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Alleged "Pima County Sheriff’s Officer Captain Mark Bowen" Scams Oro Valley

We received a call from Captain Mark Bowen, Badge 8004, Captain of Warrants for the Pima County Sheriff’s Office. He informed us that we had two outstanding warrants for failure appear for federal jury duty. One warrant was for "Contempt of Court" the other was for "Failure To Appear." We knew it was a scam.  [...]

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Guest View: Bob Sterritt ~ What mess?

My wife and I are long-term residents of Oro Valley. We would like to offer another viewpoint to Mr. Zinkin’s incessant berating of the town-owned El Conquistador Community Center and Golf Course facility. For us, the Community Center and it’s amenities are an important part of our active senior lifestyle and we dispute the notion [...]

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For and Against: Concerned citizens speak about the Town Centre PAD rezoning. Part 2.

Yesterday we published comments from residents who spoke during the Public Hearing on May 15th. Today we are publishing comments we received in emails and on our Facebook page. From LOVE’s Facebook page: Welcome to Hiremath 2.0….So disappointed in Winfield and crew. So they said it’s OK to cram more homes onto smaller lots at [...]

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For and Against: Concerned citizens speak about the Town Centre PAD rezoning. Part 1.

Below are comments from residents who spoke during the Public Hearing on May 15th. Some of them live adjacent to the property and were against this rezoning amendment despite the concessions that were made by the applicant. I for one have been heartbroken and feel betrayed The views from my backyard are majestic and the [...]

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Mighty Strong Headwinds

Below is what former Councilmember Mary Snider asserted at the April 6, 2016 town council meeting as being the reason for the lacking interest in golf memberships at the Town-owned El Conquistador Golf Courses. “One of the reasons I believe we are lacking in revenues, frankly, is Mr. Zinkin’s constant attack on the viability — [...]

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Winfield and Barrett Explain Vote In Favor of Area 4 PAD Zoning Amendment

We asked Mayor Winfield and Vice Mayor Barrett why they voted in favor of the Town Centre Area 4 zoning amendment which we wrote of yesterday.. The following is their response. — Response of Mayor Winfield "Development of Area 4 under any scenario because of the steep terrain and proximity to Oracle Road is a [...]

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Paradise Lost: The Town Centre Area 4 Amendment

Town Centre Area 4 rezoned last week Last Thursday, LOVE reported that the Oro Valley Town Council unanimously voted to increase planned home density in Town Centre. The land (designated as "Area 4") is located directly across from Pusch View Lane, at Oracle Road. Council approval followed the unanimous approval by the town’s Planning and [...]

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The Watchdog Report: March 2019 Financials, 75% of the way through FY 2018/19

When one first looks at the Community Center Fund balances for March 2019, one might be impressed and think that we are working ourselves out of this mess. After all, they show a surplus of $565,372. However, the balance sheet also shows that the annual $120,000 transfer to the General Fund has not been accomplished, [...]

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Council Adds Four Police Positions To Budget

Council approves 2019-20 spending cap with proviso to add four Police positions The the Oro Valley Town Council approved a budget expenditure limit of approximately $111 million last night, which is about $3 million more than last year’s limit. Council directed Town Manager Jacobs to add four police department positions to the budget. Since total [...]

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Update: 2019 Town Staff Salary Analysis

Last week, LOVE ran an article about the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for FY 2019/20. The budget recommended salary increases for town staff based on a salary and benefit analysis that the Town recently conducted analyzing “comparable” jurisdictions across Arizona. If you missed it, you can read it HERE Today we are presenting the list [...]

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