About 175 people attended the Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, General Meeting to discuss the recent proposals for rezonings in the Tanque Verde Valley and annexation to the City of Tucson. The meeting was led by Peter Reinthal, TVVA President, who gave an overview of these projects, talked about the difference between the City and the County rezoning processes, annexation, incorporation, and traffic concerns. Supervisor Steve Christy discussed the County's role in these proposals and their limitations regarding City projects, and offered his support to help facilitate our efforts, including contacting PAG regarding traffic studies. See the Tanque Verde - Houghton Road Rezoning page and the Casita Village rezoning and annexation page for more information on those projects. Be sure to sign up for our TVVA Email Newsletter to stay updated and informed!
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.