Oro Valley Police "Safe Return Program"In April, The Oro Valley Police Department implemented the "Safe Return" program. Jim Horne in his Oro Valley Podcast featured the program. The program is designed to help those in our community who are most vulnerable.
Officer Sara Leiner, a member of the department's Community Resource Unit, created the program to help those who "work, live, go to school, or receive treatment within the Town of Oro Valley". This would include individuals who have special needs or special situations where they may wander or get lost. They may have conditions including Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia, or Alzheimer’s.
Oro's "Primary Employer Incentive Program"
In July, the Oro Valley Town Council unanimously approved a program to encourage new "primary" employers to locate in Oro Valley. The definition of a primary employer is any business that does one of the following
- Produce more goods and services than can be consumed by the local economy.
- Export goods and services.
- Import net new revenues.
- Infuse new income into the local economy
- Increase employment opportunities and new disposable income
Companies are eligible to receive up to 100% credit of construction sales tax; up to 100% reduction of fees; allowance for employee relocation and impact fee reductions.