Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bits and Pieces- One Day Early

We're printing "Bits", our usual Friday feature, today, because tomorrow is the July 4 holiday.  Enjoy!
READ: Key LOVE Election 2014 Email, Published By Southern Arizona News Examiner

Last Saturday, we sent an important Election 2014 email to our LOVE email list. We are pleased that the Southern Arizona News Examiner  published it.  Please take a moment to read the posting. The August 26 election is critical to Oro Valley's future.
July HiVE Deployments

These is the schedule for this month's Oro Valley Police High Visibility Enforcement on Oracle Road, between Magee and Suffolk. Be aware. Be careful!
  • July 9, 2014 4 - 7 p.m.
  • July 15, 2014 7 - 10 a.m.
  • July 22, 2014 4 - 7 p.m. 
  • July 30, 2014 4 - 7 p.m.
(Source: Oro Valley Police Department Press Release)

We have received reports of sign tampering of signs of the Don Bristow and Patrick Straney. In some cases, the signs were stolen. In other cases, the signs were moved or deliberately covered by a Majority-4 sign. As we have reported previously, tampering with a sign is a felony. Please leave the campaigns signs as they are placed. And please do not tamper with them in any manner.
Oro Valley Shows Continued Slow Business Development

The Oro Valley  economic development report  lists new businesses coming to Oro Valley. Yet again, this month's report shows that there is nothing of any significance in terms of new businesses.  The only significant item, as reported last month, is that Chuy's is coming to the Capin Car Center. Chuy's will be located where 2 other restaurants have already failed.  The report lists yet another nail salon, "Art of Nails", coming to town. This one at First and Tangerine where Ace Hardware is located.

We wonder: Have they ordered their A-frame sign yet?
What Me Worry?  Oro Valley High Paying Jobs

Speaking of economic development, click here for another example of "high paying" Oro Valley job opportunities.  Its a job as a produce clerk at Sprouts.
Your Oro Valley Neighbor: World Class "Air Racer" Jon Sharp

Source: Nemesis NXT Web Site
"Nemisis Air Racing (Oro Valley, Ariz.) is an air racing team owned and operated by Jon and Patricia Sharp. Formerly a composites engineer at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works (Palmdale, Calif.), Jon Sharp is a legendary [and retired] air racer: He won the Reno Air Racing National Championships nine consecutive times in a tiny International Formula 1 racing aircraft, dubbed Nemesis, which he and his team developed and fabricated in the early 1990s. The most successful aircraft in air-racing history, the original Nemesis is on display in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, D.C.)." (Source).

His company is Nemesis NXT.
Lots To Do At The Oro Valley Library

Looking for something to do? Look no further than the Oro Valley Branch of the Pima County Library.  Here's a link to their many events.
No Time Left For Photo Opportunities 

One of LOVE's  Facebook friends noted that some of the Majority-4 show up for town photo opportunities ("Events") while the Minority-3 don't always show up.  Council Members Hornat, Snider and Waters are retired.  Apparently, they have the time to show up for photo opportunities. Mayor Hiremath loves photo opportunities. He would never miss one.

The Minority-3, on the other hand, did not seek council seats to build their ego.  Council Members Bill Garner and Brendan Burns have jobs. They are not retired nor do they own their own business.  They work for "the man."  Council Member Zinkin spends his time preparing for council meetings or helping residents.  None of these 3 have much time left over for photo ops.


Richard Furash, MBA said...

Regarding the Majority-4 always showing up for events and photo ops...I suspect that's because they're more frivolity-centered, while Zinkin, Garner and Burns have a more citizen-centric focus.

Everyone should also know that Waters and Hornat CHARGE the taxpayers for mileage reimbursement for attending all of these events, even the ones where they are treated to free meals, and the ones where they meet "dignitaries" like John McCain and have their pictures taken with him.

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Eeeeuw, I would love my pic with Hornat