Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Youth Baseball League Hopes to Rezone for New Facility
by Thomas J. Barton June 2016
Dubuque PONY League leaders will take another crack at coaxing city zoning officials to OK a request to rezone a swath of agricultural land for a new West End facility.
- NJ Golf Course Becomes State Park
by Erin Serpico June 2016
With the first day of summer came the dedication of Gloucester County's first state park. The Department of Environmental Protection on Monday formally opened the Tall Pines State Preserve, which used to be a golf course. The new park's 110 acres are in Deptford and Mantua Townships, with the Mantua Creek rolling through it.
- Board to Consider Parks Tax Ballot Measure
by Daily News of Los Angeles June 2016
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider placing on the November ballot a parcel tax to fund the creation and maintenance of new and existing parks and recreational facilities.
- Council Greenlights New $15M Rec Center
by William Kelly June 2016
Town officials have overwhelmingly embraced a plan for a new, larger recreation center at Seaview Park. The Town Council unanimously voted Tuesday to move forward with the project, which includes a new and larger playground, upgraded tennis facilities and expanded parking. Recreation Director Beth Zickar will return before the council July 12 with a full funding plan and schedule. Several residents -- some former residents who used the recreation center while growing up in town -- spoke strongly Tuesday in favor of the new plan.
- City OKs $22.7M Tax Break for Jazz Arena Renovation
by Aaron Falk June 2016
The Larry H. Miller Group will receive up to $22.7 million in tax breaks to help cover the cost of their planned renovation of Vivint SmartHome Arena. Members of Salt Lake City's Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday heard some opposition to the proposal but ultimately voted unanimously in favor of the tax increment reimbursement plan, which will allow the owners of the Utah Jazz to recoup a sizable chunk of their $125-million investment over the next quarter century. "The improvements they will be making ccc will be significant and will really add value to the venue and to the neighborhood," said RDA vice chairman Derek Kitchen, one of six board members who voted for the tax break.
- Heinz Field Area Parking Garage Approved
by Bob Bauder June 2016
The Pittsburgh Stadium Authority board of directors Tuesday unanimously approved construction of a $22.6 million parking garage near Heinz Field. The six-story structure bordered by Tony Dorsett Drive, Art Rooney Avenue and Reedsdale and West General Robinson streets will contain 1,000 spaces for vehicles.
- Council Budgets $25K for Playground Restoration
by Mary Pickels June 2016
Latrobe City Council agreed to transfer $25,000 from its capital fund to Third Ward playground restoration project. The city had $25,000 in its budget for the new Lincoln Avenue Trail project, city manager Wayne Jones said in May.
- Old Soccer Field Transformed into Outdoor Training Site
by Bangor Daily News June 2016
The green space advisory committee for the City of Edmundston came up with the idea of creating an outdoor training site when they learned the soccer field at Archibald Fraser Park was closing due to the state of its surface.
- New York on Track to Legalize Fantasy Sports
by Tom Precious June 2016
Assembly Democrats were told Monday that there is a deal to permit the legalization of daily fantasy sports contests in New York. The looming agreement with the State Senate is based largely on one lawmaker's thought that they had last week to permit the contests to be classified as legal "games of skill."
- Opinion: FIFA Needs to Institute Video Replay
by Martin Rogers June 2016
Corruption, not common sense, has been the main order of business at soccer's world governing body, FIFA, for the last couple of decades. The greedy eyes of the sport's bureaucrats have been so fixated on self-interest that glaring chasms sit open in the rulebook and no one blinks.