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How Council Member Steve Solomon Lied During the January 9th Council Meeting

Item 3 on the agenda of the January 9th council meeting was “Establishing a Budget and Finance Commission and establishing the tasking and operations of said commission.” The original Finance and Bond Commission was dissolved in 2010 during the Hiremath reign. Mayor Winfield wanted to bring it back to allow for more community involvement. He [...]

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Council To Discuss Towns Economic Development Plan, Strategy and Budget Tonight

A comprehensive economic development strategy The Oro Valley Town Council will discuss Oro Valley’s "Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy" in a study session tonight. It is one of three topics in this study session. The other’s are the town’s strategic and 2019-2020 budget revenue and budget assumptions. 11 strategic 5-year actions The economic development strategy covers a 5-year

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Oro Valley’s Toughens Its Excessive Pet Noise Ordinance

A tougher stance The Oro Valley Town Council approved a more stringent excessive pet noise ordinance at last week’s town Council meeting. “This suggested amendment to the Animal Control Code is intended to address a need to redefine and enforce excessive noise caused by animals or birds, “ (Source). Under the ordinance, pets could be [...]

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Guest View: Kim Krostue ~ Preserving 18 holes on the La Canada course is the best option

After the adjournment of last Wednesday’s standing room only Town Council meeting, the Council held a “listening session” with residents regarding the Community Center Golf Courses. Oro Valley resident, Kim Krostue, gave the following speech. My name is Kim Krostue. I have owned a home on the tenth fairway of the Views golf course for [...]

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Attempted Armed Robbery in Fry’s Parking Lot

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Does the Town care about Town Policies?

Oro Valley has adopted 11 Town Policies (Policy 1 was rescinded in 2005) but one might wonder if anybody at the Town cares about them or is even aware of them. Examples of three of these policies being violated or ignored are discussed below. Town Policy 2 ~ Council/Staff Relationships “The Council should give instructions [...]

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“Barking” Up The Wrong Tree?

On tonight’s Town Council Agenda (2/20/19) is a submission for a potential ordinance pertaining to excessive noise caused by animals (barking dogs) and birds. There will be a Public Hearing on amending the Town Code (Chapter 18, Articles 18-1 and 18-8, Excessive Noise caused by animals or birds). The Executive Summary for this agenda item [...]

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CAP Water Restrictions Should Have Minimal Impact On Oro Valley

The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) has an agreed upon plan to reduce Arizona’s annual allotment of Colorado River Water from Lake Meade.  Under the plan, various classes of CAP water users be allotted less water.  One class of users, Pinal County farmers, will be hard hit. Residential and industrial users, like Oro Valley, [...]

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Guest View: Robert Peters ~ Cresta Morado General Plan Amendment & Rezoning draws ire from neighboring residents

Background This 22-acre property at the NW corner of La Cholla and Tangerine is currently owned by Episcopal Church of the Apostles. Neighborhood meetings revealed that the church is having financial difficulties which has led to their decision to sell the land surrounding the church. The presenter, Brian Underwood of The Planning Center, stated, “We [...]

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Guest View: Robert Peters ~ Cresta Morado General Plan Amendment and Rezoning Draws Ire From Neighboring Residents

Background This 22-acre property at the NW corner of La Cholla and Tangerine is currently owned by Episcopal Church of the Apostles. Neighborhood meetings revealed that the church is having financial difficulties which has led to their decision to sell the land surrounding the church. The presenter, Brian Underwood of The Planning Center, stated, “We [...]

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