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."
17 – 5:30 p.m. – SkySong Global Room, 1475 N. Scottsdale
updated information and provide YOUR feedback on ideas to
revitalize the McDowell Corridor area.
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
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