Friday, November 1, 2013

Bits and Pieces

Hiremath Rethinking Anti-Gun MAIG Membership

Last Friday, we posted that Mayor Hiremath had endorsed as a member New York Mayor Blumberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns group.  We read now that Hiremath is realizing that he may have made a mistake. He's received emails regarding what is alleged to be MAIG's position against the 2nd amendment.  Apparently, he never investigated the group.

This is not the first time Mayor Hiremath has entered into something without doing his homework. We've heard, for example, that his entire preparation for a council meeting comes from a briefing with  town staff. He never reads what he is given.
KC Carter Wash Dedicated

This morning, the town dedicated the KC Carter wash. Carter was an Oro Valley council member. The wash is located at the Lambert Lane Bridge, west of Congressional. The dedication plaque is on the south side of Lambert on the wall along the multi-use path.

"KC Carter served on the Oro Valley Town Council from June 2004 to June 2010. He was a champion of the Stormwater Utility, garnering public support and laying the groundwork for the storm-ready community we enjoy today."

(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)
Holiday Event Schedule

The holidays are coming up fast. Here are some dyes for your calendar:

12/6:     Tree Lighting Oro Valley Marketplace
12/7-8: Arts Fest at Oro Valley Marketplace (SAACA) 1
12/14:   Oro Valley Holiday Parade
November HiVE Dates Announced

Six motorcycle officers will be deployed at Oracle & Magee and at Oracle & Suffolk on the following dates:

November 7, 2013   4 – 7 p.m.
November 14, 2013 7 – 10 a.m.
November 21, 2013 4 – 7 p.m.
November 25, 2013 4 – 7 p.m.
November 27, 2013 7 – 10 a.m.

(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)
Shop Oro Valley Holiday Campaign launches Nov. 1 

"The Town of Oro Valley will once again launch a "shop local" holiday campaign, complete with prize drawings for participants. The Shop Oro Valley Holiday Campaign is held November 1, 2013 - January 3, 2014. During this time, anyone who shops at an Oro Valley business and spends at least $25 is eligible to participate in a weekly prize drawing sponsored by Oro Valley businesses."

(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)

OVPD Kicked Off Project Graduation With Breakfast Event and Guest Speaker Greg Byrne

On Thursday, October 31, 8 – 9 a.m., Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp will host the 11th annual Project Graduation Business Breakfast at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort in Oro Valley. This event, which was by invitation only, recognizes local businesses that support Project Graduation, such as the Hilton, which has been a corporate sponsor since the program’s inception. Greg Byrne, vice president and director of athletics for the University of Arizona, was this year’s guest speaker.

(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)
Nominations for OV Volunteers of the Year due Today

Nominations for the Town of Oro Valley's 2013 Volunteers of the Year are due today.   Nominees should embody the spirit of volunteerism by going above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to better our community. One man and one woman will be selected based on the outstanding nature of their volunteer efforts and will be recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception on December 12, 2013, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.

(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)
Oro Valley Seeks To Fill Vacancy On Historic Preservation Commission

"The Town of Oro Valley is accepting applications from local citizens who are interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission. To serve on a board or commission, members must be residents of the Town, be available to attend the designated meetings and be committed to the completion of the Town’s Community Academy within their term.

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has one open position that serves up to a three-year term. The HPC was formed to promote the educational, cultural and economic welfare of Oro Valley by ensuring the preservation of historic buildings, districts, landmarks, structures, documents, photographs and other artifacts that represent the historic background and development of the greater Oro Valley area. The HPC meets on the first Monday of every month at 5 p.m. at Town Hall, 11000 N. La CaƱada Drive.

Residents who are interested in applying for the position may contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 229-4700 or download the Volunteer Application by clicking here..."

(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)
Just For Kids Concert Tomorrow In Oro Valley Council Chambers

"Just for Kids, presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, takes place at the Oro Valley Town Hall Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada [ at 10 Am tomorrow] and is free to the public. Each month, a new theme explores interactive performances. The program teaches children about music through engagement and hands-on experiences with instruments.

The series is made possible through underwriting support from Oro Valley resident Bill Adler, the Oro Valley Community Foundation, and Keve and Irma Sankman. In-kind support is provided by the Town of Oro Valley."



OVDad said...

"This is not the first time Mayor Hiremath has entered into something without doing his homework. We've heard, for example, that his entire preparation for a council meeting comes from a briefing with town staff. He never reads what he is given."

Shall we call this HEARSAY? I thought hearsay was banned from this blog. Your hypocrisy is almost too obvious.

OVDad said...

Also, from the MAIG website:

"We support the Second Amendment and the rights of citizens to own guns."

"But what binds us together is a determination to fight crime, and a belief that we can do more to stop criminals from getting guns while also protecting the rights of citizens to freely own them. We have seen how the polarizing rhetoric of gun politics on all sides only obscures the tragic reality we see every day on our streets: violent criminals with easy access to illegal guns."

That sounds fairly reasonable to me. Also: Mayor Bloomberg. Not Blumberg.

PaulE said...

Depending on what gun rights hat you are wearing, it is easy to construe that MAIG is a front organization whose goal is more nefarious than "supporting the second amendment." A cursory google search reveals there is more than meets the eye. Had the Mayor conducted a brief research of MAIG prior to committing his name and the good reputation of Oro Valley to the organization, second thoughts as to the appropriateness of participating may have resulted. It's not too late to pull the plug.