NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Residents can review and comment on proposed bond projects

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SCOTTSDALE – Should additional trailheads be built in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve? What about improving Scottsdale’s traffic interchanges with the Loop 101 freeway? These and 19 other projects are being considered by the Scottsdale Bond Task Force as members update their 2012 recommendation to the Scottsdale City Council.

Scottsdale residents can join the conversation and share their priorities at, the city’s online engagement tool.

Each of the projects under consideration has a description and dollar figure, as well as an area for citizen comments and a support button, which is similar to the “like” button on Facebook. All comments received online will be reviewed by the Bond Task Force.

Directly link to the projects under consideration at

The current 2012 program consists of 31 projects totaling $158.1 million. The Task Force will finalize project rankings at members’ Nov. 28 meeting. They will determine which projects are included in the 2013 program at a Dec. 11 meeting. Information on the Bond Task Force and the upcoming meeting schedule can be found at

Last May, the Scottsdale City Council accepted the final recommendations from the Scottsdale 2012 Bond Task Force and voted to postpone a bond election until fall 2013.

A new 2013 Bond Task Force was formed to examine the city's priorities and help determine the size and content of a 2013 bond package. The 2013 Task Force is using the proposed 2012 Bond Program as a starting point in its deliberations.