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One of our readers sent us the following information that they found on the Town website on the Parks and Recreation page. The notice is on the bottom left of the Parks page under the “Announcements” tab. NARANJA FIELD 1 AND 2 CLOSED JANUARY – FEBRUARY "Naranja Field 1 and 2 will be closed from [...]

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Guest View: LOVE Contributor ~ Our little town is in trouble

Below are just four of the many reasons why our little town is in trouble. (1) Our Group-Think Town Council is pushing rampant growth I do not support the pro rampant growth mindset of the current council. I am concerned about political relationships that they have with developers, realtors, etc. I never dreamed that Oro [...]

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Reality Is: "Golf Courses Are Closing’

Greg Hanson is a noted sports reporter for the Arizona Daily Star. He writes about many sports. We know, from reading his articles over many years, that Golf is one of his favorites. This past Sunday, Hansen observed, as he has many times, that the sport of golf is simply in decline. What follows is [...]

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Reality Is: "Golf Courses Are Closing"

Greg Hanson is a noted sports reporter for the Arizona Daily Star. He writes about many sports. We know, from reading his articles over many years, that Golf is one of his favorites. This past Sunday, Hansen observed, as he has many times, that the sport of golf is simply in decline. What follows is [...]

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Editorial ~ Remember when?

Today we will take a trip down Memory Lane to see if the assertions made by the mayor and council regarding the Community Center/Golf Courses have proven to be true or false. 2014 Assertion: The Community Center is a Turnkey Operation (False) Remember how the Mayor told us about the "turnkey" operation we were getting [...]

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Guest View: Mike Zinkin ~ The impact of the HSL Contract

Town Council never reviewed the Community Center/Golf Courses Purchase Agreement In December 2014, the negotiated purchase agreement between HSL (Humberto Lopez) and the Town was delegated to former Town Manager, Greg Caton. Former Town Attorney, Tobin Sidles, was also on the team. During the process, three council members (Bill Garner, Brendan Burns, and myself) requested [...]

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Guest View: LOVE Contributor ~ Town has fiduciary responsibility to ALL taxpayers, not just a select few

During the December 12th “invitation only” meeting for residents living along the golf courses, the question that was posed to the attendees was, “Which of the consultant’s recommendations do you feel would be most beneficial to the Oro Valley community and why?” The question posed was not, “What do you think is in your best [...]

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The Watchdog Report: Golf and Community Center Financials from July through November reveal continuing losses

The November financials were on the Consent Agenda during the January 17, 2018 Town Council meeting, and as always, they were not removed for discussion. Why remove them when the story remains the same? This investment is a loser! Community Center Fund remains in the hole The Community Center Fund (CCF) was $364,689 IN THE [...]

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Guest View: Dick Leonard ~ A fresh perspective on fixing the Oro Valley Golf Dilemma

The Town of Oro Valley is trying to minimize the financial losses of the Golf Operation and is now weighing the suggestions posed in the Golf Consultant’s Report which includes resizing the golf courses. Each option suggested in the National Golf Foundation Study involves a huge upfront cost and sizable construction efforts. This construction will [...]

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Guest View: Love Contributor ~ Mayor Hiremath omits important details on the Tangerine State Trust Land annexation

An article in the January 3rd Explorer, “Recent Oro Valley land changes to remain in place” discussed the attempt by the Political Action Committee, Keep OV Green, to take the General Plan Amendments passed during the December 6th town council meeting to the voters via a referendum. One of those amendments was the Tangerine North [...]

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