Date: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:27 PM
Subject: Your Saguaro Viejos Vote
Regarding your vote to rezone Saguaro Viejos from R1-20 to R1-7,
Here’s what you said at the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum:
"Young people are not looking for the American Dream of home ownership. They’re looking for apartments because they can’t get the…the…the money they need from the banks. Plus, they move...they move on. These high-end jobs that we’re going after for Innovation Park, which is our target, the economic heart of Oro Valley, is going to require these workers living in these apartments with amenities for their families."
You used results from one study to justify your votes to approve more than 700 apartments on Oracle Road.
Now you vote to approve R1-7 zoning for 178 single-family cluster homes at Saguaro Viejos and you will do the same for 500 homes at Capella in a few weeks. Wait. I thought we needed apartments. Oh well, I guess you were just impressed by the latest "study of the day." It sure doesn't take much for a developer/campaign contributor to convince you of anything.
If they wanted to put an amusement park on LaCholla complete with a Ferris wheel, you would find a way to claim that it was a good idea. "This will generate millions in sales tax revenue!!!" When what you're really thinking is, "This will generate thousands in campaign contributions!!!"