The Oro Valley Citizens For Ethical Government filed its PAC termination statement finance report on April 21. The report covered the period of January 1 through April 21, 2014. This was the PAC that spearheaded the attempted recall of Council Member Mike Zinkin.
We learned from this filing that Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commissioner Donald Cox paid for the 3 advertisements that appeared in the local advertising circular in December and January. These advertisements urged the recall of Council Member Mike Zinkin, provided a phone number to call, and a web site link for more information. We suspect that Commissioner Cox is the publisher of the web site to which people were referred from the advertisements.
August 21, 2012 that Cox made remarks chastising Council Members Zinkin and Garner at a planning and zoning commission meeting.
In our reporting of those remarks, we observed that the Commissioner should be reprimanded for such remarks because he had used his position at a meeting to make such remarks. No reprimand occurred. In this instance, however, the Commissioner acted as a private citizen. He did not use his appointed position to put forth his view.
According to the termination statement, the PAC raised $2,350. Major contributors were Oro Valley's Michael Quinn ($800), former owner of now defunct "Down Home Delights"; and Mary and David Johnson ($500) of Marana.
Larry Burge, Hiremath's PAC treasurer and spouse of the Oro Valley Citizens For Ethical Government treasurer, Jane Burge, contributed $400. Kevin Jones, the PAC's Chairman, chipped in $100.
The 3 Cox reimbursed advertisements ($1,638) were the primary use of PAC funds. $335 was spent for signs. Unspent PAC money ($330) was donated to World Care.
With the Oro Valley Citizens For Ethical Government PAC termination statement filing, we are hopeful that this chapter of Oro Valley history is closed.