Subject: Sunday morning 2 August READING intersection signs?
Attending candidate-wants-$$ parties? TALKING directly to the
Yes Yes...forward this to anyone in your Book Club, Bridge
Group, golfing buddies, neighbors, or others who want to be
informed. You do not have to be a COGS member to receive our
newsletters. If you did not receive the current city treasurer VS
past city treasurer revenue-expenditure exchange in a July COGS
E-Newsletter because COX Communication blocked it, you missed a
terrific FACTS about CITY FINANCES. E mail to get a personal
Good morning, COGS E-Newsletter Reader: The non-partisan (city
elections are not suppose to include
Green-Purple-Independent-Republican-Democrat labels) Scottsdale
City Council campaigns are generating full steam. Intersections
are a rainbow of red, white, and blue 4 X 4 signs--with the
exception of the yellow and black COGS PC signs. Hopefully they
all purchased locally to support our local sign businesses.
Unfortunately, bold print, placing your candidate's sign to block
another candidate's sign, loading all intersections and using a
trite motto DOESN'T INFORM the public. The voter has three vacant
council seats to fill and the Primary Election vote is critical.
It will provide the final choices for the General Election ballot
when more voters show up after their summer away or their interest
increases in the candidates. Forum attendees have described the
candidates' city visions as very distinctly different and for the
two incumbents running-an available track record to review. Labels
such as "business friendly", "resident-neighborhood
friendly", "fiscally responsible" or
"financially experienced", or "build for the new
generations not the current" may or may not fit YOUR VISION
for your city.
COGS encourages you to continue to be informed. Cut through the
chatter and find the facts. TELEPHONE the candidates you aren't
sure about. TALK DIRECTLY with each-they are people who should
practice listening to the public. It is a common voter complaint
that when the new council member takes the position, the
voter-now-resident is no longer heard. Please make yourself heard
now when you have the opportunity. E mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you need those telephone numbers.
COGS Members: The Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS)
Political Committee needs your neighborhood-level volunteer time.
Please go to their website at www.cogspc.com
to include yourself. The all-volunteer COGS PC team has been a
dynamo of activity. You probably saw the first of many Arizona
Republic colored advertisements for the endorsed candidates. Then
there is the team of early morning volunteers who have been
challenged with the dry and hard AZ soil to post COGS
yellow-and-black candidate signs. Honk or wave as you pass by in
your car. If you missed reading the endorsed candidate's responses
to the extensive COGS PC questionnaire, you can catch up by going
to www.cogspc.com and clicking
on "Endorsed Candidates."
Land Use Projects that might impact your area: Near Cactus Road
and 96th Street. The applicant is requesting approval to renew the
previously approved case 3-DR-2012 for a new Type-Three wireless
communication facility, to be located on a new 30-foot-tall
artificial palm tree, with associated ground mounted equipment
screened by an eight-foot-tall masonry wall enclosure located at
12051 N. 96th Street. CASE#3-DR-2012#2. Near Miller Road and
Roosevelt Street. The applicant is requesting approval to build
new leasing office and fitness center located within an existing
apartment complex located at 1075 N. Miller Road. CASE#32-DR-2014.
Near Via Linda and 124th Street. The applicant is requesting
approval to upgrade the antenna at an existing building mounted
wireless communication facility at Desert Mountain High School
located at 12575 E. Via Linda. CASE#62-DR-2007#2.
Near Cactus Road and 64th Street. The applicant is requesting
approval to modify antennas at an existing wireless communication
facility monopole-Sequoya Elementary School, to remove the six
existing antennas, and replace with six new antennas that are
comparable in size located at 11620 N. 64th Street.
Near Hayden Road and 84th Street. The applicant is requesting
approval of a site plan, landscape plan and building elevations
for a new four-story, 281-unit multi-family residential
development located at 15333 N. Hayden Road. CASE#31-DR-2014.
Development Review Board
Board of Adjustment
Have a great first week of August! For the COGS Board of
Directors, Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail: email@example.com