Good morning COGS E-News Reader. Last night was a night for
celebratory fireworks in the Kiva (city hall). The 7-0 vote
of the Scottsdale City Council protected a remaining high Sonoran
Desert 50 acres that features huge boulders, majestic saguaros and
the stunning Diamond Mountain from intense development.
Homeowners’ investments near Desert Summit and inside the Dynamite
Character Area near 110th Street and Jomax were also protected
from an abrupt change from its current Rural ESLO--one home per 5
acres. The proposed project consumed more than four months
of neighborhoods organizing to communicate and negotiate with the
land owner. Finally (and frustrated) 100% of the adjacent property
owners signed and submitted a Legal Protest. This required
greater than a majority vote of city council to approve the
project. The Planning Commissioner hearing also rejected the
project by a 4 to 1 vote and sent this recommendation to the city
council to deny the application to develop the acreage as
proposed. COGS is very proud of the well-planned and factual
presentations of each community speaker at the hearing
city council member got it right last night.
WHAT TO DO JULY 4TH—stay
Experience YOUR WestWorld facility this Saturday in
air-conditioned comfort. There is a FREE ZONE with “Frozen” land,
live music, Grand Prix Gatsby-era racing on a track for ages 16
years and older, video-game trucks, mutton busting, bull
riding, an extreme trampoline show plus music and theater
performances. Buy a wristband to challenge the obstacle courses,
slides, a zip line, bounce house, mechanical bull and bungee run.
Consider buying the family 4-pack for $120 that includes access to
ALL activities, all you can eat food and bleacher seating for the
PRICES: $17, $12 in advance $6 for
Scottsdale resident and free for children 5 yrs and younger
For fee activity wristbands are $20 and $10 for each additional
child 6 yrs or older $5 for 5 yrs and younger
Fireworks will begin at 9 pm.
Food and drinks will be sold. Hours are 2 pm to 9:30 pm this
Saturday, 4 July. WestWorld is located at 16601 North Pima
Road—just east of the 101 loop.
REMEMBER—NO FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND WITHIN ONE MILE OF THE city’s
McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve.
We do not want our natural
vegetation city preserve to go up in flames.
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Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
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