According to your article by Chris Flora, voters in Oro Valley will be asked to decide how much money they will approve to provide municipal services. Although the council uses the term Home Rule one has to wonder if it is just “code” for approving proposed urban sprawl and the secondary property taxes to pay for it.
This town council regularly approves variances for more building density which increases the costs for municipal services. Their mantra seems to be “Bigger is Better” as long as the taxpayers pay for that growth. Take the Naranja Town Park for instance. In recent memory the previous town manager, Dave Andrews, predicted that the $55 million dollar price tag to develop the park would require a secondary property tax. When that was put to a public vote, it was defeated. Since its founding, Oro Valley has never had a secondary property tax to pay for increased services that are caused by irresponsible building growth.
Perhaps the real November vote should be to have all future changes to our Master Plan voted on by a community that does expect better fiscal management. How big should Oro Valley grow before the average homeowner can no longer afford to live here?