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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1988
Faced with a $623,000 budget deficit, the Hawaiian Gardens City Council is considering cutting a Sheriff's Department anti-drug program and taking other steps to balance the budget. The small city's budget, still preliminary even though the fiscal year is well under way, showed that revenues continue to suffer from the loss of the lucrative Cooper Fellowship, a bingo operation that provided about $150,000 a year in license fees.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1998
The city staff has dwindled from 105 to 27. The Police Department has been dissolved. And the city doesn't have a formally adopted budget this year because its financial future has been so precarious. But that doesn't bother Ralph Cesena, who was elected the new mayor of Hawaiian Gardens at this week's City Council meeting. He is confident that this square-mile city, which almost closed its City Hall doors last year to be taken over by the county, can make it after the budget slashing.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1996
Hawaiian Gardens has pawned its recreation building in an effort to repay its $4-million debt to the city's redevelopment agency. While the City Council's decision Tuesday was greeted by sighs of relief--City Hall was originally offered as collateral--it could mean 30 years of debt and could cost the city as much as $9 million in interest payments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1997
After a financially difficult 1997, Hawaiian Gardens is looking forward to better times in 1998, city leaders said. "We are on the road to recovery," said Mayor Lupe Cabrera. The square-mile city in southeast Los Angeles County endured a severe financial crisis, which forced it to disband the police force and cut city staff from 105 to 40. The city had based its budget on $200,000 monthly contributions from a local foundation sponsored by health care entrepreneur and bingo parlor operator Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996
An attorney representing the Hawaiian Gardens Redevelopment Agency has dropped his client over the City Council's plan to repay the agency more than $4 million, contending that the building the city offered as collateral would not cover the debt. Graham Ritchie, who worked under contract with the agency, submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday, just hours before the council voted to mortgage the city's recreation center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1998
The city staff has dwindled from 105 to 27. The Police Department has been dissolved. And the city doesn't have a formally adopted budget this year because its financial future has been so precarious. But that doesn't bother Ralph Cesena, who was elected the new mayor of Hawaiian Gardens at this week's City Council meeting. He is confident that this square-mile city, which almost closed its City Hall doors last year to be taken over by the county, can make it after the budget slashing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1995
PEP TALK: It was time for optimism: a new city administrator who expresses confidence that he can pull Hawaiian Gardens from its financial quandary, pay its employees in coming weeks and balance its budget by early next year. "I can get a city out of some gnarly financial situations," said Charles Gomez, chosen Tuesday night as the city's acting city administrator. Gomez has worked as a city official in Bell Gardens, Norwalk, Lynwood and Torrance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1997
After a financially difficult 1997, Hawaiian Gardens is looking forward to better times in 1998, city leaders said. "We are on the road to recovery," said Mayor Lupe Cabrera. The square-mile city in southeast Los Angeles County endured a severe financial crisis, which forced it to disband the police force and cut city staff from 105 to 40. The city had based its budget on $200,000 monthly contributions from a local foundation sponsored by health care entrepreneur and bingo parlor operator Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996
An attorney representing the Hawaiian Gardens Redevelopment Agency has dropped his client over the City Council's plan to repay the agency more than $4 million, contending that the building the city offered as collateral would not cover the debt. Graham Ritchie, who worked under contract with the agency, submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday, just hours before the council voted to mortgage the city's recreation center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1996
Hawaiian Gardens has pawned its recreation building in an effort to repay its $4-million debt to the city's redevelopment agency. While the City Council's decision Tuesday was greeted by sighs of relief--City Hall was originally offered as collateral--it could mean 30 years of debt and could cost the city as much as $9 million in interest payments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1995
PEP TALK: It was time for optimism: a new city administrator who expresses confidence that he can pull Hawaiian Gardens from its financial quandary, pay its employees in coming weeks and balance its budget by early next year. "I can get a city out of some gnarly financial situations," said Charles Gomez, chosen Tuesday night as the city's acting city administrator. Gomez has worked as a city official in Bell Gardens, Norwalk, Lynwood and Torrance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1988
Faced with a $623,000 budget deficit, the Hawaiian Gardens City Council is considering cutting a Sheriff's Department anti-drug program and taking other steps to balance the budget. The small city's budget, still preliminary even though the fiscal year is well under way, showed that revenues continue to suffer from the loss of the lucrative Cooper Fellowship, a bingo operation that provided about $150,000 a year in license fees.
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