Good afternoon, COGS E-Newsletter Reader. What do you know
about your city? Population size ? Unemployment
%? .... Are we really an aged population and not full of the
young Millenniums that the apartments are being built for?
....Are there any upcoming City Council agenda items you want to
City Council Agendas:
23rd beginning at
(not the usual 5 pm start)
Fiscal Property Tax Levies and Streetlight District Property Tax
Levies for 2015/2016 presentations and updates.
Work Study Session-
#1 Fire Station Standards & Deployment Plan #2 Scottsdale
General Plan 2035 #3 Preserve Status Update.
Wednesday, July 1st
(one vote for all items, no public comment) 7 liquor license
renewals, 4 conditional use permits and rezoning approvals for
Silverleaf Parcel 5.9 A
Final Plat (case 10-PP-2014),
Astoria at 7930 E Gold Dust Avenue
Wildcat Hill SE corner of N. Cave Creek Road/E. Bartlett Lake Road
(case 17-ZN-2014), and
Center for Recovering Families 4325 N 75th St.
(case 6-ZN-2015). Additionally will be approval requests for
Pinnacle Vista/Cavalliere Flat Culvert Development Agreement
$200K transfer from city General Fund Capital Contingency;
Pre-construction services for
Indian School Park Lake
rehab $39,000; On-call
Water Resources Engineering Services
contract increase per term from $1.5 to $3.0 million maximum
amount; and Silverado
Golf Course Edge Improvement
appropriation transfer $160K;
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors’ Bureau
approval; School Resource
Officer Agreement with Cave Creek Unified
and the security at
University of Phoenix Intergovernmental Agreement
and reporting the
Fiscal Year 2013/14 Operating Budget Adjustments.
Finally on the quick vote
is approving money from the city portion of the bed tax (1)
for fiscal year 2015/2016 authorizing $200K to be used for
College Football Game
not to exceed $250,848 and (3) the
Charles Schwab Cup Championship Event
not to exceed $75K annually.
The Regular Agenda #28 Diamond Mountain Estates Rezoning
(case 1-ZN-2011) has serious neighborhood opposition. If it is not
withdrawn by the applicant, this will be interesting Channel 11
viewing. The neighbors on large acreage lots are opposing the
request to change the existing 37 acres of single-family
residential, Environmentally Sensitive Lands on R1-190 ESL
[approximately one dwelling per 5 acres] zoning district to
multiples of R-35/ESL on 25.62 acres and R1-43/ESL on 11.38 acres.
The application originally included the eastern 13 acres but after
100% of the adjacent homeowners threatened a Legal Protest, those
parcels were withdrawn. This is pristine desert with some steep
slopes and large boulders plus the statuesque Diamond Mountain.
Clustered housing construction sites would require considerable
grading, boulder destruction or removal and bulldozing mature
desert vegetation. The location is 11020 East Jomax Road.
Thursday, July 2nd
Military Order of the Purple
presentation. No other agenda items are posted.
Council members may “attend” by telephone. They will then take
their summer break.
Are you a member of an organization, association or on an HOA
Board? Do YOU have an opinion on the future of your city?
COGS encourages your Public Comment on the working draft of
the General Plan 2035.
Two elements Character &
are the focus of our volunteer group as these provide policies for
development, density, intensity of land use and guidelines for
city council and commissioner decisions. COGS recommendations are
now available on the COGS website
The entire working draft chapters as submitted by the 2014 General
Plan Task Force are on the city website at
Were you close on the answers?
Population 2013 was 226,918. Unemployment 4% as
of April 2015
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Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
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Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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