- Your Voice
After a lengthy discussion about the Steam Pump Ranch property, the Oro Valley Town Council voted to hold a study session within the coming year that involves the council and an ad hoc committee.
With a minor proposed amendment, the final budget for the fiscal year 2014/2015 for the town of Oro Valley was approved, along with the 15-year capital improvement plan, in a 4-3 vote on May 21.
I realize I’m easily confused. I am having trouble connecting the dots. Is Diane Peters admitting she is a NIMBY and more concerned about her environment than the environment? Is she suggesting that the Oro Valley Mayor and Council that appointed me to the Planning and Zoning Commission were also developer puppets? Is she concluding that a Board of Directors that hides behind secret ballots should be immune from criticism? At least I made my views and votes public. I don’t know what projects I didn’t want in my backyard? Perhaps she has forgotten that I led a Planning and Zoning Commission vote to deny a developer’s plans for Steam Pump Ranch in favor of historic preservation. Oh, and by the way, the 2.5 acres of undisturbed desert she refers to remain undisturbed more than 10 years later and is of little value to the residents of Oro Valley. Perhaps Ms. Peters would like to buy it and pay the taxes to continue to preserve her environment.
Robert (Bob) Baughman was born in Louisville, KY on June 18, 1937. He died in Oro Valley, AZ on July 11, 2013.
In a town revered for its forward thinking, Oro Valley isn’t forgetting to take a look back at history as it celebrates Settler’s Day on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Town of Oro Valley is accepting applications from local citizens who are interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission. To serve on a board or commission, members must be residents of the Town, be available to attend the designated meetings and be committed to the completion of the Town's Community Academy within their term.
From a field of close to 300 volunteers who donate about 35,000 hours of volunteer time annually, the Town of Oro Valley this recognized 13 nominees as finalists for Volunteer of the Year.
If the Dec. 5 Oro Valley council session is anything like the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last month, Town Council will have a lot of feedback to consider regarding the fate of Desert Springs.
Town of Oro Valley is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on a Board or Commission. Appointments start on January 1, 2013. To serve on a board or commission, members must be residents of Oro Valley, be available to attend the designated meetings and be committed to the completion of the Town’s Community Academy within their term. Residents who are interested in applying for any of the following positions may contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 229-4700 or download the Volunteer Application on the Boards and Commissions Opportunities webpage. Completed applications should be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office by November 5, 2012.
Thursday, March 29
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Brendan Burns, 33
Thursday, Nov. 10
Thursday, Sept. 29
Looking for breast-cancer survivors and stories
Thursday, Sept. 15
Conceptual Design Review Board seeks members
Wednesday, June 8
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Volunteers needed to preserve OV history