Oro Valley resident Shirl Lamonna will be a candidate for Oro Valley council in the November election. Lamonna is a 10 year resident and a friend of LOVE.
Lamonna is very knowledgeable of what is happening in Oro Valley She has been following Oro Valley events and participating in the "call the audience" portion of the Oro Valley council meetings. In addition, she is a frequent commenter on LOVE.
Shirl is also very knowledgeable of what is happening in Pima County. She is currently working as research assistant to Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller. "I have the experience and knowledge of government dealings. This will allow for a fast learning curve as I have already researched every type of agenda item for the supervisors meetings am already familiar with many of issues that will impact the residents of Oro Valley."
She led the successful effort in 2011-12 to block a rezoning of a parcel known as "7-I". That parcel, located on the northwest corner of Tangerine and Rancho Vistoso Blvd, was scheduled to have been rezoned for apartments. Lamonna mobilized the neighbors and kept our community informed. Read her incisive analysis of the 7-I situation to get an insight into the exceptional fact-based quality of her work.
We asked Lamonna why she has decided to run for council.
"I moved to Oro Valley, like so many, because it was a suburban, small town. It didn't just have the feel of one. It was one. Instead, Councilmembers Hornat, Snider and Waters with the Mayor have given us almost 800 apartments, a doubling of our utility tax, an increase in our sales tax, a $31 million dollar
plan for Naranja Park (including an amphitheater and event center) and
numerous higher density rezonings. They have changed the entire “dynamic” of life in Oro Valley."
We asked Shirl what she will bring to council that the current incumbents don't.
"I am an independent thinker who will research and analyze every issue before making a decision. I am running for YOU – to ensure your voice is heard."