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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1999
Los Angeles City Council members blasted county transit officials Friday for failing to follow proper procedures in budgeting money for the San Fernando Valley. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's inspector general recently found the agency had failed to follow procedures under which all Valley transit money should have been set aside in a special fund. The amount promised for building the Red Line subway to North Hollywood was in fact spent on the project, according to the report.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1999
Los Angeles City Council members blasted county transit officials Friday for failing to follow proper procedures in budgeting money for the San Fernando Valley. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's inspector general recently found the agency had failed to follow procedures under which all Valley transit money should have been set aside in a special fund. The amount promised for building the Red Line subway to North Hollywood was in fact spent on the project, according to the report.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1999
A local businessman has been charged with illegally telemarketing computer printer toner, Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn announced Friday. Doran Amir, 36, operator of Direct Imaging Systems in Chatsworth, is to appear in Los Angeles Municipal Court on Nov. 18, officials said. Amir could not be reached for comment Friday. Amir is charged in a criminal complaint with three counts each of operating as a telemarketer without proper registration and without maintaining a $100,000 bond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1999
A local businessman has been charged with illegally telemarketing computer printer toner, Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn announced Friday. Doran Amir, 36, operator of Direct Imaging Systems in Chatsworth, is to appear in Los Angeles Municipal Court on Nov. 18, officials said. Amir could not be reached for comment Friday. Amir is charged in a criminal complaint with three counts each of operating as a telemarketer without proper registration and without maintaining a $100,000 bond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Underscoring its aggressive new legal strategy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday unveiled a $2.5-billion budget that does not provide for compliance with a court order to buy 532 new buses. Although the spending plan includes major increases for purchases of hundreds of other new buses and for the drivers and mechanics needed to operate them, it draws a sharp line on just how far the MTA is willing to go to improve the bus service used by more than 90% of its riders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may have trouble with its tunnels, but there's now no doubt about the holes in its finances. An independent analysis of the MTA's $2.8-billion budget by Mayor Richard Riordan's staff has found "unrealistic financial assumptions and flawed funding plans," including a bigger deficit in this year's budget than the agency thought existed--one that could grow to nearly $60 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Led by angry San Fernando Valley lawmakers, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to freeze $200 million in contributions to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority because of proposed delays to a long-sought Valley rail line. The 9-2 vote--following nearly an hour of often-emotional debate--blocks the payments until city and MTA officials rewrite a regional "recovery plan" to move up the start of construction of the east-west line across the Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1999
To the anger of bus rider advocates, fares on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's buses and trains would rise by about 7% this fall under a proposed $2.5-billion budget to be unveiled today. On Thursday, transit chief Julian Burke previewed the spending plan, warning the MTA board that it contains a "modest fare hike in November." If the board agrees to the increase, the basic $1.35 bus and rail fare would increase 10 cents to $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may have trouble with its tunnels, but there's now no doubt about the holes in its finances. An independent analysis of the MTA's $2.8-billion budget by Mayor Richard Riordan's staff has found "unrealistic financial assumptions and flawed funding plans," including a bigger deficit in this year's budget than the agency thought existed--one that could grow to nearly $60 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, already under fire for its neglected bus system and costly subway project, is getting flak from the California Highway Patrol for reducing the hours that tow trucks patrol freeways looking for stranded motorists. Traffic experts have lauded the service, saying that the speedy removal of stranded cars from the road reduces rubbernecking and traffic congestion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Underscoring its aggressive new legal strategy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday unveiled a $2.5-billion budget that does not provide for compliance with a court order to buy 532 new buses. Although the spending plan includes major increases for purchases of hundreds of other new buses and for the drivers and mechanics needed to operate them, it draws a sharp line on just how far the MTA is willing to go to improve the bus service used by more than 90% of its riders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1999
To the anger of bus rider advocates, fares on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's buses and trains would rise by about 7% this fall under a proposed $2.5-billion budget to be unveiled today. On Thursday, transit chief Julian Burke previewed the spending plan, warning the MTA board that it contains a "modest fare hike in November." If the board agrees to the increase, the basic $1.35 bus and rail fare would increase 10 cents to $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, already under fire for its neglected bus system and costly subway project, is getting flak from the California Highway Patrol for reducing the hours that tow trucks patrol freeways looking for stranded motorists. Traffic experts have lauded the service, saying that the speedy removal of stranded cars from the road reduces rubbernecking and traffic congestion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may have trouble with its tunnels, but there's now no doubt about the holes in its finances. An independent analysis of the MTA's $2.8-billion budget by Mayor Richard Riordan's staff has found "unrealistic financial assumptions and flawed funding plans," including a bigger deficit in this year's budget than the agency thought existed--one that could grow to nearly $60 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may have trouble with its tunnels, but there's now no doubt about the holes in its finances. An independent analysis of the MTA's $2.8-billion budget by Mayor Richard Riordan's staff has found "unrealistic financial assumptions and flawed funding plans," including a bigger deficit in this year's budget than the agency thought existed--one that could grow to nearly $60 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Led by angry San Fernando Valley lawmakers, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to freeze $200 million in contributions to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority because of proposed delays to a long-sought Valley rail line. The 9-2 vote--following nearly an hour of often-emotional debate--blocks the payments until city and MTA officials rewrite a regional "recovery plan" to move up the start of construction of the east-west line across the Valley.
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