Your Voice, Our Future
November 14, 2016 - Thank you, Oro Valley!
On November 8, the Oro Valley community voted to ratify the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan!
The success of the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan is due to the hard work of the community. Over the past three years, residents helped create the Plan by:
- Imagining Oro Valley’s future.
- Sharing ideas on how to achieve that future.
- Joining Your Voice committees to help build the Plan.
- Providing feedback to ensure it reflects community values.
Thank you to all who participated and followed along!
November 1, 2016 - Your Voice, Our Future Plan - Vote in One Week!
Oro Valley residents will vote on the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan, Proposition 439, on November 8th. It's our new resident-inspired plan that will guide the future of Oro Valley over the next 10 years.
The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan
The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan was created and reviewed by residents during a multi-year process and was ratified by voters on November 8, 2016. The Plan helps determine decisions made for Oro Valley by taking a high-level look at the community. It includes a range of important topics such as land use, public safety, natural beauty, parks and recreation and how to make our community more family-friendly.
This Plan uses the community’s vision to set directions for residents, stakeholders, officials and Town staff to use in making decisions over the next decade.
How Your Voice, Our Future was created
The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan was created by the community over three phases:
Phase 1: Let’s talk! (Sep 2013 – May 2014)
Oro Valley residents and stakeholders established priorities through open conversations. Many events and outreach efforts provided the opportunity to discuss, debate and listen to one another to gain common understanding. The results were formed into a big-picture Vision statement about Oro Valley’s future, which is further defined through twelve Guiding Principles. The community’s Vision and Guiding Principles were endorsed by the Town Council on May 7, 2014 and set the stage to build a long-range plan of action.
Phase 2 – Let’s think! (Jun 2014 – Nov 2015)
Residents and stakeholders came together to create a Plan with specific goals and polices for the future. The aim was to understand the community’s concerns and aspirations; clarify goals and policies; and address needs, preferences and trends. The product was the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan. At the end of Phase 2 the Plan was first presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission then later to the Town Council, which tentatively adopted the Plan in November 2015.
Phase 3 – Do it! Make it so! (Dec 2015 – Nov 2016)
The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan was presented to the community to show how the document reflects the community's direction and to spark additional discussion. The Plan was finalized and formally adopted by Town Council on September 21, 2016. Oro Valley residents voted to ratify the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan on November 8, 2016.
How Your Voice, Our Future is used by the Town
The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan will be implemented over the next 10 years through the action items listed in Chapter 6: Getting to Work. Priorities for each year will be determined in a Strategic Plan. Your Voice action items are then implemented through the Planning Work Plan and other department work plans. By state law, yearly project reports will be required, outlining the progress on action items.
How to stay involved
Many of the Plan’s 163 action items include public feedback, so stay connected and join our mailing list by emailing YourVoiceOV@orovalleyaz.gov.