NewsNet 06-26-15

SHARE YOUR IDEAS ABOUT FUTURE TRANSIT - The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is inviting the public to identify and discuss transit priorities to guide regional efforts in transit planning and investments. Input will help guide development of a regional transit vision for PAG's 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and future regional planning processes. You can submit your opinions online through July 17.

LIVE MUSIC TOMORROW ON STREETCAR - Ride the Sun Link streetcar and enjoy the KXCI Presents: Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series, a live concert inside a streetcar. The series features concerts throughout the months of June, July and August. The second of the six concerts will take place tomorrow night, featuring music from Jeremy Cashman and Mighty Joel Ford. Passengers can attend the concert by boarding the streetcar at the stop on Avenida del Convento and Congress (across from Mercado San Agustin) at 7 p.m. All passengers must have a valid SunGO card or ticket to board Sun Link. Riders without passes are encouraged to purchase a SunGO 1-Day Ticket before the event to help avoid wait times. The ticket can be purchased for $4 at any of the streetcar stops or the Ronstadt Transit Center downtown. Read the news release and a story from Arizona Public Media.

ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF RETIRING TODAY - Assistant Tucson Police Chief Kathleen Robinson, who began working for the Tucson Police Department (TPD) in January 1984, marks her last day today at TPD. Robinson has been active in the Tucson community, serving 15 years on the Board of Directors for Pima Prevention Partnership. She also has served as a board member for Emerge! and the YWCA. In addition, Robinson has been actively involved in the Arizona Women's Initiative Network, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, and Camp Fury. Throughout her career, Robinson has worked toward creating opportunities for women’s growth and leadership. Read more from TPD Facebook page.

TUCSON'S FOOD SCENE RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY - Four articles published recently tout Tucson as a food destination. A New York Times story earlier this month mentioned some good places to eat that had nice architecture. New York Magazine later called Tucson "the Southwest's next foodie destination," and then Phoenix New Times featured "5 Reasons the Tucson Restaurant Scene is Better Than Ever." Earlier this week, Tucson's famous Sonoran dog was the subject of an article on Vice Munchies' "How LA Destroyed Mexico’s Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs." Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.

INTERACTIVE MAPS PROVIDE VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT TUCSON - ZoomTucson is an interactive mapping site that allows citizens to find government information and services, such as political representatives, trash and recycling collection schedules, zoning, and school boundaries. ZoomTucson's clean and simple map interface allows users to search by an address or click on a location to display a wealth of information. It's also good for people interested in moving to Tucson. Meanwhile, ZoomBiz is an easy-to-use, map-based website providing developers and property owners with location-specific information on incentive programs for which they may be eligible.