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Good evening COGS E-News Reader, Early ballots will be mailed to you October 9th. That doesn't leave you much time to personally meet local candidates. COGS will publish every Meet n Greet or public forum information sent to us. Please attend any that you can. It is very important that you elect candidates who represent YOUR vision for your city and state. Today many voters received the Scottsdale School District Informational Pamphlet and the Proposition 480-- Maricopa Integrated Health System informational pamphlet and sample ballot.

Meet the Candidates. The following are open to the public: Note: We have requested public opportunities from Scottsdale School Board candidates also....still waiting.
Tomorrow: Friday, Sept 26th between 5 pm and 7 pm in the downtown Arts District, the Bonner David Galleries will host David N. Smith.(Scottsdale city council candidate) Grady Soine will entertain at the piano and Arcadia Farms appetizers are planned. The gallery will be open for art enthusiasts.
Sunday, Sept. 28th 2 pm to 5 pm in the Phillips' ranch 7451 Via Dona (north of 101 and east of Scottsdale Road) hosting David N. Smith and Kathy Littlefield (city council candidates).

Monday, Sept. 29th 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Allyn home at 8344 E. Mustang Trail (from Shea/84th St turn south to Arabian east to 84th Pl, south to Mustang, west to 4th house on right)
meet Michele Reagan's husband, David Gulino, and city council candidates Cindy Hill and Kathy Littlefield and talk with sitting Scottsdale Councilmen Bob Littlefield and Guy Phillips.

Also Monday, 29th beginning at 7 pm and hosted by the DeCabooters at 7912 E. North Lane (south of Shea Blvd on Hayden Rd then west on Gold Dust and north on 79th Street) Discuss issues with David N. Smith (city council candidate)

Wednesday, October 1st, 6 pm hosted by Clean Elections is a debate between John Kavenaugh and Paula Pennypacker (AZ senate candidates District 23) in the Kerr Cultural Center -Studio Room at 6110 Scottsdale Road.

Thursday, October 9th beginning at 6 pm Meet with Paula Pennypacker (District 23 Senate candidate), and Kathy Littlefield and David N. Smith (Scottsdale City Council candidates) in a home located at 4752 North 75th Place, in Villa Monterey (south of Chaparral Road then west on Rancho Vista beyond the swimming pool) RSVP 480-425-0470 or

Unfortunately we missed the Leadership Class all-candidate Forum in the Kiva on September 20th. Did they video tape it for later viewing on City Cable Channel 11? Let us know and we will publish the viewing dates.

GIVE IT A TEST DRIVE please. Today we launched an updated COGS website. Don't like to brag but it is full of information to give you a fuller picture of who we are and what we do that benefits our city and your neighborhood. Yet to be added are our city issues activities in 2014, all of the previous COGS E-Newsletters with a quick topic search at the click of your mouse. Go to . Give us your immediate feedback and keep checking as we finish it off with more links and pages in the next couple of days. Thanks so much.

The COGS Political website is at  These volunteers manage the campaign for the COGS PC endorsed Scottsdale City Council candidates. A question frequently asked is "What political party are the candidates?" Our city council election is NON-partisan. The Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS) believes that city issues should be the campaign focus and not "the party line".
Are any of these land use changes near your home or business?
Near Oak Street and Scottsdale Road. The applicant is requesting approval for exterior modification of a color scheme for an existing building located at 2200 N. Scottsdale Road.

Near Indian School Road and Parkway Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval for a Minor General Plan amendment from Office to Commercial on a 1.0+/- gross acre site located at 7700 E. Indian School Road. CASE#7-GP-2014

Near Indian School Road and Parkway Avenue. The applicant is requesting approval to rezone from Service Residential (S-R) to Neighborhood Commercial (C-1), on a 1.0+/- gross acre site located at 7700 E. Indian School Road.

Near Scottsdale Road and Lone Mountain Road. The applicant is requesting approval of a site plan, landscape plan and elevations for a 64-bed specialized residential healthcare facility on 5+/- gross acres located at 7171 E. Lone Mountain Road.

     For the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors, 

     Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail 

     Coalition of Greater Scottsdale

     8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518

     Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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