Two Sun City partisan clubs are working together on a non-partisan issue. Republicans and Democrats in Sun City are united regarding their desire to have a public vote on the The El Conquistador Country Club purchase by the Town Of Oro Valley. Both groups are supporting an effort, led by TOOTHINOV,ORG, to get enough signatures to put the item on a ballot for a citizen vote.
SCOV Democrats are hosting a petition signing today. SCOV Republicans are hosting a petition signing event tomorrow. Both events are being held at the Sun City Activity Center (1495 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (on the corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd. and Silverton)). The times for both events are 10am-2pm (Source: SCOV email)
"Come Speak with your Councilman"
Council Members Garner and Zinkin are hosting a "Come Speak" session at the Oro Valley Library on January 11, from 1-3pm. This is your opportunity to discuss things that are on your mind. "Come on, Come All."
Did you think that the ELCon/Community Center purchase should be put to a town vote?
No and Yes!"
The results of a poll we took last week on whether you think that the The El Conquistador Country Club purchase should be put of for a vote is in. Readers cast 300 votes. As we reported earlier, 100 of these votes came in overnight on December 20. They were all against the idea that a vote of the people should take place. The statistical probability that these votes were randomly and independently cast is virtually impossible.
The reported vote was 130 for and 170 against. The adjusted vote, removing these 100 votes,is 130 For and 70 against. So the answer is: "No and Yes."
Opt-In polls like the ones we do on love are only indicators of how LOVE readers feel about a matter. Most who read LOVE didn't vote on the poll. What we find most interesting is that someone or a group would find a LOVE poll so important as to want to corrupt it with phony votes. That's a hoot!
Your Voice, Our Future says "great progress and hit many milestones this year"
Oro Valley's Your Voice Our Future general plan update program listed its 2014 accomplishments:
- February - wrapped up public outreach as part of Phase 1
- May - Town Council endorsed the Vision and Guiding Principles
- August - Your Voice Committees launched their work as part of Phase 2
- September - Silver Circle Award in Citizen Participation from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association
- October - Your Voice Economic Development Forum (Report)
- November - Public Outreach Award from the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association December - Your Voice Developers Forum (Report)
(Source: Your Voice Update Email)--
Platinum Fitness To Charge Oro Valley 2% Amusement Tax
Platinum Fitness, located on Oracle Road north of Ina road, is charging his members a 2% Oro Valley Amusement tax starting January 1.
Thing is... Oro Valley doesn't have an amusement tax!
Oro Valley's 2014 Volunteers Of The Year
December 19, 2014
Warren Lazar and Mary Robare were named 2014 Town of Oro Valley Volunteers of the Year...Other nominees also included Lee Craig, Larry Forchione, Ellen Guyer, John Lowe and Carolyn Milkey.
(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)