The Scottsdale City Council has a bit of work waiting for it tomorrow night, Monday, August 19. There will be another council meeting Tuesday night, as well. More on that one later.
Tomorrow night’s agenda includes several notable items, listed by agenda number:
Consent Agenda (all items voted on at one time):
3. Spanish Fly. This perennial problem child with a swimming pool is apparently changing owners, and the liquor board requires the city council make a recommendation to approve or disapprove. Guess what will happen tomorrow night? Hint: The first twenty items are liquor licenses.
29. Skysong Ground Lease Amendment. This fourth amendment of the lease of city property to ASU Foundation (a private development company which is NOT ASU) seeks to transfer more of the risk to the taxpayers so the developer can borrow money.
34. Transit Services Intergovernmental Agreement. Somewhat coupled with Item 36, below, this renews almost $1.5 million in funding from Scottsdale taxpayers to the Regional Public Transit Authority for bus service.
35. Borgata. The owner of the property hopes to rezone 2/3 of this property from low-density retail/restaurant commercial space to high-density residential use in order to accommodate a 4-story, 200+ unit housing project. See also, Bye Bye Borgata.
36. East Valley Dial-a-Ride Fare Increase. This will raise the non-disabled base fare 400% in the course of a year.
37. The Vig at Paseo Village. Bob Littlefield and Guy Phillips are hoping to persuade their colleagues to review the Development Review Board decision to approve a “restaurant” (which will undoubtedly be operated as a bar) in McCormick Ranch. I’ll give you three guesses as to how this one will go, too.