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Vote Joe for Oro Valley Town Council

On my watch!No one person on Council does these things alone, but it is important to note the significant progress OV has made “on this watch”.

  • Created policies that allowed for balanced budgets with a surplus during one of the worst recessions in recent memory
  • Concluded an agreement with Tucson to carry CAP “wet” water to Oro Valley to preserve our aquifer
  • Adopted a regional partnership with the RTA to provide bus service citizens, seniors and ADA with annual saving to the Town of nearly $250K
  • Approved agreement with Pima County for OV Public Library to continue operations under the County saving the Town $600K annually
  • Opened historic Steam Pump Ranch for the Farmers Market and special events
  • Created the Environmental Sensitive Land Ordinance to preserve open space after it languished for 10 years
  • Secured the continuation, move and expansion of Securaplane as an employer in OV
  • Initiated “Neighborhood Meetings” to advise and get feed back from the Community before a development, rezoning or GPA  enters the “approval process”.
  • Annexed the area South to Ina which included Tohono Chul an international tourist attraction
  • Approved the new retail and apartment center San Dorado (First and Oracle)
  • Approved apartments for Steam Pump Village along Oracle
  • Approved development of L.A. Fitness for Oro Valley
  • Supported the widening of Lambert Lane from La Canada to Pusch View
  • Approved development of St. Mark’s Catholic Church on Tangerine Road
  •  Approved and built new Aquatic Center for residents and sports tourism
  • Approved new home development - Glover & LaCholla
  • Accepted Honey Bee Park into our park system
  • Revamped & streamlined Boards and Commissions
  • Improved and increased comprehensive CPI (Citizens Planning Institute) for citizens to increase their knowledge of Town operations
  • Began Public Art Tours of Oro Valley
  • Approved tours of Steam Pump Ranch with OV Historical Society
  • Approved sign code revisions with citizen input
  • Created new EEZ Zoning “Overlay” for Innovation Park to speed construction for new employers and expansion projects
  • Secured private funding for a new archery range at Naranja Park
  • Approved and began construction of new multipurpose fields & Dog Park for Naranja Park
  • Continued pavement preservation in spite of State “sweeps” of funds
  • Approved funds to bury new electric lines to protect views along Oracle and Tangerine
  • Rebranded OV slogan to “It’s in our nature” as a marketing tool to benefit the town
  • Approval of public private funding for new Children’s Museum Annex in OV
  • Approval of bond funds to buy land for new Wildlife Crossing on Oracle
  • Approval of bond funds to expand County Park (Tortilla Park  in Arroyo Grande)
  • Initiated potential State Land Annexation along Thornydale.
  • Approved purchase for new Community and Recreation Center.