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Colorado River Restrictions Begin In 2020 Arizona and Nevada will see a restriction of the water they can take from the Lake Mead starting in 2020. This is because water levels in the lake are projected to be just below a trigger restriction level. This happens even though 2018-19 saw an increase in water levels [...]

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LOVE Returns September 3

LOVE is on vacation.  We will return on Tuesday, September 3. "Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us." ~ Maya Angelou

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State Puts Annexation On Hold

Annexation on hold The State Land Department informed the Town Of Oro Valley that it is suspending discussion of this annexation until some later point in time.  Lack of staffing to handle process The reason given is lack of State Land Department staffing. "Unfortunately, due to several staff vacancies, including the project manager assigned to Oro Valley, [...]

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Greetings IPv6:2607:f8b0:4864:20::830: "Cease and Desist"

Greetings: IPv6:2607:f8b0:4864:20::830 That’s the internet protocol ("IP") address of the individual who has set up a google account using a user name of "Richard Cranium"; with a Gmail address of "letorovalleyexcel@gmail.com" The individual sends us several emails each week. Each email is derogatory to LOVE’s publisher, LOVE contributors, LOVE supporters; and negative toward anything published

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Town Owned Golf Course Community Threatens Council

Scare Tactic…Intimidation? The flyer below was posted on mailboxes within the Canada Hills Community Association. It doesn’t say who or what is behind this. It does, however, note that "the event" is NOT organized or sponsored by any HOA". Could it be sponsored by the the Men’s Golf Association? No decision made The Council has [...]

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Behind the Scenes: Director Lemos Resigns

Town Finance Director Resigns Our sources reveal that Town Finance Director, Stacey Lemos, has tendered her resignation effective August 24th. LOVE is not surprised. For 8 years, Lemos was used to being handed softball questions by the former Hiremath council; questions designed to elicit answers that would always portray the Town’s Community Center and Golf [...]

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GRFD To Seek Bond Approval In November

$26 Million Sought Golder Randh Fire District (GRFD) is holding a special election in November for a $26 million bond and secondary property tax. The benefit to Oro Valley residents is diminimous The purpose is to build new future stations in Pinal County (Saddlebrook and Arryo Grande), to upgrade existing lightly used facilities in Pima County [...]

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Summary: Oro Valley Town Council Special Session – July 24, 2019 – Part 4. Town Council closing remarks on Golf Course Options

Along with the Town Council’s closing remarks, this article also reveals the appalling behavior of a very vocal and disrespectful minority who appear to think that they are the only ones who should have a say in this matter. After Mayor Winfield respectfully and quietly listened to the residents speeches for 3 hours, when it [...]

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Summary: Oro Valley Town Council Special Session – July 24, 2019 – Part 3. Arguments in support of closing the golf courses.

Losses are just shy of $9 million through May 2019 • I’ve read the 286 pages of letters submitted to the town by residents of the golf communities, primarily Canada Hills. Their unwavering opinion is that all 36 holes must be retained. In my observation, that’s not the opinion of thousands of other Oro Valley [...]

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Summary: Oro Valley Town Council Special Session – July 24, 2019 – Part 2. Arguments in support of retaining the golf courses.

Public Comment for Retaining the Golf Courses Below are highlights from the speeches given by residents during the 4-hour long Town Council Special Session on Golf Options. For those who prefer to watch the video, a link is provided at the end of this article. Some audience members were very disrespectful Despite Mayor Winfield asking [...]

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