- Your Voice
The El Conquistador golf courses and environs could potentially have seen some redevelopment had a private buyer have stepped in instead of the Town of Oro Valley— but the town’s zoning shows there’d be hoops to jump through, and a key line in the property’s appraisal shows that redevelopment of at least some the fairways wouldn’t be legal.
Let me first state that I am absolutely opposed to the acquisition of the El Conquistador property. I am also in disagreement that Oro Valley needs a community center as one of its top priorities. Lastly, I am shocked that a decision of this magnitude including financial impact to our community is allowed two weeks for input.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
Why are you running for Town Council?
Tickets are on sale for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, to be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle in Oro Valley.
I enjoy reading The Explorer and appreciate the coverage of local politics. In the June 25 issue I read that OV looks to expand its streamlined development process.
Next month, the Town of Oro Valley will mark its 40th Anniversary since incorporation in 1974. What began as a small community of 2.4 square miles and a population of 1,200 has grown to a thriving town of 36 square miles and more than 41,000 residents. The town has grown, but we’ve also maintained a focus on core values and services.
I read with interest your September 25 article: “OV council members;’ conduct questioned, recall effort likely”. I think this article reflects a decision by city council to have the police department report to them instead of the city manager.
Linda Ahearn, thank'd attendees of the annual Oro Valley Chamber's breakfast as her business of Toscana Studio and Gallery was named the top Community Leader.
Though in the very early stages of discussion, the Town of Oro Valley could potentially welcome a key business to Innovation Park.
In the lingering aftershock of the nation’s 2008 recession, the Town of Oro Valley continues to make bold and aggressive strides toward supporting a prosperous economic future for its current and future residents and businesses.
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce held its annual Meetings and Awards Breakfast at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort on Aug. 23.
Town of OV seeks input on overlay district
On July 20, the Oro Valley Police Department began a fraud investigation involving one victim. The investigation lead to a suspect who lived in the City of Tucson.
Pima County to open Veteran’s workforce center
Marana Heritage Farm changes name
Sun City name change: My opinion
A lot of money without discussion
Go airborne for Father’s Day
After serving eight years on the Oro Valley Town Council, Councilman Barry Gillaspie is saying farewell to government. He is looking forward to concentrating on his personal life and career as the Director of Development Services for Information Technology at Pima Community College.
The Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce is going back to its roots.