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Good Evening, COGS E-Newsletter Reader: If you are concerned about flooding in your area, please alert your neighbors to two public meetings this week. McDowell Corridor Neighborhood Outreach continues public input with a Wednesday 5:30 pm meeting. Contrast the work of the city Tourism Advisory Task Force and the Tourism Development Commission by attending two different meetings this week. The Community Council of Scottsdale hosts all Scottsdale District School Board candidates on Thursday. What are the city council candidates doing between now and November?

RAWHIDE WASH PUBLIC MEETING: This Tuesday, Sept 16th is a meeting about the Rawhide Wash--from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with the Flood Control District presentation beginning at 6:15 pm. It will be held at the Grayhawk Elementary School, 7525 E. Grayhawk Drive in Scottsdale. Grayhawk Drive is at the traffic light immediately north of the Grayhawk (Bashas's) shopping center on the east side of Scottsdale Road north of Thompson Peak Parkway.

NORTHWEST WATERSHEDS PUBLIC MEETING: On Thursday, Sept 18th is a meeting on the Northwest Watersheds from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with the presentation beginning at 6:15 pm. It will be held at the Holland Community Center, 34250 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. To get there from Carefree Highway, go south on 60th Street.
Tourism Development Commission meets Tuesday morning 8 am in the Kiva (city hall). It is not televised so attending is important.

The Tourism Advisory Task Force meets quarterly and that is this Wednesday at 9 am in SkySong on McDowell Road. Its members make recommendations to the city council how the bed tax dollars are spent to promote tourism. This task force also makes the decisions that affect Scottsdale's very important economic driver - the arts' district. The city's new CEO of the Cultural Council will be introduced.

Scottsdale School Board candidates are hosted by The Community Council of Scottsdale this Thursday 7 to 9 pm in room 8 of the Granite Reef Senior Center in the NW corner of Granite Reef Road/McDowell Road. Please attend and enter into the discussion with the candidates. There are five different school districts within the Scottsdale city boundaries but SUSD covers mostly the southern portion of the city. (You can ride the free city trolley that will drop you in front of the building).

MEET AND GREET ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ANY SCOTTSDALE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: Send the date, location and information on your private or group Meet n Greet or public invitation fund-raisers for city council candidates. We will publish it with the encouragement that all voters should attend and PERSONALLY meet each candidate. An informed November decision is important to our city's future. Negative advertisements cost a lot of money and any involvement by a candidate should be of concern to everyone. Feel free to ask all candidates hard questions---get around the campaign fluff! If they are not an incumbent a good question is "How many city council meetings did you attend prior to being a candidate?" "Name some city boards and commissions that you have served on prior to being a candidate."



Join your neighbors!Wednesday, Sept. 17 5:30 p.m. SkySong Global Room, 1475 N. Scottsdale Road

Get updated information and provide YOUR feedback on ideas to revitalize the McDowell Corridor area.


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