1 The City of Scottsdale An annual report to our citizens Fritz Behring, City Manager
2 Scottsdale Snapshot Scottsdale has 219,700 residents and covers about 185 square miles. There are over 3 million square feet of maintained city facilities. There were 2,149 full-time and 316 part-time employees on July 1, 2013.
3 What was accomplished? Preserve Meaningful Open Space Acquired 6,400 acres of land from the State Land Department with help from State Parks grants Opened Tom s Thumb Trailhead, constructed Brown s Ranch Trailhead and opened 55 miles of trails Enhance Neighborhoods Remodeled the Mustang Library children s area Acquired 27 heart rate monitors to transmit data to ER doctors to improve heart attack outcomes Seek Sustainability Expanded alternate fuel fleet by adding four cargo vans and six garbage trucks Expanded facility that treats groundwater and reclaimed water for golf course irrigation Support Economic Vitality Attracted and retained significant auto dealerships and assisted in development of their sites Created website for businesses interested in relocating Advance Transportation Opened North Scottsdale Park & Ride located at Scottsdale and Thunderbird Replaced 64 miles of pavement, repaired 35,330 feet of sidewalk & replaced 4,700 worn street signs Value Scottsdale s Unique Lifestyle and Character Approved operating agreement and funding for Scottsdale Museum of the West construction Hosted major golf tournaments, collector car auctions, major horse shows and Parada del Sol Note: These are selected accomplishments grouped by strategic goal. The strategic goals are the major divisions of the voter-approved 2001 General Plan.
4 How do we compare with our neighbors? Scottsdale is part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, and taxes and rates vary across the eight largest cities. Scottsdale s taxes and rates are lower than all but two or three of the largest cities.
5 How are we doing? This is a snapshot of a few indicators tracked over time. More performance measures are in the budget book.
6 What does it cost to run the city and how are those costs paid for? Scottsdale is required by law to adopt a budget each year, and cannot spend more than that total amount.
7 Two looks at the operating budget
8 What are our priorities? Acquire 2,400 acres of mountainous State Trust land in the southern area of the Preserve Complete first phase of two trailheads north of Dynamite: Granite Mountain and Fraesfield Field locate and complete first phase of construction of the northern Preserve trails Update five-year human services plan to address identified community needs Finish renovation of community center at Chaparral Park that serves persons with disabilities Utilize fifth courtroom with pro tem judges to decrease driving under the influence (DUI) case backlog Attract new development and jobs to Scottsdale, including Downtown, Bell and McDowell areas Improve ChooseScottsdale.com online and marketing efforts promoting Scottsdale Coordinate activities of new five-year Tourism Development and Marketing Strategic Plan Increase investment in assets, infrastructure, and employees through balanced, sustainable budgets Reduce deferred maintenance backlog by providing timely maintenance and repair to city facilities Stabilize fuel costs, emissions and dependence on foreign oil by increasing alternative-fuel fleet Negotiate long-term landfill contract to ensure sustainable disposal location for refuse Expand access to transit by opening Thunderbird Park & Ride, Mustang and SkySong transit centers Improve traffic flow through Airpark area by completing Northsight Roadway extension Complete Scottsdale Road improvements between Thompson Peak and Pinnacle Peak roads Enhance roadside appearance and bicycle accessibility through Thomas Road streetscape and bike lanes Open Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center expansion by hosting new events and expanding existing shows Continue efforts to develop new attractions such as Desert Discovery Center and Museum of the West
9 Scottsdale By the Numbers A Demographic Summary
10 Location Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, the city covers an area of square miles; 31 miles from north to south and 11.4 miles at its widest point. Scottsdale s elevation varies from a low of 1,150 feet to 4,877 feet, and at Scottsdale Airport is 1,510 feet above sea level.
11 Climate Scottsdale averages 7.7 inches of rainfall per year, with the average monthly minimum and maximum temperatures ranging throughout the year from 42 in December to 105 in July. Source: Western Regional Climate Center, Scottsdale Airport Weather Station, Nov Dec. 2008
12 Population Scottsdale is the sixth largest city in Arizona and the 92 nd largest city in the United States. Source: U.S. Census Bureau ( ), azstats.gov (2013)
13 Scottsdale and its residents Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
14 Race and Ethnicity Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
15 Age Distribution Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
16 Education Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
17 Median Housing Value Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
18 Housing Occupancy Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
19 Household Income Distribution Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
20 General Plan Land Use Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
21 Occupational Composition Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates
22 Worker Inflow & Outflow City of Scottsdale 156,371 - Total Workforce Downtown Scottsdale 27,802-18% Scottsdale Airpark 39,084-25% More workers enter Scottsdale than leave to work in other communities. One in four workers in Scottsdale work at the Airpark. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies (2011)
23 Guiding Scottsdale Forward An Introduction to Our Leadership
25 Scottsdale City Council Dennis Robbins Linda Milhaven Suzanne Klapp Mayor W.J. Jim Lane Robert W. Littlefield Virginia Korte Guy Phillips The City Council is the governing body for Scottsdale. The council consists of the mayor and six council members who are elected to represent the city at large and serve overlapping, four-year terms. These seven citizens oversee the operations of city government and set policy, approve programs, appropriate funds, enact laws, select charter officers, and appoint residents to serve on advisory bodies. The mayor is the chair of the Scottsdale City Council and presides over its meetings.
26 Charter Officers Bruce Washburn City Attorney Sharron Walker City Auditor Carolyn Jagger City Clerk Fritz Behring City Manager Jeff Nichols City Treasurer Joseph Olcavage City Judge The City Council hires six officers to advise them on policy issues and run day-to-day operations. They are collectively known as the charter officers, because their positions are spelled out in the City Charter, a voter-approved document which describes the organization and authority of city government in Scottsdale.
27 Executive Directors Bruce Davis Human Resources Brad Hartig Information Technology Paul Katsenes Community & Econ. Dev. Bill Murphy Community Services Alan Rodbell Public Safety & Police Chief Dan Worth Public Works Brian Biesemeyer Water Resources The city manager provides executive leadership over six divisions and the executive directors who are hired to lead those divisions. As a whole, the city employed 2,149 full-time and 316 parttime workers as of June 30, 2013.
28 Scottsdale Through the Years Winfield Scott Cavalliere s Blacksmith Shop Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West Little Red Schoolhouse West s Most Western Town Downtown Scottsdale Civic Center Mall Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt McDowell Sonoran Preserve Pinnacle Peak Scottsdale Fashion Square McCormick Stillman Railroad Park Scottsdale Airpark and Airport Many fine restaurants, resorts and hotels 125 golf courses and 220 tennis courts PGA s Waste Management Open Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Scottsdale All-Arabian Horse Show San Francisco Giants Spring Training Public Art Collection Scottsdale Arts Festival and Culinary Festival SkySong - ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
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30 City of Scottsdale Incorporated 1951