Good evening, COGS E News Reader.
Where were the Scottsdale Bond voters? Only 24.8% decided the
investing or not investing in proposed city projects. City Council
will hear a $1.5 million supplemental funds request from the
Cultural Council. Where is Starbucks going to use the liquor?
Who voted and
how? Here is a
detailed breakdown (you'll need a PDF reader
) of how southern, middle and northern voters
marked their ballot. Of the150,964 registered voters only 24.8% or
37,406 voted. As shared with you in the November 5th newsletter,
the margin between approval and rejection on most questions was
Tuesday, 10 Nov at 5 pm City Council
Agenda items of interest: Consent Agenda (single vote for
all items) Agenda #7 Three Starbuck''s request liquor license
approvals--7369 N via Paseo del Sur, 3530 N Goldwater Blvd and
15811 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Agenda #14 Cochise Estates final
plat on the SE corner of Shea and 128th St of 10 lots on 9 acres
seeks approval. Agenda #15 Fox Haven (Astoria) at 7930 E.
Gold dust and 7949 E Cochise Rd has 7 single-family homes for
approval. Agenda #16 Requests $1,866,868.15 for the
multi-use canal path improvement between Chaparral Rd and Indian
Bend Road. Agenda #18 Tightens the ordinance text to control
livestock grazing on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The city lost
a May 2015 case because the current text was not specific enough
to enforce Preserve protection.
Agenda #22 The city current pays $4,381,833 for FY 2015/2016 to
the Cultural Council to manage the Scottsdale Center for the
Performing Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Arts plus
administer the Public Art Program. They are requesting
supplemental funding of $1,500,000. Watch Channel 11 for the live
discussion. City Treasurer, Jeff Nichols, states the Unreserved
Fund balance is $2.38 million, the General Fund Reserve is $24.6
million and the Operating Contingency is $3 million. He identified
$2 million that is greater than the adopted budget.
Spirit: Museum of the West had a resoundingly successful week of
events. Last week famed Cowboy Artists of America taught classes
and held discussions at Loloma Art School. Friday night was a
Members Only Grand Opening that began on the outdoor plaza
with live western music, 2-step dancing and BBQ and gelato
offerings. The 1200 patrons were then invited into the museum
where the 17 cowboy artists stood near their works and held
interesting western history conversations.
Watch for the
announcement about the Smithsonian Institute partnering with our
newest museum. Great work, Michael Fox and the Board of
Congratulations to all the Highway
Warriors who picked up 2 tons of trash and litter during the Adopt
A Road Saturday. The next city cleanup is April 16th. Call Judy
Melton 480 312 2821 to organize your group or neighborhood team.
FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
- Wednesday, Nov 11th 8:45 am to
9:30 am Downtown merchants will meet with Transportation
Director, Paul Basha in the Design Studio at 75th/Indian
School Road. The discussion will be the Pros and Cons of
narrowing Scottsdale Road from Camelback Road south
- WestWorld Saturday and Sunday
14th and 15th from 10 am to 5 pm. Plan a dream vacation hosted
by KJZZ 91.5 (NPR). Experts will share AZ hiking and travel
suggestions plus foreign adventure opportunities.
- 2nd Annual Southern Scottsdale
Home Tour will be January 10th 2016 and trolley
reservations will be limited. Go to their website to purchase
your home tour trolley ticket.
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail
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