Thursday, May 11, 2023

Bits and Pieces

Oro Valley Town Council formalizes School Resource Officer Program
Last week, the Town Council formalized the town's policy regarding deployment of and reimbursement for School Resource Officer. The council unanimously agreed that  “Every K-12 school in Oro Valley should have the Oro Valley Police Department and emergency responder planner annually review and provide input to their security and emergency plans; should have a resource officer, or other alternative security approved by the Oro Valley Police Department. Oro Valley shall request a reimbursement from each school for the cost of the Oro Valley provided SROs.” We don't this will make a difference in the town's current SRO deployment, which essentially covers all of the town's public schools.

Sprouts to charge for plastic bags
Sprouts Supermarket on Oracle will be charging for plastic bags in a few weeks. For a few dollars you can get one of their heavy duty totes.  It can be used anywhere. We wonder why the Town of Oro Valley has not banned plastic bags.

Enforcement of Oro Valley’s short term rental ordinance now in effect
The Town of Oro Valley would like to remind residents that as of Friday, May 5, 2023, enforcement of the Town’s ordinance for short term and vacation rentals is now in effect. The new ordinance, which establishes rules, regulations and licensing requirements for short term and vacation rentals (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, etc.), officially went into effect on February 3; however, Town Council allowed for a 90-day implementation period where the ordinance would not be enforced to allow individuals to become familiar with the licensing process. (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release). Learn more here.

Oro Valley community invited to participate in housing survey 
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (May 9, 2023) – The Town of Oro Valley is inviting everyone who lives, works or owns a business in Oro Valley to participate in an online survey about the Town’s current and future housing needs. Your help is needed to answer questions like, “What types of housing does Oro Valley need?” and “What are barriers to homeownership?”

There are two separate surveys. The resident survey is for people who live in Oro Valley. The business owner/employee survey is for non-residents who work in Oro Valley or anyone who owns a business in Oro Valley (whether or not the business owner is a resident).” (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)

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