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June 18, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The City Council this week approved a $35.6-million budget for 1999-2000 that includes a $210,000 increase in efforts to fight the proposed El Toro airport. Council members designated $7,500 for the Laguna Playhouse and $5,500 to the No Square Theatre. Also included in the budget is a 4% raise for city employees, conditional on approval of a 4% property tax increase.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The City Council this week approved a $35.6-million budget for 1999-2000 that includes a $210,000 increase in efforts to fight the proposed El Toro airport. Council members designated $7,500 for the Laguna Playhouse and $5,500 to the No Square Theatre. Also included in the budget is a 4% raise for city employees, conditional on approval of a 4% property tax increase.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
After six weeks of reworking the budget proposed for fiscal 1996-97, City Council members said they expect to approve a final $32-million spending plan tonight. The city held a finance workshop and a public hearing last month. Partly as a result of those sessions, the city staff is recommending a number of changes to the spending plan, which calls for no increases in fees or taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
After six weeks of reworking the budget proposed for fiscal 1996-97, City Council members said they expect to approve a final $32-million spending plan tonight. The city held a finance workshop and a public hearing last month. Partly as a result of those sessions, the city staff is recommending a number of changes to the spending plan, which calls for no increases in fees or taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
With a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year ready for public review, the City Council will hold a workshop this morning to consider the proposal. The $32-million spending plan holds few surprises and has a generally optimistic outlook for the coming year, predicting a 2% increase in property taxes and a similar increase in sales and hotel tax revenue, which are already at an all-time high. The budget does not call for any increases in fees or taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
With officials sounding upbeat about the coming fiscal year, the City Council is set to give final approval tonight to a $29.4-million budget that calls for spending more money on capital improvements and public safety. City leaders say the financial picture has begun to brighten for Laguna Beach and that residents face no increases in fees or taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
Following a public hearing during which residents requested more money for arts, public safety and health care facilities, the City Council gave final approval this week to a $29.4-million budget for the coming fiscal year. The spending plan was approved in sections, with some votes unanimous and others split, because some council members declined to endorse portions of the proposed budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
The City Council has unanimously approved a $28-million budget that calls for the hiring of two new police officers and hiking parking permit fees to help pay for it. Generally, the spending plan passed Tuesday night did not change much compared to budgets of previous years. Unlike some other Orange County cities struggling with losses from the county's bankruptcy, Laguna Beach--still $1.2 million short as a result of that debacle--will not lay off city employees or seriously cut services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
Rejecting proposals to eliminate a playground program and slash their own salaries, the City Council on Tuesday adopted a lean, but not particularly mean, 1993-94 budget. In approving the $32-million spending plan, council members acknowledged the numbers they were working with could change, depending upon how much city property tax revenue is usurped by the state. While the new budget assumes $800,000 in spending cuts, many residents may barely feel the pinch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
After months of grim fiscal forecasts, the City Council will hold a hearing tonight focusing almost exclusively on the budget. While tax hikes are mentioned as an alternative, the city staff is not recommending any increases at this time. A previous council discussion about whether to boost taxes on such things as movie and festival admissions or to impose a special tax for police and fire services brought a wave of public protest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1997 | LESLIE EARNEST
With a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year ready for public review, the City Council will hold a workshop this morning to consider the proposal. The $32-million spending plan holds few surprises and has a generally optimistic outlook for the coming year, predicting a 2% increase in property taxes and a similar increase in sales and hotel tax revenue, which are already at an all-time high. The budget does not call for any increases in fees or taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
Following a public hearing during which residents requested more money for arts, public safety and health care facilities, the City Council gave final approval this week to a $29.4-million budget for the coming fiscal year. The spending plan was approved in sections, with some votes unanimous and others split, because some council members declined to endorse portions of the proposed budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
With officials sounding upbeat about the coming fiscal year, the City Council is set to give final approval tonight to a $29.4-million budget that calls for spending more money on capital improvements and public safety. City leaders say the financial picture has begun to brighten for Laguna Beach and that residents face no increases in fees or taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
The City Council has unanimously approved a $28-million budget that calls for the hiring of two new police officers and hiking parking permit fees to help pay for it. Generally, the spending plan passed Tuesday night did not change much compared to budgets of previous years. Unlike some other Orange County cities struggling with losses from the county's bankruptcy, Laguna Beach--still $1.2 million short as a result of that debacle--will not lay off city employees or seriously cut services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
The only lifeguard boat in Laguna Beach has been put into storage, where it will spend most of the summer, a casualty of city budget cuts, city officials said. "It's been mothballed again, temporarily," said Mike Dwinell, head lifeguard for the city. "It has served us well, and we hope to get it back."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
Rejecting proposals to eliminate a playground program and slash their own salaries, the City Council on Tuesday adopted a lean, but not particularly mean, 1993-94 budget. In approving the $32-million spending plan, council members acknowledged the numbers they were working with could change, depending upon how much city property tax revenue is usurped by the state. While the new budget assumes $800,000 in spending cuts, many residents may barely feel the pinch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1990
Earmarking $10,000 for AIDS support groups and helping the Chamber of Commerce for the first time in more than a decade, the City Council unanimously adopted a $24.5-million budget. In a memo to the council, City Manager Kenneth C. Frank said the city is in "moderately good financial shape" with a balanced budget and a 10% reserve, but is hampered by severe staff shortages. Future budgets must accommodate 20 more city employees if services are to rise to a reasonable level, Frank said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
With the number of reported AIDS cases continuing to climb in Laguna Beach, Councilman Robert F. Gentry has suggested that an additional $10,000 of the next city budget be set aside for AIDS support organizations. Laguna Beach, where a total of 174 AIDS cases had been reported as of April 30, has by far the highest per capita incidence of AIDS in the county. Countywide, 1,433 AIDS cases have been reported, or .56 cases per 1,000 people. In Laguna the rate is 6.66 per 1,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
After months of grim fiscal forecasts, the City Council will hold a hearing tonight focusing almost exclusively on the budget. While tax hikes are mentioned as an alternative, the city staff is not recommending any increases at this time. A previous council discussion about whether to boost taxes on such things as movie and festival admissions or to impose a special tax for police and fire services brought a wave of public protest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
In a bleak assessment of the budget woes Laguna Beach must face in coming months, City Manager Kenneth C. Frank said 15 city employees will probably lose their jobs in the next fiscal year unless the city revises its spending plans and raises taxes. To avert the layoffs, the city would have to use money currently pledged to buy open space and to build a downtown parking garage, Frank said. It would also have to raise taxes on utilities, cable television and telephone use, he said.
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