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ELECTION UPDATE FROM City Clerk, Carolyn Jagger (quote) "According to the County, approximately 170,000 early ballots were returned by mail close to Election Day, or dropped off at the polls on Election Day. Today 65,477 early ballots were tabulated. An estimated 104,500 early ballots remain to be processed and tabulated. In addition to the early ballots, County Recorder Helen Purcell estimates there are approximately 40,000 provisional ballots to process and tabulate." Everyone continues to be waiting for the Official election count to determine that final third seat in the Scottsdale City Council. Kathy Littlefield increased her lead from 26 votes to 83 votes in the most recent posting today. Currently the count is for incumbent Milhaven 24,032 votes and David N Smith 23,143 votes followed by Kathy Littlefield 22,853 and Dennis Robbins 22,770. Jennifer Petersen (22,244) and Cindy Hill (20,392). All Early Ballots dropped off election day and Provisional Ballots should be counted by next Friday the 14th of November---hopefully sooner. Each Early Ballot signature must be validated then the ballot can be counted. COGS will keep you updated as new numbers are announced.

SATURDAY 7 November 7:30 am to 2 pm Household Hazardous Waste Free Collection 9191 E San Salvador Drive (south of via Linda). Item accepted are photo chemicals, automotive fluids, household cleaners, pool acids, chlorine, solvents & thinners, paint, stains, varnishes and household and car batteries. Not accepted: tires, appliances, ammunition, landscape waste, explosive or radioactive materials, medical waste and no commercial materials. (The next Electronics Collection is February 7th 2015)

SUNDAY 9 November Noon to 4 pm is the Scottsdale Gateway Alliance Home Tour. Enjoy an afternoon browsing the architecture of Scottsdale's early builders. Special thanks to the home owners who will welcome you back-in-time to the original subdivision builders of the 1950s and 1960s in southern Scottsdale. Most homes are sturdy cinder block construction and reminders that we began as single family homes in close knit neighborhoods.Go on line at  to order your $20 ticket. Park at SkySong ((SE corner of McDowell Road/Scottsdale Road) and ride the free trolley to each home.

Wagon Wheel Mobile Park on Thomas Road may become another page in the Scottsdale History picture book. Living more than 50 years in the unique and attractive 1950s Wagon Wheel Mobile Park near the Papago Buttes have been long-time senior residents. They are now in danger of being scraped away for a future development if the current owner sells the land. Many residents are handicapped and live on tight budgets that will not allow them to move into other Scottsdale housing options. Rezoning from a mobile home park to another land use requires public hearings and current residents state they will protest. COGS will keep you updated on their situation.

Some current cases that may impact your neighborhood or business. All will be heard at the Planning Commission remote hearing November 12th 5 pm at Copper Ridge School cafeteria. 10101 N. Thompson Peak/Drinkwater Blvd. 9723 E Cholla Street wants the city to approve abandonment of 165 ft. on the south five feet of Cholla Street right of way and approximately 290 ft. on the west 25 ft of roadway easement located along the western boundary of the property. Case 6-GP-2014 & 14-ZN-2014 represents multiple requests for changes to 2001 General Plan land use designations and for a Zoning District Map Amendment to change development standards for case 33-ZN-2000 (Horseman's Park) and to amend the Planned Community District Zoning with increases in the allowed Floor Area Ratio for commercial parcels in the Horseman's Park from 0.3 to 1.2 and to change the allowed building height from 42 feet to 65 feet inclusive of rooftop. Cavalliere Ranch case 13-ZN-2014 Zoning District Map Amendment for 462 acres located between E. Ranch Gate Rd and E. Pinnacle Peak Rd and between 128th Street and N. 134th Street alignment. 7326 E 6th Avenue request to amend development standards to change the required setback (from the curb) from 20 feet to approximately 8 feet. Case name is 7326 Uprising and 15-ZN-2014.

     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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