The Thin Blue Line. It is our police officers who stand in that thin blue line to protect us from evil and chaos. The officers who protect us from drunk drivers, child molesters, murderers and all the other miscreants that roam our streets. I am so sickened by all of the cop bashing and cop hating that I see in our country on the news every night.
Six years ago, amidst the worst economic depression in Oro Valley’s 40-plus-year history, Mayor Satish Hiremath, Lou Waters, Joe Hornat and Mary Snider were voted into office. Serious fiscal discussions were necessary. Town manager recommended budgets were painstakingly crafted and balanced to ensure residents would continue to receive the high quality of core services that make Oro Valley the safe and beautiful place it is. And when it came time to approve these innovative budgets, those four voted “Yes.”
With current events placing law officers across the country in harm’s way, I would like to take a moment to recognize and thank the Oro Valley Police Department for the outstanding job they do keeping our town safe and protected. I consider myself blessed to live in a community where our police officers are friendly, helpful and professional. May God watch over and keep each one of you safe. I pray the same for your brothers in arms throughout the US.
I live at 11053 N. Eagle Crest Dr., Oro Valley, AZ. You may not believe my story, but it’s true!
The words “Help Me Rhonda” by the Beach Boys is very appropriate for the Town of Oro Valley today. It is time for fresh voices to be heard and new faces to be seen on the dais of the Council Chambers. Rhonda Pina is that leader who will bring extensive financial experience at both the personal and business sectors to the Council. She understands financial statements and budgeting practices and will make the difficult decisions on what revenue and expenses make common sense for not only the immediate but also for long term solvency of our great community. As an independent thinker she has been a highly successful banker in assessing businesses and making tough decisions based on facts. Rhonda is a long time member of this community who as branch manager of both Wells Fargo locations helped establish the business climate of the Town. Her influence is not restricted to Oro Valley but extends throughout the region. As a member of the Pima County Small Business Commission she assists small businesses succeed throughout the county. Rhonda has been approved as a Commissioner for the Pima County Animal Care Center Commission which directly impacts the care and treatment of animals within the region.
I read with some interest the July 6th Letter to the Editor by Brendan Burns.
“Sick of the deceiving antics”
The article about the Giffords, Kelly push for ‘common sense’ gun laws made the point of the tragic loss of life by suicide. The loss of life that results from violence should be just as concerning. Just what is ‘common sense’ ? I would submit that like beauty, every one would have a different definition.
As a longtime resident of Oro Valley, I am sick of the deceiving antics of this incompetent mayor and his three council puppets. Yep, they all vote alike because their developer donors tell them how to vote. Their developer pals are the ones who gave the Gang of 4 a whopping $200k to get reelected. The spin, babble and pure deception over this community center and golf course purchase is continues. It’s just insane.