July 29, 2022

Opinion: Winfield is the Way Forward

Editor: The recent July 20, 2022, front-page article in the Explorer on the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve was no fluff piece. Inaugural ceremonies are always uplifting and make good human-interest news, but this news story has much greater significance. Joe Winfield is running for reelection as mayor of Oro Valley, and the Explorer piece mentions …

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May 31, 2022

Fiscal Responsibility and Fixing The Police Pension Debt

Guest view on the Let Oro Valley Excel Blog by Mayor Joe Winfield on May 31, 2022 Last year your Council voted 7-0 to solve the $27.6M of underfunded police pension debt by transferring $10M from reserves, and bonding $17.6M at 2.4% interest. We accepted the recommendation of consultant Stiffel, Town Manager Mary Jacobs, Town Finance Director David Gephart, and …

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