Here is Geri Ottoboni's letter to The Explorer. We couldn't agree more.
Being the mayor of OV is a full-time commitment
I was surprised and upset. Guess I should have not been, but to read in The Explorer that Mary Snider under the auspices of the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce stated that we should vote for Lou Waters, Joe Hornat and Dr. Satish Hiremath.
Dr. Hiremath, who only attended town council meetings when he needed $60,000 for GOVAC, has actually stated that he does not like attending town council meetings. He has not even attended a Citizens Planning Institute, which is required for commission and boards and anything to do with the running of the Town of Oro Valley. He has not held a position on a board or commission. So I am puzzled, as to why he would want to be mayor. It is a full-time job.
Mike Zinkin, on the other hand, has attended two citizen planning institutes, been on boards and commissions, and has conducted town meetings. The only thing he has not done is to state that the town council needs to give money to the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce and TREO. He is a kind of "wait and see" guy.
These groups need to prove what they can do, not have "carte blanche" with the town's finances.
Geri Ottoboni, Oro Valley