MAY 28, 2014

Scottsdale Briefs

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Get your youth registered for summer today!
Parks and Recreation will be offering a variety of summer camps that will give your youth a chance to stay active, meet new friends, and have fun. Our camps are for youth going into grades 1-8 in Fall 2014. There are locations throughout Scottsdale. Price and time of camps depends on the location. Participants will experience a wide variety of craft projects, science experiments, sports instruction, fitness challenges, nutritional education, group games, special events, excursions, guest speakers, and much more!

Listen to the music at free Sunday evening concert series
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the place to be for free concerts every Sunday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. through July 6. Pack a picnic, grab your lawn chairs and blankets, and come listen to a variety of favorite local bands. Train and carousel rides are available during concerts. Tickets are $2 each with children younger than 3 riding free with a paying adult. The park is at 7301 E. Indian Bend Road.

Council to consider budget adoption on June 3
The City Council will decide whether to adopt the 2014-15 budget at its Tuesday, June 3, meeting. The proposed budget is balanced, sustainable and incorporates the priorities and policy direction expressed by the City Council over the past several months. It also includes salary increases for employees who perform well; $2.7 million in general fund spending cuts; eliminates 22 general fund positions; includes organizational changes that eliminate unnecessary structure; and increases the contribution to the capital improvement plan. Review the proposed budget.  

Support Scottsdale in effort to land Google Fiber
Scottsdale is closer to bringing the next generation of fiber optics into the community – and you can help make it happen. Google wants to hear from residents to gauge your interest in receiving its new, ultra-high-speed fiber optics network. You can visit the company’s website to learn more about its Google Fiber product and sign up to get updates to show support for its potential expansion into Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe. Google recently announced Scottsdale has met the criteria for initial infrastructure studies and is advancing in the process. The firm could decide by the end of the year whether to begin installation in the Valley.