The Explorer has two "Guest Columns" Concerning Oro Valley & the "Business Community."
One column is written by our friend and Oro Valley voter John Musolf.
John, who has vast knowledge and experience in financial matters writes that it is "foolhardy' (my words-not his) to keep funding outside agencies such as TREO & MTVCB when we do not get a good return on our investment.
We believe John knows from whence he speaks.
The other "Guest Column" is written by Ramon Gaandarse,President & CEO of the NPCCC.
Not surprisingly, the C of C endorses 4 candidates in the Oro Valley election. The are Satish Hiremath for Mayor & Joe Hornat, Mary Snider & Lou Waters for Council.
Why these four? Because the Chamber feels they are all good for the business community.
What about the other candidates? Well, we know Loomis is all for the business community, and was more than a little upset that he was "tossed aside" by the Chamber.
However, we will address the two candidates we support.
Both Mike Zinkin & Dr. Don Emmons appreciate the small businesses are critical to Oro Valley's future and, when elected, will work closely with them in order to help in determining their needs and helping them achieve their goals.
Does that mean the businesses can have their lights blaring throughout the night? No! These two will offer to compromise, but will not compromise the "dark skies" that are also a key factor in the economic well being of our community. Mike & Don will also give the people of Oro Valley at least the same consideration as the businesses.
Read the two columns and decide whether or not you want candidates who are supported by any Special Interest Group. We certainly don't like that idea.