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Newport Beach

June 20, 2000|Alex Coolman, (949) 764-4330

Officials in Newport Beach and Sacramento are scrambling to come up with a plan to recover $13 million in Proposition 12 funding that has been lost in legislative budget wrangling.

The money, which was supposed to fund Back Bay dredging as part of $64 million in voter-approved coastal improvements, was left out of the spending package that emerged from the Legislature's budget committee last week.

At this point, said Susie Swatt, a spokeswoman for Sen. Ross Johnson (R-Irvine), Newport's hopes to recover the money depend on either the inclusion of so-called "cleanup legislation" that would reallocate budget money, or the intervention of Gov. Gray Davis, who could cut other programs to restore funding for the dredging.

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