We moved to Oro Valley in 2005 and since that time I was aware of Mike Zinkin’s public service. We’re not a big community and someone like Mike Zinkin is well known to a lot of us. He has served on voluntary committees and study groups. He probably knows more about the Oro Valley General Plan than anyone else and he has fought to have its provisions honored for the benefit of our community. As a member of the Town Council he has taken hard looks at our budget and the organization of Town government operations. Why wasn’t he recalled? Because so many of us who were asked to sign a recall petition refused to do so. We know who Mike Zinkin really is. Many of us felt he was politically targeted and that some of the charges against him were “politically correct” stretches. Those of us of a certain age considered compliments to ladies on their dress, looks or fragrance as good manners. Now, we’d be brought up on charges of sexual harassment. Mr. Zinkin was put through hell over this recall effort. What is his right to seek redress from what he considers untruthful, libelous or slanderous accusations on his integrity.
If Mr. Zinkin is filing a lawsuit to deal with these issues, more power to him. That’s why we have civil courts. It’s time for Thelma Grimes to give it a rest on Mike Zinkin.
Alex De La Garza,