Axe the Tax OV, a local grassroots PAC, is opposed to the $17M Naranja Park Bond that will cost Oro Valley taxpayers $28M (including interest) over the 20 year life of the bonds. The group desires responsible spending of taxpayer dollars and cites the significant golf losses associated with the El Con Golf purchase as evidence that Town Council needs to reign in spending before any property tax is considered.
At the February 17, 2017 Town Council meeting, members of the community (including youth sports parents, athletes, and Oro Valley user groups) asked Council to advance construction of additional sports fields at Naranja Park instead of following their current phased approach. On May 3, 2017 the Town council voted 7-0 to call a special bond election in November for the town residents to approve or reject the bond. The estimated costs include approximately $5.6M for fields and lighting but over $11M for infrastructure and amenities.
Their video lays out some of the important facts behind why the Naranja Park build-out should continue with a phased approach instead of imposing a 20 year property tax burden on Oro Valley homeowners and commercial properties.
To learn more about Prop 454 at axethetaxov.com or axethetaxov on Facebook.