Special Interest Influence

My commitment to you is that I will not accept campaign contributions from developers and special interest groups. You will know that every decision I make is designed to serve and benefit the residents and citizens of the Town of Oro Valley.

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Golf

Golf in Oro Valley has become a 4 letter word. People are sick of hearing about it, they are sick of talking about it, they are sick of paying for it, and most of them don’t even know just how much they are paying for it. (Taxpayers are paying $2.5 million per year, and then some on it. Combined operating losses to date are $6.9 million.) The reason golf is so important is because this issue has eroded trust in our community, as well as robbed us of other opportunities for investments in amenities our residents want through the opportunity cost of the money spent on golf.

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Recreation for All Families

Did you know that Riverfront Park was once slated for an apartment complex? It was made a community park through dedicated citizen involvement. Great parks do not just happen, people make them happen. In the 8 years that this mayor and council have been in control of Oro Valley, not one new playground has been added – this in spite …

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Development in Oro Valley

In the last four years that I have been on the Planning and Zoning Commission, I have attended many town meetings. I have seen residents arrive hopeful that their voices will be heard, their elected leaders will adequately address their concerns, and agreeable compromises will be achieved. Sometimes this has occurred, but more often than not, I have seen people …

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Town Budget

It is easy to feel the budget is going well and under control in the Town if you listen to the Town’s talking points, however with further digging you can see that the growth of government, taxes, and the budget have been steadily increasing in a manner out of line with other areas of the private and public sector.

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