We are astounded by the number of pets that are lost almost daily in Oro Valley. "Attaching a tag to your pet's collar might seem like a small thing, but it makes a big difference! Lost pets wearing tags return home faster." When you register your pet with the County, as you should annually, your pet becomes part of the "HomeSafe" program. Your pet gets a tag with their name on it and a unique code. When someone finds your pet, all they need to do is go to docupet.com to find you. If you lose your pet, you can go to the same site to let the world know your "baby" is missing. The service comes when you pay your annual fee.
Oro Valley wins 27th consecutive annual finance awardOro Valley, Arizona (October 19, 2021) ––
For the 27th year in a row, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Town of Oro Valley by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment for the Town. (Source: Town of Oro Valley Press Release)
Jim Williams is writing "Oro Valley History"
Oro Valley resident Jim Williams, author of "Claiming the Desert" is in the process of creating a history of the Town of Oro Valley, from incorporation in 1974 to present. "I got bored during covid and I already researched some early parts of life in the sixties and seventies, I thought: 'Well, I'll keep going." Williams is in the process of interviewing and gathering information. If you have and interesting story you would like to share with Jim please send it to us a firstname.lastname@example.org. We will forward it to him.
Next town council meeting will be November 3
This week's council meeting had a consent agenda item that would have cancelled the November 3 meeting. This cancellation would have followed two consecutive council meetings in which there were no regular agenda items. That is: Nothing of any substance discussed. After much confusion about what no vote would me, the council decided to not approve the cancellation. In other words, there will be a November 3 town council meeting.
Speaking in favor of holding the meeting, Council Member Bohen said he had identified five items that ought to have regular meeting session attention. For some very odd and unknown reason, Bohen was not allowed to mention the five because the outside legal council said it would be a violation of the "open meeting laws." We believe that mentioning what the five were would not be a violation. Discussing and deciding upon them would have been because there would have been no public notice that such a discussion would take place.
Mural unveiling Monday at Kreigh Park"The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the Town of Oro Valley, Visit Tucson, and the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce will officially debut a new vibrant mural by local artist Ashley White at the James D. Kriegh Park at 23 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ 85704. The celebration marks the first ever community mural project in Oro Valley, AZ." (Source: SAACA)