard Games | Buy or remodel "green"
Scottsdale Water Rebates…hurry limited funds!

Scottsdale Water has rebates available to help customers save water and money inside and outside their homes.
Great news - Taxiway "A" project in final week

The Taxiway "A" reconstruction project is in its final week.
Buy or Remodel Green for Comfort, Health & Water Efficiency

Tips to help you make informed decisions whether you're planning to buy a new home or remodel your existing one.
Court utilizes Google Translate for more access

Over 100 language choices available.
Scottsdale seeks applicants for Transportation Commission and Paths and Trails Subcommittee

The Transportation Commission and the Paths and Trails Subcommittee each have an opening. Submit applications by Friday, Aug. 24.
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park voted 'Best City Park'

Based on votes, Phoenix Magazine announced the results on August 15, 2018.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 16, 2018

This week's highlights: Monsoons expected to continue | Constitution Day Contest offers prize$ & prai$e | Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day
Mayor's Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride; offers prizes and praise

On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 brave men changed the course of history by signing the United States Constitution. To commemorate this significant event, Scottsdale Mayor W. J. "Jim" Lane is inviting students to participate in his annual Constitution Day Contest.
Help us ID this Commercial Burglar

A male burglary suspect breaks into Scottsdale Mail Services.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July Aug. 11 - 19

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 9, 2018

This week's highlights: Scottsdale election waits until November | City seeks more input on Bicycle Ordinance | Monsoon mess prompts Simply Better Service
Monsoon mess prompts Simply Better Service

The monsoon has left its calling card, toppling hundreds of Valley trees this season – and Scottsdale resident Mary wasn’t excluded from experiencing the windy wrath.
Love Scottsdale? You’re invited to become an Old Town Ambassador

Our volunteer ambassadors number more than 100; their mission is to be a welcoming face to all who visit Old Town Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 2, 2018

This week's highlights: Serve on a board or commission | Focus on Safety | Safety Luau now FREE | Bag & Tie your garbage and grass
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July Aug. 3 - 12

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale streamlines an important part of the public process

A special group of more than 150 residents volunteer their time and expertise on one of Scottsdale’s 25 boards, commissions, task forces and committees – and a new online application streamlines the process for Scottsdale residents who would like to apply for a board or commission appointment.
SFD offers free mouth-to-mouth CPR awareness class

Mouth-to-Mouth CPR is critical to stop the drowning process by providing the brain and heart the oxygen it so desperately needs.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 27 - Aug. 5

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - July 26, 2018

This week's highlights: GP Annual Report available | #ScottsdaleForAll launches | Hula to Safety Luau | Assistance programs help those in need
Register for Fall 2018 Programs on July 30!

Residents can register at 7 a.m. on July 30, non-residents can register on July 31
Drinkwater Boulevard, section of Civic Center Mall closed indefinitely for repairs

The Drinkwater Boulevard underpass is closed to permit work on the supporting bridge structure. Pedestrian areas above the bridge are also closed, restricting access to areas of the Civic Center Mall.
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
Update: Police need your help in identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

Circle K Armed Robber Arrested
Scottsdale Update - July 19, 2018

This week's highlights: City Council approves $2 million for social services | Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy | Attend final Moonlight Swim | Show your cue competency
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 20 - 27

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route.
Scottsdale provided the Hoster brothers a great childhood – now they’re giving back

The Pima Elementary School neighborhood left a lasting impact on these public safety professionals.
Scottsdale launches community services magazine

The new publication includes information about parks and recreation, library and human services programs and events.
Update - Suspect Arrested - Scottsdale PD seeks help identifying Homicide person of interest

Police ask for the public's assistance in recent Scottsdale Homicide
Flood map changes save residents money

Flood Insurance Rate Maps for a portion of Scottsdale have been revised, resulting in a reduction in flood insurance premiums for more than 100 property owners.
City Council approves nearly $2 million for social service needs for the Fiscal Year 2018/19

The Scottsdale City Council recently approved close to $2 million to fund nonprofit agencies that provide programs and services to assist thousands of residents at risk and in need.
Scottsdale Update - July 12, 2018

This week's highlights: Sandbags available for monsoon prep | City seeks input on Bicycle Station Study | Fight the Bite | Bob Dylan Revisited
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 13 - 22

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
City seeks input on a proposed ordinance relating to the licensing and regulation of automated kiosks

Automated Kiosks are also known as ecoATMs and provide a secure and innovative way for consumers to recycle their used or broken consumer electronic devices.
Scottsdale Airport’s one thousandth U.S. Customs visitor is a new record!

The Scottsdale Airport celebrated the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) one thousandth international aircraft to be processed this federal fiscal year on July 8, marking a new record. This is a first for Scottsdale.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions July 6 - 15

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - July 5, 2018

This week's highlights: Excessive heat watch in effect | Senior center hosts ice cream social | Council recess under way | Exhibition explores gender roles
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 29 - July 8

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - June 28, 2018

This week's highlights: Independence Day info | Comment on proposed Bicycle Ordinance revisions | Pavement replacement | Old West meets New West
Police On-Body Cameras, Audit No. 1808

The audit found that technology access controls can be improved, such as ensuring the least privilege access principle is followed. In addition, On-Body Camera (OBC)-related policy enforcement can be improved. Videos are not consistently tagged and categorized, some documentation was not consistently retained, and supervisors did not have access to system reports for efficient reviews. As well, SPD can improve its OBC program policies and procedures to enhance its policies for greater transparency and clarity.
Selected JOC Construction Contracts, Audit No. 1804

Job order contract (JOC) proposal evaluation phase cost controls can be improved through guidelines for evaluating and negotiating job order costs, monitoring subcontractor selection requirements, and ensuring required reviews and approvals occur and are documented. As well, effective project delivery phase cost controls can be improved through better monitoring of subcontractor use and costs and ensuring the required performance and payment bond coverage. Further, specific records retention guidance can improve the efficiency and consistency of contract administration.
Enjoy a cool, safe Fourth of July in Scottsdale

Scottsdale invites everyone to celebrate the holiday in a cool, safe environment – and to be vigilant in protecting our irreplaceable desert.
SFD promotes 3 Captains, 3 Engineers

Scottsdale Fire recently promoted six to new positions within the department, including three to Captain and three to Engineer.
Scottsdale Video Network July program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this July.
Transportation Commission will recommend proposed transit changes

The Transportation Commission voted 4-2 on June 21 to recommend a series of transit changes. Changes will go into effect this October if approved by Valley Metro.
Scottsdale Update - June 21, 2018

This week's highlights: Transportation proposals | Mighty Mud draws a crowd | Meet Godzilla | Scottsdale's 4th celebration
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 22 - July 1

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 16 - 24

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - June 14, 2018

This week's highlights: Sandbags available for residents | Fahrenheit Festival heating up | Prevent drownings | Get the buzz on bees
Scottsdale PD Announces Promotion

SPD Commander Slavin promoted to Assistant Chief
SPD Leaders Graduate from Northwestern University

SPD Commander Minor and Lieutenant Nichols complete 10 week Staff and Command Program at Northwestern University
Scottsdale Update - June 7, 2018

This week's highlights: No Primary Election | Back to School donations needed | Fahrenheit Festival heating up | Grill safety tips
Scottsdale traffic restrictions June 8 - 17

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Video: Behind the Badge – Homelessness

Learn about the collaboration of departments across the city to address homelessness.
Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy Starts Monday for 40 Valley Teens

Almost 40 teens are gaining life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 4-8 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy. This is the 12th year that Scottsdale Police and Fire departments offer a total public safety experience, which includes exposure to both police and fire training.
Scottsdale elections will wait until November

There will not be an Aug. 28 primary election in Scottsdale. Only six candidates filed to run for three City Council seats by the May 30 deadline, making a Scottsdale primary election unnecessary.
Scottsdale Update - May 31, 2018

This week's highlights: Wash away library fines | Be a part of a muddy tradition | Free tix to Fahrenheit Festival | Cut cooling costs by 40 percent
Flood hazard reduction efforts lower insurance costs for property owners

Scottsdale scored tops in the state during a recent federal audit of floodplain management practices, ranking in the top 1 percent of U.S. cities and counties.
Cut cooling costs by up to 40 percent

Learn about ductless mini-split cooling technology for room-by-room temperature control, comfort and energy savings.
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.
2018 Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Scottsdale PD's Click It or Ticket campaign starts May 21st
Development Agreements, Audit No. 1809

The Planning and Development Services department did not have formal procedures to track development agreement requirements, and written guidance was not available. Records retention periods for some development agreement-related records were not identified, and user access to the CDS was granted on a case-by-case basis rather than by role or function.
Intelligent Transportation Systems, Audit No. 1803

Risks surrounding ITS have not been adequately identified, evaluated and managed. Additionally, few policies and procedures have been formalized, and vendor service agreements have not been properly maintained and managed. Overall, strategic planning and additional performance data may help ITS more effectively plan for future improvements.
DUI Task Forces active for Memorial Day Holiday

Scottsdale Police is collaborating with other valley agencies as a DUI Task Force for the Memorial Day Holiday.
Scottsdale Update - May 24, 2018

This week's highlights: Most city offices closed Monday | Volunteers needed for Mighty Mud Mania | Attend mental health crisis planning | Kids' camps start June 4
May puts focus on mental health crisis planning

Scottsdale Police Crisis Intervention Team presents topics on mental health
Scottsdale Summer Rec Swim Team Information

Summer Rec swim teams are the perfect summer fun!
Website Maintenance Notification

The city will be performing maintenance 6 - 7 a.m Tuesday, May 22. The website and online services will be available but you will not be able to process any payments during that window.
Splish, splash bubbles fill new aircraft hangar

In less than three minutes, a 30,000 sq. ft. hangar was filled with foamy bubbles – like a massive bubble bath! – for a fire foam suppression test to ensure airport users and luxury jets are well protected in the event of a fire.
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Born in fire: Scottsdale’s fire sprinkler ordinance continues to save lives

Scottsdale was the first U.S. city to require home sprinklers, a move that’s saved more than a dozen lives and multiple properties. But getting there wasn’t easy.
Operating electric scooters in Scottsdale

Electric scooter rentals available through providers like Bird offer new transportation options for people in Scottsdale – but some specific rules apply.
Tip A Cop on May 24th

We are teaming up with Grimaldi's for a Tip A Cop event next Thursday May 24th from 4:30pm - 8:30pm at all three Scottsdale locations
Scottsdale Update - May 17, 2018

This week's highlights: Angels assist with drug addictions | Volunteer for Mighty Mud Mania | Cool down at "The Big Splash" | Lockboxes available for senior safety
Kick off Summer at the Big Splash at Chap - May 19

This Free event is the perfect way to welcome summer with fun for everyone.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 11 - 20

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Update - May 10, 2018

This week's highlights: Funding for transportation projects headed to ballot | Obey hiking rules | Cool down at "The Big Splash" | Stamp Out Hunger
The Scottsdale Angels Are Ready

Committed to helping those suffering from addiction by providing an evaluation and work to secure appropriate services
Funding for Scottsdale transportation projects headed to the ballot

Scottsdale voters will consider a sales tax increase this November to fund transportation improvements under a plan adopted by the City Council May 1.
Scottsdale Update - May 3, 2018

This week's highlights: It's Stroke Awareness Month | May the 4th be with Choo | See you at Cinco de Mario | Learn about Sandra Day O'Connor
Scottsdale traffic restrictions May 4 - 13

A partial list of road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Fire sprinklers prove to be guardian angel

A recent electrical fire in a residential care home could have been deadly without fire sprinklers -- and the quick action of the Scottsdale Fire Department.
Summer 2018 Registration Begins April 30

Plan your summer with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation!
Scottsdale Update - April 26, 2018

This week's highlights: Scottsdale EZ debuts | Locate Old Town parking spots easier | Concert series kicks off at RR Park | Drug take back program runs Saturday
Update - Help Us ID Robbery and Assault Suspects

ATM Robbery and Assault Suspects Arrested
Ramp Rehabilitation Project at Signature Flight Support Begins May 1

The main ramp at Signature Flight Support, located on the east side of the runway, has exceeded its life cycle and requires a full rehabilitation. Construction for this project will begin on May 1 and will continue through September.
Youth Day Camps - Available April 26

Camps will be open during the SUSD school closures.
Scottsdale EZ is here to assist you

Whether it’s a broken streetlight, a fresh pothole or a missing trash can, a new online service is making it easier for residents to report problems with city facilities or services.
Police need your help in identifying Credit Card Theft Suspect

Female suspect stole victim's wallet from her purse
Installation begins for Old Town Scottsdale Parking Management Enhancement Program

The City of Scottsdale is installing a smart parking pilot program that uses sensors to track and better manage parking for visitors and businesses.
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Scottsdale Update - April 19, 2018

This week's highlights: Celebrate Arbor Day | Attend senior talent show | City offers appliance pickup | Participate in "I Recycle" one stop recycling event
Video: State of the Fire Department

Learn about what you can expect from your Scottsdale Fire Department over the next three years.
Scottsdale Update - April 12, 2018

This week's highlights: Transit changes proposed | Comment on Old Town Character Plan | Celebrate Arts at Mayor/Council Breakfast | Attend Night Out at Stadium
Prepare to pedal! Bike to Work Day is April 18

Join hundreds of others across the Valley get some exercise and reduce emissions.
Transportation Commission weighs proposed transit changes

Proposed changes include expanding free trolley service to Mustang Transit Center and Via Linda Senior Center.
Allison Feldman murder suspect arrested

Suspect arrested for 2015 murder of Allison Feldman
Video: Behind the Badge - Scottsdale PD is hiring!

Do you want to work in the Scottsdale Police Department? Learn about physical fitness requirements, background checks and polygraph tests.
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) for non-emergency callers

Interactive Voice Response Implemented
Scottsdale Update - April 5, 2018

This week's highlights: 911 texting available | Libraries offer Food for Fines | Park hosts program on Sonoran Desert Living | Parks and Rec class list online
Scottsdale traffic restrictions April 6 - 15

Restrictions continue near Scottsdale Fashion Square.
May the 4th be with "Choo"

Be there, you must.
April 20 - A Night at the Stadium

Something different for a Friday night! A 21 & older, free event.
Texting to 911 a reality in Scottsdale

Texting in an emergency is now an option in Scottsdale and across Maricopa County.
Celebrate the arts April 19 at special Mayor and City Council breakfast

Art is part of Scottsdale’s history, its identity and its quality of life. Join us at this free event that celebrates the arts and their impact on our community.
Scottsdale Stadium renovations move to final design

The masterplan process is concluding, and city staff are issuing a request for proposals to enter the design/build phase.
Parks and Recreation Summer Guide is now online

Plan your summer with Scottsdale Parks and Recreation! There's something for everyone.
Scottsdale Update - March 29, 2018

This week's highlights: Job board pairs talent & opportunities | Run the Runway offers "plane" old fun | Building with Earth and Mass | Cycle the Arts
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 30 - April 8

Southbound Goldwater Boulevard will be closed through May 11 for multiple construction projects.
City Council will explore infrastructure needs and funding options at Tuesday meeting

Scottsdale’s growing infrastructure needs and options to pay for them will be the topic of a City Council work study session Tuesday, March 27.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Scottsdale Update - March 22, 2018

This week's highlights: Less red is better | Take a sidewalk survey | Attend weekend Italian Festival | Journalist, activist Dan Savage appears at SCPA
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 23 - April 1

68th Street Bridge will remain closed through fall for repairs.
Scottsdale PD seeks help identifying Burglary suspect

The suspect used the stolen credit cards around the valley.
Learn about "Building with Earth and Mass in the Desert" at free Green Building Lecture

Hear about the timeless technology and simplicity of converting earth into efficient and durable structures at the April Green Building Program.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 16 - 25

Nighttime restrictions on Shea Boulevard continue for power line installation.
Scottsdale Update - March 15, 2018

This week's highlights: New map shows construction projects | Breathe easier with green rehab | Spirit of Scottsdale nominations available | Fix a Leak Week
When it comes to commuting, less red is better

Thanks to new technology and some intuitive sleuthing, many commuters are enjoying shorter waits and quicker trips through Scottsdale.
Scottsdale PD seeks help identifying Homicide suspect and vehicle

A male deliberately stuck a metal object into the front spoke of the victim's bike
Run the Runway at Scottsdale Airport April 7

Get ready to take off down the runway at Scottsdale Airport! This year marks the 6th Annual Run the Runway. Grab your friends and your sneakers to join us for a one-of-a-kind morning run to benefit Playworks Arizona on Saturday, April 7.
A new map shows “what, when, where” for city construction projects

Residents can use a new interactive map to find city construction projects near them and learn about Scottsdale’s plans for building and improving infrastructure like roads, parks, fire stations and water facilities.
Scottsdale Update - March 8, 2018

This week's highlights: Comment on Downtown Plan | Students can win $500 | Scottsdale Arts Festival takes place this weekend
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 9 - 18

Nighttime restrictions on Shea Boulevard continue for power line installation.
Community Boards – Conversation about Eldorado Skate Park

In April, Scottsdale Parks and Recreation will host a ‘Community Boards’ conversation, a group of positive concerned skaters to discuss various aspects of Eldorado Skate Park.
SFD Hosts Five Alamos Firefighters in Sister Cities Exchange

For 10 days, Scottsdale Fire Department is playing host to five firefighters from Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, in a Sister Cities exchange.
Calling Scottsdale high school students – show us why you love the arts!

Scottsdale high school students who love the arts are invited to share their passion by participating in a video contest this month.
Scottsdale Update - March 1, 2018

This week's highlights: Attend Scottsdale Forward economy update | Canal Convergence lights up the Waterfront | Resort hosts Operation Fix It benefit
Scottsdale traffic restrictions March 2 - 11

Nighttime restrictions continue on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
Enjoy “American Pastime” film and discussion March 13 at Civic Center Library

This free program touches upon a little-known chapter of history – WWII Japanese internment camp baseball and the impact it had on the sport and culture of Arizona.
Application process open for 2018 Public Safety Teen Academy

More than 40 teens gain life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 4-8 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 22, 2018

This week's highlights: Spring training starts | Fire extinguisher recall | Students invited to Youth Town Hall | Celebrate founder's birthday
Help identify a bank robber

On Thursday February 15, 2018 a male suspect entered the 1st Bank at 7602 E. Indian School Road and provided a note to the teller indicating that he had a weapon and demanded money
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 23 - March 4

Nighttime restrictions continue on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
My View: Valley Metro powers future of transit with technology, innovative partnerships

An influx of so many people and cars to our region will create a challenge as we struggle to meet transportation demands. As part of the solution, we are fortunate to have a robust public transit system that is well equipped to connect people to life every day.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
The Boys of Summer are back in Scottsdale

Spring training in Scottsdale in under way with the San Francisco Giants in camp and a free baseball memorabilia exhibit open at the Civic Center Library. The Giants' first spring home game is Feb. 23.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 16 - 25

Nighttime restrictions continue on Shea Boulevard for power line installation.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 15, 2018

This week's highlights: Celebrate Black History Month at free Motown concert | City offices closed Monday | Canal Convergence lights up the Waterfront
Do you have a Kidde fire extinguisher? It may be on recall list

Kidde recently announced a mass recall of their home fire extinguishers with plastic handles. Find out how you can get a replacement for free.
City Council to consider $350 million funding plan for capital projects

The City Council will consider a plan Feb. 20 to fund $350 million in streets, parks, drainage and other capital improvements.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 8, 2018

This week's highlights: Vote on new flag design | Trot to Hashknife, Parada & Trails End | Protect identity at Shred It event | All Things Senior provides one stop resources
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 9 - 18

Parada del Sol will restrict traffic and trolley routes Saturday, Feb. 10.
Attend free Motown concert in celebration of Black History Month

The city, in partnership with its Human Relations Commission, is sponsoring the event as part of Black History Month.
Update - Fatal Shooting Suspect In-Custody

Suspect in fatal shooting of Tempe Fire Department Captain Kyle Brayer in-custody
Video: Heart of Scottsdale - Carstens Fine Art

Meet and observe Cyndy Carstens, artist and owner of Carstens Studio and Gallery, as she creates one of her beautiful Arizona skyscapes.
Suspect at large after fatal shooting

Victim identified as 34 year old Kyle Brayer, an off-duty Tempe Fire Department Captain
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 1, 2018

This week's highlights: Get wild for Western Week | Watch for native wildlife | Something for everyone in Old Town | Spirit of Scottsdale nominations available
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 2 - 11

Waste Management Phoenix Open will restrict traffic through Feb. 7.
Scottsdale reveals flag design finalists – which is your favorite?

Several months after an open call for design ideas, 10 finalists are in the running to be the city’s official flag - the public is asked to choose their favorite.
Vegetation to be trimmed along powerline corridors

Some vegetation along powerline corridors in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is being cut back to maintain public safety and protect infrastructure.
10 Tips when attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open

Have a fun and safe time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Collaborative Response Joint Training Session

Public Safety partners recently teamed up to conduct an active shooter training in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Arts Contract, Audit No. 1807

The audit found that Scottsdale Arts underspent approximately $202,000 of purpose-restricted City funding, art maintenance funds have not increased in proportion to new art acquired, Scottsdale Arts is not progressing in efforts to become more independent of City funding, and contract oversight of program management and public transparency can be improved.
Scottsdale’s Marine Corps Mural has some new “guardian angels”

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have officially adopted the mural, which adorns several large wall sections northwest of the Civic Center Library.
Discussions, research and a new campaign point the way to Old Town Scottsdale

Research among merchants and potential visitors is helping the city create an upcoming marketing campaign aimed at boosting the number of Valley residents who visit Downtown Scottsdale.
Where's the Five-O


Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 26 - Feb. 4

Waste Management Phoenix Open will restrict traffic through Feb. 7.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 25, 2018

This week's highlights: Comment on flight path changes | Phx Open tees off Monday | Attend Regional Unity Festival and Walk | Learn how to create an edible garden
Scottsdale offers ride-share discounts to visitors

Scottsdale has partnered with ride-share companies Uber, Lyft and SuperShuttle/ExecuCar to offer discounted rates to visiting travelers during a trial program.
Independent Review of Scottsdale City Court's Compliance with Minimum Accounting Standards, Report No. 1811

This independent review is required by the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, triennially. This agreed-upon procedures report is intended solely for the information and use of the Administrative Office of the Courts in evaluating the City Court’s compliance with its minimum accounting standards.
Learn how to create an edible garden and prepare healthy dishes from it

Join urban gardener Joan Baron and cooking expert Melanie Albert as they share the benefits and how-to’s of growing your own healthy foods, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees in our desert environment.
Got project questions? Revised website makes getting answers easier

The revised Planning and Development Services website incorporates more videos, step-by-step explanation graphics and is organized so visitors can quickly find the information they need.
WestWorld Marketing & Concession Contracts - Audit No. 1806

The audit found that a more fully developed marketing plan may help improve marketing effectiveness. Concession revenues were generally reported in accordance with terms, but exceptions were not documented and some terms are unclear. Further, several aspects of contract administration should be improved.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Traffic/transit improvements to 90th Street corridor near completion

Work finishes this month on a project that will bring better access and transit flexibility to the bustling 90th Street retail and healthcare corridor.
Waste Management Phoenix Open will restrict traffic Jan. 22 - Feb. 7

Find out how the world's best-attended golf tournament will affect traffic.
Deteriorating bridge forces lane closures on 68th Street

A routine inspection of the 68th Street bridge over the Arizona Canal, just north of Indian School Road, discovered deterioration that will require substantial repair.
Circle K Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Scottsdale Police arrest Circle K armed robbery suspect
Update - Fatal Collision at Scottsdale & Doubletree

Scottsdale Police investigate a single car fatality
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 18, 2018

This week's highlights: Watershed project to reduce flood risk | Commemoration takes place in preserve | New library hours | Meet local authors
Taxiway "A" Project: Three overnight runway closures cancelled

The Taxiway “A” Reconstruction Project will require several overnight runway closures to complete the work. A schedule of closures will be announced as soon as possible.
Watershed project will reduce flood risk south of Arizona Canal

A reduced threat of flooding and potential flood insurance savings are just two benefits of a project taking place within Scottsdale’s Granite Reef Watershed.
Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series will restrict traffic Sunday

Learn about the road closures and restrictions that will be taking place in Scottsdale to accommodate these popular foot races.
Bike Share update scheduled for Transportation Commission meeting

Many people are using a phone app to find a colorful bike, ride it to a destination and then lock and leave it for the next rider.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Jan. 12 - 21

Multiple road closures Sunday, Jan. 14, for Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona Marathon
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 11, 2018

This week's highlights: City offices closed Monday | Bike Share update available | Last chance for Christmas tree recycling | Bring puppies to Paws in the Park
Police seeking help in locating fugitive

Police request help to locate fugitive of justice, Gloria Schulze
Scottsdale Water receives rebate for smart energy management

APS rebate check for nearly $108,000 brings Scottsdale Water energy management rebates to over $900,000 in less than 10 years.
Nighttime traffic restrictions begin on Shea Boulevard

Installation of a new APS power line will require traffic restrictions on Shea Boulevard until summer.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 4, 2018

This week's highlights: State of City, Jan. 31 | Recycle Christmas Trees | Last chance to see Holiday Lights | Event season starts
Scottsdale’s special events season revs up in January

From free hugs to million-dollar autos, Scottsdale’s special events season gives everyone a reason to embrace January.

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