Friday, May 29, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Arizona Supreme Court says "No" to petitions
Residents of Oro Valley will not get the opportunity to vote on the town's purchase of the El Conquistador Country Club. The Arizona Supreme Court denied the petition of TOOTHINOV.ORG to hear their appeal. The petitions were denied because of a clerical error.  Read a detailed report on the matter.

In an email to supporters, Oro Valley resident Debra Arret wrote: " I am proud to have been a part of this bi-partisan community-wide effort. We did all we could and took it as far as possible. Thank you for all your support."

2015 General Plan 60% complete
Last week, Oro Valley released a draft of the 2015 General Plan. The document, which is billed a 60% complete, was issued to the many people who have participated, in one way or another, in creating this draft. The plan will not be voted on by the public until 2016, though it will be brought before council, in some form, before year's end.

LOVE welcomes David Rupkalvis
David Rupkalvis is the new editor of Tucson Local Media (The Explorer). You can read about his background in a his "My Turn: I've Come Home" article.  

Construction for new left turn lane at Oracle and Steam Pump Way to begin
"Oro Valley, Arizona (May 28, 2015) - Construction for a new left turn lane at the Oracle Road and Steam Pump Way intersection begins June 1. The new turn lane will be in addition to the existing northbound left turn lane into Steam Pump Village and is needed to safely accommodate peak morning and afternoon traffic entering the development. The project start date coincides with reduced traffic in this area created by the BASIS summer break and a reduction in winter visitor drivers. Construction is expected to be completed in September." (Source: Oro Valley Press Release)

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