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February 27, 2003 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
Although one candidate already has entered the race, Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn said Wednesday that he will wait until next month to announce his plans on whether he will seek an eighth term in 2004. "Timing is very important, and to announce anything is a major decision," he said. "You've got to be prepared to talk about the issues."
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May 30, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Raising a thick-soled shoe in his fist, Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn declared Thursday that he will rely on door-to-door campaigning, a long civil rights record and the broad support of Oxnard residents to win a record-tying eighth term next March. "My gut is my polling place, and my gut tells me I'm going to win," said Flynn, flanked by family members and about 150 supporters who gathered for his campaign kickoff at the Whale's Tail restaurant in Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor.
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April 1, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a cost of nearly $1.3 million, about 330 Ventura County employees are seeking immediate payment for a perk that provides cash for unused vacation time. County Auditor-Controller Thomas Mahon said that since March 22, when Supervisors Maria VanderKolk and John K. Flynn proposed slashing salaries and benefits, a steady stream of employees has been requesting payment for a lucrative perk called "in lieu of vacation pay."
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February 27, 2003 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
Although one candidate already has entered the race, Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn said Wednesday that he will wait until next month to announce his plans on whether he will seek an eighth term in 2004. "Timing is very important, and to announce anything is a major decision," he said. "You've got to be prepared to talk about the issues."
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March 31, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Ventura County government employees jammed a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to voice frustration and outrage over a proposal that would cut salaries by 5% and slash fringe benefits. Employees said they felt demoralized that Supervisors John K. Flynn and Maria VanderKolk had targeted salaries as a way to offset an anticipated $36-million loss in state funding.
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March 23, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three months after voting salary raises for themselves and other top county managers, two Ventura County supervisors Monday proposed reducing the pay of most county workers by 5% and slashing fringe benefits in an effort to cut $20 million from next year's budget. Although one union leader accused supervisors John K. Flynn and Maria VanderKolk of "grandstanding," their proposals were praised by taxpayer advocates as a bold attempt to control government spending.
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April 22, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A committee of Ventura County government leaders rejected a recommendation Wednesday to cut their own paychecks and the salaries of all other county employees to offset expected losses in state funding. Calling the proposal by Supervisors Maria VanderKolk and John K. Flynn illegal and unfair, the county's 12-member budget committee unanimously rejected their proposal to save nearly $20 million with an across-the-board pay cut and reductions in lucrative fringe benefits for top managers.
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April 7, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent move to save face, a budget committee of top Ventura County leaders on Tuesday agreed that elected officials and department heads should be prohibited from cashing in on the county's golden handshake program. Following the controversial early retirements in December of Sheriff John V. Gillespie and Auditor-Controller Norman R.
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March 28, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The issue that apparently just won't die an easy death in Ventura County is back on the table again--perks. County officials who thought they had put the controversy behind them in December spent most of last week trying to stop another attempt to slash their salaries and fringe benefits. This time the issue was revived by two of the county's top leaders, Supervisors Maria E. VanderKolk and John K. Flynn.
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April 25, 1993 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn announced a new jobs initiative last week, he stressed the seriousness of the local economic situation by flashing a Depression-era magazine. Featured in the July, 1933, California Journal of Development were articles on the importance of government and business cooperation in times of crisis. "There is a growing partnership and marriage between business leaders and government leaders," Flynn said.
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February 20, 2000 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a reason Supervisor John Flynn hasn't lost an election in 20 years. On a day when both his challengers in the March primary are busy with other business, a day threatening rain and quickly losing light, the 67-year-old incumbent is knocking on doors in a blue-collar neighborhood where the houses are guarded by iron bars and snarling watchdogs.
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February 13, 1999
Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn has applied for a position on the state's most powerful water quality board and will leave elected office if he is appointed to the $103,000-a-year job. Since applying for the post with the State Water Resources Control Board late last year, the 66-year-old Democrat has been building a broad base of support for a move to Sacramento, collecting recommendations from state lawmakers, environmentalists and local elected officials.
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July 16, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a key panel member absent, Ventura County Supervisor Maggie Kildee said she will ask the board to postpone action today that would formally set in motion plans to establish a parcel tax to help pay for library services. Kildee said she would prefer to wait until Supervisor John K. Flynn returns from a trip to Washington, D.C. before voting on the matter. "As far as I know, he's still supporting this and it would be foolish not to have his vote," Kildee said.
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April 24, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn said Tuesday that he will form a committee to examine the salaries and cash benefits paid to county workers after a Times survey found that dozens of individuals were making tens of thousands of dollars a year in extra income. "We need to bring some controls to these things," Flynn said. "I think some of it has gotten out of hand. It's embarrassing."
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March 27, 1996 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran county Supervisors Susan K. Lacey and John K. Flynn easily won reelection Tuesday, but the race to fill a third seat on the Board of Supervisors remained undecided when none of the candidates gained a clear majority. Because of that split in the contest to replace retiring Supervisor Maggie Kildee, the two top vote-getters will advance to a November runoff.
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April 25, 1993 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn announced a new jobs initiative last week, he stressed the seriousness of the local economic situation by flashing a Depression-era magazine. Featured in the July, 1933, California Journal of Development were articles on the importance of government and business cooperation in times of crisis. "There is a growing partnership and marriage between business leaders and government leaders," Flynn said.
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February 20, 2000 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a reason Supervisor John Flynn hasn't lost an election in 20 years. On a day when both his challengers in the March primary are busy with other business, a day threatening rain and quickly losing light, the 67-year-old incumbent is knocking on doors in a blue-collar neighborhood where the houses are guarded by iron bars and snarling watchdogs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1999
Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn has applied for a position on the state's most powerful water quality board and will leave elected office if he is appointed to the $103,000-a-year job. Since applying for the post with the State Water Resources Control Board late last year, the 66-year-old Democrat has been building a broad base of support for a move to Sacramento, collecting recommendations from state lawmakers, environmentalists and local elected officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A committee of Ventura County government leaders rejected a recommendation Wednesday to cut their own paychecks and the salaries of all other county employees to offset expected losses in state funding. Calling the proposal by Supervisors Maria VanderKolk and John K. Flynn illegal and unfair, the county's 12-member budget committee unanimously rejected their proposal to save nearly $20 million with an across-the-board pay cut and reductions in lucrative fringe benefits for top managers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent move to save face, a budget committee of top Ventura County leaders on Tuesday agreed that elected officials and department heads should be prohibited from cashing in on the county's golden handshake program. Following the controversial early retirements in December of Sheriff John V. Gillespie and Auditor-Controller Norman R.
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