Solomon For The Incumbents
Former Oro Valley Appointed Council Member Steve Solomon was soundly defeated in the 2012 election by the minority-3. Solomon had been appointed to council by Majority-4. Tuesday, Solomon sent an email to his mailing list endorsing the Majority-4.
You Did "Request" An Early Ballot, Right?
Ballots went out yesterday. You should be getting your's very shortly assuming that you did ask for one. (see right panel)
Nearly 16,000 Independents in Pima County have requested early ballots. This is a record, acceding to the recorder's office. (Source) This is not surprising to us given that the State of Arizona (foolishly) required no chartered cities, like Oro Valley, to mix partisan primaries with non partisan elections, like the Oro Valley Mayoral and Council elections.
The Arizona Daily Star's uber-liberal cartoonist David Fitzpatrick likes to poke fun at Oro Valley:
"Oro Valley. 10,000 Seniors, 3 Safeways, and a speed trap. Oro Valley needs the speed trap. The ticket revenues fund the Viagra Overdose Hotline."
"Oro Valley. It’s so new. The only thing built in the last century are the residents. And they’re constantly having to repair their plumbing."
"Oro Valley. Oro is spanish for gold. Where’s the gold? All 327 Urology clinics."
And how about this knee-slapper:
"Oro Valley is a gold mine for traffic cops. The number one excuse? “I’m late for my colonoscopy.” The number two excuse? “Number two.” I’ll give the motorcycle cops credit. They’ve learned to write tickets fast. (Source)
Obviously, "Fitz" has a fixation with human plumbing!
As Roseanne Roseannadana (Gildner Rander of SNL) use to say: "It's so funny I forgot to laugh."
High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) August Deployments - Oracle Road at Magee and Suffolk
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (July 28, 2014) - The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) will continue with its High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) efforts during the month of August on Oracle Road at the Magee and Suffolk intersections. OVPD hopes to increase awareness and reduce collisions related to inattention, following too closely and failing to yield to other drivers. The Pima County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) will continue to participate and support the education/enforcement efforts.
OVPD and PCSD will deploy motorcycle officers on the following dates:
- Aug. 7, 2014: 7 - 10 a.m.
- Aug. 12, 2014: 4 - 7 p.m.
- Aug. 19, 2014: 7 - 10 a.m.
- Aug. 21, 2014: 4 - 7 p.m.
- Aug. 27, 2014: 4 - 7 p.m.
(Source: Oro Valley Police Department)
8.62 Acres For A Cool $2.4 Million
Do you have your checkbook ready?
The Southwest Corner of Linda Vista and Oracle is for sale for $2.4 million, $356,000 per acre. The land is across from the GFRD station. "Also can be sold with adjacent parcel of 5.51 acres located at the SW Corner of Linda Vista and Oracle Rd". (source with pictures)
"UPDATE: Melissa Ann Gordy sentenced for sexual exploitation of a minor
In 2012, "the grand jury indicted Melissa Gordy on the following charges: 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 15 (class 2 felony); child abuse (class 4 felony) and one count of evidence tampering (class 6 felony). " (Source: Oro Valley Police Department; KGUN 9)