Good evening, COGS E-News Reader Thank you for attending public
meetings with candidates. Being an informed voter is a serious
responsibility. You will have other voters asking you, "Who
should I vote for?" Share your experiences and your
impressions of each candidate. Is it campaign fluff or does the
candidate have experiences and proven actions that fit your city
vision? Are you aware that political mailers and advertisements do
not have to be truthful?...much less accurate and complete
information. Sometimes they simply insult our intelligence. Then
there are boatloads from Undisclosed Donors-what do they want in
return for their expenditures? Please don't let anyone BUY your
vote. Take advantage of the events below to MEET candidates
personally. Thank you.
Tomorrow, Monday 29 September: 3 events:
- 6 pm Learn about the Scottsdale Unified School District
Maintenance and Operation (M & O) Override that will be on
the November ballot. Go to the Lecture Hall at Coronado High
School (Miller and Virginia south of Thomas Rd)[ The speaker
will be SUSD Chief Financial officer, Daniel O'Brien. Bring
your questions regarding the budget and how the M & O
budget is funded.
- 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.
- 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 then east on North Lane) discuss
issues with David N. Smith, city council candidate.
Tuesday, September 30th the Scottsdale Leadership class hosts
the All City Council Candidates' Forum 10 am to 11:30 am in the
Kiva (city hall). We had the date incorrect in the last COGS
E-Newsletter so it is great news that the event has not already
happened. Please do spend this important time hearing and meeting
the candidates. Yes, you may bring your morning coffee.
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
Wednesday, October 8th 6 pm to 8 pm The Scottsdale School Board
Candidates' Forum will be hosted by Independent Newsmedia, Inc.
(Scottsdale & Paradise Valley Independent newspapers).
Location is Montelucia Resort on the SE corner of Tatum Blvd and
Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley.
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 Lmackross@cox.net
GONE GONE ...The former Plaza 777 on Scottsdale Road is now a
vacant lot. Remember the used book store? The Pitre Buick
dealership on McDowell Road near 64th Street/canal is dirt with
the exception of the concrete garage that will be re-used for the
residential development. Apparently Forever Dirt will be the Solis
site on Camelback Road east of the AZ Canal along with the Blue
Sky high rise apartment towers site north of the Camelback and
Scottsdale Road intersection. Remember the former Safari Resort
and the Brown Derby restaurant near that location ?....oh to dream
of such elegance there again! Fry's approved teardown and rebuild
at Indian School Road and Miller Road has been delayed. COGS will
keep you updated.
EVENTS COMING WITH OCTOBER: Scottsdale International Film
Festival featuring 55 films from 31 countries is October 9th
through 13th at Harkins Shea 14. Link: www.scottsdalefilmfestival.com
Scottsdale Fall Festival with the family costume contest, haunted
forest, pumpkin carving and ending fireworks show. Saturday, Oct
25th, South Eldorado ball field 1909 N Miller Road www.scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/fallfest
October 23rd, Thursday from 5 to 7 pm is the Historical League
Fall membership open house. The event will be at the historic
Rancho Joaquina House 4630 E Cheery Lynn Rd in Phoenix. This
nationally registered historic estate is 80 acres and was
surrounded by orange groves. Contact Margaret Truman Baker at
email@example.com for more information.
Welcome back to our City Manager, Fritz Behring who was off on
medical leave. His expertise as the city leader is greatly
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