CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1997 |
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending $17.8 million in grants to central Orange County for housing rehabilitation and cleanup, benefiting programs in Anaheim, a new recreation center in Santa Ana and funding student programs at Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana. The grants, announced Monday by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), include an additional $7 million for emergency shelter programs and housing for people with AIDS.
August 12, 1992 |
Senate tax bill writers more than doubled the amount of aid for an expanded enterprise zone program in blighted cities and rural areas Tuesday, but to offset the cost, they scrapped President Bush's popular plan to give tax credits to first-time home buyers. The changes, which increase the number of enterprise zones from 25 to 125 and raise tax incentives from $2.5 billion to $5.5 billion, were made by the Senate Finance Committee just before the Senate began debate on the $32.
June 18, 1992 |
Unable to muster the votes for a $2-billion emergency urban aid package, House Democratic leaders cleared the way for passage today of a compromise $1-billion measure to assist victims of the Los Angeles riots and establish a jobs program in urban areas this summer. If passed by the House, as anticipated, the measure is expected to get swift approval in the Senate and be signed into law by President Bush, who had threatened to veto the larger $2-billion allocation.
June 8, 1992 |
A group of Democratic and independent mayors plans to meet with Ross Perot today to discuss federal help for inner cities in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots. Perot, the Texas tycoon who is readying an independent presidential campaign, asked for the meeting at his Dallas campaign headquarters, Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn said. Although presidential politics isn't explicitly on their agenda, Flynn said, "whatever comes up, we'll discuss."
June 6, 1992 |
As Congress heads for a showdown over big-ticket aid packages for riot-torn Los Angeles and other American cities, House conservatives are pushing an alternate agenda that stresses urban tax relief instead of massive new spending on social programs. Many conservatives are rallying behind legislation proposed by Rep.
June 6, 1992 |
Congressional Democrats on Friday approved more than $2 billion in emergency assistance for Los Angeles and other cities, nearly twice the amount President Bush has said he is willing to accept. The package, which includes funds to aid Los Angeles in the wake of riots five weeks ago, was adopted over Republican protests during a stormy meeting intended to reconcile differences in separate aid bills passed last month by the House and the Senate.
June 3, 1992 |
Democratic and Republican congressional leaders agreed Tuesday on the need for tax breaks to help new businesses in blighted urban neighborhoods but they and President Bush were unable to settle on how to pay for them. Their failure to resolve crucial questions about financing suggested that considerable work remains to be done before the plan for expanded "enterprise zones" can be enacted, even though California officials pressed for quick action.
June 23, 1992 |
President Bush on Monday signed a $1.1-billion urban aid bill forged in the wake of the Los Angeles riots, but the White House could not obscure a mounting confrontation with Congress that threatens its election-year agenda. Even as they convened a Rose Garden ceremony to draw attention to the modest accord, White House officials acknowledged that final action on Bush's more ambitious urban proposals almost certainly would be delayed until after next month's Democratic convention.
June 10, 1992 |
Just weeks after he unveiled an emergency urban aid package to help riot-torn Los Angeles, President Bush faces the embarrassing prospect that he may have to veto the measure. Bush initially endorsed a $495-million version of the bill, but it has been expanded by House and Senate Democratic negotiators to a $2-billion package that also would step up Head Start, summer job programs and inner-city summer school initiatives nationwide.
June 9, 1992 |
After meeting for two hours with undeclared presidential candidate Ross Perot, five big-city mayors said Monday that he promised to make revitalizing the cities his No. 1 priority if he is elected in November. Perot apparently did not endorse specific programs during the gathering, which took place at his invitation to discuss urban problems in the wake of the Los Angeles rioting.