- Vote for the leadership of Pat Straney, Steve Didio, Ryan Hartung and Shirl Lamonna and vote recalled Hiremath, Hornat, Snider and Waters out of office.
- Establish an ad-hoc group comprised of business savvy people. Comprise the group with both those who were in favor of the purchase and those against it.
- Have this group lead a comprehensive study of the El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Club property and assets; gather input from residents; explore options to get us out of this mess and come back to the Town Council with a strategic plan.
- Lease the La Canada course back to HSL for 50 years for $10,000/year as provided for in the purchase contract, before sinking any money into badly-needed capital improvements. Based on the same purchase contract, the El Conquistador course does not have to remain a golf course. It also allows for the Pusch Ridge course to be shut down as long as the space looks “park like” as viewed from the Hilton Resort.
- Bulldoze the building and build a community center on that site or sell that land and build a community center that meets the wants and needs of residents at Naranja Park. The latter option could be funded by the sale of the land and the existing 25% sales tax increase; only, this time around, the sales tax increase would have a sunset date.
We badly need the leadership of Straney, Didio, Hartung and Lamonna who will allow options to be considered. Going forward they will listen and consider input from the residents before making any decision, with transparency and in the best interest of Oro Valley.
We must rid the Town Council of Hiremath, Hornat, Snider and Waters who have and will continue to make decisions in lockstep and in the best interest of the builders and developers who provided 80% of their 2014 campaign funds.
Oro Valley Resident
Debra Arrett has received numerous national awards for her business expertise and entrepreneurial skills. She considers herself to be semi-retired, but continues to own and operate the dairy commodity businesses she founded dating back to 1984. Since moving to Oro Valley in 2000 she has served on the Sun City Oro Valley Board of Directors, Long Range Planning Committee, Government Affairs Committee and Chalk Creek Wash Commission. She serves on the Board of the Oro Valley Community Foundation and is a member of the Oro Valley Business Club and Chief Sharp’s Advisory Committee.