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February 20, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hopes for the creation of Orange County's first charter, which proponents say could help untangle the snarled county government budget, received a boost from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The board unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Don R. Roth to explore the idea. A charter--in effect a county constitution--would give the local government more discretion in spending its budget rather than having to administer the funds according to strict state guidelines, Roth said.
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May 24, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's power woes will force Orange County to spend at least $7.7 million more in the next fiscal year on energy-related bills, including higher electricity costs, according to the county's proposed $4.6-billion budget unveiled Wednesday. Energy costs are projected to rise 40% to an estimated $19.5 million from $13.6 million for the current year, which ends June 30. That is enough to represent a "big hit" to the budget, said Gary Burton, the county's chief financial officer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's power woes will force Orange County to spend at least $7.7 million more in the next fiscal year on energy-related bills, including higher electricity costs, according to the county's proposed $4.6-billion budget unveiled Wednesday. Energy costs are projected to rise 40% to an estimated $19.5 million from $13.6 million for the current year, which ends June 30. That is enough to represent a "big hit" to the budget, said Gary Burton, the county's chief financial officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hopes for the creation of Orange County's first charter, which proponents say could help untangle the snarled county government budget, received a boost from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The board unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Don R. Roth to explore the idea. A charter--in effect a county constitution--would give the local government more discretion in spending its budget rather than having to administer the funds according to strict state guidelines, Roth said.
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January 11, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and LANIE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With a few notable exceptions, Gov. George Deukmejian unveiled a proposed 1990 budget Wednesday that delivers some somber news to Orange County residents--especially the poor. The proposal also was not good news for Orange County commuters. "I'm sure this is going to be a difficult budget for Orange County to deal with," said Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach), who with her staff was poring over the voluminous spending plan late Wednesday.
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August 8, 1988 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
About 5,000 prospective buyers have placed their names on waiting lists for $80,000 to $200,000 homes in Rancho Santa Margarita, a community designed for first-time buyers. About 12,000 low-income households are logged on the Orange County Housing Authority's waiting list for government assistance with rent payments. And thousands more languish for years on separate lists in Santa Ana and Garden Grove. The crunch in "affordable" housing has arrived.
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November 5, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throughout the 1980s, while Orange County struggled to accommodate galloping growth in the face of increasingly tight government spending, the Sheriff's Department racked up huge bills for overtime, running a tab that could top $12 million this year, county records show. Some of the increase is beyond the department's control, but overtime spending has leaped by more than 750% in 10 years--up from $1.4 million in the 1980-81 fiscal year.
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January 11, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and LANIE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With a few notable exceptions, Gov. George Deukmejian unveiled a proposed 1990 budget Wednesday that delivers some somber news to Orange County residents--especially the poor. The proposal also was not good news for Orange County commuters. "I'm sure this is going to be a difficult budget for Orange County to deal with," said Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach), who with her staff was poring over the voluminous spending plan late Wednesday.
NEWS
August 8, 1988 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
About 5,000 prospective buyers have placed their names on waiting lists for $80,000 to $200,000 homes in Rancho Santa Margarita, a community designed for first-time buyers. About 12,000 low-income households are logged on the Orange County Housing Authority's waiting list for government assistance with rent payments. And thousands more languish for years on separate lists in Santa Ana and Garden Grove. The crunch in "affordable" housing has arrived.
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