Your Voice, Our Future
September 14, 2016 - Your Voice, Our Future Plan - Town Council
Oro Valley has a new General Plan! In the November 2016 general election, Oro Valley residents will vote on the adoption of the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan.
But before the November vote, the Plan is being presented at a public hearing to the Town Council. Stop by to learn about the Plan and provide public comment!
- Town Council Public Hearing: September 21, 2016 at 6 p.m., Oro Valley Town Hall Council Chambers (11000 N. La Cañada Drive)
Want to learn more? We’ll be at community events in October to share information about the Plan. Stop by, grab a giveaway and get informed before the public vote on November 8, 2016. If you’d like us to speak to your club/organization/HOA, please contact us at YourVoiceOV@orovalleyaz.gov.
September 8, 2016 - Your Voice, Our Future Plan - Did you know... Sense of Community!
Oro Valley has a new General Plan! People value Oro Valley’s sense of community – here’s how it’s included in the Plan.
- Oro Valley’s sense of community was consistently one of the community’s top three priorities over three types of surveys!
- The Your Voice Community, Environment and Development Committees considered the local sense of community when creating goals, policies and actions for the Plan.
- Over 40 goals, policies and actions support Oro Valley’s sense of community.
Catch us at upcoming Town Council public hearing on September 21.
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