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Twenty years ago this weekend, an explosion rocked a quiet southern Scottsdale neighborhood in the morning hours, sparking a house fire that sent flames over 20 feet into the air.

The City of Scottsdale’s revenues continue to outperform pared-down projections adopted last year, but the city is still taking in less money than it did prior to the pandemic.

According to a report by industry analyst Blast Point, 345,000 electric vehicles were sold nationally during pandemic dominated 2020, – up 40 percent from 2019 with Tesla, Nissan and Audi as top sellers leading the way.

The city’s portion of the Soleri Plaza in downtown Scottsdale is now Solstice Park, marking an early win for Mayor David Ortega three months into his first term.