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June 7, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A team of Orange County officials has been formed to evaluate four proposals aimed at privatizing the Environmental Management Agency, county officials said Tuesday. The county is looking at the proposals to determine whether EMA's functions can be performed cheaper and more efficiently by a consortium of private companies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A committee established by county supervisors last year to consider contracting out services handled by the Environmental Management Agency concluded that the private sector is already used for many projects and that a larger privatization endeavor is unwarranted at this time. The findings, contained in a committee report obtained Friday, mark another blow to privatization efforts, which received enthusiastic support from academics, activists and business leaders in the wake of the county's Dec.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
A metal company has agreed to pay between $50,000 and $75,000 to clean up contaminated Buckeye Creek, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Tuesday. Vi-Cal Metals Inc., at 1635 N. Case St., will pay to remove metal-cutting oils, which reportedly leaked from their plant into a storm drain that leads to the nearby creek, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Michelle Lyman. "They basically kept a sloppy shop as opposed to the intentional dumping of hazardous waste," Lyman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thursday brought a patina of drizzle to Orange County, which weather experts promised would end by today and do nothing to mar a weekend that ought to be, in the words of one forecaster, "very, very nice." Rainfall totals throughout the county "were so nominal as to be virtually insignificant. . . . We barely recorded anything," said Lane Waldner, a supervisor with the county's Environmental Management Agency. The most persistent sprinkles fell in South County, which recorded .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1986 | John Needham \f7
The Board of Supervisors named the Development Processing Center in the county Environmental Management Agency building for Murray I. Storm on Tuesday, Storm's final day as director of the EMA. The center was set up in an office of the EMA building in the Santa Ana Civic Center area five years ago as a location at which developers could file plans and documents required when getting permission for a project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thursday brought a patina of drizzle to Orange County, which weather experts promised would end by today and do nothing to mar a weekend that ought to be, in the words of one forecaster, "very, very nice." Rainfall totals throughout the county "were so nominal as to be virtually insignificant. . . . We barely recorded anything," said Lane Waldner, a supervisor with the county's Environmental Management Agency. The most persistent sprinkles fell in South County, which recorded .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1988
On June 24, you ran an article on the Orange County Grand Jury's finding that the county has made a mistake in the zoning of Country Village Planned Community. The owner of this property is Shapell Industries of Beverly Hills. As one of the complainants to the jury, I know the issue is complex and confusing. Considering the varying dates and amount of statistics involved, your reporter did an excellent job. However, I would like to clarify a couple of points. In November, 1987, Laguna Niguel residents appealed the Planning Commission's decision to the Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1995
Today, Orange County will have an extraordinary opportunity to move toward identifying privatization opportunities in county government. A proposal to explore privatization of the Environmental Management Agency presents an exciting first step toward reducing the costs of local government and improving the delivery and quality of public services. It's a first step that the supervisors should take aggressively and without delay. The board will have strong support from the business community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1991
In reference to the article "Suit Seeks to Halt Wilderness Area Plan," I am angered and dismayed by the statements of Michael Ruane, director of the county Environmental Management Agency, and county administrator Ernie Schneider, who stated that an Orange County development has never been overturned by a lawsuit and that suits only waste time and money. What a sad commentary on the actions of our elected and appointed public officials. Is Orange County in such need of more dwellings, people and autos with their attendant pollutions that we heedlessly should build over the last of the natural and beautiful wild areas in southern Orange County?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991
The attempt by Orange County to close down Porterville is a disgrace ("Canyon 'Family's' Uncertain Future," Feb. 20). While politicians and entertainment stars talk about the homeless situation, Sam Porter is quietly doing something about it! For his trouble he gets brought up on criminal charges. It would be nice if everyone in the county could live in a three-bedroom home, but the fact is not everyone can afford such a home. What about the people living in Porterville? Did the county consider that they may be better off there than living in the streets?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1995
Today, Orange County will have an extraordinary opportunity to move toward identifying privatization opportunities in county government. A proposal to explore privatization of the Environmental Management Agency presents an exciting first step toward reducing the costs of local government and improving the delivery and quality of public services. It's a first step that the supervisors should take aggressively and without delay. The board will have strong support from the business community.
NEWS
June 7, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A team of Orange County officials has been formed to evaluate four proposals aimed at privatizing the Environmental Management Agency, county officials said Tuesday. The county is looking at the proposals to determine whether EMA's functions can be performed cheaper and more efficiently by a consortium of private companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking serious in blue and gray suits, the overflow crowd milled purposefully about the meeting room in a nondescript county government building, exchanging handshakes and business cards at an unprecedented gathering earlier this month. "We're looking for opportunities," said K.C. Chaudhary, president of an engineering and public works firm in Napa, Calif. "We want to be part of the process."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
A metal company has agreed to pay between $50,000 and $75,000 to clean up contaminated Buckeye Creek, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Tuesday. Vi-Cal Metals Inc., at 1635 N. Case St., will pay to remove metal-cutting oils, which reportedly leaked from their plant into a storm drain that leads to the nearby creek, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Michelle Lyman. "They basically kept a sloppy shop as opposed to the intentional dumping of hazardous waste," Lyman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1991
I would like to respond to the article, "Homeless-Issues Coordinator Named" (July 1), regarding the appointment of Maria Mendoza. First off, I have been active helping homeless people since 1981, and, locally, I have been active since 1989. I have worked with several local nonprofit groups as a volunteer, and I also founded the Mildred Rose Memorial Foundation, which operates a halfway house for the homeless in Dana Point. I do not know Ms. Mendoza personally, so I have no desire to impugn her honor; however, I am not convinced that her appointment will result in one iota of progress toward dealing with the homeless crisis of Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991
The attempt by Orange County to close down Porterville is a disgrace ("Canyon 'Family's' Uncertain Future," Feb. 20). While politicians and entertainment stars talk about the homeless situation, Sam Porter is quietly doing something about it! For his trouble he gets brought up on criminal charges. It would be nice if everyone in the county could live in a three-bedroom home, but the fact is not everyone can afford such a home. What about the people living in Porterville? Did the county consider that they may be better off there than living in the streets?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1989
Clearly, the writing is on the wall: There's no place called home--in Orange County, that is--for far too many people! It's criminal that people must call a bridge home. But home it has been for far too many people until the county's Environmental Management Agency began to erect large walls with rocks. An interesting approach to homelessness. It is shameful that people must urinate and defecate under bridges like animals, as well as sleep and eat in that same spot. It is reassuring to know that the county "will exercise compassion" as it addresses the homeless who have been found living between a rock and a hard place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1988
Ernie Schneider, director of the county Environmental Management Agency, announced a major management reorganization on Monday, saying that he wants to broaden the experience of each of his top administrators. Schneider said the changes were prompted by the retirement of the county's public works director, Carl R. Nelson, which offered an opportunity to "do some long-range thinking and to reassess the agency's current . . . professional development practices."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1991
In reference to the article "Suit Seeks to Halt Wilderness Area Plan," I am angered and dismayed by the statements of Michael Ruane, director of the county Environmental Management Agency, and county administrator Ernie Schneider, who stated that an Orange County development has never been overturned by a lawsuit and that suits only waste time and money. What a sad commentary on the actions of our elected and appointed public officials. Is Orange County in such need of more dwellings, people and autos with their attendant pollutions that we heedlessly should build over the last of the natural and beautiful wild areas in southern Orange County?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1989
Clearly, the writing is on the wall: There's no place called home--in Orange County, that is--for far too many people! It's criminal that people must call a bridge home. But home it has been for far too many people until the county's Environmental Management Agency began to erect large walls with rocks. An interesting approach to homelessness. It is shameful that people must urinate and defecate under bridges like animals, as well as sleep and eat in that same spot. It is reassuring to know that the county "will exercise compassion" as it addresses the homeless who have been found living between a rock and a hard place.
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