Hockey Team Moves Step Closer to Tucson

With two of three needed approvals granted, the Arizona Coyotes are closer to buying the minor league Springfield Falcons and moving the team to Tucson.

The American Hockey League's governing board approved the sale yesterday, and the Mayor and Tucson City Council will hold an Executive Session later this afternoon to discuss a lease agreement between the team and the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). An agreement could come up for a formal vote at next Tuesday's meeting.

City Seeks Public Input on Proposed Changes to Transit Service and Fares

The City of Tucson is seeking public comments on possible increases to transit fares and route changes. Due to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, Title VI policies must be reviewed every three years, and transit service changes are proposed to reduce the City of Tucson’s General Fund contribution to transit.

The proposals include a 10-cent increase in fares next fiscal year, service changes to Sun Tran Routes 9, 20, and 27, and out-of-area fees for Sun Van ADA and Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride services.

Tucson Police Offer Free Car Seat Safety Checks

Car crashes are the leading killer of children between the ages of 1 to 19 in the United States. In an effort to keep kids safe, the Tucson Police Department partners with Safe Kids Pima County to offer free car seat checks.

The next car seat safety check, hosted by the Pima County Sheriff's Department, is scheduled for this Saturday at Lazydays RV, 3200 E. Irvington Road, from 8-11 a.m.

In the Tucson 12 video below, learn about some common errors parents make when buckling their children into safety seats.

Governor Vetoes Two Bills Dealing With Water for Developers

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday vetoed two measures to ease rules that would have allowed developers to get around requirements to show they have enough water to sustain their projects. The governor said the bills, sponsored by Sen. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, would have undermined provisions of Arizona laws designed to protect the state’s water supply going back more than three decades.

"SB 1268 and SB 1400 would encourage a patchwork of water ordinances throughout our cities and leave our water supplies in peril,” Ducey wrote in a veto letter.