Friday, September 4, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Adler provides further info on forum focused on open space
We reported last Friday that Oro Valley resident Bill Adler is sponsoring a public awareness event regarding this November's Pima County Bond election on September 9.

Bill provided us with further insight on this meeting.

Some in the community are focused on the concept of being taxed for services of government. "Whereas there are elements within the Bond issue that I think should not be there, there are others of an environmental preservation and improvement that should be." Bill points to surveys of Oro Valley residents that show a strong desire for preservation of open space.

"In Oro  Valley, most open space is privately owned, and needs to be purchase to be preserved. Outside of Oro Valley, there is a lot of State Land, such as the 9100 acres in Arroyo Grande that would be an excellent fit for Oro Valley since it is immediately adjacent.

The preservation of desirable open space is on the Bond Issue that Carolyn Campbell will try to explain on September 9th at the Library meeting room at 2PM. This isn't a debate; it's an explanation and county information on cost estimates will be distributed."

Public comment sought on neighborhood meeting procedures
The Town Of Oro Valley wants your input. "The has been working on fine tuning of the Zoning Code and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) related to neighborhood meetings." Read more about it. Do take the time to comment.

Oro Valley Police Department announces September HIVE enforcement dates
"The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) will continue its High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) efforts during September on Oracle Road at the Magee and Suffolk intersections. OVPD hopes to increase awareness and reduce collisions related to inattention, following too closely and failing to yield to other drivers.

OVPD will deploy motorcycle officers on the following dates:
Oracle Magee/Suffolk intersections:
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015: 4 - 7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015: 7 - 10 a.m. 
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015: 4 - 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015: 7 - 10 a.m.
Motorists are asked to be aware of the additional enforcement activity and drive safely."
(Source: Oro Valley Police Department press release)

Find a job. Work for the Town Of Oro Valley
The Town Of Oro Valley has a web page that lists job openings.  Current job opportunities include aquatics center shift leader, recreation leader and several police department positions. The town offers a competitive wage and employee benefit package. The site also lists volunteer and intern opportunities.

Burns, Garner and Zinkin to host "Council On Your Corner"
Join Council Members Burns, Garner and Zinkin at the Oro Valley Public Library to discuss what's happening in Oro Valley. The event will be at the Oro Valley Public Library on Sunday, September 27. The time is from 1:30-3:30pm.

Oro Valley concert series continues this month
The Town of Oro Valley has partnered with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) to provide a full year of free, musical entertainment for all ages. This month's concert for kids is tomorrow at 10am at the Oro Valley Town Council Chambers. The family concert is at the Century Theatre  Courtyard on September 10 at 6pm.  (Source: Oro Valley Press Release)

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