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October 20, 1994 | MARY MOORE and JON GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Six South Bay cities have tentatively agreed to join forces and demand lower rates from Southern California Edison. The mayors of Hawthorne, Gardena, Lawndale, Lomita, Inglewood and Carson have joined neighboring Culver City in discussing the possibility of forming a joint powers authority that the mayors believe will lead to lower electric bills. At a closed meeting Oct.
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April 19, 2014 | By Hector Becerra
A controversy-riddled water district involved in a federal corruption investigation is in danger of losing its insurance, a political black eye that could have implications for the agency and its 2 million customers. The Assn. of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority has recommended to its board that it drop the employment liability insurance for Central Basin Municipal Water District, citing the circus-like atmosphere at the agency. The authority insures hundreds of water districts across the state, and this would be only the second time in its 35-year history that it canceled coverage for a water district.
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April 20, 1999 | Jasmine Lee, (949) 574-4211
The City Council tonight will discuss and possibly vote on joining the California Utility Buyers Joint Powers Authority, a new, statewide coalition of agencies that buys natural gas and electric power. The authority is still being formed but is expected to address such issues as street lighting, one of the city's largest electrical expenses. Staff has recommended the city join the Sacramento-based organization. The council meets at 7:30 p.m. in chambers, 401 E. Chapman Ave.
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June 30, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
The executive director of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments surrendered to a judge Friday after prosecutors charged him with four felonies for obtaining grants that allegedly benefited a private firm he owns. Nicholas Conway, 60, was placed on leave last week after search warrants were served by the district attorney's office. After surrendering, he was released on $100,000 bail by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba. In the complaint charging Conway with the four conflict-of-interest felonies, Deputy Dist.
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January 28, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD and LESLEY WRIGHT and LYNN FRANEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The county's financial crisis has some city officials taking a second look at plans to form a joint powers authority that would oversee the operations of the Orange County Fire Department. Though it appears most of the 18 cities that contract with the county Fire Department will eventually approve the final JPA pact, officials this week expressed concern about how the county's Dec. 6 bankruptcy declaration would affect their plans.
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November 12, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
Lingering bitterness about a fire authority dispute surfaced during the recent City Council election. The three incumbents, all of whom survived the election, noted that the battle over the fire authority actually was settled a week before the election. At a special meeting Oct. 31, the council voted to join a new, countywide fire-protection board called the Joint Powers Authority (JPA). The City Council majority initially opposed joining the new authority.
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November 1, 1994 | BILL BILLITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of threatening to go it alone, the City Council on Monday night voted 4 to 1 to join a new, countywide fire authority. This little city thus became the last among those served by the Orange County Fire Department to accept the proposed Joint Powers Authority. The authority, which is expected to be launched Jan. 1, will be a new governing board for the county Fire Department. Councilman Bob Patchin cast the lone opposing vote.
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January 31, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Although it raised some questions about the plan, the City Council has unanimously reaffirmed the city's membership in a new Joint Powers Authority to govern the Orange County Fire Department. However, the council last week put one condition on its continued membership, insisting the fire authority must have at least $20 million in reserve funds. The authority is a partnership of county government and all cities served by the county fire department.
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June 10, 2008 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
The government board overseeing the $3-billion Grand Avenue project on Monday unexpectedly rejected the developer's request for an eight-month delay to begin construction on the development across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. While both sides said they remain optimistic that the sprawling downtown Los Angeles development is on track, the vote is the strongest sign yet that government officials are growing concerned over repeated delays and hope to keep a tight rein on the developer they handpicked for the project almost four years ago. Instead of approving developer Related Cos.' requested delay until February, the joint powers authority approved a motion by Los Angeles County Chief Executive William T. Fujioka giving the developer until Aug. 15. That's a much shorter period than expected, though one that could be extended when the authority -- made up of city and county officials -- meets in July.
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May 2, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Moving swiftly on his proposal to restructure the area's library system, county Supervisor Frank Schillo will ask the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider placing a special countywide homeowners' tax on the November ballot to prop up cash-starved branches. Along with the tax proposal, Schillo is seeking the board's blessing for his plan to essentially transfer control of county-operated libraries to the cities where the branches are located.
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June 10, 2008 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
The government board overseeing the $3-billion Grand Avenue project on Monday unexpectedly rejected the developer's request for an eight-month delay to begin construction on the development across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. While both sides said they remain optimistic that the sprawling downtown Los Angeles development is on track, the vote is the strongest sign yet that government officials are growing concerned over repeated delays and hope to keep a tight rein on the developer they handpicked for the project almost four years ago. Instead of approving developer Related Cos.' requested delay until February, the joint powers authority approved a motion by Los Angeles County Chief Executive William T. Fujioka giving the developer until Aug. 15. That's a much shorter period than expected, though one that could be extended when the authority -- made up of city and county officials -- meets in July.
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September 18, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Increasingly frustrated by setbacks in airport planning, Supervisor Charles V. Smith said Friday that he would turn over efforts to build the airfield at the closed El Toro Marine base to a separate government agency--if that's what it takes to get it built.
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April 20, 1999 | Jasmine Lee, (949) 574-4211
The City Council tonight will discuss and possibly vote on joining the California Utility Buyers Joint Powers Authority, a new, statewide coalition of agencies that buys natural gas and electric power. The authority is still being formed but is expected to address such issues as street lighting, one of the city's largest electrical expenses. Staff has recommended the city join the Sacramento-based organization. The council meets at 7:30 p.m. in chambers, 401 E. Chapman Ave.
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September 6, 1998 | DWIGHT E. BERG, Dwight E. Berg is a fiscal consultant specializing in assisting public agencies in forming public and public-private partnerships. He is a Foothill Ranch resident
Governments must balance economics and politics. How can operating costs be reduced? Should surplus taxes be spent or returned to the public? Who should have the authority to make these decisions? Residents of Orange County are raising these issues through cityhood reorganization applications, including competing applications for the community of Foothill Ranch. Rancho Santa Margarita, Leisure World, Foothill Ranch and North Tustin soon may select their preferred local government.
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May 2, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Moving swiftly on his proposal to restructure the area's library system, county Supervisor Frank Schillo will ask the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider placing a special countywide homeowners' tax on the November ballot to prop up cash-starved branches. Along with the tax proposal, Schillo is seeking the board's blessing for his plan to essentially transfer control of county-operated libraries to the cities where the branches are located.
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January 31, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Although it raised some questions about the plan, the City Council has unanimously reaffirmed the city's membership in a new Joint Powers Authority to govern the Orange County Fire Department. However, the council last week put one condition on its continued membership, insisting the fire authority must have at least $20 million in reserve funds. The authority is a partnership of county government and all cities served by the county fire department.
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May 3, 1990 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
In a bid to keep alive Orange County's search for a new airport site, a five-city joint-powers authority has asked major engineering firms to submit their qualifications for planning and building an airfield in Cristianitos Canyon, near San Clemente. The action is the first step toward soliciting bids for preparing an airport master plan, and it may signal a power struggle between competing agencies.
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January 28, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD and LESLEY WRIGHT and LYNN FRANEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The county's financial crisis has some city officials taking a second look at plans to form a joint powers authority that would oversee the operations of the Orange County Fire Department. Though it appears most of the 18 cities that contract with the county Fire Department will eventually approve the final JPA pact, officials this week expressed concern about how the county's Dec. 6 bankruptcy declaration would affect their plans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
Lingering bitterness about a fire authority dispute surfaced during the recent City Council election. The three incumbents, all of whom survived the election, noted that the battle over the fire authority actually was settled a week before the election. At a special meeting Oct. 31, the council voted to join a new, countywide fire-protection board called the Joint Powers Authority (JPA). The City Council majority initially opposed joining the new authority.
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