Here's some of the "stuff" that we have not reported that occurred at last week's Oro Valley council meeting:
- The Oro Valley Youth Advisory Council is making its plans for this year. One short term idea presented to council is a youth-senior tech day, where they would help seniors learn technology.
- As we reported previously, the council did approve measures to bring its governance in concert with the change in election timing. All council members will serve through November of the last year of their term. The Vice Mayor position can now be occupied by any council member, regardless of when their term ends. (See our prior post)
- Council Member Hornat spent 3 minutes refuting a letter of Council Member Zinkin's that appeared in the Explorer, a regional free, advertiser paid paper. Hornat read the parks and recreation budget into the record. Council Member Hornat stated that Council Member Zinkin of funding a recall effort against Hornat and Council Member Snider. This recall effort took place in the summer of 2011. Watch the video on the right. It is Hornat in "attack mode."
- Council approved 7-0 an actuarial study to see if the town wants our elected officials to join the state retirement program for elected officials before the program requires them to provide for their own retirement through a defined contribution program. "Its pretty comical when you do the math," noted Council Member Snider. She noted that it may cost the town more to administer the program than it was worth. "It also requires five years all tenure in your position," noted council member Hornat. "Perhaps that's why Oro Valley Never had..." a retirement program for elected officials.
- Approved by a 7-0 vote the translation of Pima County zones to the equivalent Oro Valley zones for the annexed area known as Oracle/Ina. There were 3 exiting zones that were converted to comparable Oro Valley zoning codes.
- Approved amendments such that the Environmental Sensitive Lands Ordinance can be applied to general plan all general plan amendments.