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September 23, 1995 | BILL BILLITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Sangster, the city's senior deputy city attorney, died early Friday morning at his home in Newport Beach after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 54. In his 17 years with the city attorney's office here, he handled many major cases, including a federal suit in 1993 that drew national media attention.
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June 22, 1988
A $151.8-million budget for the 1988-89 fiscal year has been adopted by the City Council. The "status quo" budget, according to Huntington Beach City Administrator Paul Cook, reflects an increase in revenues and expenditures over last year of about 4% "spread across the board." A total of 12 new city employees were budgeted--about a 1% increase--and there were no significant personnel cutbacks, officials said. City Atty. Gail C.
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October 30, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
The Huntington Harbour Property Owners Assn. will host a forum tonight for candidates in the City Council, city attorney and Orange County 2nd Supervisorial District races to address issues facing the harbor area. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Harbour View/Saybrook Club House at Heil Avenue and Saybrook Lane.
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April 17, 1991 | BILL BILLITER
The City Council has given preliminary approval to a new ordinance aimed at curbing political mailers often called "hit pieces." The council on Monday night voted 5 to 2 in favor of introducing Mayor Peter M. Green's proposal.If the ordinance receives at least four affirmative votes on its second reading at the next meeting, it will become city law, effective in June.
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April 22, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
A resident who has been a frequent critic of "pension spiking" by city employees called on the City Council this week to avoid the appearance of a "cover-up" and make public the names of all personnel who may benefit from the controversial procedure. "Spiking" is the practice that allows public employees to increase their pensions by inflating their actual salaries through unused vacation days and other means.
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November 29, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
Councilman David Sullivan's request that the city release salary information of all city employees was shot down by his colleagues last week. The council majority believed that releasing specific salary information on individual employees would violate their privacy rights. Current city policy is to disclose salary ranges by job title.
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February 7, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and several government agencies filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday against a federal cleanup fund for damage caused by the American Trader oil tanker spill in 1990. The defendant is the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Liability Fund, which is administered by operators of the pipeline. The fund is liable for up to $100 million in damage from any spills from ships carrying oil from the pipeline to U.S. ports.
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June 27, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
The City Council has taken the first step toward asking voters whether the city treasurer and city attorney should be appointed to office. Both offices are now elected. Huntington Beach has the only elected city attorney in Orange County. A three-person council committee has been appointed to work with city staff to develop the charter amendment needed to effect the change, which will be on the March, 1996, ballot. Because Treasurer Donald L. Watson has announced that he will retire Sept.
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September 17, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
Some of the owners of seven tiny lots the city needs to acquire for a street-widening project are expected to protest at tonight's City Council meeting. The city now owns five of the 12 narrow lots it has targeted to widen a two-lane strip of Ellis Avenue west of Golden West Street. Officials plan to expand and improve Ellis for a nearby housing tract now under construction.
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