Friday, August 28, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Adler sponsors September event on Pima County bonds and on environment challenges
Oro Valley resident Bill Adler is sponsoring a public awareness event regarding this November's Pima County Bond election. "I have asked Carolyn Campbell of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection to speak to citizens on the ballot issue, pros cons; and her commitment to wildlife over and underpasses at Oracle road."

The discussion will be at 2pm, September 9. It will be in the general meeting room of the 2pm at the Oro Valley Public Library.

Carolyn's talk will be followed by a question and answer session and then followed by a general discussion on a few world topics, including the pending Iran agreement and the debate over the quality of the US criminal Justice System.

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KOLD and Mayor Hiremath enthuse about Oro Valley
TV Station KOLD teamed with the Town Of Oro Valley and Mayor Hiremath to create a 2 minute video extolling the virtues of life in Oro Valley. Front and center is a discussion of the Oro Valley Community center and all its amenities. The video is posted on the town's web site.

The piece is part of of KOLD's "Business File" series. It is hosted by Joan Lee of KOLD.

The interview is not an independent news report. It appears to be an advertising piece. According to the town, Oro Valley has a contract with Raycom Broadcasting (Tucson News Now-TV Channel 7), for regional online/digital advertising. (Source: Email communications with between LOVE and the Town Of Oro Valley).

Wilcat Tennis at El Conquistar Country Club in October
The University of Arizona will host its third women's tennis wildcat invitational in October. "The team will host the Wildcat Invitational Tournament for a third consecutive year. The event takes place Oct. 2-4th at the El Conquistador Country Club in Oro Valley. This will be the first opportunity for fans to see the 2015-16 Wildcats in action. Visiting teams include Tulane, New Mexico, Marquette, Utah State and Northern Arizona"

Candidates File Nomination Papers
This week  two more candidates, Steve Didio and Shirl Lamonna, filed their nomination papers. This will make them "official" candidates for council on the November ballot. As previously reported, Pat Straney has already filed his nomination petitions.

Wednesday, Resident Steve Didio submitted 827 signatures. This is well over the 526 signatures required for a council candidate. "So now it's on to the Recall Election in November," writes Steve.

Mail-in ballots will be sent out on October 8. The walk-in election is November 3.

Oro Valley To Host Flag Raising Ceremony on September 11
"Join the Town of Oro Valley in a day of remembrance on Friday, September 11, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. as we raise the inaugural flag on a new flag pole at the Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center, 10555 N. La Cañada Drive. A moment of silence will be held for the lives lost on 9/11." Learn more at panel on left.
(Source: Town Of Oro Valley Press Release)

Oro Valley Police Department has room in upcoming police "Citizen Academy"
"The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) is hosting a Citizen Academy starting September 1, 2015. The goal of the Citizen Academy is to provide information about police operations and increase rapport and trust through an educational process. For more information, contact Officer Rick Rendon at 520-229-2900 or" (Source: Oro Valley Police Department Press Release)

Oro Valley and Tohono Chul Park to hold public hearings on "Event Pavilion"
"The Town of Oro Valley, in partnership with Tohono Chul Park, will hold two public meetings to gather stakeholder input and present an overview of a proposed event pavilion at the park.

The public meetings are a result of a July 1, 2015 Town Council Meeting, in which Council directed staff to enter into a public-private partnership with Tohono Chul Park to perform a feasibility study for the construction of an event pavilion, to include stakeholder meetings.

The dates for the public hearings are:

Thursday, September 3, 2015
4 - 6 p.m.
(4 p.m. site tour; 4:30-6 p.m. presentation and discussion)
Tohono Chul Park - Wilson Room of the Garden Bistro, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Presentation and Discussion from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Town of Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive"
(Source: Town Of Oro Valley Press Release)

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