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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When a fire burst through the floor of Fred Gillett's turn-of-the-century Victorian house last year, he knew it would take more than a trip to Home Depot to repair it. Restoring the three-story structure to its original 1887 specifications would cost $15,000, but Gillett knew that doing anything less would harm the integrity of the Old Towne Orange neighborhood where he lives. But he might soon be getting some financial help from an unexpected place: City Hall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When a fire burst through the floor of Fred Gillett's turn-of-the-century Victorian house last year, he knew it would take more than a trip to Home Depot to repair it. Restoring the three-story structure to its original 1887 specifications would cost $15,000, but Gillett knew that doing anything less would harm the integrity of the Old Towne Orange neighborhood where he lives. But he might soon be getting some financial help from an unexpected place: City Hall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A proposal to reward historic preservation under the Mills Act is under scrutiny at Orange City Hall. The 1976 statewide act allows cities to cut property taxes for owners of historic buildings who agree to renovate their properties. A 10-year contract is signed and renewed automatically unless problems arise, Community Development Director Jack McGee said. City Council members said the measure could create a number of controversies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A proposal to reward historic preservation under the Mills Act is under scrutiny at Orange City Hall. The 1976 statewide act allows cities to cut property taxes for owners of historic buildings who agree to renovate their properties. A 10-year contract is signed and renewed automatically unless problems arise, Community Development Director Jack McGee said. City Council members said the measure could create a number of controversies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
More than 200 residents packed the City Council chambers this week for an often acrimonious public hearing on the city's proposed fiscal year 1993-94 budget, which includes the possible imposition of a 4.5% utility tax as well as cuts in fire and library services. Residents demanding a leaner government were pitted Tuesday night against residents asking that the fire and library departments be spared cuts. The proposed $49-million budget is a decrease of 9% from the 1992-93 budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
The City Council is considering increasing fees for city services, raising the city's hotel bed tax, continuing with employee work furloughs, and possible worker layoffs in an effort to close a $9.1-million budget deficit. The proposed fee change most residents will notice quickest is in the fine for overdue books from the city library. It may go up from 15 cents a day to 20 cents. The costs for taking city community services classes also may go up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
After months of debate and delay, the City Council this week voted to eliminate 50 full-time city jobs in an effort to help close a $10.6-million budget gap. The council on Tuesday also agreed to consider a tax increase, as well as additional job cuts to balance the budget. Officials aren't sure exactly how many employees will be laid off when the cuts take effect on July 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
City officials have proposed raising the city's hotel occupancy tax from 8% to 10% as part of a package to reduce the city's $10.7-million deficit for fiscal 1993-94. Only two residents spoke on the issue Tuesday night at the first of two public hearings. If approved, city officials estimate that the tax on travelers staying in Orange motels and hotels would add $400,000 in annual revenue to city coffers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county assessor's attempts to impose a property tax surcharge on cable TV operators has been dealt a third and possibly fatal blow by a state appeals court. The 4th District Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision written Jan. 28 and released Thursday, ruled that the levy should not have been applied to the American Television & Communications Corp., which serves the city of Orange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
The city should consider raising its fees and taxes while cutting the budget for fire and police services by 7%, a financial advisory group recommended Tuesday. In a report, the group also proposed continuing a 10% pay cut the city's nonessential employees took last fall. The cut is scheduled to end June 30, but the group wants to keep it until mid-1994.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
More than 200 residents packed the City Council chambers this week for an often acrimonious public hearing on the city's proposed fiscal year 1993-94 budget, which includes the possible imposition of a 4.5% utility tax as well as cuts in fire and library services. Residents demanding a leaner government were pitted Tuesday night against residents asking that the fire and library departments be spared cuts. The proposed $49-million budget is a decrease of 9% from the 1992-93 budget.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As expected, the City Council on Tuesday increased by 25% the tax imposed on visitors staying in city hotels and motels. It is estimated that raising the so-called bed tax from 8% to 10% will bring the cash-strapped city an additional $400,000 in revenue during the 1993-94 fiscal year. The tax increase will begin in mid-June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
City officials have proposed raising the city's hotel occupancy tax from 8% to 10% as part of a package to reduce the city's $10.7-million deficit for fiscal 1993-94. Only two residents spoke on the issue Tuesday night at the first of two public hearings. If approved, city officials estimate that the tax on travelers staying in Orange motels and hotels would add $400,000 in annual revenue to city coffers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
After months of debate and delay, the City Council this week voted to eliminate 50 full-time city jobs in an effort to help close a $10.6-million budget gap. The council on Tuesday also agreed to consider a tax increase, as well as additional job cuts to balance the budget. Officials aren't sure exactly how many employees will be laid off when the cuts take effect on July 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county assessor's attempts to impose a property tax surcharge on cable TV operators has been dealt a third and possibly fatal blow by a state appeals court. The 4th District Court of Appeal, in a unanimous decision written Jan. 28 and released Thursday, ruled that the levy should not have been applied to the American Television & Communications Corp., which serves the city of Orange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
The City Council is considering increasing fees for city services, raising the city's hotel bed tax, continuing with employee work furloughs, and possible worker layoffs in an effort to close a $9.1-million budget deficit. The proposed fee change most residents will notice quickest is in the fine for overdue books from the city library. It may go up from 15 cents a day to 20 cents. The costs for taking city community services classes also may go up.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As expected, the City Council on Tuesday increased by 25% the tax imposed on visitors staying in city hotels and motels. It is estimated that raising the so-called bed tax from 8% to 10% will bring the cash-strapped city an additional $400,000 in revenue during the 1993-94 fiscal year. The tax increase will begin in mid-June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
The city should consider raising its fees and taxes while cutting the budget for fire and police services by 7%, a financial advisory group recommended Tuesday. In a report, the group also proposed continuing a 10% pay cut the city's nonessential employees took last fall. The cut is scheduled to end June 30, but the group wants to keep it until mid-1994.
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