Scottsdale Arizona

Residents Encourage to Shop Local & Support our Community by quotes

Supporting local businesses is an important step in sustaining vital city services through sales tax revenue.

A new Shop Scottsdale program encourages residents and visitors to enjoy life locally by staying, shopping, dining and experiencing Scottsdale … it’s all here!

Look for signs and decals carrying the Shop Scottsdale message around town, plus information on the city’s Web site, Channel 11 and city utility bills. To help encourage shopping in downtown Scottsdale, a new “T” Trolley Card will soon be available to trolley riders and downtown business to encourage residents to ride the trolley and patronize downtown businesses.

Use of the”T” Card at participating downtown businesses entitles card holders to discounts and specials.  Just look for the ‘T’ in the window of
participating businesses.  Cards will be available starting July 1 and will
be distributed to neighborhood connector and Downtown trolley riders,
Downtown businesses, and at the city of Scottsdale Downtown Office located at 4248 N. Craftsman Court.  Cards can also be obtained by calling (480) 312-7750.

Additional information about the Shop Scottsdale campaign is available
on-line at:


Police Department Accepting Donations for Food Bank by quotes

Residents are invited to join the effort to send hunger packing this summer.

The Scottsdale Police Department is accepting food and cash donations for the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance through July 10.

Donation boxes are at the following locations:
** Police headquarters at 8401 E. Indian School Road
** Downtown District office at 3700 N. 75th St.
** Via Linda District office at 9065 E. Via Linda
** Foothills District office at 20363 N. Pima Road

Your donation will make a difference. The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
distributes more food into our community during the summer months, when children are out of school and away from breakfast and lunch programs, than it does during the holidays.

For more information on how you can help, contact Crime Prevention Officers Jen Wattier at (480) 312-0275 or Craig Abernethy at (480) 312-2594.

More information on the Scottsdale Police Department and its programs is available at:

Streetlight Taxes Will Drop for 27,000 Properties by quotes
July 8, 2009, 9:05 pm
Filed under: Arizona, Community, Scottsdale | Tags: , , ,

Property taxes that keep streetlights lit around 27,000 homes and businesses will drop next year, after the City Council voted June 16 to roll back funds being held in reserve for the city’s 355 separate streetlight tax districts.

The districts serve nearly 33,000 Scottsdale properties, and 9 of 10 owners in the districts will see a decrease or no change in taxes. The average savings will be about $10 next year. About 2,150 owners will see tax increases to cover the costs for electricity and maintenance of their streetlights.

Another move by the city will help hold down future costs for some
districts. The city historically has contracted with the Valley’s two major electrical utilities, Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service, to
maintain street lights and poles. In March, the city took over maintenance for the 86 SRP districts in Scottsdale, and is expecting to save district taxpayers about $160,000 annually because of differences in the city’s maintenance cost structure.

APS is continuing to provide maintenance in the districts under its

For more information about the drop in streetlight property taxes, visit:

More information also is available in the City Council report on the
streetlight districts at

SJN North Phoenix Southwest Job Network Get Wired to Get Hired by quotes
July 7, 2009, 8:54 am
Filed under: Scottsdale

Southwest Job Network Meeting

Tuesday July 21, 2009 1:30-3:30 PM PM

Southwest Job Network


Learn how to make maximum use of the powerful tools available through the internet, with the understanding that the goal is to get you hired. Among other things, you will:

  • Understand how internet tools fit into each phase of SJN’s Curriculum for the Job Search Process.
  • Discover free resources that help you reach hiring decision makers.
  • Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to further your job search.

This Intermediate-level seminar is best for those with basic understanding of and familiarity with LinkedIn and other tools such as Google. SJN representatives are not certified or accredited LinkedIn trainers and are not associated with LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.

Location: Temple Chai – 4645 East Marilyn Road Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Thank you,
Bill Austin

Email: | Southwest Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Southwest Job Network

About SJN

SJN Southeast Valley Southwest Job Network Meeting by quotes
July 7, 2009, 8:54 am
Filed under: Scottsdale

Southwest Job Network Meeting

Thurday July 9, 2009 Mesa Community College, 4:30-7 PM

Southwest Job Network


Did you know that 75-80% of jobs are attained through networking? Believe it or not-it’s true! Most people know what networking is – and don’t do it – OR some think they are networking, but aren’t doing it correctly.

This presentation will take you through the steps of the networking process, which is likely not as difficult as you may think. Learning to network correctly will improve your skills in this key aspect of the job search process, giving you more control of your job search.

Location: Temple Chai – 4645 East Marilyn Road Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Thank you,
Bill Austin

Email: | Southwest Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Southwest Job Network

Southwest Jobs

Regional Bus and Rail Fares Increasing July 1 by quotes

Valley Metro bus and rail fares are increasing July 1.

Riders are asked to plan ahead, especially for purchasing an all-day bus fare. Passengers who purchase an all-day pass at a light rail platform fare vending machine or at one of 80 select locations and stores prior to boarding a local bus can save $1.75 off of the on-board bus full-fare price.

The cost for a one-ride trip on the Valley Metro local bus, METRO light rail and the LINK bus (limited-stop service between Superstition Springs Center and Sycamore Station in Mesa) will now cost $1.75, and an All-day pass is $3.50. Purchasing an All-day pass at the farebox on the local/LINK bus will cost $5.25.

For more information on Valley Metro bus and rail fare changes, visit:

Scottsdale Installs Second “Hawk” Traffic Control Device by quotes

A new type of traffic control device called a HAWK, or High-intensity
Activated crossWalK, became operational this week to help make crossing Pima Road at Jomax Road easier for pedestrians, equestrians, cyclists and other trail users.

The HAWK will provide a protected crossing to address neighborhood concerns about pedestrian/equestrian/trail user activity, and is as simple to use as pushing a button.

When a pedestrian/equestrian/trail user wishes to cross the street, they push a button and the signal begins with a flashing yellow light that warns drivers approaching the crosswalk to slow down.  The flashing yellow light is followed by a solid yellow light, telling drivers to prepare to stop. The signal then changes to a solid red for the drivers to stop at the crosswalk, and the pedestrian/equestrian/trail user gets a walk signal.  The solid red signal converts to a flashing red after a few seconds, allowing drivers to proceed when safe to do so.

HAWKs are normally in an “off” position, until they are activated by a
pedestrian/equestrian/trail user.  You can download additional information on how to use a HAWK on-line at

Chaparral Road just east of 78th Street became Scottsdale’s first road
section to be served by a HAWK signal last October. The City will be constructing and installing another HAWK crossing signal at
the intersection of Pima Road and Dixileta Drive in the near future.