WHAT WE DO
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ATTEND AND SPEAK AT COMMISSION
MEETINGS. Here, we focus on the Development Review Board,
Planning Commission, Neighborhood Advisory Commission, and the
Tourism Development Commission.
SPEAK AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS. The
chair of COGS frequently speaks at City Council meetings to
promote citizens' positions on specific cases, General Plan
directives, and/or other City Council deliberations.
PARTICIPATE ON TASK FORCES. COGS
members consistently represent citizens' needs on City
Council-appointed tasks forces, volunteer commissions, and
special study groups.
SERVE AS STEWARDS. Members of COGS are
stewards within their community, "giving back" and serving on
their homeowner association boards, leadership roles in non-HOA
subdivisions, volunteering at area hospitals, child athletic
programs, private group charities, and as Scottsdale
MEET WITH DEVELOPERS AT
PRE-APPLICATION STAGE. Our organization is the "go to source"
for facts and information about the potential impact of
proposed projects on quality of life for Scottsdale, its
neighborhoods, and its citizens.
CONFERENCES. We facilitate communication between developers
and neighborhoods, creating a positive opportunity that result
in more positive impacts and benefits from proposed projects.
HOST CANDIDATE FORUMS. COGS regularly
hosts forums in which citizens get to meet local candidates
and become a more informed electorate.
HOST INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS and
workshops to assist in funding, of emergency roof repairs,
remodeling and upgrades, special needs assistance, etc.
INAPPROPRIATE ZONING REQUESTS when these will degrade
development, negatively affect quality of life, or include
unnecessary increases in height and density.
APPROPRIATELY LOCATED, QUALITY LAND USE (including zoning and
conditional use permits) by speaking at City hearings.