Officials in the Chinese city of Baotou have revised revenue figures in the city's annual work report, reducing fiscal revenue numbers by close to 50%. The city says unspecified "fake additions" caused the inflated numbers in the original report.
Council members in Humble, Tex., have appointed interim city manager Jason Stuebe to stay on permanently. Humble Mayor Merle Aaron praised Stuebe for his resolve and effort since Hurricane Harvey.
Auburn, Ala., officials have acquired sufficient land to begin the first phase of the Saugahatchee Creek blueway and trails project. The first phase is close to 100 acres long and will include the development of two trailheads.
The Mega-10 Park in Marshalltown, Iowa, was renovated last year, receiving train-themed playground equipment including a gravity rail zipline, a climbing area and a mobile game system. Funding was raised through grants, a class project and the sale of pickets for $100 each.
The Mishawaka, Ind., parks department will use the crowdsourcing platform Patronicity to raise money for a park-based outdoor fitness center. The goal is to raise $35,000 toward the $90,000 total cost.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has begun building a wastewater-treatment plant to be used to water Golden Gate Park and a pair of golf courses that use drinking water for irrigation.
A playground geared toward children with disabilities is opening in Scottsdale, Ariz. The wheelchair-accessible playground features spinning equipment, swings that allow parents and children to face each other, multisensory panels and a quiet area.
A bicycle park has been approved for Buffalo, N.Y., that will include trails and other amenities. This article shows pictures of the proposed design.
A panel has been assembled in Montana to help the state realize its five-year parks and recreation strategic plan created in 2015. Gov. Steve Bullock signed an executive order establishing the 12-member advisory panel to create ways to fund parks, establish public-private partnerships and improve park advocacy.
Officials in Woodbury County, Iowa, are considering a property tax for county residents outside of Sioux City to generate funding for round-the-clock paramedic service. Revenue from Sioux City residents would be refunded to the city to help offset the costs of its Fire Rescue EMS division.
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