Friday, August 14, 2015

Bits and Pieces


That is what the town spent in legal fees to defend the law suit on its rejection of a voter referendum on the purchase of the El Conquistador Country Club.

Tangerine Road Widening Construction Begins Early in 2016

The Town of Marana is the lead agency for the Tangerine Road widening project. They have chosen a contractor and are currently 90% complete with their plans. According to project manager Jose Rodriguez,the community should start seeing the utility and communication construction process starting somewhere around September or October of this year. The actual road construction should then begin in January or February of next year.

The Oro Valley Scenic Corridor: Kneader's Bakery Coming To Oro Valley
Apparantly, the business community thinks Oro Valley nees yet another "Bakery-Cafe." This time it's "Kneaders". It will be on the east side of Oracle Road, south of Linda Vista. It will be in front of the apartments called "El Corredor." Kneaders will be about 4,100 square feet. It will have inside and outside eating as well as a drive thru.

Kneaders is a franchise chain, operating in some Western states. It has one location in Tucson on Wilmot. Offerings include such healthy delights as their several "Kneaders Famous" sandwiches, the all important Panini in various 'ingredients', a crab roll, and a Tuscan sandwich.

The restaurant will be sited within 100 feet of Oracle Road.

Can anyone explain to us what happened to maintaining Oracle Road scenic corridor?

Kneaders will likely bring yet more low paying retail jobs to our community.

Hornat Contributes To Tucson Politics
Earlier this year, Oro Valley council member Joe Hornat contributed $100 to the PAC of City of Tucson Ward 4 council member Shirley Scott. According to our source, an individual who is very savvy about the politics of Tucson: "Shirley has been on the Tucson council for almost 2 decades and is considered to be one the main architects of its demise. It is interesting to see that Hornat wants to see 4 more years of one of the region's worst elected officials."

Oro Valley Fall Parks and Rec Guide available online
"The Fall 2015 Parks and Recreation Program Guide is the Town of Oro Valley's biggest edition ever, with expanded recreational offerings including golf, tennis, personal training, aquatics, archery, kids' camps, art and more! With the addition of the Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center, there are now more activities and special events to enjoy." View it here.

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