evening, COGS E-News Reader.
If you are a current member,
did you complete the COGS Political
Committee electronic candidate survey?
Do our readers know where the
Scottsdale candidate public forums are
held? Also multiple city events for
your calendar are listed below. Please
note the alerts on Land Use Cases
located toward the end of this
There are three public hearings
that might affect your neighborhood.
Current COGS members have received a
Monkey Survey from the COGS Political
members to provide their Scottsdale
city council candidate input. The
collection is totally anonymous. When
the last co-hosted COGS and Community
Council of Scottsdale public forum is
completed on Wednesday, October 5th,
the COGS PC will determine
Their options are for mayoral
position—none or one.
For city council three
positions—none, one, two, or three.
Membership input is an
important contribution to their
decision along with the candidate
website), candidate interview and
careful listening at multiple public
The response deadline is 20 September.
If you believe that you are a
currently paid ($10) member and did
not receive the survey, please contact
VOTING? Can’t decide who to vote for in the Scottsdale city council
election? Attend the two remaining
public forums co-hosted by The
Community Council of Scottsdale and
Mayor Candidates only
THIS Thursday, September 15th
from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the
Granite Reef Senior Center, north of
McDowell Road at 1700 N. Granite Reef
Road. Ask your questions. Compare the
Ride the free city trolley to
save on gas.
All six council candidates.
Wednesday, October 5th
from 6 pm to 8 pm
in the Calvin Charles gallery at 4201
N. Marshall Way—north of Indian School
Road in the Arts District and south of
5th Avenue. Again, audience
questions will be answered by the
Timelines: Oct. 10 last day to
ballots are mailed….Oct 12th
to November 4th Early
voting available at city hall.
5:30 pm Channel 8.
Councilwomen Littlefield and Milhaven
square off on the topic of the
Desert Discovery Center.
of the West members will meet the
artist, John Coleman, and preview his
highly regarded contemporary works in
charcoal, graphite, oil and bronze.
Reception is 6 pm to 8 pm.
RSVP by Sunday, Sept. 11th.
public exhibit begins Saturday,
Sept. 17th through
Sept 19th 5 pm
in the Kiva/city hall.
Council discussion of
establishing a public vote on the
Desert Discovery Center. History:
In May 2016 COGS Board Member, Howard
Myers, placed a Citizen Petition
before council “
to pass a
resolution or to submit to the voters
a change in the [City] Charter that
would require either of the following
to occur ONLY WITH APPROVAL BY PUBLIC
VOTE (1) construction of anything in
the Preserve, other than trails,
minimal facilities required for trail
heads used for trail access and the
land bridge over Dynamite Blvd. (2)
use of Preserve Tax Funds for anything
other than land acquisition, the
building of trails, minimal facilities
required for trail heads used for
trail access, and the land bridge over
Jim Lane has partially supported the
Citizens’ Petition. He has been
campaigning to change the City Charter
to require a public vote BUT it has a
threshold of a council approved
project exceeding $5 million before
the public vote is triggered. COGS
readers have asked, would it then be
possible to interpret single buildings
or phases of a much larger project as
being below $5 million and therefore
no public vote required?
Scottsdale city council candidates
will answer your questions from 6 to 8
pm in the Calvin Charles gallery 4201
N. Marshall Way—north of Indian School
The Hunkapi Farms issue (appeal of
decision of the Zoning Administrator)
is now slated to be heard at the next
6 pm Board of Adjustment hearing in
the Kiva/city hall. Full case
Search “Board of Adjustment
Mayor and City Council Economic
Development Breakfast 7:15 to 9 am
in the Scottsdale AirPark 8600 E
Anderson Drive. Speaker is Anthony
Wagner of IO Data Centers. Please
Search “mayor council
Electronic Recycle drop off
Saturday-Sunday Oct. 8-9
Railfair. From 10 am to 5 pm
Experience model train displays, Jake
n Jane Wild West Show, face painting,
train rides and more. Details at
Arizona Fall League
league baseball begins at Scottsdale
Stadium 7408 E Osborn Rd. Adults $8
Seniors and children $6. Groups
of 20 plus $4 each.
workshops on Landscape Makeover,
Irrigation Troubleshooting, Smart
Controllers, Xeriscape Garden Tour (28th),
Plant selection and more. Details and
Or call 480 312 5690
the Scottsdale Stadium 6 pm to 10 pm.
Costume contest, food trucks, music,
stadium tour, movie on the field.
Adults only 21 years old plus.
October 29th from 12 to 7
Citywide Neighborhood Celebrations.
Neighborhood Block Party planning
should start now. Form your
committees for games, food and fun.
Schedule the city’s Party Truck.
Search “block party
Pruning and trimming for fall?
Check out when the city’s bulk
pickup is scheduled in your
PUBLIC HEARING cases
to be heard on
14th 5 pm in the
for a Conditional Use Permit for a
bar. Case 7-UP-2016
City contact is Dan Symer 480
28th 5 pm
corner of 64th St/McDowell
Scottsdale Entrada request for zoning map amendment
on 23 acres of commercial (C-4)
and 0.06 acres Open Space to Planned
Unit Development (PUD) zoning
including approval of a development
plan with amended development
standards. Case 5 ZN-2016
Contact is Ed Bull 602 234 9913
2042 N Scottsdale Rd.
South Scottsdale Multifamily
request to change from commercial
zoning (C-3) to Planned Unit
Development (PUD) on 3.3 acres.
on available blue links to see details
of the project.
SCOTTSDALE land use requests:
Scottsdale Road and Rose Lane.
6160 N. Scottsdale Rd. The
applicant is requesting non-major
General Plan Amendment to the City of
Scottsdale General Plan 2001 to change
the land use designation
from Resort/Townhouse Residential
(R-4R) to Neighborhood Commercial
(C-1) on a 2.6 acre site.
CASE#9-GP-2016 and is
for a Zoning District Map
Amendment from Resort/Townhouse
Residential (R4R) to Neighborhood
Commercial (C-1) on a 2.6 acre site.
Scottsdale Road and Angus Drive.
N. Scottsdale Rd The owner is
approval of a site plan, landscape
plan and building elevations for a
new 277 unit multi-family
residential development with
approximately 426,000 square feet of
building area on 4.2 acre site.
6714 E Holly St.
request to convert a carport to
two-car enclosed garage
School Road and 5th Avenue. The owner
a Zoning District Map Amendment from
Central Business, Downtown Overlay
(C-2 DO) zoning to
Downtown/Downtown Multiple Use—Type
2 Downtown Overlay (D/DMU-2 DO) zoning
with amended development standards on
a 2,063 square foot site for a
new 4- story mixed use building.
corner of 69th St and Main
Street. Owner requests re-zoning from
Central Business (C-2/DO and P-2/CO)
to Downtown Multiuse (D/DMU/DO) on
1.26 acres and 0.67 acres.
Main Street Development
CENTRAL TO NORTHERN SCOTTSDALE:
McDonald Dive/Granite Reef Road.
8340 & 8350 E. McDonald Drive --
Hudson East request to change the
land from commercial to Mixed Use
Neighborhood on 1.26 acres. Case
Paseo De las Flores 7300 N Via Paseo
Del Sur request to change the land
use from Planned Community(PC)
comparable Single Family
to Neighborhood Commercial (C-1)
zoning on 2.64 acres. Case
2-GP-2016 and 4-ZN-2016.
Near Raintree and Pima Rd 14826 N Pima
Panera Scottsdale request for site
and landscape plan approval and
building elevations for
new restaurant with drive through—replacing the IHOP on 2.9 acres.
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Kirtley, Chair e-mail
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
7904 E. Chaparral Rd., Suite 110, PMB 127
Scottsdale, AZ 85250