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Issue Description COGS Position and Status
Rural Neighborhoods COGS supported Rural Land 2 designation in the GP 2035. Council majority voted to revert to 17-year-old General Plan 2001 and make no additional Rural Neighborhood protection.
Downtown Feasibility Study 2017 Click here to see the COGS position paper on this subject (pdf format)
Transportation Master Plan COGS supported Scottsdale Road merchants and fixed rail was removed from the Transportation Master Plan.
Desert Discovery Center Funding should be subject to voter approval, no Preserve Funds should be used, and optional locations should be considered.
Preserve and DDC COGS supports the McDowell Sonoran Commission (Link requires PDF reader).
Parking meters COGS is opposed to downtown meters.
Scottsdale considering Special Events Ordinance Final draft approved by City Council. Handbook being drafted. COGS recommends edits
Request additional rooftop height in Planned Block Development Overlay District 5-TA-2015 COGS encourages denial of this inappropriate exception to Text Amendment standards
(COUNCIL APPROVED)
Proposal for large building near Galleria: Case 7-ZN-2015 Shoeman office and parking structure COGS requests continuance until several important issues are addressed.
(COUNCIL APPROVED)
Scottsdale's Museum of the West becomes Smithsonian Affiliate We are proud of Scottsdale's Museum of the West being awarded this prestigious affiliation after only 10 months!
Outpost proposed project at NW corner of Dynamite and Pima Roads COGS supported the area residents that a gas station and commercial land use would violate the Rural Neighborhood land use and General Plan
(COUNCIL APPROVED 4-to-3)
Non-discrimination ordinance Our diverse membership will make individual decisions on the ordinance
Special events ordinance Support existing businesses and galleries
Council approved draft Special Events Handbook (click to view)
COGS Recommendations for changes to General Plan 2035 DRAFT See our recommendations for changes
Bond election results Election final returns by area
Diamond Mountain Plan Modifications Neighborhood team and COGS won Planning Commission and then City Council denial 7-0.
Arts District galleries closing at alarming rate Competing art fairs harm local gallery owners who invest in our city all year.
Scarcity of 5th Avenue parking COGS endorses the 3rd Ave. garage 3-hour limit and the increased street parking enforcement.
Wireless towers are not being required to co-locate on the same poles Too many wireless towers are being approved too close to schools and concentrated within blocks of each other in the Granite Reef Road area.

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