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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 Ambassadors. 

  • 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.

  • HOSTS DEVELOPER-NEIGHBORHOOD 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.

  • DISCOURAGE INAPPROPRIATE ZONING REQUESTS when these will degrade development, negatively affect quality of life, or include unnecessary increases in height and density.

  • SUPPORT APPROPRIATELY LOCATED, QUALITY LAND USE (including zoning and conditional use permits) by speaking at City hearings.

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