CALL TO ACTION - PARTICIPATE IN MAY 14 ZOOM CALL
May 11, 2020 - Oro Valley has scheduled the first neighborhood meeting on Romspen’s rezoning application for Thursday, May 14, at 6:00 PM. This is being done as a Zoom teleconference call. We strongly urge everyone to participate as this is the Town’s alternative to in-person meetings during the COVID-19 crisis. If your questions and concerns were not answered in the April 30 video, it is important to continue e-mailing and attend the May 14th teleconference to address Town Management and Romspen representatives directly.
WEAR YOUR PRESERVE VISTOSO BUTTON, and make sure it is visible on camera. If you need a button, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Even though we cannot pack Town Hall with our members, we can voice our opinions about the Romspen development plans and tell the Town Council that the needs of our community must be considered.
Preserve Vistoso Video
An aerial video of the property produced by Jim Horn is posted on the VISION tab of PreserveVistoso.org, which you can access here. The video provides an overview of this property and why Preserve Vistoso feels it is critical for Oro Valley to preserve it as a Nature Preserve and Community Trail. Please feel free to share the link to this video with your neighbors, friends, and people who may be interested in helping to preserve this amazing piece of property. You can find the video on the https://www.preservevistoso.org/desert-park page.
How to Participate
Below you will find details on how to participate in the Zoom call based on the current information posted by the Town. Make sure to check the Town's website here on May 14th just in case the Town changes the instructions.
We recommend you download and install the Zoom software from https://zoom.us/download and then go to to the Town's website here for instructions on using Zoom for Town meetings. You can also visit support from Zoom here to see additional instructions on how to use Zoom. We recommend you make a test call with your friends or family prior to May 14.
A few minutes prior to the Thursday call, open the Zoom app to its home page and then click "Join A Meeting". On the Join Meeting page, enter the meeting ID, 921 2282 7563. In the box below the meeting ID, it will should show your name as registered with Zoom. That is the name that will on the screen visible to all participants. Once you click join, you will be on the call.
NOTE: You can join the call by phone by dialing 301-715-8592 and ask questions by pushing *9.
If you hear audio echo or audio feedback during your meeting, there are three possible causes:
A participant has both the computer and telephone audio active
Participants with computers or telephones speakers which are too close to each other
Multiple computers with active audio in the same room
While you are not required to have a webcam to join a Zoom Meeting or Webinar, without one you will not be able to transmit video of yourself. However, you can listen and speak during the meeting and view the webcam video of other participants.
To speak or ask questions, you will need to raise your hand (hand symbol on Zoom). The Town representative should explain how to use the hand symbol and will probably call on people in the order that you raise your hand. If you are called to speak, you will need to push the microphone symbol to unmute yourself.
What if I can’t connect or I get disconnected?
If you are unable to connect to the Zoom teleconference, you lose your connection, or you were not called on to ask your question or present your concern after raising your hand, please try again. If you are unable to resolve the issue after a few minutes, please call the Town at 520-229-4711 and send an e-mail to CopyPreserveVistoso@gmail.com describing the problem you experienced. Preserve Vistoso will not be able to help you get connected but we want to understand the issues that people have experienced. It is important that all residents have an opportunity to ask their questions and express any concerns they have.