JULY 23, 2014

Scottsdale News Briefs

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Will you help rebuild the city of Scottsdale’s website?
With thousands of pages and millions of visits each year, the city’s website –ScottsdaleAZ.gov – serves as a critical information tool for you, our customers. To help you find what you’re looking for quicker and easier, and to take advantage of current technology, we will be overhauling the site. And we need your help! We will be collecting feedback until mid-August. Here are some quick and easy ways you can assist:
Take a short survey to tell us what you think and what you’d like to see in the next version
• Join the discussion at Speak Up Scottsdale
• Volunteer to be part of future focus and user feedback groups

Registration deadline nears to vote in Aug. 26 primary election
Scottsdale residents must be registered by Monday, July 28, to be qualified to vote in the Tuesday, Aug. 26, primary election. Voters will elect three City Council members. Candidates must receive a majority of the legal votes cast to be elected outright at the primary. If not, the top two vote-getters for every open seat will advance to the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election. Register to vote by calling Maricopa County Elections at 602-506-1511 or going online. Learn more about the election.

Channel 11 airs latest City Council candidate forum
Scottsdale City Council candidates answer questions in a 90-minute election forum hosted by Scottsdale resident Christian Serena. Watch it on anytime here or on Channel 11 at 9 a.m. and 1, 5, 8 and 11 p.m. Sundays. Get information about the Tuesday, Aug. 26, primary election.

Last week to donate items for Back to School Program
Support Vista del Camino’s Back to School Program by donating needed items. Families that meet eligibility requirements will be provided with two sets of new clothing, socks, underwear, a pair of shoes, a backpack and school supplies per student. Items can be dropped off at Vista del Camino, 7700 E. Roosevelt St. by Wednesday, July 23. Monetary donations also will be accepted. This program assists up to 500 Scottsdale students each year.