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February 16, 1996
Hawthorne city officials will wipe out their debt and balance their budget for the first time in about three years when California Water Services Co. begins leasing the city's water utility at the end of the month. City Council members voted unanimously last week to lease the utility for a lump sum of $6.5 million in addition to $100,000 per year for 15 years, said acting City Manager Bud Cormier, who said the deal will give the city a chance to get back on its feet again.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998
Budget cuts and new federal regulations have grounded the Hawthorne Municipal Airport's popular annual air show, probably permanently, a city official said. The Hawthorne Air Faire, held over a weekend in late August for the last 14 years, was canceled shortly after voters rejected a city utility users' tax last November.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1994 | JON GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hawthorne city officials, unable to pay a stack of bills that have added up to an estimated $11-million budget deficit, are eyeing a long list of depressing options that range from higher city taxes to cuts in services to bankruptcy. The deficit is more than one-third the size of the city's annual $27-million budget. Some of the major creditors include the state Public Employees Retirement System, the West Basin Municipal Water District and numerous law firms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1997
After Christmas vacation, there will be no crossing guards to escort elementary and middle school students across the streets in Hawthorne. The city notified all 15 guards that they will be laid off after Jan. 9. The guards, who earn $7.61 an hour, are just a handful of the 88 city employees who received pink slips this week notifying them that their jobs are being eliminated to save $4 million in the city budget. One of the heaviest hit areas was the Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hawthorne Mayor Steve Andersen, hoping to balance the city budget while also boosting law enforcement, has proposed a three-pronged approach to accomplishing those goals: * Get rid of city-owned cars and cellular phones. * Contract for janitorial and maintenance services. * Offer senior employees incentives to take early retirement. Andersen says he hopes these and other cost-saving steps will free up enough money to allow the city to hire 15 police officers while closing its projected $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1997
After Christmas vacation, there will be no crossing guards to escort elementary and middle school students across the streets in Hawthorne. The city notified all 15 guards that they will be laid off after Jan. 9. The guards, who earn $7.61 an hour, are just a handful of the 88 city employees who received pink slips this week notifying them that their jobs are being eliminated to save $4 million in the city budget. One of the heaviest hit areas was the Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1991
A Hawthorne citizens' panel has recommended against contracting with the county for police and fire services, saying new taxes and cutbacks in city expenditures could cover the costs of hiring additional officers and firefighters. The 10-member panel made its recommendations to the City Council, which convened the committee in December after Hawthorne voters narrowly defeated Proposition D, a property tax measure that would have raised $2.5 million for the city's Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998
Budget cuts and new federal regulations have grounded the Hawthorne Municipal Airport's popular annual air show, probably permanently, a city official said. The Hawthorne Air Faire, held over a weekend in late August for the last 14 years, was canceled shortly after voters rejected a city utility users' tax last November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1995
Hawthorne City Manager Todd W. Argow, who was hired to help erase a $10.5-million budget deficit was fired Tuesday night after just six months on the job. The City Council voted 3 to 2 to oust Argow, 42. Leonard (Bud) Cormier, director of community development, was named acting city manager. Argow said Wednesday that he was shocked by the council's decision to remove him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996
Hawthorne city officials will wipe out their debt and balance their budget for the first time in about three years when California Water Services Co. begins leasing the city's water utility at the end of the month. City Council members voted unanimously last week to lease the utility for a lump sum of $6.5 million in addition to $100,000 per year for 15 years, said acting City Manager Bud Cormier, who said the deal will give the city a chance to get back on its feet again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1995
Hawthorne City Manager Todd W. Argow, who was hired to help erase a $10.5-million budget deficit was fired Tuesday night after just six months on the job. The City Council voted 3 to 2 to oust Argow, 42. Leonard (Bud) Cormier, director of community development, was named acting city manager. Argow said Wednesday that he was shocked by the council's decision to remove him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1994 | JON GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hawthorne city officials, unable to pay a stack of bills that have added up to an estimated $11-million budget deficit, are eyeing a long list of depressing options that range from higher city taxes to cuts in services to bankruptcy. The deficit is more than one-third the size of the city's annual $27-million budget. Some of the major creditors include the state Public Employees Retirement System, the West Basin Municipal Water District and numerous law firms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hawthorne Mayor Steve Andersen, hoping to balance the city budget while also boosting law enforcement, has proposed a three-pronged approach to accomplishing those goals: * Get rid of city-owned cars and cellular phones. * Contract for janitorial and maintenance services. * Offer senior employees incentives to take early retirement. Andersen says he hopes these and other cost-saving steps will free up enough money to allow the city to hire 15 police officers while closing its projected $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1991
A Hawthorne citizens' panel has recommended against contracting with the county for police and fire services, saying new taxes and cutbacks in city expenditures could cover the costs of hiring additional officers and firefighters. The 10-member panel made its recommendations to the City Council, which convened the committee in December after Hawthorne voters narrowly defeated Proposition D, a property tax measure that would have raised $2.5 million for the city's Police Department.
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