Good evening COGS E-News Reader.
Because we have no local government
Primary Election this August, the
campaigns probably won’t intensify
until late August.
is a June forum cancellation and
important information on voter
registration and early ballot
requests. The final piece in the
Special Event Ordinance “drama” of
this spring is the Handbook Draft
discussed below. Summer weekend
events are listed for your selection
as well as new land/project cases to
evaluate their impact on your
neighborhood. Stay cool this
weekend. We don’t have it so
bad; in the country of India it was
123 F this week!
CANCELLED MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM: The
June 8th, Granite Reef Senior Center
candidate forum has been cancelled.
With only two mayoral candidates there
will be NO Primary Election in
August—nor for the 4 city council
candidates. Co-Hosts-- The
Community Council of Scottsdale and
COGS-- will determine 4 forum
dates and times in late August through
October that will be located in
convenient southern, central and
northern facilities. The dates
will be advertised to encourage voters
to meet personally with the candidates
and to have their questions answered
in a non-partisan setting.
NOVEMBER ELECTION: More than 100,000 Scottsdale residents receive
early ballots. But in the last
election fewer than 30,000 actually
voted and returned them (about 31
percent). You are encouraged in the
fall to avoid long lines on Election
Day and return your postage-paid early
ballot. What positions are vacant
in our city government.?...1
mayoral seat and 3 city council seats.
Who has qualified to be on the
ballot? Incumbent Mayor W.J.
“Jim” Lane and former City Council
member Bob Littlefield are in the
mayor’s race. Four
candidates--incumbents Suzanne Klapp,
Virginia Korte and Guy Phillips, and
resident Dan Schweiker, will run for
the three seats on the City Council.
Contact information for the candidates
and links to their websites are at
www.scottsdaleaz.gov , search
“candidate listing.”. For voter
registration and early ballot request
and search “elections”.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS TO ENJOY IN JUNE: Fridays-Native
American Dancing at the Hyatt
Regency 5 pm to 5:30 pm....Saturdays
and Sundays Scottsdale’s Old
Town Farmers’ Market from 7 am to 11
am at SW corner Brown Ave/1st
Street....Sundays only- Free
concerts in McCormick-Stillman
Railroad Park 7:30 pm to 9 pm. SE
corner Indian Bend Rd/Scottsdale Rd.
For the featured musicians go to
EVENTS UPDATE: The new ordinance that
governs “special” events anywhere in
the city has been approved by the city
council. MOST important are the
instructions and checklists for any
event promoter or host available in
the Handbook Draft
on line today, June 3rd. The
public has until the end of the month
to comment before it becomes
finalized. The plot may not be
exciting reading but the enforcement
of these procedures will determine if
events will be controlled to provide
sufficient neighbor notice and
to reduce negative impact on
residential and business areas of
our city. The Handbook also specifies
the rental fees charged for the
use of your public property.
Details are available at this link
Project Cases—Are any near you?
Near Cave Creek Road and Pima Road.
The applicant is requesting a major
amendment to the city of Scottsdale
General Plan 2001 to change the land
use designation from Employment,
Commercial, Office, Developed Open
Space and Rural Neighborhoods to
Suburban Neighborhoods and Developed
Open Space (Golf Courses) on a 93-acre
property, located northwest of the
intersection of Cave Creek Road and
The city of Scottsdale is
requesting a Major General Plan
Amendment to adopt the General Plan
2035, in order to revisit and
revise the community's long term
objectives and land development
policies for future growth,
development and redevelopment and to
amend existing General Plan elements
and add new General Plan elements
required by State law. General Plan
2035 is intended to comply with State
law requiring cities to revisit and
adopt a General Plan every ten (10)
years and send the adopted General
Plan to the voters for ratification.
The city of Scottsdale is requesting
to amend the city’s Zoning Ordinance
(Ordinance No. 455) for the purposes
of modifying the Sign Requirements
for Temporary, Semi-permanent and
Special Event signs.
77th Street and Antioch Way.
The owner is requesting to abandon
portions of the northern and eastern
33-foot General Land Office Patent
Easements leaving a 25-foot
half-street right-of-way along N. 77th
Street with Single-family Residential,
Environmentally Sensitive Lands,
Foothills Overlay (R1-70 ESL FO)
zoning, located at 27990 N.
Near Scottsdale Road and Granada Road.
The applicant is requesting to amend
the stipulations for case 38-UP-1991
to allow the carwash to be
relocated into the addition
recently approved under case
52-DR-2015, with Highway Commercial
(C-3) zoning, located at 1815 N.
84th Street and 83rd Way.
The owner is requesting the renewal of
a Conditional Use Permit for an
existing Type 4 Alternative
Concealment Wireless Communication
facility (WCF) l within a
55-foot-tall artificial palm tree,
with associated ground mounted
equipment with Industrial Park
District (I-1) zoning, located at
15695 N. 83rd Way.
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Kirtley, Chair e-mail
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518
Scottsdale, AZ 85250