We've done our homework. We want to bring you up to speed. Our research continues to support our position that the recall effort on Council Member Mike Zinkin is all politics and nothing more. Our research indicates that there "ain't no beef."
We base this conclusion on two factors. First, there isn't a scintilla of evidence that Zinkin has done something so heinous that recall would be justified. After 2 sloppy attempts to file an application for recall, the Oro Valley Citizens for Ethical Government listed the following "grounds" for recall:
"Unethical behavior and conduct unbecoming on the part of a Council member in Oro Valley, Arizona. Ethical and moral violations include but are not limited to: Sexual harassment, Racism, and Intimidation to Town of Oro Valley employees and members of the public, as well as, actions jeopardizing the health, safety and welfare of Oro Valley residents resulting in compromised public safety ."There is no support in town files for any of this. We've formally inquired of the town. At least three other individuals have also done so. We've compared and contrasted what all were given. It is identical.
We've discussed the town provided material with Council Member Zinkin. He has explained each situation to our satisfaction and to the extent that he is allowed to do so without revealing confidential council discussions.
The complaints were filed by Mayor Hiremath, Chief Sharp, the Oro Valley Police Officers Association, Mary Snider and Greg Caton. There are no citizen complaints. There are no complaints from employees, other and Sharp and Caton.
So, we ask, where is the beef?
If the Oro Valley Citizens for Ethical Government has "proof" of any of their assertions then they need to show it, rather than using a smear campaign. We can tell them right now: "You "ain't gonna find your proof" in town records". Sexual harassment is a crime. Zinkin has never been accused nor convicted of sexual harassment. There is no proof nor any record of any intimidation of Town employees or the public. Proof just isn't there. What there is is here-say and "personal feelings of animosity toward Zinkin" on the part of those who simply oppose him.
We ask again, where's the beef?