Friday, January 2, 2015

Bits and Pieces

SCOV: Republicans and Democrats Unite On A Non Partisan Issue

Two Sun City partisan clubs are working together on a non-partisan issue. Republicans and Democrats in Sun City are united regarding their desire to have a public vote on the The El Conquistador Country Club purchase by the Town Of Oro Valley.   Both groups are supporting an effort, led by TOOTHINOV,ORG, to get enough signatures to put the item on a ballot for a citizen vote.

 SCOV Democrats are hosting a petition signing today. SCOV Republicans are hosting a petition signing event tomorrow. Both events are being held at the Sun City Activity Center (1495 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (on the corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd. and Silverton)). The times for both events are 10am-2pm (Source: SCOV email)

"Come Speak with your Councilman" 

Council Members Garner and Zinkin are hosting a "Come Speak" session at the Oro Valley Library on January 11, from 1-3pm.  This is your opportunity to discuss things that are on your mind. "Come on, Come All."

Did you think that the ELCon/Community Center purchase should be put to a town vote?

No and  Yes!"

The results of a poll we took last week on whether  you think that the The El Conquistador Country Club purchase should be put of for a vote is in.  Readers cast 300 votes.  As we reported earlier, 100 of these votes came in overnight on December 20.  They were all against the idea that a vote of the people should take place.  The statistical probability that these votes were randomly and independently cast is virtually impossible.

The reported vote was 130 for and 170 against. The adjusted vote, removing these 100 votes,is 130 For and 70 against.  So the answer is: "No and Yes."

Opt-In polls like the ones we do on love are only indicators of how LOVE readers feel about a matter. Most who read LOVE didn't vote on the poll. What we find most interesting is that someone or a group would find a LOVE poll so important as to want to corrupt it with phony votes.  That's a hoot!
Your Voice, Our Future says "great progress and hit many milestones this year"

Oro Valley's Your Voice Our Future general plan update program listed its 2014 accomplishments:
  • February - wrapped up public outreach as part of Phase 1 
  • May - Town Council endorsed the Vision and Guiding Principles 
  • August - Your Voice Committees launched their work as part of Phase 2 
  • September - Silver Circle Award in Citizen Participation from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association 
  • October - Your Voice Economic Development Forum (Report) 
  • November - Public Outreach Award from the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association December - Your Voice Developers Forum (Report)
(Source: Your Voice Update Email)
Platinum Fitness To Charge Oro Valley 2% Amusement Tax

Platinum Fitness, located on Oracle Road north of Ina road, is charging his members a 2% Oro Valley Amusement tax starting January 1.

Thing is... Oro Valley doesn't have an amusement tax!
Oro Valley's 2014 Volunteers Of The Year

December 19, 2014

Warren Lazar and Mary Robare were named 2014 Town of Oro Valley Volunteers of the Year...Other nominees also included Lee Craig, Larry Forchione, Ellen Guyer, John Lowe and Carolyn Milkey.

"Lazar has been a champion of Oro Valley, even before the Town was incorporated in 1974. An original board member of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council, he has continued his support of the arts as the group evolved into the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. This skilled musician produced a jazz CD for fundraising and has written promotional pieces utilized by many Oro Valley organizations. In addition to his love of the arts and sciences, Warren is currently serving as president and publicity chair of the Oro Valley Historical Society, of which he is a lifetime member. Warren helped to update the Society's website and publicity materials, and coordinates support for Town events throughout the year. He has lent his extensive talent and expertise to the many special events at Steam Pump Ranch and also serves on the Steam Pump Ranch Master Plan Update Committee and Oro Valley Historical Society liaison to the Town's Historical Preservation Commission. Described as having "dedication, desire and love of our community," Warren Lazar is a talented man who delights in volunteering his time and talent to the Town of Oro Valley, and we are better for it.

Robare has been volunteering with the Oro Valley Police Department's Citizen Volunteer Assistance Program since 1999 and has accrued more than 3,000 hours of service. During those 3,000 hours, she has been involved in every aspect of CVAP, including weekly rotations at the North Substation front desk, filling out Dark House paperwork, assisting crime prevention officers with community events such as Dispose-A-Med and Child ID. She also works on the Video ID program, which helps residents record and document their household belongings, which is an invaluable tool in the event of a burglary or house fire. Mary has served as a Team Leader on the CVAP Board and she has been one of the pioneers of the Community Resource Unity in its early years, helping to build the volunteer base. This year, Mary will be retiring her post with CVAP and will continue to volunteer her time in the community through the Pima County Attorney's Office, helping victims of domestic violence. The Town of Oro Valley is blessed to have been the recipient of Mary's volunteer efforts for 15 years."

(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)


Richard Furash, MBA said...

Platinum Fitness To Charge Oro Valley 2% Amusement Tax
Platinum Fitness, located on Oracle Road north of Ina road, is charging his members a 2% Oro Valley Amusement tax starting January 1.

Thing is... Oro Valley doesn't have an amusement tax!

Well I am amused by the mayor and his henchmen. I will pay the tax we have outstanding amusement here in the OV....

Carry on.

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Very funny, Nombe!

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Your credibility is hovering around zero now. Would you like to elaborate???

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Only you would think that is funny.

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Wrong again. Nombe thought it was funny or he wouldn't have posted it. And someone else up-voted my comment stating that it was funny, so they obviously agreed with me. That's three people who thought it was funny.

Only you would think it wasn't funny.