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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1990
How much longer is our safety going to be endangered by a few local opponents of the jail Orange County desperately needs? The environmental impact report has been certified, the Centralized Jail Initiative has gone down in flames, and the desert jail has been proven to be an illusory boondoggle. How many more delay tactics are we going to put up with? Everyone in Orange County will benefit from a jail in Gypsum Canyon, including people living nearby. Without it, criminals will continue to go free.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1991
I find it ironic that the Los Angeles Times published the results of its poll showing that Orange County residents favor a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for a new jail on the same day that I filled in my income tax forms ("Sales Tax Hike for New Jail Garners Strong Support," Jan. 27). I was shocked when I saw in black and white just how much of my earnings go to state and federal income taxes. I was equally shocked when I opened the paper and found out that the county wants even more in sales tax. The real jolt came after I did a few calculations and discovered how much this new jail is going to cost me. The county has estimated that the new jail would cost $1 billion to build and $300 million each year to operate.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1988
Has "1984" belatedly come to Orange County? Are we witnessing social Darwinism run amok? The issue at hand is the ongoing debate regarding the best placement of the next long-term jail facility in Orange County. After considerable discussion and decision-making, the Board of Supervisors determined to build the new jail in Gypsum Canyon. This certainly seemed to be a rational decision, given that it would place the new jail in a lightly populated area and provide some assurance that our densely populated neighborhoods would not be violated by the presence of a jail facility teeming with some 6,700 lawbreakers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1990
How much longer is our safety going to be endangered by a few local opponents of the jail Orange County desperately needs? The environmental impact report has been certified, the Centralized Jail Initiative has gone down in flames, and the desert jail has been proven to be an illusory boondoggle. How many more delay tactics are we going to put up with? Everyone in Orange County will benefit from a jail in Gypsum Canyon, including people living nearby. Without it, criminals will continue to go free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1989
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $1.7-million plan to hire 10 new deputies and 14 other workers to clear the way for double-bunking of some cells as a means of easing overcrowding at Orange County Jail. Double-bunking at the Intake/Release Center in Santa Ana had been prohibited by the state Board of Corrections until last January, when the board lifted the ban on the condition that adequate personnel be hired to handle the increased inmate population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1987
I find the idea of limiting all future jail sites to within Santa Ana extremely unfair ("1,000 Begin Drive to Limit All Future Jails to Santa Ana," Oct. 15). I also find appalling the arrogance and petty selfishness of the various citizen groups involved, in addition to the self-serving rhetoric of the two county supervisors. What gives them the right to use Santa Ana as a dumping ground? Just because Santa Ana has a lower level of income and a higher percentage of minority residents does not mean that the city should not receive the same level of respect afforded to other Orange County cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1991
I find it ironic that the Los Angeles Times published the results of its poll showing that Orange County residents favor a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for a new jail on the same day that I filled in my income tax forms ("Sales Tax Hike for New Jail Garners Strong Support," Jan. 27). I was shocked when I saw in black and white just how much of my earnings go to state and federal income taxes. I was equally shocked when I opened the paper and found out that the county wants even more in sales tax. The real jolt came after I did a few calculations and discovered how much this new jail is going to cost me. The county has estimated that the new jail would cost $1 billion to build and $300 million each year to operate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1990
I read, then laughed, at the Sept. 9 letter to the editor by Suzanne Hutchinson about placing a new jail in Gypsum Canyon. Her first sentence, "It's time for NIMBY to stop," was refreshing. I agree. Her last sentence, however, "Let's build a jail in Gypsum Canyon now," coupled with her address, Huntington Beach, revealed her true colors. Huntington Beach is a comfortable 20-plus miles from Gypsum Canyon. That's definitely not in her back yard. BRUCE G. BAILEY Anaheim
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1990
This city has followed Anaheim's lead in dropping a lawsuit to block the construction of a proposed $1-billion county jail in Gypsum Canyon. City councils in both Anaheim and Yorba Linda voted this week to drop the suit because of a recent Sacramento Superior Court ruling that invalidated Orange County's plan to use a half-cent sales tax to fund the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1989
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $1.7-million plan to hire 10 new deputies and 14 other workers to clear the way for double-bunking of some cells as a means of easing overcrowding at Orange County Jail. Double-bunking at the Intake/Release Center in Santa Ana had been prohibited by the state Board of Corrections until last January, when the board lifted the ban on the condition that adequate personnel be hired to handle the increased inmate population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1988
Has "1984" belatedly come to Orange County? Are we witnessing social Darwinism run amok? The issue at hand is the ongoing debate regarding the best placement of the next long-term jail facility in Orange County. After considerable discussion and decision-making, the Board of Supervisors determined to build the new jail in Gypsum Canyon. This certainly seemed to be a rational decision, given that it would place the new jail in a lightly populated area and provide some assurance that our densely populated neighborhoods would not be violated by the presence of a jail facility teeming with some 6,700 lawbreakers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1987
I find the idea of limiting all future jail sites to within Santa Ana extremely unfair ("1,000 Begin Drive to Limit All Future Jails to Santa Ana," Oct. 15). I also find appalling the arrogance and petty selfishness of the various citizen groups involved, in addition to the self-serving rhetoric of the two county supervisors. What gives them the right to use Santa Ana as a dumping ground? Just because Santa Ana has a lower level of income and a higher percentage of minority residents does not mean that the city should not receive the same level of respect afforded to other Orange County cities.
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