In the April 2023 issue of The Vail Voice, there were two articles regarding the possibility of incorporating Vail, AZ as a legal Arizona City or Town. One group, IncorporateVailAZ (www.incorporateVailAZ.org) is the group that supports incorporation and the other group opposes incorporation. The IncorporateVailAZ group has held multiple public meetings, sent out three surveys, completed a feasibility analysis, wrote an extensive white paper, hired professionals including consultants and lawyers, and is actively working with The League of Cities and Towns, City of Tucson, Pima County, The Greater Vail Chamber of Commerce, State Land department, etc. to make sure there is accurate information and regional support. The incorporation committee is comprised of local volunteers with specific expertise relative to community building. They have committed an enormous amount of personal time to make Vail a better place.
There is opposition in all things but it should be civil, courteous, and accurate. Personal attacks, false accusations, name calling, distortions of truth, etc. are not appropriate. This public discourse holds true for social media as well. We need to stick to facts and the truth. Whatever the outcome, we need to channel this energy into making Vail a better community for our families and for the future of Vail.
By Rob Samuelsen