Keep all eyes on Vestar

I represent a group of local business owners and concerned citizens called Oro Valley 1st. Our town council and Vestar entered into an economic development agreement (sales tax rebate). It was challenged by a group of citizens and a referendum was forced. After a very effective campaign by Vestar and council, the measure passed. Then Vestar announced their anchor store would be a Wal-Mart SuperCenter.

We are soliciting pledges from Oro Valley citizens and surrounding communities to shop locally and not at the Oro Valley MarketPlace.

If you would like more information, go to www.orovalley1st.com or www.letorovalleyexcel.com. We urge Kingman citizens to become involved and don't let Vestar fool you like they did us.

Phil Gibbs

Oro Valley, Ariz.