OVPD Finds Suspect Manuel Chavira
"The Oro Valley Police Department would like to thank the public for its assistance in the May 16 incident involving Manuel Chavira. The suspect has been identified and charged. Please see the original media release below
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (May 16, 2014) - The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) is seeking the public's help in locating a felony suspect.
Manuel Chavira is a 45-year-old Hispanic male, 5'6" in height, 150 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes." (Source: The Oro Valley Police Department Press Release)
Your County Taxes Are Going Up
Pima County Supervisors voted earlier this week to increase your property tax rate. Lots of reports on this already. However, we think the analysis to which we linked is the most honest. Its a 12% increase in the rate that will cost the "average $100,000 home" an added $51. Bad news, for Oro Valley homeowners. Our property values are much higher than the average. In fact, it is people like us who fund the tax and spend county.
According to the article: "Despite a poor economy, the County administrator Chuck Huckelberry says the increase begins to increase funding for core services. The County has tapped its cash reserves and its bond rating is at risk.
The Board similarly approved nine separate decision packages to make targeted investments in such areas as Sheriff’s services, indigent defense, road repairs and wildcat dumping enforcement."
Don't you love the euphemism: "Investment." Is sounds so much better than "spending." Just ask Oro Valley Town Manager Greg Caton, He insists that Oro Valley's outrageous increase in its spending per the 2014-15 budget represents "Investment." However, we know its simply "spending."
Oro Valley Shows Slow Population Growth
According to the US Census Bureau, Oro Valley's population grew from 41,011 to 41,627 or 1.5% in the three years ended 2013. During the same period, Marana's population grew more than 9% and Sahuarita's grew 6.4%. The population growth rate for Arizona was 3.7%. (Source)
Oro Valley will probably catch up when the 1,000 or so apartments go on stream later this year and early next year.