NewsNet 11-19-14

MAYOR AND COUNCIL TO REVISIT TRANSIT ITEMS NEXT MONTH - The Mayor and Tucson City Council voted yesterday to move decisions regarding changes to transit routes and fares to the Dec. 9 meeting. Staff requested the route and fare changes to save approximately $1.2 million in the current fiscal year, but Mayor and Council requested more time to review recent input from the Transit Task Force and to examine other possible cost savings to the system. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star, ans see the agenda materials.
 
TUCSON POLICE DONATE GIFTS TO SUPPORT TROOPS
- The Tucson Police Department's (TPD) "Santa Cop Program" collects hundreds of toys and stuffed animals throughout the year. This year, TPD was able to donate the toys and stuffed animals to Tucson Troop Support. The donations will be given to the children of troops who are currently deployed. Many of the gifts came from the Ronald McDonald House and the American Legion (Post 7).
 
USA TODAY CHOOSES BEST RESTAURANTS IN TUCSON - Aside from scenery and great weather, Tucson is also becoming a destination for food connoisseurs. As USA Today 10 Best puts it, "There's no disputing that some of the best Mexican food in the country is found in the cafes and restaurants of the Old Pueblo. In fact, sometimes it seems like every corner in town has a great mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant dishing out amazing enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and of course, the homegrown Sonoran hot dog." Even so, there's plenty more than Mexican food, and the writer weighs in on her favorite places to eat. Most of the favorites are within walking distance of the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar.
 
HOW TO STAY SAFE THIS WINTER
- The onset of cold weather in Tucson introduces some potential dangers. From carbon monoxide poisoning to fire, the Tucson Fire Department offers tips to keep you safe. Watch a safety video, produced by Tucson 12.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT TUCSON WATER - Tucson Water has job openings for construction inspector, chemist, and system operator. The utility is interested in qualified candidates to care for the infrastructure and systems needed to deliver water to customers. Information about each job is available at Tucson Water's website.