TVVA 2019 Fall General Meeting
We had a great turnout for our Fall General Meeting on November 13, 2019. The agenda started with a welcome and introductions by our TVVA Board President Peter Reinthal. Next, Deputy County Administrator Carmine DeBonis, Jr., told us about the Pay-As-You-Go road repairs plan (PAYGO) and the Citizens Advisory Committee to help the County prioritize roads needing repair. See our Resources page for more information, including a link to the County's Road Repair Map.
Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy spoke next on the County's road repair plans, and the Houghton Road Master Plan which includes widening Houghton Road from Tanque Verde to I-10. Supervisor Christy noted that the rezoning proposal for Tanque Verd and Houghton Road was a City of Tucson issue and he had no role in this decision; however, because his constituents will be affected, he will draft a letter to the City conveying our concerns.
Two homeowners who would be directly impacted by the Tanque Verde - Houghton Road rezoning spoke next. Allison Sprinkle urged us all to stay involved, keep up the momentum, and attend all meetings downtown. Margo Susko urged us to work together so we are all on the same page and have the same information. She has met with various City officials and Planning and Zoning members. We must follow the process!
TVVA 2019 Spring General Meeting
This year's General Meeting was held on May 1, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road, Linder Hall, at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Our Board of Directors was introduced, and our President Peter Reinthal updated us on some current issues. Guest speakers included the Tucson Wildlife Center, Pima County Department of Transportation, and Beth from Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy's office. Diane, from Tucson Wildlife Center, told us about the wonderful and important work they do to rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured wildlife. She also reminded us to not use poisons or traps that can unintentionally injure or kill wildlife. We had some lively discussions about local road projects, and new proposed projects. Cookies, lemonade, and iced tea were enjoyed by all.
TVVA 2017 Fall General Meeting
The 2017 Fall general meeting was well attended and very informative. About 30 neighbors attended our meeting on Sept. 26th, 7:00 pm at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church. After a welcome and introductions from our TVVA Board President Peter Reinthal, we began the program.
Catlow Shipek from the Watershed Management Group gave us an update on the River Run Network and Sabino/Tanque Verde Creek program. Check out their webpage for more information: https://watershedmg.org/river-run-network/overview
Supervisor Steve Christy and his staff discussed the “Just Fix The Roads” program. This program includes a $0.25 property tax increase per $100 of assessed value to go towards road maintenance, and a 13 member Transportation Advisory Committee appointed by each Supervisor and the County Administrator.
Beth Borozan welcomed us and introduced Steve Christy District 4 Supervisor, who discussed some of the funding and property tax issues. Next, Lucretia Free told us about the Transportation Advisory Committee and their duties to work with local groups and councils to help prioritize how funding is applied to road repairs. Carmine DeBonis, Deputy County Administrator, gave an excellent presentation on road funding, where funding comes from and how it is applied. Dick Katz, Southeast Regional Council member, told us about his group that works with the County to prioritize road work funding in their area.
After the presentations, we enjoyed cookies and lemonade, and great discussions with our guests and neighbors.
TVVA 2016 Fall General Meeting
The 2016 Fall General Meeting, which took place on October 4 at the Kirk Bear Canyon Library was a success! Over 40 neighbors and friends attended, and we had the two candidates for Pima County District 4 Supervisor position, Steve Christy and Josh Reilly, speak and answer questions from the audience. We honored Supervisor Ray Carroll for his 22 years of service to our District and the Tanque Verde Valley with a short presentation by our TVVA President Peter Reinthal, and we presented him with a beautifully engraved glass teardrop award. Discussion topics included the proposed rezoning on Tanque Verde Road for an RV and boat storage facility.
The TVVA 2015 Fall General Meeting
This meeting was held on October 6, at 7:00 PM, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road, Linder Hall. Our speakers were Peter Reinthal TVVA Board President, AJ Malis (Principal of Tanque Verde High School), Gary Hix (Chair of the National Ground Water Association Rural Water Subcommittee), Larry Lucero (TEP), Jennifer Wong from Pima County Board of Supervisors District 4 Office of Ray Carroll, and Priscilla Cornelio (Director of Pima County Department of Transportation). Discussions included the upcoming Bond election, and the Sabino Creek Restoration Project.
TVVA 2014 Fall General Meeting
The 2014 Fall General Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Peter Reinthal, Board President, welcomed the attendees and introduced the board members. Peter also explained the program, noting that we had invited both Ron Barber and Martha McSally, but were unable to coordinate a date when both of them could attend. At that meeting we had Ann-Eve Pedersen, who sits on Congressman Barber's Finance and Steering Committee for his campaign, speak for about 15 minutes. Martha McSally, a candidate for U.S. Representative for Congressional District 2, spoke next and answered questions from the audience. About 40 people were in attendance.