Your Voice, Our Future
October 25, 2016 - Your Voice, Our Future Plan - Two Weeks til the Vote!
TWO WEEKS until the vote on Your Voice, Our Future! Residents came together to share ideas and create OV’s new General Plan. The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan reflects Oro Valley’s top priorities:
- Public Safety
- Natural Beauty
- Feeling of Community
Get ready for the vote on November 8, 2016:
- Find answers to frequently asked questions about the General Plan
- Read the Executive Summary or browse the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan
October 18, 2016 - Your Voice, Our Future Plan - Three weeks until the vote!
Three more weeks until the public vote on the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan! Oro Valley’s new community plan will guide decisions over the next 10 years. Residents created the Plan and here’s what some of them have said about it:
- It reflects the wishes and hopes of the town’s people. It was the work of many. Marilyn L., Community Committee
- We started with input from our residents and built upon that foundation to generate a blueprint that will help fuse the towns actions for the next decade. Michael D., Environment Committee
- I am extremely proud that the Plan truly represents the values expressed by the community. This is not our work, but their work. Michael S., Development Committee
Get ready for the public vote on the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan!
The Your Voice, Our Future General Plan will be on the general election ballot November 2016. Click here to read the Plan!
Stop by community events to talk with volunteers and staff about the Plan or invite us to your club meeting to share information!
Oro Valley's new community plan, the Your Voice, Our Future Plan, is out in the community!
The community-led Your Voice, Our Future Plan will help determine decisions made for Oro Valley over the next ten years. It takes a high level look at the community, and doesn’t set Town budgets or call for new taxes. The plan includes a range of important topics such as 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.
Check out some of their ideas!
The Town strives for:
- The proactive conservation, protection, and restoration of environmentally-sensitive lands, natural resource areas and habitats and lands with high scenic value.
- Safety for all residents and visitors during emergencies, and from the threats of natural and man-made hazards, whether at home, work or other activities.
- A built environment that creatively integrates landscape, architecture and open space, and conservation elements which elevate the quality of life.
This process was last completed in 2005 with the adoption of a General Plan known as Focus 2020, The Future in Balance. This renewed effort is required by state law and responds to the Town’s changing demographics and needs.
The Town’s quality of life is the focus of this project. The current General Plan outlines actions as well as a specific implementation program to monitor results. You can check out the Focus 2020 General Plan Progress Report to learn about direct results of the previous planning and implementation, including:
- Acquisition, design and construction of several new recreational facilities, including the CDO Linear Park, a new accessible playground, and most notably the Town’s aquatic center expansion
- Continual investment in transportation, with over twenty transportation and circulation projects completed or in progress, including transit service and bike and pedestrian facilities
- Adoption of the Environmentally Sensitive Lands ordinance that reflects habitat, scenic and cultural resource conservation values
- Expansion of Town public safety programs and awareness
- Adoption of site and architectural design standards to ensure a quality built environment
- Creation of a neighborhood enhancement programs, like the Neighborhood Clean Up Program
- Implementation of a comprehensive Town-wide water conservation program