Jill Anderson was on the Development Review Board when Mike Zinkin was chairman.
Anderson supports Satish Hiremath for mayor. That's her right.
What is totally disingenuous is when this woman has the audacity to berate Mike Zinkin when he (Mike) voted against allowing Walmart to violate the approved color code of this (ugly enough) building with its obtrusive roof.
Why, is it disingenuous?
How about 4 other DRB members also voting no!
One more thing. The old DRB meetings are on the OV web site (archives.) Anyone can listen and judge Mike Zinkin & his demeanor. You don't need to believe Anderson.
Here's her letter. Don't forget to see all the OUTSIDE Special Interest Groups supporting Hiremath.
No way Zinkin a pro-business OV candidate
Mike Zinkin claims that his work on the Development Review Board in Oro Valley proves that he is pro-business, but nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, Mike was consistently arrogant, argumentative and made things much more difficult for business applicants. His tone of voice and body language indicated that if he made a suggestion to the applicant, they had better listen and agree to what he wanted, whether it made sense or not. Mike berated applicants and let the title of "chairman" go to his head. Just think what he might be like as "mayor" if being chairman brought out these attributes.
Mike did not show any leadership skills as chairman of DRB. He ran it just like he runs sporting games where he is the umpire. He makes the decision and there is no room for compromise. I believe that a large part of the reason that the DRB will most likely be eliminated is due to the poor leadership in the past of Mike Zinkin and his inability to work with applicants in a positive manner.
Voters of Oro Valley, don't be fooled, Mike is not a friend of business, any business large or small. His idea of instituting the Business Development Commission is just another attempt to make you believe he is pro-business.
Although there are many examples showing Mike's inability to listen and be attentive to business owners, one case comes to mind. Wal-Mart requested a paint color change and Mike insisted that they could not change the color, so it was denied by DRB. Once the issue reached town council, it was determined that the color requested was part of their trademark colors and therefore had to be granted as a color change.
Mike Zinkin does not have the skills or temperament to be mayor of Oro Valley. The only candidate who does have the right skills and temperament is Dr. Satish Hiremath, who has been endorsed by the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce, SAHBA, Tucson Chamber of Commerce, Tucson Association of Realtors, North Tucson Firefighters and Oro Valley FOP.
Jill Anderson, Oro Valley