Oro Valley’s police chief defended his department against a town councilman’s complaints that the department doles out unnecessary employee perks, overspends on overtime and pays too much for a youth program.
Oro Valley Town Council member Mike Zinkin said he sees himself as something of a lightning rod. It’s an apt description for a politician who was selected to a national fellowship even as he faces a recall effort.
Three Oro Valley Town Council members say they are not behind an effort to recall fellow council member Mike Zinkin, despite his accusations that they and the mayor are trying to put him out of office.
Oro Valley dentist and mayoral candidate Satish Hiremath fought
his way to the top over the weekend, defeating retired air-traffic
controller Mike Zinkin by just 30 votes once the town's provisional
ballots were counted.