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Changing Of The Guard Continues At Tonight’s Council Meeting

Tonight’s council meeting is marked by a continuation of a conversion from the Hiremath years of leadership to the Winfield years. Here are some of the changes the will be discussed. Volunteer Commission Liasons The consent agenda presents an assignment of council members to town volunteer commissions. The role of the council member is to [...]

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Guest View: Mike Zinkin ~ Did our Town Manager exceed her authority in extending the Troon contract?

There have been some recent changes to the Town’s contract with Troon. The good news Recently, Town Manager, Mary Jacobs, removed Troon’s responsibility to oversee tennis. This reduced Troon’s management fee from $144,000 to $120,000 annually. As a result, Troon’s monthly stipend was reduced from $12,000/month to $10,000/month. These changes became effective on October 2, [...]

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85,710 Reported Crime Incidents During Hiremath Years

0/2019%2BArticle%2BLogo.png" width="125" />Start "Pareto Curve" in effect A handful of incident types (Theft, Disorder, Alarm, Traffic, and Community Policing) were 75% of almost 86,000 Oro Valley police reported incidents during the years in which the Majority-4 were in office. This, according to our analysis of 84 months of police reported incident data from crime reports.com [...]

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Public Hearing Tonight On Roundabout v Traffic Light

Public Meeting Tonight: La Cañada Drive & Moore Road Intersection Improvements Residents are invited to meet with Town Manager Mary Jacobs to night. She will share the results of the public survey regarding improvements to the La Cañada Drive Moore Road intersection. "The public can also share their thoughts and concerns regarding these intersection improvements [...]

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Jim Williams: Oro Valley "Claims The Desert"

From time to time, LOVE will be featuring Oro Valley author Jim Williams and his book Claiming the Desert: Settlers, Homesteaders and Ranchers in Oro Valley, Arizona, 1865-1965. This is an excerpt from his book. — "What was it like to ride a stagecoach from Tucson to what became Oro Valley in 1900? Stagecoaches were used to transport [...]

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Opinion: Oro Valley’s Water Is A Strategic Resource

In the near term, the Oro Valley Town Council and staff will be holding strategic planning meetings. We think that water should be on the agenda. Specifically: How should the town best deploy Oro Valley’s water capacity for the benefit of the community? We’ve provided a basis for this discussion though our past three water articles. The first article asked whether Oro [...]

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Jacobs To Hear Your Concerns on Moore and LaCanada Traffic Control

Town Manager Jacobs issues a monthly to council. The report is now available on line. The following "items in quote" are from the November report. — Jacobs to hear your thoughts on traffic control at Moore and LaCanada "The Town Engineer and the internal Traffic Safety Committee are recommending to me [Jacobs] that the Town install [...]

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Western States Drought "Strains" CAP Water

CAP water comes from the Colorado River by agreement, not by right The Central Arizona Project (CAP) channels water from the Colorado River to cities and towns in Arizona. CAP gets its water from Lake Mead.  CAP  has an agreement with six other states and Mexico. The amount of water Arizona is allowed to take for [...]

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Western States Drought Could Restrict CAP Water

CAP water comes from the Colorado River by agreement, not by right The Central Arizona Project (CAP) channels water from the Colorado River to cities and towns in Arizona. CAP gets its water from Lake Mead.  CAP  has an agreement with six other states and Mexico. The amount of water Arizona is allowed to take for [...]

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