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Town Council Candidates collecting signatures at Oro Valley Library this week

Mayoral candidate Joe Winfield and Town Council candidates Melanie Barrett, Joyce Jones-Ivey, and Josh Nicolson will be collecting signatures this week at the Oro Valley Public Library during the Library Book Sale. They need to collect at least 345 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot for the Town Council primary election in [...]

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Guest View: Love Contributor ~ When saving face takes precedence over a solvent golf strategy

Today’s article compares Oro Valley’s financial golf strategy to USGA recommendations. In an effort to offset the decrease in Municipal Golf participation throughout the country, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has determined two major causes for this decline and they are promoting solutions to save this sport. (1) Time Constraints The major factor is [...]

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Guest View: Diane Peters ~ Town Council deems man-made golf course views as more important than natural desert views. Part 2.

Below is my rebuttal to comments made by Mayor Hiremath at the April 4th Town Council meeting when discussing the rezoning of Saguaros Viejos. Scroll down below this article to read Part 1 (including the mayor’s comments) that LOVE published on Thursday. My rebuttal Mr. Mayor, I’m well aware that you had the opportunity to [...]

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Guest View: Diane Peters ~ Town Council deems man-made golf course views as more important than natural desert views. Part 1.

During the April 4th Town Council meeting, I spoke during the Public Hearing portion of the Saguaro Viejos rezoning (a rezoning that will destroy the pristine desert views that many residents paid for when we purchased our homes.) Below are past quotes from Town Council members that I used during my speech. These are followed [...]

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Guest View: Diane Peters ~ Mayor Hiremath makes absurd comments during the April 4th council meeting

During the April 4th Town Council meeting, the council voted 7-0 (no surprise there) to rezone 85 acres of pristine desert on the west side of LaCholla between Glover and Naranja from R1-20 (minimum 20,000 square foot lots with custom grading) to R1-7 (minimum 7,000 sf lots with mass grading) to accommodate 178 single-family homes, [...]

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The Golf Members (The Royalty) are spreading falsehoods

Members of the Golf Association, otherwise known as "The Royalty" have been spreading falsehoods by telling people that golf is breaking even as a result of their membership dues and trail fees. According to a Town financial document, this is TOTALLY FALSE. Fiscal year 2016/2017 is the last complete year that we have to work [...]

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The Golf Members (The Royalty) are spreading lies

Members of the Golf Association, otherwise known as "The Royalty" have been spreading lies by telling people that golf is breaking even as a result of their membership dues and trail fees. According to a Town financial document, this is TOTALLY FALSE. Fiscal year 2016/2017 is the last complete year that we have to work [...]

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The Duplicitous Ones: Mary Snider and Lou Waters

Following is an email that Oro Valley resident Diane Peters sent to Councilmembers Snider and Waters regarding their April 4th vote to approve more small lot cluster homes and mass grading for a residential development known as Saguaros Viejos on the west side of LaCholla between Glover and Naranja. — From: Diane Peters Date: Friday, April [...]

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Guest View: Rosalie Roszak ~ Variances, Variances!

The La Cholla Major General Plan Amendments that were approved by Town Council in May 2015 have now entered the rezoning phase. The project is now called Capella Planned Area Development. Phase 1. General Plan Amendments. May 2015. The Kai/Capella Property at La Cholla between Lambert and Naranja received an approved General Plan Amendment in [...]

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Important Public Hearing – LaCholla Rezoning

Planning & Zoning Commission Tuesday, April 3, 2018 6:00 PM Council Chambers 11,000 N. LaCanada Drive CAPELLA PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT.  Discussion and possible action regarding a proposed rezoning on 207 acres from large lot residential (R1-144)* to Planned Area Development (PAD) for approximately 199 acres located on the west side of LaCholla Blvd. between Lambert [...]

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