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During a Special Session held at noon today, Oro Valley Town Council voted to declare and adopt the results of the Oro Valley General Election held on November 8, 2016. On the ballot was the Town’s Your Voice, Our Future General Plan, which appeared as Proposition 439. According to the official canvass that was prepared by the Pima County Elections Department, Your Voice, Our Future received more than 70% of the vote.
Last month, I concluded my annual State of the Town Address with this challenge: Let’s be the kind of people who strive to be each other’s BEST memory. THAT is the type of community we are building together.
That challenge is a natural fit for Thanksgiving—my favorite holiday—when so many fond memories are made. In fact, it was the memories of my childhood in Michigan which served as the inspiration for my State of the Town Address this year.
On September 21, 2016, Oro Valley Town Council adopted the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan, confirming its readiness to go to the public vote. This plan, which will guide Oro Valley’s future over the next 10 years, was developed by residents and community members over the last three years.
It’s no secret that our community has been through a lot these past few months. Sometimes we become so distracted that the beauty of everyday life takes a back seat. Regardless of our background, age, profession or personal interests, it’s all too easy to lament the things that we don’t have or the things that we want to change. We forget to focus on the things that are important such as appreciating what we have and who we love.
It's true that in Arizona, we love to brag about our weather during these winter months while people in colder climates are still shoveling snow. Late winter and early spring - the months in which we now find ourselves - are among the best here in the desert.
The Town of Oro Valley is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to purchase 324 acres of land in the heart of our community, a 31,475-square-foot building which could be converted into a community and recreation center, 31 tennis courts, 45 holes of golf and two swimming pools, all for $1 million in cash over a three-year period.
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