The Oro Valley Town Council voted 5-1 with 1 abstention to approve a new member, Kelly Huber, to the town's volunteer Conceptual Design Review Board (CDRB). We have previously written about the situation and the manner in which a sitting board member, town resident and volunteer Gil Alexander, was not reappointed. We wanted to "close the loop" on this discussion because we think it is important for you hear the most recent words of both Council Member Zinkin and Council Member Waters on the matter.
Essentially, Council Member Zinkin abstained from voting on the appointee in protest of the manner in which the non-approval of Mr. Alexancer was handled: "I have a problem with the whole process that created the vacancy [on CDRB]."
Member Waters presented his understanding of the facts of this situation. Contrary to what some may think, he noted, the new appointee was the only person to apply for CDRB. His support of the appointee is because of her excellent background in public art gained in New Mexico. According to Council Member Waters, another member of CDRB had volunteered to resign from the board so that she could be a member.
We've included a video of Council Member Zinkin and Waters comments at the meeting.
We suspect, this point, that the matter of the new member's appointment is closed. We wish her our very best.
However, the manner in which Mr. Alexander was not reappointed to CDRB remains a question.