By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
The city of Scottsdale could ask for a $1.5 million grant to help with the costs of this summer’s civil unrest at Scottsdale Fashion Square and the resulting state curfew.
The grant would help Scottsdale cover public safety overtime, personnel and resources costs related to the unrest which caused damage to the mall, the Scottsdale Waterfront development, and impacted numerous businesses. Some stores at Scottsdale Fashion Square and Scottsdale Waterfront were looted and vandalized.
The Scottsdale City Council is scheduled to consider approving a city effort to apply for the grant from the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. The grants were made possible via an emergency declaration and curfew order issued by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in response to this summer’s protests and unrest in Scottsdale.
The Scottsdale City Council will also consider budget actions related to applying during its September 8th meeting.