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Feedback: Overwhelming Majority Believe Hiremath Had Role In Nexdoor.com Posts

Tuesday, we posted: "Did Mayor Hiremath Use A Fake Name To Post On Social Media?" We presented facts regarding certain postings made on a social medial website, Nextdoor.com.  We asked you whether, based on these facts, you believed that Mayor Hiremath played some role some role in creating these posts. The vole is in. The overwhelming [...]

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Guest View: Mike Zinkin ~ Is Democracy dead in Oro Valley?

Webster defines democracy as: “Government by the People; especially: rule of the majority.” The International City-County Management Association (ICMA) has a Code of Ethics, consisting of 12 Tenets. Tenet 4 is: “Recognize that the chief function of local government at all times is to serve the best interests of all the people.” Do the actions [...]

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Did Mayor Hiremath Use A Fake Name To Post On Social Media?

Help us solve the mystery Is it possible that Mayor Hiremath has been engaging in conversations about Oro Valley on social media using a fake name? Is it possible that Hiremath was making his views in opposition to others using a fake name? Who, we ask, was posting as "Mahra" on Nextdoor, a social media web site? [...]

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Guest View: A trap of their own making

Today’s Guest View is from a long-time LOVE reader who went by the pseudonym “Nombe Watanabe” back in the days when our comments section was open for commenting. We always looked forward to his posts as they were not only factual, civil, and well-reasoned, but also contained shades of sarcasm and great wit. —– The [...]

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Update: The Abandonment of the Nakoma Sky Senior Living Facility

On June 4th, LOVE reported that Posada Life Services was abandoning the Nakoma Sky Senior Living Facility, a development project that was already underway on the east side of First Avenue near the Lambert Lane intersection. This was the development that included the contentious 5-story building. LOVE reader and frequent contributor, Diane Peters, emailed the [...]

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Maximizing profits should not be the rationale for rezoning land in Oro Valley

Below is an excerpt from the speech given by Oro Valley resident, Michael Sanderson, during the May 16th Town Council Public Hearing on the Capella rezoning. Yesterday, we published the speech that Diana Sanderson gave the same evening. We’re publishing these speeches to show our readers that the current Town Council does not listen to [...]

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Analysis: The Town Council views the General Plan as nothing more than “a glossy advertising sales pitch.”

Town Council continues to ignore citizens in order to appease developers Below is a speech given at the May 16th Town Council meeting by Oro Valley resident, Diana Sanderson, during the Public Hearing portion for the 200-acre Capella Rezoning. This is another example, in a long list of examples, of how, when it comes to [...]

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Introducing Josh Nicolson, Candidate for Oro Valley Town Council

Introduction Josh Nicolson was born and raised in Chandler, AZ. He and his wife have lived in Oro Valley since 2012. They have two young daughters. They chose Oro Valley because of the excellent schools and the abundant natural beauty. Nicolson first got involved locally when his neighbors urged him to run for a spot [...]

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How Oro Valley Balances it’s $143.2 Million Budget

Oro Valley Town Manager Mary Jacobs has recommended a record setting town budget of $143.2 million for Fiscal 2019. The fiscal year begins this July 1. The town will hold public hearings on this budget in June. Two weeks ago we we compared “Annual Growth Rates” in the Oro Valley budget, inflation and median Oro [...]

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LOVE interviews Mayoral Candidate, Joe Winfield. Part 3.

Mayoral Candidate, Joe Winfield, recently sat down with LOVE for an interview. This is our final installment of the 3-part article. Parts 1 and 2 were published on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can find them by scrolling down beneath this article. What is your vision for the remaining 15% of Oro Valley’s undeveloped land? WINFIELD: [...]

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