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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1998
Under pressure from the mayor to cut an additional $10 million from his upcoming budget, Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks said Wednesday he has proposed reducing overtime pay and eliminating funds for about 50 sworn positions and 45 civilian jobs. The funding cuts for staffing come after several years of growth at the LAPD. Parks said the department's force will remain relatively consistent with the current staffing levels, which hover around 9,800 officers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1998
Under pressure from the mayor to cut an additional $10 million from his upcoming budget, Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks said Wednesday he has proposed reducing overtime pay and eliminating funds for about 50 sworn positions and 45 civilian jobs. The funding cuts for staffing come after several years of growth at the LAPD. Parks said the department's force will remain relatively consistent with the current staffing levels, which hover around 9,800 officers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG
Sheriff Brad Gates, who said Wednesday that he already expects to lay off at least 20 deputies assigned to county jails, may have to consider further layoffs and possibly close some jail areas if the eventual state budget reduces funding to counties. Under a worst-case scenario, Gates said, thousands of prisoners would be released early because he would not have enough guards to look after them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The Police Department would have 20 fewer officers and crime-prevention programs would be eliminated under proposals the police chief has floated to help the city make up a projected $4-million deficit in its operating budget. "I am not comfortable recommending any cuts in the Police Department," Police Chief Ronald E. Lowenberg told the council. But he did so anyway in accordance with a mandate that city departments look for ways to trim costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Sherman Block has decided to close four jail facilities and release 5,000 of the county's 21,000 inmates in a budget-cutting effort that will begin May 3, Undersheriff Jerry Harper said Wednesday. The shutdowns would include the Mira Loma jail in the Antelope Valley and parts of the sprawling Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic, Harper said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after the Board of Supervisors gave him $4 million in emergency funding, Sheriff Sherman Block said all his departmental cutbacks--including jail closings, inmate releases and deputy layoffs--are only on a one-month hold. Block warned Wednesday that the cutbacks would resume, with hundreds of layoff notices going out at the end of June, unless permanent new funding is obtained. That will happen, he said, only if state legislators confront Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Law enforcement and community groups are planning rallies in Lomita and Lennox, angered by proposed state and county budget cutbacks that would reduce policing by the Sheriff's Department in the South Bay and eliminate recreational programs in local parks. A Lennox residents group plans to stage a rally at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lennox Park to protest an austerity plan by Sheriff Sherman Block that would reduce the Lennox station by an unspecified number of deputies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991
Long Beach officials on Wednesday unveiled a $1.6-billion budget for 1991-92 that calls for $24 million in cuts, including reducing the city's police force for the first time in recent memory. City Manager James C. Hankla said the cuts, which he said would bring the city to an "unacceptable level" of services, can only be avoided with an increase in the city utility tax and other fees by this summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Sherman Block said Wednesday that a proposal to cut another $47 million from his department's budget would force the layoffs of 500 of 8,000 deputies, the release of 5,000 of 21,500 prisoners and the closure of some jail facilities. "We're talking about a serious threat to public safety in this community," the sheriff said at a news conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The Police Department would have 20 fewer officers and crime-prevention programs would be eliminated under proposals the police chief has floated to help the city make up a projected $4-million deficit in its operating budget. "I am not comfortable recommending any cuts in the Police Department," Police Chief Ronald E. Lowenberg told the council. But he did so anyway in accordance with a mandate that city departments look for ways to trim costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995 | MIMI KO
The City Council has modified its plan to eliminate four sworn Police Department positions that it had considered cutting in a move to balance the budget. The move, passed on a 4 to 1 vote, will cost the city about $66,000--money that will come from reserve accounts, officials said. The Police Department had recommended the cuts, but more than 600 residents and business owners signed a petition urging the council to keep the jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1994 | MIMI KO
Officers here are angry over a recent City Council decision to eliminate four management jobs in the police department in order to balance the budget. City Council members "are crippling our department," said Officer Matt Robinson, president of the Cypress Public Safety Employees Assn. "We are very upset at these cuts being made at a time when violent crime is on the increase in Cypress." Over the past year, the city has reported more than a dozen drive-by shootings, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Law enforcement and community groups are planning rallies in Lomita and Lennox, angered by proposed state and county budget cutbacks that would reduce policing by the Sheriff's Department in the South Bay and eliminate recreational programs in local parks. A Lennox residents group plans to stage a rally at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lennox Park to protest an austerity plan by Sheriff Sherman Block that would reduce the Lennox station by an unspecified number of deputies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after the Board of Supervisors gave him $4 million in emergency funding, Sheriff Sherman Block said all his departmental cutbacks--including jail closings, inmate releases and deputy layoffs--are only on a one-month hold. Block warned Wednesday that the cutbacks would resume, with hundreds of layoff notices going out at the end of June, unless permanent new funding is obtained. That will happen, he said, only if state legislators confront Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Sherman Block has decided to close four jail facilities and release 5,000 of the county's 21,000 inmates in a budget-cutting effort that will begin May 3, Undersheriff Jerry Harper said Wednesday. The shutdowns would include the Mira Loma jail in the Antelope Valley and parts of the sprawling Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic, Harper said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Sherman Block has decided to close four jail facilities and release 5,000 of the county's 21,000 inmates in a budget-cutting effort that will begin May 3, Undersheriff Jerry Harper said Wednesday. Preparing for a "worst-case scenario" of a $152-million budget cut in the fiscal year starting July 1, Block also plans to begin notifying deputies of layoffs--the first such notices in the department's history, said Harper, Block's chief deputy. The projected cuts are in addition to an $83.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Sherman Block has decided to close four jail facilities and release 5,000 of the county's 21,000 inmates in a budget-cutting effort that will begin May 3, Undersheriff Jerry Harper said Wednesday. Preparing for a "worst-case scenario" of a $152-million budget cut in the fiscal year starting July 1, Block also plans to begin notifying deputies of layoffs--the first such notices in the department's history, said Harper, Block's chief deputy. The projected cuts are in addition to an $83.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1994 | MIMI KO
Officers here are angry over a recent City Council decision to eliminate four management jobs in the police department in order to balance the budget. City Council members "are crippling our department," said Officer Matt Robinson, president of the Cypress Public Safety Employees Assn. "We are very upset at these cuts being made at a time when violent crime is on the increase in Cypress." Over the past year, the city has reported more than a dozen drive-by shootings, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG
Sheriff Brad Gates, who said Wednesday that he already expects to lay off at least 20 deputies assigned to county jails, may have to consider further layoffs and possibly close some jail areas if the eventual state budget reduces funding to counties. Under a worst-case scenario, Gates said, thousands of prisoners would be released early because he would not have enough guards to look after them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Sherman Block said Wednesday that a proposal to cut another $47 million from his department's budget would force the layoffs of 500 of 8,000 deputies, the release of 5,000 of 21,500 prisoners and the closure of some jail facilities. "We're talking about a serious threat to public safety in this community," the sheriff said at a news conference.
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