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Moore and La Canada Roundabout or Traffic Light: Why The Angst? Why Now?

Study: No change in traffic control is warranted today In November 2017, the town commissioned an independent study to determine if a traffic control change is warranted at the intersection of Moore Rd and La Canada. The study concluded that there was no need for a change under existing (April 2017) conditions. The conclusion was based on an analysis of [...]

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2019 Budget Starts With Your Input Tonight

Tonight, the town is holding a forum for residents to attend to identify, consider and discuss strategic issues facing Oro Valley. It is a meeting to prepare for the 2019-20 budget. The meeting is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oro Valley Public Library Adler Meeting Room. You can learn more about the session [...]

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Town Manager Jacobs Takes On The Challenge

Oro Valley Town Manager Mary Jacobs has a tough job Jacobs has to bridge a philosophical sea change between the old and the new town council majority, councils with starkly different views of what they want for Oro Valley. Jacobs has been town manager for a bit over a year. Yes. She was hired by [...]

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A Finance Committee Can Mitigate Oro Valley’s "Agency Conflict"

Do you trust that Oro Valley’s town staff will serve your best interests?  We ask because there is an inherent conflict of interest between the interest of the staff of any town and the residents of that town. While residents might be interested in slowing down the rate of growth of a community, for example, [...]

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Last State Lands "Informational Meeting" Tonight

Tonight is the last of four focus area workshops on the "…rezoning of an Arizona state-owned property comprising approximately 885-acres located north and south of Tangerine Road in proximity of Thornydale Road and Shannon Road, OV1802373 6 – 7:30 pm at Casas Church, 10801 N. La Cholla Boulevard." It is a chance for you to [...]

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CAP’s Water Source: Lake Meade In Pictures and Words

Our "red flag" Prior to our extended vacation, we posted a "red flag" regarding Oro Valley Water’s reliance on CAP water as a reliable long term water source. Simply put, there is a continuing long term dought that has so drastically reduced reservoir water levels (Lakes Mead and Powell) that water delivery restrictions could result [...]

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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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