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March 24, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that could have far-reaching implications, a Superior Court judge Thursday struck down a half-cent sales tax narrowly approved by San Diego County voters last June to raise $1.6 billion for new jails and courts on the grounds that the measure violated Proposition 13. Ruling that county officials "purposely circumvented" Proposition 13's requirement of a two-thirds vote for approval of new taxes, the judge accepted opponents' arguments that support by 50.
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March 24, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that could have far-reaching implications, a Superior Court judge Thursday struck down a half-cent sales tax narrowly approved by San Diego County voters last June to raise $1.6 billion for new jails and courts on the grounds that the measure violated Proposition 13. Ruling that county officials "purposely circumvented" Proposition 13's requirement of a two-thirds vote for approval of new taxes, the judge accepted opponents' arguments that support by 50.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1986
Legislation giving San Diego County the right to build roads with sales tax revenue now reserved for public transit projects was approved Wednesday in the Assembly and sent to Gov. George Deukmejian. The bill, by Assemblywoman Sunny Mojonnier (R-Encinitas), would allow the county to use the transit funds for rural roads in unincorporated areas of the county. Before the funds could be used for road building, the San Diego Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1985
Lucy Killea, San Diego's illustrious assemblywoman, is ashamedly the mother of slavefare (workfare) legislation in San Diego County. Thanks to Killea, slavefare is now hanging over the head of every unfortunate person who is involuntarily unemployed and without any other source of income. Welfare provides a person with $4 a day for rent, food, clothing. It is hardly a life of luxury for a person who must subsist on it. Moreover, slavefare is an act of conscription against a person who is on the bottom of the economic rung.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Many of the cases sound like candidates for "The People's Court." Such as the ones that could appropriately be named "Move Your Fence or I'll Move Your Face" or "This Apartment's Not Big Enough for the Two of Us." Then there was the mother-daughter summer vacation dispute that might well have been titled, "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" And who could forget "Get Your Eugenia Berries Off My White Carpet!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1985 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
For local governments and institutions in San Diego County, the first half of the 1985-86 legislative session ended with the usual mix of tears and laughter. On its major legislative goals, the county was no better or worse off than when the session began. A complex package to clean up sewage that flows into the southwestern part of the county across the Mexican border stalled in the Senate after passing the Assembly, setting the stage for an election-year debate.
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