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March 29, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The City Council has approved a plan to merge six city departments into three and eliminate 16 positions in the next year to balance the city's $98-million budget for fiscal year 1995-96, officials said. Assistant City Manager Ken Delino, who has shepherded the city's Economic Development Committee and helped create business improvement districts, will take the helm of the planning and building departments.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The City Council has approved a plan to merge six city departments into three and eliminate 16 positions in the next year to balance the city's $98-million budget for fiscal year 1995-96, officials said. Assistant City Manager Ken Delino, who has shepherded the city's Economic Development Committee and helped create business improvement districts, will take the helm of the planning and building departments.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN
Department heads and representatives of the city's six employee associations met for a 90-minute budget workshop Thursday morning, learning that they will likely face major cutbacks that could include layoffs. City Manager Kevin J. Murphy said that in light of the budget Gov. Pete Wilson presented last week, Newport Beach could lose more than $4 million in property tax revenues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
Seeking to cut into a $3-million city budget deficit, Newport Beach officials have proposed the one thing sure to provoke skepticism around town--eliminating police officer positions. "I know it is disconcerting to the public to see public safety cut," said Newport Beach Police Chief Bob McDonell. "It is not easy for us either, but you have to work with what you've got."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN
A budget meeting turned emotional this week when an 11-year city employee urged council members not to eliminate his job. "I've got a lot riding on this," pleaded Frank Clarke, 49, the city's purchasing manager. "I've got a personal stake in this."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1993 | BOB ELSTON
The City Council on Monday directed its staff to begin negotiating with a contractor to take over the job of pruning the city's more than 20,000 trees. Based on an analysis of the municipal tree-trimming crew completed this summer, city officials concluded that West Coast Arborists, a private company that is retained by 60 cities in Los Angeles and Orange counties, could trim foliage more quickly and cheaply than do city workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1993 | BOB ELSTON
Officials are drafting the city's first layoff policy in anticipation of major budget cutbacks forced by a projected $6-million revenue shortfall. The city's 15 department directors last week submitted fiscal year 1993-94 budget recommendations to the Finance Department. Each director offered two plans, one that cuts 5% from last year's budget and a second that would trim 10%. City Manager Kevin J. Murphy will meet with the directors this week to discuss the proposed cuts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The City Council this week approved a plan to lay off seven employees while eliminating 33 positions in an effort to close a $3-million budget shortfall. The seven employees, who were informed last month that their jobs were targeted, will leave in May. Some other employees whose jobs were targeted chose early retirement, and the remainder of the 33 positions are otherwise vacant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a proposal to lay off seven employees and eliminate 30 positions in an effort to deal with a $3-million shortfall in the city's budget. The layoffs would cover all areas of the city, from the police force and Building Department to the planning and community services sections. If approved, the cuts would bring to 86 the number of city positions that have been eliminated in the past four years, representing 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1993
The City Council gave preliminary approval to a 1993-94 budget that erases a nearly $6-million shortfall, largely by reducing the city staff. The $87-million budget was tentatively approved late Monday by a 6-0 vote, with Councilman John C. Cox absent. A final vote is expected in two weeks, ending one of the toughest budget years in recent memory. "We think we have it figured out what we need to run the city," said Duane Munson, personnel director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The City Council this week approved a plan to lay off seven employees while eliminating 33 positions in an effort to close a $3-million budget shortfall. The seven employees, who were informed last month that their jobs were targeted, will leave in May. Some other employees whose jobs were targeted chose early retirement, and the remainder of the 33 positions are otherwise vacant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a proposal to lay off seven employees and eliminate 30 positions in an effort to deal with a $3-million shortfall in the city's budget. The layoffs would cover all areas of the city, from the police force and Building Department to the planning and community services sections. If approved, the cuts would bring to 86 the number of city positions that have been eliminated in the past four years, representing 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1993 | BOB ELSTON
The City Council on Monday directed its staff to begin negotiating with a contractor to take over the job of pruning the city's more than 20,000 trees. Based on an analysis of the municipal tree-trimming crew completed this summer, city officials concluded that West Coast Arborists, a private company that is retained by 60 cities in Los Angeles and Orange counties, could trim foliage more quickly and cheaply than do city workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1993
The City Council gave preliminary approval to a 1993-94 budget that erases a nearly $6-million shortfall, largely by reducing the city staff. The $87-million budget was tentatively approved late Monday by a 6-0 vote, with Councilman John C. Cox absent. A final vote is expected in two weeks, ending one of the toughest budget years in recent memory. "We think we have it figured out what we need to run the city," said Duane Munson, personnel director.
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May 20, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN
Two of the city's six employee groups on Wednesday issued a scathing critique of the city's budget proposal, blasting the city manager for laying off workers instead of hitting support services and managers harder. In a six-page memo to the City Council filled with specifics, the employees pick at the perks top managers get, fuss over computer costs, data processing services and legal expenses, and complain about impending layoffs and early retirement programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN
A budget meeting turned emotional this week when an 11-year city employee urged council members not to eliminate his job. "I've got a lot riding on this," pleaded Frank Clarke, 49, the city's purchasing manager. "I've got a personal stake in this."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1992 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dozen city employees were laid off Wednesday and seven others saw their hours--and paychecks--cut up to 50% as the city tackled a $4-million budget cutback. The loss of the 12 maintenance workers in the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department means trees will not be trimmed and parks and beaches will not be cleaned as frequently, officials said. Another 15 city positions won't be filled, including five police jobs.
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