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Scottsdale residents report high satisfaction in community survey

Residents of Scottsdale selected by random sample recently completed a survey asking their opinion about city services and community characteristics - results show the city earning high marks in livability, economy, city services and quality of life.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 26, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Survey says ... | Spring training safety plan finalized | Mustang Library building reopens Monday
Scottsdale spring training safety plan limits attendance

The city of Scottsdale has approved the COVID-19 safety plan for San Francisco Giants spring training baseball at Scottsdale Stadium. The plan limits ticket sales to less than 10 percent of stadium capacity and includes a host of other COVID-19 safety precautions.
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 26 - March 7

An update on major road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
City Court Minimum Accounting Standards, Report No. 2104

This report details the agreed-upon procedures required by the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts and the results of each procedure. The City Auditor, a certified public accountant independent of the City Court, conducted this 3-year review covering calendar years 2018 through 2020.
E-Verify Compliance During FY 2019-20, Audit No. 2102

Based on their submitted records, the selected city contractors and their selected subcontractors generally used the federal E-Verify program to confirm the employment eligibility of their employees working on city contracts. State law requires the City to randomly verify that its service contractors and their subcontractors use the program.
Mustang Library Building reopens March 1, 2021

The Library closed its physical building to patrons in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Code Enforcement Operations, Audit No. 2108

Code Enforcement’s performance measures are not appropriately designed to measure program effectiveness, and activity levels are not managed effectively. As well, the program has a high management and administrative staff to field staff ratio, and it has not been working effectively to collect unpaid amounts due, manage system access and calculate performance measures.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 23, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Celebrate founder's birthday | Dog park closed | Your irrigation system is your landscape's lifeline
Chaparral Dog Park Closed Feb. 22 - 25

New light poles are being installed.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 19, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Water wins $1.5 million grant | Parks & Rec class registration starts Monday | Celebrate the Chinese New Year
Scottsdale traffic restrictions Feb. 19 - 28

An update on major road construction projects and traffic restrictions in Scottsdale to help you plan your best route
Scottsdale Water awarded $1.5 million sustainability grant

Scottsdale Water – the city’s municipal water and sewer utility – has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to support the city’s long-term water supply sustainability program.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 16, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Register for Parks & Rec classes | Celebrate Founder's Day | Watch virtual history programs
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 12, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Utility assistance available | City offices closed Monday | Scottsdale Arts cancels annual arts festival
Please Help Us Catch Two Residential Burglary Suspects

Two suspects committed residential burglary January 3rd, 2021
Scottsdale Career Center’s “Core Four" assist those looking for jobs

The center assists job seekers navigating the evolving and competitive job market with the latest job seeking techniques and strategies.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 9, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Council selects new city clerk | Participate in General Plan process | Veg out at Old Town Farmers Market
Spring into fun! Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Registration begins Feb. 22

Programs for everyone, every age and every interest!
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 5, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Commemorate Black History Month | Run to Thursday's ArtWalk | Participate in General Plan process
Council selects Ben Lane as Scottsdale’s next City Clerk

After a national recruitment, the Scottsdale City Council has selected Ben Lane as Scottsdale’s next city clerk.
Participate in a virtual General Plan Update Open House

Scottsdale’s General Plan defines the community’s goals for growth, development, character, mobility and a variety of other community aspects.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 2, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Electronics Recycling Collection Day Saturday | Sr. Center offers lively online discussions | Meet Rocket the dog
Feedback requested on laser and tactical light ordinance

The Scottsdale City Council will consider adopting an ordinance which will prohibit intentionally or knowingly aiming a laser pointer, laser emitting device or tactical light at a peace officer, law enforcement employee or firefighter.
Introducing Rocket PCIS Canine

Introducing Rocket, SPD's first School Resource Unit's Canine
Career Services: Refresh Your Resume

Scottsdale Career Services Coaches offers expertise with resumes, cover letters and other career tools.
Waste Management Phoenix Open safety plan limits daily fan attendance to 5,000

The COVID-19 event safety plan for the Waste Management Phoenix Open has been approved. The plan caps daily fan attendance at 5,000, requires face coverings throughout the 192-acre venue, and provides temperature checks for everyone entering the event.
Utility assistance is available for Scottsdale residents in need

Residents with past-due balances for city water, wastewater and solid waste service should contact the city to see if they qualify.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 29, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Phoenix Open limits attendance | City offers assistance to utility customers | April Parada events canceled
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Scottsdale is seeking resident feedback - community survey closes Feb. 4

An online survey is open to all city residents as part of Scottsdale's bi-annual effort to collect opinions and feedback from the community.
Tom’s Thumb Trailhead will reopen Thursday, Jan. 28

After a temporary closure due to snow conditions, the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead and surrounding trails will reopen for normal hours of operation on Thursday, January 28.
Please Help Us Catch Suspects Who Committed Felony Flight

Scottsdale Police is requesting assistance from the public in identifying three suspects.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 26, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Some preserve trails/trailheads close due to rain | Learn about edible gardening | Shred It events resume
Temporary closure of the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead to continue; other trailheads in the northern region of the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve set to reopen

The Tom’s Thumb Trailhead and surrounding trails will remain closed on Wednesday, Jan. 27, due to continued snow conditions on the north-facing slope of the McDowell Mountains.
Scottsdale prepares for potential weather impacts

Potential overnight and morning snowfall is forecast in northern Scottsdale, along with continuing severe thunderstorms, and the city is preparing accordingly.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 22, 2021

COVID-19 info | Conserve water during rain | Learn about edible gardening | Regional Unity Walk runs through January
Join us for a virtual Green Building Education Series class on edible gardens

Gardening is fun, gets you outdoors to enjoy nature and provides a rewarding opportunity to share with others.
Runway Rehabilitation Project Starts July 6

This is an exciting announcement -- the largest federally grant-funded project for Scottsdale Airport - Runway 03-21 Rehabilitation -- will begin on July 6.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 19, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Last day to recycle Christmas trees | Take the city survey | Make a resolution to save water
Career Services: The interview process has gone virtual

Chances are that your next interview will be virtual. Good news. Some techniques for a successful interview you know well, and some may be new. Either way, if you really want the job, be ready!
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 15, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Meet your new City Council | City closed Monday for MLK Jr. Day | Take the city survey
Mayor Ortega reestablishes local face covering requirement

Mayor David D. Ortega issued an emergency proclamation Wednesday, Jan. 13, that reestablishes a local face covering requirement in Scottsdale.
CDC Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test for International Arrivals

Effective January 26, 2021, the CDC has issued an order requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test for all passengers arriving to the United States (including those arriving at the Scottsdale Airport Customs User Fee Facility) from any international destination including commercial, private or charter.
Scottsdale's new mayor and three new City Council members are sworn-in

Scottsdale welcomed its first new mayor in 12 years today, when David D. Ortega was sworn-in and took office. He was joined by three new City Council members, who all earned their seats at the Nov. 3 General Election.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 12, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Take citizen survey | Learn about Scottsdale's car show history | Gold Palette ArtWalk benefits 100 Club
Mayor Ortega issues emergency proclamation to continue city response efforts

Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega issued an emergency proclamation to continue the city's ongoing efforts in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Scottsdale community survey available for all residents

The National Community Survey allows residents to rate their overall quality of life and provide specific feedback about municipal services, public safety, customer service and their level of participation in community events and activities.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 8, 2021

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Programs honoring MLK kick off | Last chance to attend Holiday Lights | Kudos to city employees
Scottsdale's new mayor and City Council members will be sworn-in Jan. 12

Mayor-elect David D. Ortega and incoming City Council members Tammy Caputi, Tom Durham and Betty Janik will be sworn-in and take office at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12.
City statement regarding garbage truck fires

At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, a fire started in a City of Scottsdale solid waste truck, which was parked at the city's North Corporation Yard alongside other vehicles.
Jet Aviation is open for business

Scottsdale Airport is happy to welcome Jet Aviation, a globally-recognized leader in the FBO industry, to the field. Jet Aviation prides itself on providing outstanding and personalized service.
Scottsdale Police Assistant Chief Announcement

The Scottsdale Police Department would like to announce the promotion of Commander Joseph LeDuc to the rank of Assistant Chief
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 5, 2021

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: COVID-19 info | Mayor's message | Recycle Christmas trees | Libraries are fine-free
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 29, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 info | Offices closed for New Year's | Fire Department warns of fireworks use | Register for virtual MLK Jr. event
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
SFD Toy Drive Collects 15,000 Toys

Toys were collected at each of Scottsdale’s fire stations, police district offices, Public Safety Headquarters and a variety of local businesses.
Usher in 2021 safely; Limit consumer fireworks use

We are all ready for 2020 to end and some would like to welcome 2021 with a bang. However, some activities like setting off fireworks has officials concerned.
Three Scottsdale Playgrounds will be upgraded in early 2021

Comanche, Shoshone and Zuni park playground construction should take about four weeks to complete.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 22, 2020

Today's highlights: Scottsdale Update: COVID-19 information | Employees named top influencers | Offices closed for holidays | Yule Log returns to Scottsdale Video Network
Scottsdale Update- Dec. 18, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Understanding recreational marijuana use | Commemorate 8th annual Cure Corridor | Register for Neighborhood College classes
Scottsdale seeks input on Old Town Scottsdale Bicycle Master Plan

Participate in a virtual public meeting to help improve biking into and within Old Town Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 15, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | City employees bring cheer to neighborhoods | Provide input on Old Town bike plan | Learn about Scottsdale's art history
Understanding Scottsdale’s Recreational Marijuana Ordinance

With November’s passage of Proposition 207, recreational marijuana is legal to use in Arizona. The City of Scottsdale adopted a recreational marijuana ordinance (No. 4484) on Nov. 30 while statewide regulations are still being developed.
Apply to serve on a city board or commission

Residents who want to institute positive change in the city can apply to serve on advisory boards or commissions.
Scottsdale Transit Program’s National Transit Database Financial Data Review, Report No. 2110

This report is an attestation rather than a financial or performance audit. An attestation report comprises the results of agreed-upon procedures performed on the city’s Transit program data submitted to the National Transit Database (NTD). The Federal Transit Administration required this report as part of its assessment of whether the City’s submitted data complied with the NTD Uniform System of Accounts.
Scottsdale honors its employees

In all, 53 employees and a group of volunteers were honored at the city’s virtual Employee Awards Program. The winners were among 561 employees nominated in several categories.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 8, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | General Plan meeting rescheduled | Gold Palette ArtWalk runs Thursday | Learn about Temporary Hotel Shelter Program
Temporary Hotel Shelter Program provides hope to Scottsdale’s homeless

More than 25 homeless people facing harsher than normal times during the COVID-19 pandemic are now safely housed thanks to a partnership between the city of Scottsdale’s Human Services Department, the Phoenix Rescue Mission and Community Bridges.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 4, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Date correction - Christmas tree recycling | Police raise money for breast cancer | We need toy donations
General Plan Citizen Review Committee meeting rescheduled to Dec. 14

The General Plan Citizen Review Committee will be reviewing the draft General Plan 2035 on Dec. 14 (previously scheduled Dec. 7); public comments on the draft plan will be accepted through noon Friday, Dec. 11.
Help us catch an armed robbery suspect

Scottsdale Police are seeking help to identify a suspect of an attempted armed robbery.
Scottsdale Airport and Airpark under construction

Scottsdale Airport is adding footing as one of the top business aviation facilities in the nation with a groundswell of construction projects boasting direct construction costs of more than $92 million.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 1, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Palo Verde conducts emergency test | Holiday events continue w/safety protocols | Green Building Program is back!
Palo Verde to conduct warning test Dec. 2

Palo Verde Generating Station, in cooperation with local and state agencies, will test its outdoor warning sirens at noon and again at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. Palo Verde is a nuclear generating facility located about 45 miles due west of downtown Phoenix.
How the city is putting CARES Act funding to work: Brown Bag Program

The senior centers’ Brown Bag Program supplies protein, bread, fruits and vegetables to 240 eligible residents the first and third Thursday of each month.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 24, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Citizen survey hitting certain households soon | Leave no trace in the preserve | Class registration begins Monday
SFD Toy Drive Underway

Unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters through Dec. 22.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Scottsdale’s bi-annual community survey will be reaching households soon

The city will use feedback provided through the survey to prioritize initiatives, services and programs.
Winter Registration begins Monday, Nov. 30

Winter programs take place from January - March, 2021.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 20, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | City offices close for Thanksgiving | Scottsdale by the numbers | Scottsdale Shares assists families in need
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 17, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | City names interim police chief | Get Scottsdazzle details | Veg out at Old Town Farmers Market
Scottsdale seeks input on 70th Street biking

Participate in a virtual public meeting to provide input on 70th Street design ideas for biking safety and comfort.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 13, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Canal Convergence continues |Register for virtual town hall | Safety manager receives ADA certification
Scottsdale names an interim police chief

Scottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson has selected Jeff Walther to serve as interim police chief. Current Police Chief Alan Rodbell will retire Nov. 30, and Walther will guide the department while a national search and recruitment is conducted to select Rodbell's replacement.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 10, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Canal Convergence continues | City to host virtual Veterans Day Commemoration | Libraries offers unique programs
SFD: Prep your fireplace before sparking up the logs

Keep your holidays and winter season from getting smoked out by following these simple steps from Scottsdale Fire and the NFPA to prep your fireplace before sparking up the logs.
Virtual Town Hall - What is Scottsdale's Story?

This live conversation will allow attendees to listen and consider the many ways community stories might reveal something unexpected and enlightening.
Scottsdale honors veterans in a safe, new way this year

While the city will not host an in-person event to commemorate Veterans Day, Scottsdale will honor and pay respect to those who served in the nation’s armed forces through a series of new original videos produced specially for Veterans Day 2020.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 6, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Get election results | City to host virtual Veterans Day Commemoration | Register for online town hall
Scottsdale’s preliminary general election results

The Maricopa County Elections Office has provided the city’s preliminary unofficial general election results, which include results from all 175 Maricopa County voting centers and results from the early ballots that have been verified and counted to date.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 3, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Still time to vote! | City to host virtual Veterans Day Commemoration | Canal Convergence kicks off Friday
Where to vote on Election Day – Nov. 3

While Maricopa County, and the country as a whole, are setting a record for early voting, there are still those who enjoy the tradition of casting their ballots on Election Day.
Scottsdale Police is asking for help with locating a 2015 Hit and Run driver

Scottsdale teacher Maureen Brown was seriously injured in 2015 by a hit and run driver.
Runway 03-21 Rehabilitation Project - Coming this Summer

Scottsdale Airport has one runway designated as 03/21. Since its original construction, the runway has not undergone any major rehabilitation. It's now time! Coming this summer, the runway will be rehabilitated. This will not increase the weight capacity or increase it's size -- this is solely a rehabilitation.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 30, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Still time to vote! | City to host virtual Veterans Day Commemoration | Hear the sweet sound of Scottsdale Serenade
Scottsdale seeking its next City Treasurer

The City Treasurer is Scottsdale's chief financial officer and trusted advisor, responsible for providing timely financial reports and analysis in addition to managing Scottsdale’s budget, finance, accounting, and business services to include utility billing. The City Treasurer is a Charter Officer, reporting directly to the Mayor and City Council.
ADOT seeks community input on interchange design concepts for the Loop 101 Pima Freeway

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the city of Scottsdale and the Maricopa Association of Governments, is seeking the community’s input on four proposed new interchange concepts for the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway), Princess Drive to Shea Boulevard widening project.
VIDEO: The Great Desert Escape from Papago Park prisoner of war camp

The largest escape of prisoners of war in North America during World War II happened right here in Scottsdale. Join historian and author Keith Warren Lloyd as he explores the factors leading up to the escape, the escape itself, and the aftermath.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 27, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Suggested last day to mail voted ballot | Canal Convergence continues this year | Learn about this week's traffic restrictions
Scottsdale seeking its next City Clerk

The city of Scottsdale is recruiting for its next City Clerk, a charter officer who supports accessible and responsive government by preparing City Council agendas and minutes, assuring accessibility of public records, conducting fair and open municipal elections and ensuring legal compliance of all official postings and public notices.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 23, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Find out where to vote | Film festival resumes ... virtually | Make plans to attend railroad park's Holiday Lights
Apply now! Scholarships available to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month

These scholarships support college or college-bound students who have demonstrated personal educational resiliency and motivation in living with a disability.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 20, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Find out where to vote | Participate in Adopt-a-Road clean up | It's the perfect time for planting
Ambulance Services Contract, Audit No. 2009

This audit was conducted to assess management controls over and contract administration of the City's contracted ambulance services. This contract provides Basic Life Support (BLS) services and patient transportation to the hospital from the Scottsdale Fire Department's emergency calls. The contractor’s Priority 1 response time compliance was not being documented as required. During the audit, the department and contractor researched enough calls to demonstrate compliance for the months that had appeared noncompliant. The department should retain original dispatch files, reevaluate its BLS transport policy, and improve contract administration, billing and data controls.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 16, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Commemorate Cities & Towns Week | Pink patches available for Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Food bank needs donations
Scottsdale Fire drone program lifts off

Scottsdale Fire Department has recently deployed three small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aka drones, after 14 individuals completed their FAA certification requirements.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 13, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Where to vote in Scottsdale | Wear purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month | New drone program assists fire department
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 9, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Where to vote in Scottsdale | GAIN by getting together with your neighbors | ArtWalks resume
Where to Vote in Scottsdale

Early voting is underway in Maricopa County, and as the Nov. 3 General Election draws near, a number of voting centers in Scottsdale will open in phases between now and Election Day.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 6, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Chief Rodbell retires Dec. 1 | Get a free flu shot | Census deadline moves to Oct. 31
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 2, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Celebrate the McDowell Sonoran Preserve | Western museum open | Find election and census deadlines
Scottsdale Police is asking for help with identifying Hit & Run driver

Scottsdale Police seek help with identifying a dark four door sedan involved in a Hit & Run on 09-26-2020
Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell retiring

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell retiring December 1st 2020 to pursue career in the private sector
Regular U.S. Customs service hours are back

Scottsdale Airport will return to its regular hours for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service. Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, the service will be offered daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 29, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Important election info and deadlines | Old Town Farmers Market opens Saturday | Veterans - let us celebrate your service
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 25, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Calling all veterans | Spirit of Scottsdale nominations open | Register for Neighborhood College classes
Brush fires keep SFD wildland firefighters busy in 2020

The significance of the dry, hot summer and missing monsoon season created a hotbed of problems in the north part of the city, creating the most overgrown brush and vegetation fuels season this area has seen in years.
Face coverings are still required in Scottsdale

Under the countywide order, face coverings remain required in public places including grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and bars, gyms and similar facilities, retail stores, special events and public transit.
Scottsdale releases COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Report

Innovative. Helping. Steadfast. These three words form a common theme around the stories and actions highlighted in the city's Resilience and Recovery Report, presented to the Scottsdale City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 22, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Low Census count = less $ for services | Thanks a Water Hero Day | Find out about traffic restrictions
Public health precautions in place for Arizona Bike Week at WestWorld

Arizona Bike Week will take place in the outdoor areas at WestWorld Oct. 7-11. This event is proceeding under state guidelines and with a city-approved safety plan that details the numerous safety precautions that will be in place.
Scottsdale celebrates Thank a Water Hero Day

While millions of Americans were under a stay-at-home order, water employees throughout Arizona continued to provide our communities the most essential service – water.
Scottsdale face covering order is rescinded; countywide requirement remains in effect

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane issued a proclamation rescinding the city face covering order that first went into effect June 19. While the local order is no longer in place, Maricopa County’s order remains in effect, which means face coverings are still required in most public places in Scottsdale.
Events in Scottsdale in the COVID-19 environment

While many restrictions on gatherings and activities remain in place as part of statewide efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, some special events in Scottsdale have been approved under guidelines established by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 18, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Broken record - Fill out your Census form | SMoCA to reopen Oct. 3 | Celebration National Hispanic Heritage Month
SFD Captain returns from Hurricane Laura deployment

Scottsdale Fire Captain Mike Norling returned from deployment in Lake Charles, La., where he had joined a team of medical professionals to assist after Hurricane Laura.
Passing of SPD K9 Castro

Scottsdale Police says goodbye to PSD K9 Castro
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 15, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Let's get our fair share - Census | Dish up deliciousness for AZ Restaurant Week | Library offers various services and programs
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 11, 2020

Today's highlights: COVID-19 information | Never forget - 9/11 anniversary | Food bank needs donations | What's in your wallet - a library card?
Scottsdale Update- Sept. 8, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Election info & deadlines | Census deadline approaching | Know before you throw
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 4, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Most city offices closed Monday | Census deadline approaching | Court offers virtual services
Scottsdale City Court offers virtual civil traffic hearing court and other online services

Scottsdale City Court continues to expand its use of technology and increase accessibility to the City Court amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scottsdale Water helping APS keep the power on

If you think turning down your thermostat when it’s 117 degrees outside is tough, imagine reducing the load of the largest electricity user of all city departments combined – Scottsdale Water.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 1, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | It's National Preparedness Month | Most city offices closed Labor Day Monday | Follow brush and bulk guidelines
Maricopa County's preparedness survey is now open

Each year the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management conducts a Community Preparedness Survey to gauge the preparedness of county residents and to determine the effectiveness of its public messaging.
Scottsdale Police is asking for help with identifying burglary and criminal damage suspect

Police are asking for help in identifying a criminal damage & burglary suspect
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 28, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | City celebrates 105-year-old Army Vet | Adaptive Services updates | Lone Ranger tricycle debuts
Provide feedback on ways we can make Scottsdale a Smart(er) City

Modern city infrastructure is more than just roads, bridges and buildings. It is also made up of digital platforms, data and policies designed to help address the challenges of population growth.
Scottsdale Police is seeking help with a cold case sexual assault

Scottsdale PD is asking for help in solving a 2003 sexual assault case.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 25, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Please fill out your Census form | High pollution advisory through Thursday | Get traffic restriction information
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
October 2020 Scottsdale Parks and Recreation Event Update

The city's annual Fall Festival, Railfair and Halloween 'Spook-Track-Ula' events have been cancelled.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 21, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Southern preserve trailheads closed | Join the 9/11 Pledge | Clock ticking on Census
Fleet Operations, Audit No. 2008

Fleet Operations can improve its replacement rate methodology and the accuracy and consistency of its application. As well, about 42% of replacement fees were not correctly or consistently calculated. Further, cost savings or avoidance may be achieved by reducing low-use vehicles and ensuring timely preventative maintenance.
Police Technology Services, Audit No. 2003

More formalized roles and responsibilities between the Police Technology Services Division and the City’s Information Technology department would help strengthen technology controls. As well, the existing continuity of operations plan could be updated and expanded, including incident response policies and procedures. Additionally, controls related to access and change management could be improved.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 18, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Get heat safety tips | High pollution advisory in effect | New library public art exhibit available virtually
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 14, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Final primary election results | Police policies online | Learn about two new fire stations
Scottsdale welcomes new Transportation and Streets Director

Mark Melnychenko brings more than 24 years of municipal transportation experience to lead Scottsdale’s Transportation and Streets Department.
Learn about and comment on the Bell Road Sports Complex

Participate in a virtual public meeting on the Bell Road Sports Complex which will be located on Bell Road just west of 94th Street.
Scottsdale Police publish policies online

The Scottsdale Police Department recently created a new Transparency and Accountability webpage that provides open access to its policy manual.
Final Scottsdale Primary Election results

Maricopa County Elections provided the final results from Scottsdale’s Aug. 4 Primary Election. No candidates received enough votes to be elected outright at the primary, so the top two candidates for mayor and the top six candidates for council move on to the city’s Nov. 3 General Election.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 11, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Election results expected tonight | Stop the knock | Learn about new sports complex
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 7, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Unofficial election results | Know what's below before digging | Scottsdale is open for business
Scottsdale’s preliminary primary election results

The Maricopa County Elections Office provided the city’s preliminary unofficial primary election results.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 4, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Polls open til 7 p.m. today | Trolley service resumes | Come to your census
Scottsdale Trolley service resumes

Trolley service resumes with limited hours on all routes except Old Town as part of a phased return to service.
Scottsdale offering 'After-School' camp beginning Aug. 10

Programs are offered for students in grades 1 - 8 at various locations from 2 to 6 p.m.
Scottsdale Update - July 31, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Excessive heat warning | Join the 9/11 challenge | Bag & Tie garbage and grass
Scottsdale Update - July 28, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | High pollution advisory thru Friday | City distributes 760+ back-to-school packs | Trailhead wins architectural award
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
Scottsdale launches Arts and Culture Coronavirus Grant Program

The Scottsdale City Council has approved $1.5 million from the city’s Federal CARES Act funding to help nonprofit arts and culture organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Scottsdale Update - July 24, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Today is last day to get early ballot | Parks & Rec class registrations starts Monday | We make a difference for seniors
Scottsdale Update - July 21, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Monsoon upon us; be prepared | Get voting deadlines & info | Just do it - fill out your census forms
Monsoon weather (finally) expected this week

Although the monsoon season officially started June 15, we still haven’t seen it roll in. According to the National Weather Service, that’s about to change, and we should see rain and thunderstorms this week.
Aviation Business Center Earns LEED Gold

The U.S. Green Building Council has recognized the City of Scottsdale’s Aviation Business Center with the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.
Scottsdale Update - July 17, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | Mask mandate extended to Aug. 20 | Library hours change | WestWorld hosts drive-in concerts | Fill out census forms
Scottsdale Update - July 14, 2020

This edition's highlights: COVID-19 information | State issues high pollution advisory | Learn about primary election | Get water rebates
CARES Act funding is being put to work for Scottsdale

Helping residents and businesses that have been hit hard economically top the list of ways that the City Council has approved more than $29 million in federal CARES Act funding be put to work in Scottsdale.
Save money and water with rebates from Scottsdale Water

Scottsdale Water has rebates available to help customers save water and money inside and outside their homes.
Scottsdale Update - July 10, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 information | Public hours change at One Civic Center | Monsoon season means less watering | Avoid the knock - fill out Census form
May 30th, 2020 Downtown Scottsdale Riots and Looting Event Council Debrief

Debriefing to Mayor & City Council for May 30 2020 Downtown Incident
Scottsdale Update - July 7, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 information | City reopenings | Get election information | Libraries are now fine-free
Scottsdale Update - July 2, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 numbers | July 4 events & activities | Fireworks restrictions in place | School supplies needed
Fireworks restrictions in place

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.
City announces July 4 events, activities and general information

Most city offices will be closed to observe Independence Day Friday, July 3. There is no change in garbage or recycling collection.
Scottsdale Update - June 30, 2020

This week's highlights: Order pauses certain operations to slow the spread | COVID-19 by the numbers
Scottsdale gym cited for not complying with Governor's executive order

The Mountainside Fitness at 11611 E. Sahuaro Drive was cited for violating the Governor’s June 29 Executive Order mandating the closure of gyms.
Fireworks sales skyrocket; Officials send reminder of danger

The pandemic this year has significantly limited the number of professional firework shows in the valley. Fire officials suspect this is why fireworks purchased for personal use has skyrocketed.
What powers do the Mayor and City Council have to remove a sitting council member?

The City Council does not have the authority to remove a council member from office unless that person is convicted of a crime involving "moral turpitude” (Scottsdale City Charter Article 2, Section 4). The power to select, retain or remove City Council members lies with the voters of Scottsdale through the election and recall process.
Vote in Scottsdale’s primary election

Scottsdale’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election is the first step toward selecting a mayor and three City Council members in November.
Scottsdale Update - June 26, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 numbers | July 4 events & activities
Scottsdale Video Network July program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this July.
Old Town business charged for not complying with governor's executive order

An Old Town Scottsdale business was charged yesterday for violating for the Governor’s Executive Orders which are intended to control the spread of COVID-19 while allowing restaurants to remain open to the public.
Scottsdale Update - June 23, 2020

This week's highlights: Mask requirement reminder | When to wear gloves | COVID-19 numbers | Donate to Back to School program
City announces July 4 events, activities and general information

Most city offices will be closed to observe Independence Day (Saturday, July 4), on Friday, July 3. There is no change in garbage or recycling collection.
Scottsdale face covering Q and A

Read questions and answers about how Scottsdale's mandatory face covering order applies to dining in restaurants, exercising, participating in team sports and other activities.
Scottsdale Update - June 19, 2020

This week's highlights: Face coverings are mandatory in Scottsdale | COVID-19 data | Hospital capacity | Valley Metro seeks rider input
Mandatory public mask ordinance in development

Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Maricopa County, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane is working with the city’s legal team to develop a mandatory public mask ordinance in Scottsdale.
Masks mandatory in Scottsdale beginning June 19

Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Maricopa County, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane has issued an emergency proclamation that requires people to cover their nose and mouth in most public areas except for individuals or small groups in parks or for outdoor exercise when physical distancing can be maintained.
Scottsdale Update - June 16, 2020

This week's highlights: What COVID-19 data shows | Contact tracing update | Final budget public hearing tonight | Solid Waste brings birthday surprise
E-Verify Compliance 2018-19, Audit No. 2002

Based on the records submitted by the five selected contractors and 11 subcontractors, auditors found that the selected companies generally comply with the State requirement to use the Federal E-Verify program to confirm the employment eligibility of their employees working on City contracts.
Airport Terminal Area Redevelopment Construction Contract, Audit No. 2004

During development of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), supporting details for proposed general conditions costs were not obtained and reviewed, and cost negotiations were not documented. As well, additional controls for monitoring and verifying construction costs should be adopted. Supporting documentation showed the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) billed approximately $379,000 more than its subcontractor costs, including change orders. As well, Aviation’s contract administration records retention practices should be expanded.
Scottsdale Update - June 12, 2020

This week's highlights: Second wave of COVID-19? | Wearing a mask prevents the spread | Freeway closures | Census workers hit the streets
Scottsdale Update - June 9, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 cases rose sharply over the weekend | A Healthy Scottsdale starts with you | Pollution advisory in effect | Be prepared when hiking
March planned 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Scottsdale

The Scottsdale Police Department would like to advise the public that there is a planned march that is set to occur at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, in downtown Scottsdale, that will include multiple road closures.
Scottsdale Update - June 5, 2020

This week's highlights: A statement for the community | Statewide curfew remains in effect | More city buildings reopen | Monsoons are upon us
A statement for the Scottsdale community

Scottsdale joins our nation in expressing outrage over the senseless death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis, and our compassion and support for his family and those left behind. We share the community’s anger over the senseless attack on Scottsdale this past weekend.
Downtown Traffic Restrictions

Scottsdale downtown will have traffic restrictions in place until Monday June 8, 2020
Monsoons are upon us; Be prepared

The monsoon begins June 15. Prepare now so you know what actions you should take when a major storm rolls in.
Scottsdale Update - June 2, 2020

This week's highlights: Statewide curfew in effect | City reopens in phases | High ozone pollution advisory extended | Meet City Council candidates
Aviation Business Center Meeting Rooms Taking Reservations

We are happy to announce that reservations are once again being taken! Let us host your next meeting or event with the airport as your backdrop.
Scottsdale emergency declaration May 31

The emergency declaration supports Governor Ducey's statewide emergency and curfew.
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 16, 2020.
Scottsdale Police Department Building Reopening

Scottsdale Police is reopening buildings starting May 26th 2020
Scottsdale Update - May 29, 2020

This week's highlights: City prepares to reopen some facilities | Effective ways to slow the spread | Dangerous temps this weekend | Meet City Council candidates
The city is preparing to reopen some facilities

As statewide restrictions are lifted, Scottsdale will reopen City Hall and One Civic Center to the public Monday, June 1.
Scottsdale Police and Fire HQ lobby opens

The lobby at the Police and Fire Headquarters reopens on Tuesday, May 26, by appointment. At this time, fire stations still remain closed to the public.
Scottsdale Video Network June program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this June.
Mayor Lane statement about crowds in Old Town

The images from Old Town Scottsdale this weekend are disturbing, and frankly show a real lack of common sense and civic responsibility.
Scottsdale Update - May 26, 2020

This week's highlights: Mayor comments on Old Town crowds | More city buildings, amenities open| County launches text outreach | Fight the bite
Scottsdale Water recognized for safety, professional achievements

Eight facilities and teams honored for not losing more than one workday due to injury.
Scottsdale Update - May 19, 2020

This week's highlights: Small business funds available | Railroad Park reopens | City Council to discuss budget, rates/fees | Sip, Shop & Save
Scottsdale Road water line project begins May 18

This project will require traffic restrictions on Scottsdale Road from Princess Blvd. to Mayo Blvd.
Sections of Scottsdale paths will be temporarily closed at night for restriping

Scottsdale is restriping 25 miles of paths throughout the city.
Scottsdale Update - May 15, 2020

This week's highlights: City's reopening plans in motion | Stay at home order expires | Scottsdale galleries are open | Path restriping underway
Mayor’s May 15 proclamation sets city reopening plans in motion

In amendment number one to his March 18 emergency declaration, Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has directed that city facilities and amenities begin to reopen under Arizona’s Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger plan.
Scottsdale Mayor's Youth Council is looking for applicants

Scottsdale Mayor's Youth Council is looking for high school students who have an interest in learning more about city government.
Scottsdale playgrounds will open May 18 and work to reopen basketball and volleyball courts will begin

Scottsdale playgrounds and spray pads at city parks will reopen to the public for normal operating hours beginning Monday, May 18. Basketball and volleyball courts will reopen when ready during the course of the week.
Scottsdale Update - May 12, 2020

This week's highlights: Stay at Home order expires Friday | Local COVID-19 health care impacts | Mask guidance | Beat the Heat
Scottsdale Update - May 8, 2020

This week's highlights: Tennis, pickleball and skatepark reopen | Shop Scottsdale! | Mask guidance | Pollution advisory
Scottsdale tennis, pickleball courts and skatepark will re-open Friday, May 8

Scottsdale’s outdoor tennis courts, pickleball courts and the McDowell Mountain Ranch skate park will reopen for the public Friday, May 8.
Industrial Development Authority creates financial lifeline for small businesses during COVID-19

The Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority is stepping up with an innovative infusion of capital for small businesses affected by COVID-19.
Scottsdale Update - May 5, 2020

This week's highlights: Barbershops, cosmetologists to open | Watch tonight's council meeting | Excessive heat warning | Beware of census scams & frauds
Scottsdale Update - May 1, 2020

This week's highlights: “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order extended | Military flyover tribute | Recognize Travel & Tourism Week | Commemorate Municipal Clerks Week
Youth and Family Services announces May is Mental Health Month

Mental Health America and Scottsdale's Youth and Family Services are here to support you during these challenging and difficult times
SFD warns: Know signs of heat stress, avoid outside activity as excessive heat hits the valley

Scottsdale Fire officials urge the public to know signs of heat-related stress and avoid strenuous outdoor activity as the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning this week.
Scottsdale Update - April 28, 2020

This week's highlights: Business resources | Solid Waste sees uptick amid COVID-19 | The heat is on
Scottsdale Video Network May program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this May.
Scottsdale Update - April 24, 2020

This week's highlights: Support Scottsdale | Summer recreation postponed | Census update | Phishing attempts increase
Scottsdale Police is requesting assistance to identify arson suspect

Arson suspect also commits burglary at a jewelry store.
Summer expected to repeat last season's fire danger

The desert is a pretty green this Spring, but it turns into perfect fuel for a brush fire as temps rise and humidity falls.
Scottsdale Update - April 21, 2020

This week's highlights: Food assistance and support| Happy Earth Day | Census update | Hiking tips
Scottsdale names student art contest winners to celebrate Earth Day 2020

When Scottsdale announced a youth art contest to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, more than 100 students responded with submissions to celebrate the April 22 global event.
Scottsdale earns 38th consecutive 'Tree City USA' designation

Scottsdale has held it's 'Tree City USA' status longer than any other Arizona city.
Scottsdale Update - April 17, 2020

This week's highlights: Hospitalizations are flattening| COVID-19 testing increases | Senior meal delivery | Lunchtime law
Scottsdale Police Department Building Closures

List of Scottsdale PD Building Closures
Scottsdale Update - April 14, 2020

This week's highlights: “Good to Go” map | Victims Assistance available | #LightItBlue for frontline workers | Help prevent wildfires
Scottsdale celebrates Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week

To celebrate the people at the center of one of our most essential industries, Scottsdale is proud to acknowledge the week of April 13, 2020, as Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week.
Scottsdale Update - April 10, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 updates | Important Easter holiday information| Scam alert| Valley Metro service changes
Support Scottsdale site offers business, resident resources

The city of Scottsdale’s Tourism & Events and Economic Development departments, Experience Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered on a resource microsite to help businesses, employees, and residents navigate the COVID-19 outbreak.
Indian Bend Wash Path restricted for repairs

Indian Bend Wash Path will be restricted weekdays April 15 to May 1 for concrete repair.

Scottsdale Police issue warning for a COVID-19 scam letter
Scottsdale Update - April 7, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 resources | Support Scottdale microsite launches| CDC face mask recommendations | Water Awareness Month
The New Scottsdale Small Business Assistance Center Looks to Offer Guidance to Businesses in Need

Scottsdale’s Economic Development Department has launched a new initiative aimed at assisting Scottsdale small businesses.
Scottsdale Update - April 3, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 updates | Proposed FY 2020/21 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan | April is Safe Digging Month | 2020 Census is happening now
Basketball, volleyball, tennis, and pickleball courts are closed

Per Executive Order of the Governor, all playgrounds, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and pickleball courts at Scottsdale parks will be closed as of 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4.
Scottsdale Update - March 31, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 | Governor issues "stay at home" order | Donate to emergency food drive | SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available
The General Plan Update Citizen Review Committee 2020 begins - online

A General Plan Update Citizen Review Committee 2020 (CRC) composed of representatives from each of the General Plan relevant city boards and commissions has been formed to review the draft 2035 General Plan as an initial step prior to the document moving through a community review and public hearing process as part of Scottsdale’s ongoing compliance with state statutes.
Scottsdale Video Network April program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this April.
Scottsdale Update - March 26, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 | Most city buildings closed | Trolley service suspended | Public facilities, events & programs info
Scottsdale Fire closes buildings to public, suspends programs during COVID-19 crisis

Due to health concerns with COVID-19, Scottsdale Fire Department has taken measures to protect the health and safety of employees and the public.
Special City Council meeting called March 24

The Scottsdale City Council will meet – via telephone only – at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in a special session. The sole agenda item is to consider continuing or revoking the emergency proclamation declared by Mayor Lane March 18. The action is required by Scottsdale Revised Code Section 10-3.
Scottsdale suspends trolley service starting March 25

Scottsdale suspending trolley service beginning Wednesday, March 25, in response to COVID-19.
Scottsdale closes most buildings to the public beginning March 24

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, all city buildings except the City Court, Granite Reef Senior Center, and Vista del Camino Food Bank will be closed to the public as Scottsdale scales its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crime Prevention Tips for Businesses During the Corona virus Situation

Scottsdale Police provide tips for businesses during the Corona Virus Situation
A message from Mayor Jim Lane

Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane speaks about COVID-19, the city's response and the impact on the community.
Scottsdale, community groups team up to hold an emergency food and supply drive

Access to safe and nourishing food is needed now more than ever. If you are healthy and able, please consider donating to our emergency food and supply drive taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22.
Scottsdale Update - March 19, 2020

This week's highlights: COVID-19 | Mayor issues Declaration of Emergency| Essential services available | Public facilities, events & programs
Scottsdale issues a declaration of emergency in response to COVID-19

Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has issued a declaration of emergency in Scottsdale as part of the city’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Contract, Audit No. 2006

While generally effective, contract administration can be improved. Specifically, the City continued to make utility payments for the museum’s administrative building, totaling about $77,000 for 5½ years. Also, responsibility for certain maintenance items can be clarified, and reporting requirements can be met more completely and timely.
An important Do and Don’t from Scottsdale Water during COVID-19 pandemic

In this time of uncertainty and misinformation, Scottsdale Water is issuing two big Dos and Don’ts for customers during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 18 Update - COVID - 19

The Scottsdale Public Library has closed all branches until further notice. Limited library services will be available. The city is working on ways to serve customers in "social distancing" appropriate ways, including drive through window service, call center and the "Ask A Librarian" online service.
Scottsdale PD Continues To Serve During The Coronavirus Situation

Scottsdale first responders are dedicated to handling all of your law enforcement, fire and EMS needs as usual.
Scottsdale City Court offers online services; cancels jury service

To prioritize the health and wellness of court visitors, Scottsdale City Court has suspended jury service through March 27 and is offering online services to address cases.
View the March 17 City Council meeting remotely

The 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, Scottsdale City Council meeting will be held as scheduled, although the 4 p.m. Board and Commission interview meeting is postponed until May. The City Council will determine plans for future meetings after that.
Scottsdale Update - March 12, 2020

This week's highlights? COVID-19 information | Short-term rental update | Apply to serve on city board, commission | Domestic violence myths - get the facts
Be prepared as severe weather continues to impact Scottsdale

A slow-moving storm system will continue to bring showers and thunderstorms into Scottsdale Thursday afternoon into night with showers lingering into Friday, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
Apply to serve on a city board or commission

Scottsdale has several openings on various commissions – residents wanting to institute positive change are invited to apply to serve. Volunteers are needed for six boards and commissions, which will be filled in May.
Short-term rental owner information available in searchable database; reminder to register

Last fall, the Scottsdale City Council adopted an ordinance that requires owners of short-term or vacation rentals to provide the city with emergency and complaint contact information. The database for this information has been updated
SPD Vehicles get new graphics

As new SPD vehicles replace the old, they will get updated graphics
Scottsdale Update - March 5, 2020

This week's highlights: ArtWalk - Tonight! | Census 2020 participation vital | Visit Cactus League exhibit | Free legal services at Paiute
Scottsdale Fire crew transported a patient who was later diagnosed with coronavirus

Within the past week a Scottsdale Fire Department engine company was called to evaluate a man who later tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Library Programs are Essential for Early Literacy

Scottsdale Public Library offers many different programs with a focus on early literacy development for children up to age 5.
BYORB at McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve celebrates Sustainability Day with their Bring Your Own Reusable Bottle event!
Your participation in the 2020 Census is vital

Census notices will begin arriving in Scottsdale mailboxes March 12—a key point in the once-a-decade process to count everyone in the United States.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 27, 2020

This week's highlights: Attend Parada Rodeo, March 5-8 | Movie Mania starts Friday | Gold Palette ArtWalk features Native Spirit | Art contest celebrates Earth Day
Seniors and students make the perfect study buddy pairs

The city of Scottsdale has partnered with Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Scottsdale Parent Council to launch an Intergenerational Literacy and Leadership pilot program to help at-risk children who could benefit from having a positive adult role model and tutor.
Scottsdale Video Network March program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this March.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 20, 2020

This week's highlights: Spring training returns to Scottsdale Stadium | Celebrate Scottsdale's founder's birthday | Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk | Register now for Neighborhood College
Art contest celebrates 50th anniversary of Earth Day; offers prizes and praise

Scottsdale students are invited to participate in an Earth Day 2020 Art Contest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 13, 2020

This week's highlights: City offices closed Monday | Attend sign ordinance open house | Borrow block party supplies | Join a company wellness league
Police Cadets shred event is Saturday, Feb. 15

Bring your documents to the February 2020 shred event.
Scottsdale Update - Feb. 6, 2020

This week's highlights: Airport $$$ asset to city | Ride into Western Week | Get reel at film fest | Free health screenings
Scottsdale Airport is an economic powerhouse

Scottsdale Airport, the busiest single runway general aviation airport in the country, continues to be a significant asset for the city of Scottsdale and the entire region. This was confirmed recently by an economic analysis.
Scottsdale Parks Playgrounds Undergoing Renovations

Five Scottsdale parks are being updated with brand new playgrounds.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 30, 2020

This week's highlights: WestWorld named "Facility of the Year" | Phoenix Open runs through Sunday | Ride into Western Week | RR Park seeks exhibitors for expo
Facilities Management Contract Administration, Audit No. 2005

Facilities Management annually allocates about $3 million to contract certain services, such as custodial and specialized services. The audit determined that Facilities Management had not ensured payments matched the contracted prices, overpaying one tested contractor by about $164,000 from July 2017 through November 2019. Also, contractor performance was not effectively monitored and performance problems effectively addressed. Further, relevant documents were not consistently retained in contract files, and the files regularly reviewed for completeness and accuracy.
Police Special Revenues, Audit No. 1907

As of July 1, 2019, Police Department special program balances totaled more than $680,000, with an additional $4 million held by a county and a state agency. RICO community grants appear to be donations, and other RICO program aspects can be better managed. Also, the department’s Cadet program maintained a bank account outside of the City treasury, and controls over revenues, expenses and records retention were not adequate. Further, the department’s controls over donations, cash handling and expenditure approvals can be improved.
Scottsdale Video Network February program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this February.
Rideshare moved to WestWorld for 2020 Open

Buses will continuously shuttle people between WestWorld and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Video: Behind the Badge - 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open

The "Greatest Show on Grass" is back for 2020. Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell talks with public safety officials and a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds about everything they do to ensure attendees are safe and have fun.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 23, 2020

This week's highlights: Car shows bring in bucks | Phoenix Open tees off Monday | Help for domestic violence victims | Scottsdale by the numbers
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 16, 2020

This week's highlights: MLK Jr holiday schedule| Car show runs through Sunday | Marathon affects traffic | Check out library's book (& more!) sale
10 tips to keep special event goers prepared, safe

As the city gears up for major events like Barrett-Jackson and the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Scottsdale Fire urges attendees to follow simple tips to be prepared and be safe.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 9, 2020

This week's highlights: Tell us which city entry markers you like best | Last chance to nominate an "All Star" | Register for Government 101 | Take a jab at getting fit
SFD highlights outstanding service, promotions

Scottsdale Fire Department recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements and promotions at its annual ceremony in December at the Fountain Stage near the Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts.
SFD toy drive collects 12,000+ toys

Scottsdale Fire Department wrapped its 2019 Toy Drive with more than 12,000 toys collected throughout November and December.
Scottsdale Update - Jan. 2, 2020

This week's highlights: iCount - Census 2020 | Recycle Christmas trees | Last chance for RR park's Holiday Lights | Attend MLK Jr. celebration
Census 2020 - What's at stake for Scottsdale?

April 1 is Census Day across the nation. In every community, residents are asked to complete a short questionnaire.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 26, 2019

This week's highlights: Trash/recycling schedule | City honors employees | If it rains, please refrain | A new year, a new you
Scottsdale honors its employees

Improving a park and creating a butterfly exhibit. Developing a system to provide faster medical service to Phoenix Open attendees. Helping the homeless learn about and locate resources. Those are just some of the actions over the past year by Scottsdale employees honored for outstanding performance in 2019.
Mumps is on rise in Maricopa County

Maricopa County is experiencing a community-wide outbreak of mumps, a contagious disease that can lead to serious consequences.
Scottsdale Update - Dec.19, 2019

This week's highlights: Trash/recycling schedule | Watch the annual Yule Log | Holiday Lights continues | Burn Cleaner, Burn Better
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 12, 2019

This week's highlights: Scottsdale earns Resilience award | Holiday events continue! | Beware of frost damage | Parents night out
Scottsdale Video Network January program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this January.
Scottsdale Police is Hiring Dispatchers

Scottsdale Police is hiring for dispatchers and is extending the invitation to veterans.
Scottsdale Update - Dec. 5, 2019

This week's highlights: Nominate an "All Star" | Holiday events galore! | Reduce your winter water use | Plug into Electronics Recycling Collection Day
Scottsdale named a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community

Scottsdale is one of only 39 communities nationwide to earn a gold-level or higher designation by the League of American Bicyclists.
Black Friday kicks off 2019 SFD Toy Drive

Black Friday is the official kick-off for the Scottsdale Fire Annual Toy Drive. Unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters through Dec. 20.
Police crisis K9 Chase’s 3rd birthday fundraiser

Crisis Response K9 Chase is asking you to help celebrate his 3rd birthday by making a donation to the Arizona Humane Society.
Scottsdale’s Civic Center reopens to pedestrians

ArtFest of Scottsdale patrons will be the first to experience Scottsdale Civic Center’s new pedestrian walkways and lawn as the popular area fully reopens to pedestrians.
Scottsdale is seeking input to create a “Smart City” roadmap

Scottsdale is creating a “Smart City” roadmap to explore and identify ways that new technology could enhance the community’s quality of life.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 21, 2019

This week's highlights: Holiday closures | Seeking "Smart City" innovators | Fetch fun at Day of the Dog Festival | Scottsdazzle events begin!
We're seeking senior volunteers to tutor Scottsdale youth

Volunteer recruitment is now underway for a new after school tutoring program that aims to connect senior volunteers with elementary school students.
Scottsdale Video Network December program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this December.
Warehouse Operations, Audit No. 2010

Warehouse can improve recordkeeping and inventory controls for its Stores operation. Also, surplus property policies and procedures are not consistently followed and can be improved. Further, surplus property transfers between City departments should be prioritized and efficiently promoted.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 14, 2019

This week's highlights: Register for the Cure Corridor | Last chance to attend Canal Convergence | Try some trail etiquette | Product rebate$ available
Long-time fire service leader ready to ride off into retirement

Scottsdale Fire Department is celebrating the retirement of Deputy Chief Steve Randall after nearly 40 years of service at 9 am, Nov. 13, at Scottsdale Fire Station 608, 9598 E. Cactus Rd.
Scottsdale Update - Nov. 7, 2019

This week's highlights: Get election results | Attend Veterans Day commemoration | Converge to the canals | Nominations open for Spirit of Scottsdale Awards
Scottsdale Special Election results

Unofficial results indicate that Scottsdale voters have approved three bond questions in the city’s Nov. 5 Special Bond Election.
Scottsdale begins tracking international visitors as tourism continues to rise

Scottsdale remains a tourist destination of choice – a fact confirmed in a recently-released tourism study conducted by the city’s Tourism and Events Department.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 31, 2019

This week's highlights: Make sure your vote counts | Explore the Story of Water | Watch how the McDowells became "People's Preserve" | Film Festival reels in great movies
VIDEO: Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve turns 25

On Oct. 3, 1994, the Scottsdale City Council took a historic step when it passed Resolution No. 4103, formally establishing the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This is a video tribute to the Preserve Pioneers who helped lead the community in this historic achievement.
Cheers! Breweries serving craft beer from recycled water

Ten of the Valley’s most popular craft breweries are now serving specialty beers brewed with recycled water.
Nov. 5 Special Election Update – make sure your vote counts

Maricopa County must receive your voted ballot by Tuesday, Nov. 5 (postmarks do NOT count).
Mountain View Park is getting a new playground

The community center, outdoor restrooms and fields will remain open during construction.
Short-term/vacation rental owners now required to provide contact information

Starting today those not submitting the information may be cited for noncompliance and fined.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 24, 2019

This week's highlights: New requirement for vacation rental owners | Safely dispose of unneeded prescription drugs | Election information | World Gay Rodeo comes to WestWorld
Senator Martha McSally slated to be keynote speaker for Veterans Day commemoration

The event takes place at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. It is free and open to the public.
SFD first in state to train in urban structure protection for wildland fires

SFD Firefighters will be training within the Rio Montaña community on Oct. 24. The training develops skills for protection of homes and buildings in an urban setting against wildfires.
Scottsdale Video Network November program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this November.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 17, 2019

This week's highlights: Loop 101 closures | Watch video on Special Election | Attend trailheads dedication | October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Data help Scottsdale Transportation improve driving safety

Scottsdale is top 15 in the nation for safest drivers according to a recent Allstate report. Learn how the city uses data and infrastructure to encourage safer driving.
Hiking season is here

The cool temps are back, and we are hitting the trails. But as you set off to enjoy one of Scottsdale’s many trails there are predators lurking. Not of the wild animal type, but opportunistic thieves looking to break into your car.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 10, 2019

This week's highlights: County mails ballots | Attend trailheads dedication | Gold Palette ArtWalk tonight | Nominations open for Diversity Champs
Attend trailheads dedication as part of McDowell Sonoran Preserve's 25th anniversary

Join the community at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, to officially open Fraesfield and Granite Mountain trailheads.
Maricopa County mailing Scottsdale's Nov. 5 Special Election ballots Wednesday

The Nov. 5 Special Election will be Scottsdale’s first election conducted completely via mail.
Scottsdale City Council hires Sherry R. Scott as city attorney

The Scottsdale City Council voted unanimously Thursday to hire Sherry R. Scott as the next city attorney, effective Oct. 4. Scott has more than 20 years of municipal legal experience and has served as Scottsdale’s deputy city attorney since 2006.
Scottsdale Update - Oct. 3, 2019

This week's highlights: Water captures Crescordia award | Get your caboose to Railfair | Veg out at Farmers Market | Fire Prevention Week
Scottsdale Police Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Police employees donate to local non-profit organization for awareness and education on breast cancer
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 26, 2019

This week's highlights: Preserve turns 25 | Register to vote | See planning projects in your area | Get schooled at Neighborhood College
Scottsdale City Council adopts amendment, ordinance protecting neighborhoods

If you own a short-term or vacation rental in Scottsdale, be aware that some rules will be changing.
Scottsdale Water Recognized for Championing Sustainability

Scottsdale Water was recognized with the Sustainability Champion Award on Sept. 21 at Arizona Forward’s 39th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards and 50th anniversary gala in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sandbags available for residents as remnants of Hurricane Lorena approach

Rain, wind and hail are possible as what remains of Hurricane Lorena makes its way through Arizona. Storms are expected to develop rapidly and may cause severe localized winds and flooding. The city offers a variety of safety tips and resources to help you better prepare.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 19, 2019

This week's highlights: 2019 annual report ready | Drinkwater Boulevard open | Name the Book Bike | Help with holiday donations
City Council to consider three finalists in search for new city attorney

The search for Scottsdale’s next city attorney is nearing a potential conclusion, with three finalists moving forward to interview with City Council members and present at a public meeting, after which one could be selected for the job.
Revenue Recovery, Audit No. 1911

Revenue Recovery can improve efforts to identify and collect delinquent accounts. For example, an accounts receivable aging analysis is not used, and documented collection efforts were inconsistent and often untimely. As well, program management and oversight could be improved, including effective collection and activity data tracking.
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve turns 25

On Oct. 3, 1994, the Scottsdale City Council took a historic step when it passed Resolution No. 4103, formally establishing the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Learn about non-major General Plan amendment request to add state statute requirements

The public is invited to learn about and provide feedback on a request for a non-major amendment to the city's General Plan 2001.
Scottsdale Video Network October program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this October.
Landfill Recycling Cost Review, Audit No. 1917

City management requested this audit to validate financial information related to the City’s current recycling contract as the recycling subcontractor wants to renegotiate the contract terms. The audit found the recycling facility financial analysis and accounting data included some unsupported and questionable costs. Further, the subcontractor contributed a higher percentage of rejected recyclables, which increases its processing costs.
October Green Building program kicks off 21st season with discussion on electric vehicles

The road ahead is electric.
Scottsdale Water issued Arizona’s first permit for direct use of recycled water

Upcoming event will showcase the purity of advanced treated recycled water.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 12, 2019

This week's highlights: Last chance to enter Constitution Contest | Get your free museum tix | Holiday donation programs gear up | Learn basic emergency skills
National Suicide Prevention Week highlights need to "listen, refer, support"

Death by suicide in the fire service is higher than the average of non-public safety personnel. However, no matter the occupation, understanding the warning signs may get help to those who need it before it's too late.
Renovated Drinkwater Underpass reopens

The renovated underpass now consists of two tunnels with improved lighting.
Registration for Fall CERT class now open

Scottsdale CERT is for those who want to learn basic emergency response skills so they can better help their families, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Class begins Oct. 10.
Scottsdale Update - Sept. 5, 2019

This week's highlights: Show up for Show & Tell Saturday | Learn about General Plan amendment requests | We're a city of good sports | Get schooled at Neighborhood College
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 29, 2019

This week's highlights: Labor Day closures | Sole major GP amendment request | Show up for Show & Tell | Take survey on access for those with disabilities
Public invited to learn about sole major General Plan amendment request

An applicant is requesting to change the land use designation for a project called "Gentry on the Green."
New follow-up survey seeks input on biking in Scottsdale

A survey conducted by the League of American Bicyclists is the next step in Scottsdale’s application for “Bicycle Friendly Community” status.
Scottsdale Video Network September program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this September.
Scottsdale examines accessibility to city programs and services

Scottsdale is seeking public input through a short online survey to evaluate access to city programs, services and buildings for those with disabilities.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 22, 2019

This week's highlights: Students can enter Constitution Day Contest | City Council resumes meetings | Register for Water Citizen Academy | Nonprofits can apply for funding
Video: Behind the Badge - Commitment to Professionalism

Accreditation is a mark of excellence for public safety agencies. Police Chief Alan Rodbell leads a discussion on the process and what it means.
Water rebate program updates mean more money for customers

Scottsdale Water is increasing warm-season turf removal rebate maximums for both residential and commercial customers
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 15, 2019

This week's highlights: Pima Free construction update | Living with native wildlife | Police host Cadet open house | Cab Connection serves seniors
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 8, 2019

This week's highlights: Get election info at Scottsdale.Vote | Drinkwater bridge nearing completion | Top 30 mysteries in astronomy | Donate blood
2019 Scottsdale Police Cadet Open House

The Scottsdale Police Department Cadet Program announces the 2019 Cadet Open House: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Drinkwater bridge and underpass nearing completion

Repairs to Drinkwater bridge and underpass, including the reconstruction of the bridge area of Civic Center, are nearing the final phase of construction.
An updated website and web address make finding city election information easy

A new city election website makes information easier to find – and the site itself is easy to find too – just visit Scottsdale.Vote.
Scottsdale Update - Aug. 1, 2019

This week's headlines: Comment on "nuisance parties" ordinance | Dig it? | Slide the Rails | Focus on safety as kids head back to school
Scottsdale recognized for performance management leadership

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) – an organization aimed to advance professional local government management worldwide -- recognized Scottsdale for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management.
Scottsdale Video Network August program guide

Here is what's showing on Scottsdale Video Network this August.
Video: Behind the Badge – Human Trafficking

Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell leads a discussion about what Scottsdale PD is doing to combat Human Trafficking.
Scottsdale Police are asking for help identifying a burglary suspect

The Scottsdale Police Department is asking for assistance identifying burglary suspect
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.
City Council approves more than $2.1 million for social service agencies and programs

The Scottsdale City Council recently approved $2.146 million for nonprofit agencies that provide programs and services to assist thousands of residents at risk and in need.
Infrastructure Condition Assessment, Audit No. 1905

This audit evaluated and recommends improvements in the management processes and controls relating to condition assessments of City infrastructure. The reviewed infrastructure assessments included bridges, parking garages, sidewalks, streetlights, parking lots, and stormwater drainage assets.
Active Shooter Training with SMIL Medical Imaging

Reality-based Active Shooter Training
Scottsdale Update - June 20, 2019

This week's highlights: High five - businesses finalists for innovation awards | Be red, white and cool July 4 | "Beat the Heat" serves seniors | Donations needed
Flood map changes save residents money

Hundreds of Scottsdale residents living within the Rawhide Wash floodplain in the Grayhawk master-planned community will benefit from revisions to the city’s flood insurance rate maps.
2019 Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Graduates

Lt's Coffee and Evans graduate from Northwestern University's School of Police and Command
Scottsdale Update - June 6, 2019

This week's highlights: Participate in city blood drive | Pinnacle Peak Park closed June 10-11 | Swim under the stars | Wash away your library fines
Scottsdale encourages residents to direct dollars to social service agencies

City staff are working to direct those in need to appropriate resources while accommodating citizens' concerns about excessive panhandling and related issues.
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.
ActiveNet Application Controls, Audit No. 1904

The audit of ActiveNet Application Controls was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the system’s application controls, including management of its cloud-related risks.
Scottsdale Transit Program’s National Transit Database Financial Data Review, Report 1916

This agreed-upon procedures review is required as an independent review of the Transit program’s conformance with uniform reporting standards for data submitted to the National Transit Database (NTD) program.
Fleet Parts Operation, Audit No. 1912

This audit was conducted to assess management controls over and cost­effectiveness of Fleet's parts inventory operation.
Scottsdale Police Arrest Murder Suspect

On May 13th, 2019, Scottsdale Police arrest murder suspect of 79 year old woman.
Waste turned to energy

New RNG facility that turns wastewater solids into clean, renewable gas begins selling natural gas.
Jet Aviation acquires stake in Scottsdale Jet Center; New FBO to open in late 2020

Jet Aviation announced today that it has acquired a stake in Scottsdale Jet Center, with the intent to build and operate a new, state-of-the-art Jet Aviation branded FBO and tenant hangar by late 2020.
68th Street bridge reopens after 15-month closure

Following a 15 month emergency closure, the 68th Street bridge over the Arizona Canal reopened to traffic Wednesday. The closure began in late 2017, when an unexpected degree of deterioration was discovered during a routine inspection.
Taking steps to keep a wet spring from becoming a dangerous summer

By establishing defensible space around your home, you could help the Fire Department protect your property from brush fires.
Desert Mountain, Cactus Shadows students crash in mock distracted driving event

On April 26, Desert Mountain and Cactus Shadows high school students got a firsthand look at the results of a deadly crash during a mock presentation on the football field.
Bloomberg Philanthropies announces Scottsdale as an American city best at using data to improve residents’ lives in 2019

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Scottsdale is one of seven cities to achieve 2019 What Works Cities Certification, a national standard of excellence in city governance.
Scottsdale Water recognized at annual AZ Water Conference

City utility wins multiple individual, innovation and safety awards.
Neighborhood Watch goes digital: Scottsdale debuts CamerEyes, asks residents to join

Scottsdale police want help catching criminals from residents who have smart technology doorbells and home video systems. Called CamerEyes – it’s a program aimed to reduce crime and improve safety in neighborhoods across the city.
Scottsdale Court pilot program offers safety, options to domestic violence victims

Understanding the complicated cycle of domestic violence and the challenges facing victims trying to flee abusive relationships, the Scottsdale City Court and Chrysalis have teamed together to make getting an order of protection more accessible.
Know before you throw

A section of Miller Road was closed between McDowell and Oak and a city solid waste truck driver was transported to the hospital April 8 after a chemical was found leaking from a Scottsdale garbage truck.
Report says Scottsdale’s development impact fees are appropriate

An outside agency concluded the city is appropriately planning future water and wastewater infrastructure and equitably using development impact fees to help pay for it.
Biennial Certified Audit of Land Use Assumptions, Infrastructure Improvements Plan and Development Impact Fees, Report No. 1903

A biennial certified audit of the City’s land use assumptions, infrastructure improvements plan and development impact fees. The City’s applicable activity relates to its Water and Wastewater utilities.
Cash Handling Controls and Accountability, Audit Report No. 1906

This audit was performed to review cash handling processes for effectiveness and compliance with Administrative Regulation 268 Cash Handling at selected locations.
Scottsdale earns high marks from residents in citizen 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 Citizen Survey conducted in November and December 2018.
Notice of Proposed New Fees or Fees Increases - Fiscal Year 2019/20

In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that the Scottsdale City Council may consider approving new fees and/or fee increases
Trailer serves up cold water at city events

Water trailer and bottle filling stations encourage residents and visitors to bring their reusable bottles while on the go in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale shifts photo enforcement locations based on speed and crash data

Speeding and red-light cameras work in tandem to improve safety – a fact well-supported in Scottsdale and why the city will deactivate two locations and add four new intersection safety cameras March 1.
Third FBO at Scottsdale Airport in the works

There are plans for a third fixed-base operator (FBO) to join Signature Flight Support and Ross Aviation at Scottsdale Airport.
Scottsdale Water focus of EPA best practices publication

EPA releases case study highlighting Scottsdale Water's management achievements.
Video: Perspectives with Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp - Transportation Opportunities for Seniors

Learn about transportation opportunities for seniors in Scottsdale.
Benefits Administration, Audit No. 1913

Current procurement practices for benefit-related agreements did not follow the City’s Procurement Code and lacked transparency and documentation. Also, some agreements do not fully address protection of personally identifiable information and protected health information, and contract administration can be improved.
Utility Billing, Audit No. 1910

While most Utility Billing transactions were properly authorized and applied correctly, we found a small number of errors that indicate a more thorough management review is needed. As well, billing system access should be reduced or adequately monitored.
Every House Changes

Our updated "Every House Changes" guide describes improvements that can be made to single-family homes in Scottsdale - and how to build upon existing neighborhood character.
It takes a lot of heart to serve the community

Did you know that the city of Scottsdale’s Human Services department makes a huge impact in our community each year?
Scottsdale's Monsoon Water Savings Program a Success

The new irrigation program saved millions of gallons of water in 2018.
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.
Video: 2018 Cure Corridor

Find out about the latest in Scottsdale's rich healthcare and bio-life science community.
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.
Protect your pipes in colder temps

Ushering in the new year with freezing temps means it's time to protect your pipes!
Keeping Scottsdale clean and sustainable

Scottsdale uses fuel sources that produce less tailpipe emissions and pollution. Find out how.
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.
Police Service Dog Scout Retires

Scottsdale Police Service Dog "Scout" retires after 6 1/2 years of service.
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!
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 adopts changes to bicycle ordinance

Notable changes include clarifying prohibited parking areas for bicycles and similar vehicles.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video: Perspectives with Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp

Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp explores the history of Senior Services in Scottsdale.
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.
City seeks public input on proposed changes to licensing and regulating pari-mutuel wagering

This update will modernize and standardize definitions and descriptions.
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, though direct benefits to jurisdictions vary.
Celebrating 20 Years of water reuse innovation

Public invited to tour the state-of-the art Scottsdale Water Campus.
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.
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.
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.
2nd Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Scottsdale Police arrested suspect Daniel James Hinton for 2nd Degree Murder
Scottsdale Water Rebates…hurry limited funds!

Scottsdale Water has rebates available to help customers save water and money inside and outside their homes.
Court utilizes Google Translate for more access

Over 100 language choices available.
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.
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.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park voted 'Best City Park'

Based on votes, Phoenix Magazine announced the results on August 15, 2018.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
SPD Leaders Graduate from Northwestern University

SPD Commander Minor and Lieutenant Nichols complete 10 week Staff and Command Program at Northwestern University
Video: Behind the Badge – Homelessness

Learn about the collaboration of departments across the city to address homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funding for Scottsdale transportation projects headed to the ballot

Scottsdale voters will consider a sales tax increase this November to fund transportation improvements under a plan adopted by the City Council May 1.
The Scottsdale Angels Are Ready

Committed to helping those suffering from addiction by providing an evaluation and work to secure appropriate services
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.
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.
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.
Video: State of the Fire Department

Learn about what you can expect from your Scottsdale Fire Department over the next three years.
Allison Feldman murder suspect arrested

Suspect arrested for 2015 murder of Allison Feldman
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) for non-emergency callers

Interactive Voice Response Implemented
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.
Scottsdale Stadium renovations move to final design

The master plan process is concluding, and city staff are issuing a request for proposals to enter the design/build phase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.

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