Good evening, COGS E-Newsletter Reader: Community meetings
a-plenty this week with topics from Indian culture and history to
northern Scottsdale Road development to LBGT issues forum. School
performances affect land issues so we have linked the Scottsdale
School District AZ Auditor General Report for your review. There
are many new land cases at the bottom of this newsletter—any near
May 19th 6 to 8 pm
A community forum on
issues impacting the LGBT
community in Scottsdale
will be held at the North Scottsdale United Methodist Church at
11735 N. Scottsdale Road (between Shea and Cactus Rd). At all
recent city council meetings during Public Comment the speaker’s
request has been for the city to sign a protective ordinance for
LGBT residents. A Unity Pledge was approved by the current council
but they voted not to approve an ordinance. This will be an
Wednesday, May 20th 6 pm
Attend the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association-sponsored public
meeting at Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park building (formerly La
Mirada Park), 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road,. The park
is located immediately east of the La Mirada Shopping Center.This
meeting is an opportunity for you and your neighbors to learn and
ask questions about
proposals that will shape the
character and future of north
Scottsdale and the completion of the the city’s McDowell Sonoran
Is there an alternative to these proposals? Greater Pinnacle Peak
Association, State Land Department, and City of Scottsdale
officials will make presentations. A professional will facilitate
the audience and presenter dialogue. The meeting is being
organized by the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association – Friends of
the Scenic Drive as a community service. Admission if free,
seating is limited, and advance registration is encouraged
Register now at their website
or for more information email
or visit or call (480) 361-6498.
Thursday, May 21st
Learn about the history of the O’Odham and Pipaash
cultures on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
when the Community Council of Scottsdale hosts Valerie Lewis. Our
fellow advocacy group will be meeting in the Granite Reef Senior
Center auditorium room at 7 to 8:30 pm. The speaker is the
Cultural Outreach Coordinator. The senior center is at the NW
corner of McDowell Road and Granite Reef Road—enter from the east.
District’s report card from the State of Arizona Auditor General:
focus is on land issues but the content of the
SUSD report from the Auditor General definitely has impact on
current property values, voters’ support for schools, and
subsequently who wants to stay and support the community. We
have a COGS Board Member who has served in the State of Arizona
Department of Education as a top administrator for Special
Education programs. We share those expert summary comments
with our readers here.
CASES—Are any near you?
Near Osborn Road and Miller Road.
The applicant is requesting approval to repaint an existing 62
unit apartment building located at 3620 N. Miller Road.
75th Street and 6th Avenue.
The applicant is requesting approval for the site plan, landscape
plan and building elevations for a second floor addition located
at 4325 N. 75th St.
and 44916 to modify the property development standards to
allow for a second floor addition CASE#6-ZN-2015,
Corner of Cave Creek Road and Bartlett Lake Road.
The applicant is requesting approval to update the existing Master
Environmental Design Concept Plan for 353+/- acres, associated
with case 17-PP-2014 located south and east of Cave Creek Road and
Bartlett Dam Road. e-case 44296
Drinkwater Boulevard and First Avenue.
The applicant is requesting approval of a monument dedicated to
the citizens of Scottsdale, from any branch of the Armed Forces,
who have lost their lives in service of our country located at
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. CASE#22-DR-2015, e-case
Scottsdale Road and Princess Boulevard.
The applicant is requesting approval of the site plan, elevations
and landscape plans for a relocation of existing western theme
town located at 7575 E. Princess Drive.
CASE#23-DR-2015, e case=44935
Cochise Road and 131st Street.
The applicant is requesting approval for abandonment of 33 feet of
GLO easement along the west and east property lines of a 4.3 +/-
acre parcel located at 13102 E. Cochise Road.
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail email@example.com
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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