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In the aftermath of the recall election, most people will choose to frame the results in terms of win or lose. I see a different path in the outcome based on what this election brought to light in Oro Valley.

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An Oro Valley post-election suggestion: The annual Oro Valley recall election is over and the voters have spoken. Hopefully, the message has been received by the OVCOG. 

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I would hope that the events over the past 11 months, which led to an Oro Valley election Nov. 3 would serve to send a message to that group of people who want to bring to a halt the maturation process of Oro Valley and have no desire to see our community grow or to achieve its full potential. 

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When my husband and I moved here 6 yrs ago after he retired from the military, we chose to live in Oro Valley because of it's schools, it's classiness, and it's beauty.  The people were so friendly.  We love it.

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This recall vote against the incumbents is not about four people who are no doubt all upstanding human beings endeavoring to do their best  Rather, it is about an elected group who have chosen and/or allowed themselves to be seduced by special interests and have lost sight of their once-felt…

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On Thursday, Oct. 8, I received a “flyer” in the mail I couldn’t believe. It was of the highest and colorful quality, stating that Mayor Hiremath and the recalled three council members had paid for it. They must be rich if they sent everyone in Sun City one of these.  

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Having recently moved to Oro Valley from Washington, D.C. a little over two years ago, my wife and I couldn’t be any more pleased with the community we find ourselves in and the leadership of our elected town officials, particularly with respect to their support of our youth. 

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I wish everyone in Oro Valley could have attended the 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony and Flag Pole Dedication Ceremony at the new community center on Sept. 11. Our Mayor Satish Hiremath, Vice Mayor Lou Waters and councilmembers, Joe Hornat and Mary Snider, did an exceptional job of organizing an …

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Sometimes in portraying historical speeches distortions can occur. So it may be with The Explorer article? Infomercial? Advertisement? Dated 09/30/15 and titled “Citizenship in a Republic.” 

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As we prepare to vote in the recall election, let’s remember that the strengths of this community do not happen by accident. They happen because of strong leadership and careful decision making. 

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Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame catcher for the N.Y. Yankees, passed away last month, and there were many stories written about the wonderful “Yogi-isms.” Perhaps the best known is: “It’s déjà vu all over again.”

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Oro Valley has grown into a lovely community under the leadership of Mayor Satish Hiremath and members of the city council. This vibrant community has developed into a place of superior amenities and services well above most in the State of Arizona. Oro Valley’s ratings and rankings are cons…

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As a resident of Oro Valley and a 18 year observer of OV Government, politicians and elections in our community, I would urge citizens of Oro Valley, including my friends and neighbors, to Vote for Satish Hiremath for mayor and Joe Hornat, Mary Snider and Lou Waters for OV council as the bes…

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This past Saturday, the Oro Valley Council Chambers saw a capacity audience of children and parents enjoying a program of music & song: Musical Magic for Kids - Just for Kids. The TSO’s String Quartet entertained the dozens and dozens of young OV citizens with the support of the Town Cou…

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Ah yes.  Diane Peters has taken us for another trip into her fantasy land.  She has even ventured into “subliminal’ messaging. You gotta love it.  As a 95 percent retired real estate agent, I understand the symbiotic relationship between a sound financial base for Oro Valley and residential …

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On Oct. 8, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry sent the Board of Supervisors a memorandum saying, “We have commissioned an economic revenue and impact study for the Sonoran Corridor … perhaps the single largest economic development initiative in the last 50 years within Pima County.”

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When Vistoso Golf Course decided to bid on the Big Music Festival recently, how did that come to be allowed? And, more importantly, what sort of a precedent has been set? Will a local church hold a carnival with amusement rides there in the future? What other incompatible uses will the neigh…

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The upcoming Pima County bond election has pitted those worried about increases in property taxes against those who insist that we must invest in our future, invest in ourselves. But this is an easy choice. 

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 There are claims that Oro Valley owed $2.6 million more than the town’s assets could cover when the current administration took over. They do carefully use the word “deficit” in campaign literature to describe this sad state of affairs.  

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In response to Mr Wolff’s letter last week, I’m deeply disappointed that a former police chief would stoop to the Gang of 4’s level (Hiremath, Waters, Hornat and Snyder, aka the Gang) without some investigation of the sign issue. 

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I’m writing to express my strong concern regarding the destructive process that is playing out for recalling Oro Valley elected officials. It appears that the so-called “recall” election in Oro Valley is simply a re-play of the November 2014 elections. The same candidates that were on last y…

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There are many signs around town telling us that Hiremath, Hornat, Snider and Waters voted for the apartments. Today there is a sticker on the AZ Daily Star that tells us the same four voted for 764 apartments. With a little digging, here are the facts as to who voted and when the votes were…

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Don’t be fooled by the comments that come out of Ryan Hartung’s mouth. He wants you to believe that he is this young professional with young kids and that he is representative of what is now over 50 percent of the make up of Oro Valley’s population.  

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 I’m an avid reader of all the articles and letters to the editor regarding the upcoming recall election in Oro Valley and I have attended numerous town council, zoning meetings and neighborhood meetings throughout my 10 years living here. 

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I confess to utter amazement and bewilderment when it comes to application of “rules” and statutes concerning nominating petitions. In the upcoming recall election, the town received petitions from two late additions that were accepted even though they were not completed correctly. This fact…

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 Apparently Donald Bristow admitted during recent court testimony that he was funded by Shirl Lamona and Pat Straney in his attempt to have two candidates struck from the recall ballot. Do we really want two people on the council who are so obsessed with wining at all costs that they’ll  eng…

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I read with amazement the vitriolic behavior, not only in word but in deed, that has been directed at the sitting members of the council and of Mayor Hiremath. As the former chief of police of Oro Valley, I went through several recalls and none carried the tone of this one. 

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With the town’s purchase of the El Conquistador Community Center, it is obvious that many residents in Sun City are very unhappy with the leadership of Oro Valley.  

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This paper’s Aug. 12 edition featured interviews of mayoral candidates Satish Hiremath (incumbent) and Pat Straney. 

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In response to the letter to the editor written by Rick Cunnington published last week, I don’t know him nor his pal in LALA  land, Don Cox, who sent a letter several weeks ago which was basically duplicated by Cunnington for this edition. These two either live on another planet or very delu…

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In the Aug. 26, LOVE bulletin, l read the following investigation about HSL Properties owner Humberto S. Lopez and Mayor Hiremath and found it to be alarming: 

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The Aug. 19 Explorer contained a guest viewpoint by Henry Sheetz regarding the Oro Valley recall election entitled, “Here are the facts in OV.” Unfortunately, his command of the “facts” leaves much to be desired as his article sadly failed the Pinocchio Test.

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Much has been said about the upcoming election in Oro Valley and the reasons driving this. Having been a resident for the past eight years, and having witnessed this process over and over, I thought I’d make a suggestion. Once the election is over, it would be wise to make a fresh start; bur…

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If there was a comedy section in The Explorer, it would be the perfect space for 99 percent of what Diane Peters writes. It’s laughable (to me anyway) that the narrow-mindedness of Peters, and her gang of 2,800, is even worthy of anger. But having dealt with her extremism, I have become numb…

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I have read with interest and watched the interplay regarding the purchase of the El Conquistador golf and tennis facility. As a long-time resident of Oro Valley who has now returned after a 10-year absence, I am struck that nothing has changed in Oro Valley politics. 

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In the July 22 Explorer, we were treated to yet another anger-filled diatribe from majority-4 hired mouthpiece, Don Cox, who paints Ryan Hartung as a bully because a recall supporter behaved inappropriately. 

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The incumbent council majority and mayor lost public trust when they snuck in the purchase of the El Conquistador and the sales tax increase in December 2014.  

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I think most of us who are following what goes on in Oro Valley are aware of the incident which occurred when a member of the recall group turning in  petitions against our fine Mayor Satish Hiremath, was arrested and charged with assaulting Vice-Mayor Waters.