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This morning, longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Dupnik, who has served as sheriff for since 1980, made the announcement on the Bill Buckmaster Show.
It is tough for the group who worked diligently for weeks to find out in heartbreaking fashion that thousands of signatures were thrown out on a technicality. Needing just over 1,100 signatures, the group trying to get the council’s approved purchase of a $1 million golf course, and let’s not forget the coveted community center, overturned by voters in a special election turned in more than 3,100 signatures.
As students in middle and high school, we learned about our federal government in civics classes. We became well-versed in the Constitution, the three branches of government, the importance of checks and balances and the Bill of Rights.
Looking at recent events that have occurred in the past few weeks I am reminded of a famous quote of Ronald Reagan’s: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” Involvement in your local government is truly paramount to reminding elected officials of what you would like to see happen in our community, especially when it comes to the use of your tax dollars.
The Town of Oro Valley is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to purchase 324 acres of land in the heart of our community, a 31,475-square-foot building which could be converted into a community and recreation center, 31 tennis courts, 45 holes of golf and two swimming pools, all for $1 million in cash over a three-year period.
Opponents of the Town of Oro Valley’s decision to buy the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities are suing the town clerk for rejecting the petition they filed to send the purchase to the ballot.
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Tax season is here, and that means like any year, Tax– particularly those filing without the help of a professional – will be exposed to a number of complexities when filing before the April 15 deadline.
While Marana and Oro Valley officials say they like the energy and the basics of Gov. Doug Ducey’s message, they worry the budget lacks new taxes and takes from education and local municipalities.
CNN: Despite what he said after the 2012 election, it looks like Mitt Romney will be running for President again in 2016. CNN reports Romney is putting together a campaign team, turning to a former aide with ties to Chris Christie to work as a liaison with the media.
Instead of talking politics, and drama – this week we’ll change things up and focus on another circus world. That world would be the lives busy moms lead.
After a verbal kerfuffle between Mayor Satish Hiremath and Councilman Brendan Burns during the Jan. 7 council meeting, Hiremath called for a three-minute recess “until councilman Burns can actually control himself.”
Four years after the shooting at Gabby Giffords' Congress on Your Corner event left 6 dead and 13 injured, the former congresswoman and her husband Mark Kelly have released a video — available below — asking for continued support of their political action committee.
While last week I primarily looked back at the year, with plenty of changes in our state this week; it’s time to look ahead.
I have read with interest the ongoing “conversation” regarding the town purchase of the El Conquistador property, including the latest letter from Mr. Skip Stevens, in your most recent publication.
At a ceremony in Phoenix today, Doug Ducey was sworn into office as Arizona's 23rd governor.
Happy New Year. I hope you are still adhering to your New Year’s resolutions. While county governments don’t necessarily make New Year’s resolutions, they do have goals and plans for the year, albeit generally geared toward fiscal years, which in Arizona are from July to June.
We are saying goodbye to 2014, a year that went by too quickly. We are saying hello to a new year, 2015, and for the most part, I can’t say I’m too optimistic about it.
The Tucson Metro Chamber just announced that Governor-elect Doug Ducey will host the State of the State address in Tucson on Tuesday, January 13.
The event, which will be coupled with the Tucson Metro Chamber Business Expo, is being held at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.
"During the address, Gov. Ducey will define his priorities, the challenges that Arizona faces and important initiatives he will be driving during the next year. His comments are expected to have a distinct Southern Arizona slant," the Tucson Metro Chamber said in a press release.
Registration for State of the State and the Tucson Metro Chamber Business Expo open at 10 a.m., with a luncheon and Ducey's address beginning at noon. Tickets are $85 for Tucson Metro Chamber members and $115 for non-members. RSVP by Tuesday, January 6 at TucsonChamber.org/StateofState.
The Tucson Metro Chamber Business Expo is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns has been sentenced to two years probation and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing for a May 20 incident in Oro Valley involving his estranged wife.
Oro Valley residents who oppose the Town Council’s recent decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities for a town community center have filed an application for a referendum petition, potentially allowing local voters to ultimately decide.
It’s going to only take one of the current majority to do the right thing and vote to table, or against, the proposed golf course purchase and sales tax increase tonight (Dec. 17). It’s going to take one of the majority, consisting of Mayor Satish Hiremath, Councilman Joe Hornat, Councilwoman Mary Snider or Vice Mayor Lou Waters, to say no to this ill-advised, badly-planned prospect.