Jeff Siegel, an Oro Valley resident makes a strong case why we need Mike Zinkin as Mayor of Oro Valley. Read Mr. Siegel's letter to The Explorer here.
Neither man for OV mayor is 'anti-growth'
Last week, Mayor Loomis was quoted as saying ''that one of the remaining mayoral candidates was "anti-growth." After reading and hearing about Zinkin and Hiremath, I do not believe either candidate is anti-growth.
However, there are stark differences between Zinkin and Hiremath. Mike Zinkin has League of Cities and Town training, twice attended the Citizen's Planning Institute, served on the Steam Pump Ranch Task Force, and was a member of a Capital Improvement Committee. Hiremath has done little to show he is qualified to be Mayor.
Zinkin is retired and knows the time it takes to be a mayor, and is available to Oro Valley 24/7. Hiremath appears to be in mid-career and can at best be a part-time mayor.
Mayor Loomis is correct, the differences are there. One candidate has town government experience, and the time to serve ... the other does not.
Jeff Siegel, Oro Valley