At the 1st NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
TANGERINE STATE LAND REZONING
AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE!!
Bayer Vella, Planning Administrator for the Town, was met with thunderous applause when he announced that the new council would be voting on the State Land Rezoning and Annexation.
Many OV residents and neighbors who live adjacent to the state lands had been concerned when Public Meeting signs were placed on the parcels the day following the election. The fear was that the lame duck council – known for rubber-stamping high density projects – would rush the rezoning through before the newly elected council would be seated.
Continued community participation is required to pressure Town Staff into negotiating a considerable reduction in housing density, buffer zones and other issues introduced at the meeting.
For those who were unable to attend the 1st Neighborhood Meeting, the Town and State Land’s presentation can be viewed here.
- Part 1 Intro & schedule https://youtu.be/EDaH4rLakEE
- Part 2 History https://youtu.be/RAPZ_BU7vl8
- Part 3 State Land Mission https://youtu.be/E8ZO2mMLjmY
- Part 4 WLB Zoning Plan https://youtu.be/VtmUr3-t9CY
Public comments can be found here:
- Unexpected Surprise https://youtu.be/JgDaqLJQrwY
- Guide to Remove Cactus https://youtu.be/hRcv9HZq8pE
DON’T LET THIS REZONING DECISION BE STOLEN FROM OV VOTERS BY OUR LAME-DUCK TOWN COUNCIL!
Why is this important to the entire community?
ALL COST and LIMITED BENEFIT
The day after the incumbents lost their re-election bid, the Town placed Public Meeting signs for an 885+ acre rezoning of State Trust Land, located near the intersection of Tangerine Road and Thornydale Road. The subject property is currently zoned in Pima County as Suburban Ranch (SR) or one house per 3.3 acres. Once rezoned, the State will auction the land to the highest bidder(s). With over-development a key issue during the campaign, the timing of this rezoning looks suspiciously like an attempt to keep this from voters until after the election.
This rezoning will be the last chance for the lame duck Council to damage OV’s small town feel by saying Yes to more apartments and 5,000 to 5,500 square foot lots. While the Town may experience an increase in sales tax revenue, it will likely be overshadowed by the costs to provide road maintenance, police, schools, and water.
Once the required Neighborhood Meetings are held, the proposal will be heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission who will make an “approve or deny” recommendation to the Council. The Town Council could vote on this proposal as early as October 24, 2018. This will be the final meeting prior to the newly elected Mayor and Council members taking office.
A decision of this magnitude should be made by a Council that represents the community, not developers and special interests. Please participate in the meetings and insist that the decision be made by our new council. (Arroyo Grande, North of Sun City, could be next).
Neighborhood Meeting Dates
September 13, 2018 6:00 to 7:30 PM
September 20, 2018 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Annexation Public Meeting Date
September 19, 2018 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Location for all three meetings is:
Town Council Chambers, 11000 N La Canada Dr, OV
Additional information can be found on the Town website:
and in these YouTube videos:
- Keep OV Special!!!
- Tangerine State Land Rezoning
- Tangerine State Land Background Part 1
- Tangerine State Land Public Comments Part 2a
- Tangerine State Land Public Comments Part 2b
- Tangerine State Land Staff & Council Comments – Part 3
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