CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1995
Mayor Larry Guidi has sent a plea to President Clinton asking for federal aid for the financially beleaguered city. In a letter dated Feb. 9, Guidi asked for an emergency loan or grant from federal agencies to "avert a total shutdown of city operations or, at the very least, bankruptcy proceedings." The city is facing a $10.5-million deficit in its $27-million General Fund budget.