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COGS E-News Reader.  We seldom send you back-to-back newsletters but clarifying how to vote is important.  Also there are a couple of new land case requests that might be in your neighborhood. We had inquiries about the accomplishments/programs of the non-profit SNAP that was described in the morning newsletter....You will be impressed.

PRIMARY ELECTION UPDATE:  Apologies for the morning COGS E-Newsletter not being specifically clear for Independent voters. Yes, you must declare which party ballot you want (1) when you ask for an early ballot through the Maricopa County website or by phone OR (2) on election day at the polling place where you can ask for a particular party ballot. If you are doing this online be sure which form you are filling out—their website can be confusing. The following link has an excellent graphic explanation by the Clean Elections Commission for the State of Arizona

August 1 is the deadline for new registration.   August 19th is the deadline for Independents and others to request the early ballot.

KEY DATES from the Maricopa County Recorder website:

Voter Registration Deadline - Monday, August 1, 2016
Early Voting Begins - Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Last Day to Request an Early Ballot - Friday, August 19, 2016
Mail in Your Early Ballot - By Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Election Day - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Even though Scottsdale's General Election is not until November, Scottsdale's terrific City Clerk's office is  hosting early voting inside City Hall from 9 - 4, Monday thru Friday (excluding legal holidays) beginning Wednesday, August 3.  It is always important that informed voters VOTE.  

New Land Cases--Are any near you or do they impact you?

Near Scottsdale Road and Ashler Hills Drive. The applicant is requesting the Development Review Board review of the design for two (2) new tower signs: one on North Scottsdale Road, and one on East Ashler Hills Road, located outside of the scenic corridor; and remove two existing scenic corridor monument signs along North Scottsdale Road, at an existing commercial development The Summit at Scottsdale, located at 32331 N. Scottsdale Road. CASE#32-DR-2016

 Near 132nd Street and Quail Track Road. The owner is requesting approval to rezone on a 17 acre site from the Single-family Residential District (R1-130 ESL), to the Single-family Residential District (R1-70 ESL) in anticipation of a 9-lot subdivision community, located at 27077 N. 132nd St.  CASE#20-ZN-2016

Near 68th Street and Holly Street. The owner is requesting to convert an existing covered carport into a two car garage with Single-family Residential (R1-7) zoning, located at 6714 E. Holly St.  CASE#13-HP-2016

 Near Hartford Drive and Anderson Drive. The applicant is requesting approval of the site plan, elevations and landscape plan for two new parking garages located at 8665, 8701, and 8777 E. Hartford Drive.  CASE#68-DR-2000#5

Question:  What is this SNAP that is having the Saturday 4 to 6 pm Malee's Thai food fund-raising in the Arts District?  Look at this large list of current adult and youth arts programming offered by the Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place (SNAP):

  • El Abrazo Argentine Tango instruction by Inja Vojnovic
  • Ballroom Dance instruction by Brian Lavelle
  • Act One Youth Theater production rehearsals
  • Music Alive at SNAP - concerts and recitals by musicians at all levels of their journey
  • Private Music Lessons taught by degreed, professional instructors in Voice, Piano, Strings and Woodwinds
  • Scottsdale Adult Ballet Fitness and Children's Ballet classes taught by John McAttee
  • Coaching sessions and rehearsals for aspiring actors from Arizona Actors Academy, Brandy Hotchner/Artistic Director
  • Teen Street Film Workshops led by Steve Anderson
  • Camp Jam for aspiring rock musicians, held every summer
  • Eats-N-Arts fundraising events at local venues.

Past programming has included classes in Zumba, Belly Dance Basics, Gentle Yoga, Cards for the Season, Calligraphy, and summer camps including Summer Musical Theatre Explorations, Camp Jam and STE(A)M (Science Technology Arts Engineering Mathematics), plus many special arts events such as: “TAP Into SNAP”, “Opera Meets Jazz”, “Arts and Wellness Open House”, Snap-hosted "flash-mob" dance event and Greasepaint Youth Theatre have routinely rented rehearsal space.

Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place – “SNAP” is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts entity located on the campus of Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ.   SNAP provides space for people of all ages to explore, express, and experience their own creativity. Teaching and rehearsal space is available to all artists on an hourly rental basis. Call 480-947-4770 or email for more information.   COGS encourages you to support their Saturday fundraiser to continue these activities.

   For the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors, 
     Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail 
     Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
     8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518

     Scottsdale, AZ 85250


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