December 30, 1995 |
In a conference call with his GOP colleagues, Assemblyman Scott Baugh said the Orange County district attorney's office is pressing him to provide evidence against any Republican higher-ups involved in recruiting a Democratic spoiler in last month's special election, state legislators said Friday. "Baugh seemed to be saying that the D.A.
July 19, 1995 |
Republican Richard Ackerman and Democrat Shirley Hafner were the early leaders in the primary race for the Assembly seat in north Orange County's 72nd District. With two-thirds of the votes counted, Hafner, 56, an administrator at UC Irvine Medical Center, and Ackerman, 52, an attorney and former Fullerton City Council member, were headed for a runoff Sept. 12.
March 30, 1995 |
The political machinery was in motion even before the vote was in. Now that the Orange County Board of Supervisors has dumped its sales tax dilemma on voters, the county will see a multimillion-dollar campaign blitz, pitting conservative against conservative, neighbor against neighbor. In a county that one longtime political insider dubbed "one big anti-tax group," the issue has yanked apart normally tight-knit constituencies.
March 29, 1995 |
Given Orange County's long history of tilting at taxes, the half-cent increase that the Board of Supervisors continued to debate late into the wee hours Wednesday seems to face long odds. In a 1991 special election, the county's conservative voters roundly rejected a proposed half-cent increase in the sales tax to build a jail.
March 29, 1995 |
Caught between conservative voter groups threatening their ouster and warnings of financial meltdown, Orange County supervisors continued public debate early today about a proposed half-cent sales tax increase aimed at helping the county recover from its $1.7 billion in bankruptcy losses. Speaking before an overflow crowd that greeted some of his comments with jeers or angry murmurs, county Chief Executive Officer William J.
March 28, 1995 |
On the eve of a decisive board vote over raising local sales taxes, Orange County supervisors on Monday searched for alternate ways to solve the county's bankruptcy woes and complained that school boards and city councils were withholding critically needed political support for the tax hike.
March 23, 1995 |
A proposal to put a half-cent sales tax increase on the June ballot is encountering early resistance in Orange County's political circles as three city councils immediately turned thumbs down on a request by county chief executive William J. Popejoy to embrace the measure. Only hours after county supervisors took the first giant step toward putting a tax hike up for a vote, Garden Grove's City Council went on record in unanimously opposing the proposed increase from 7.75% to 8.25%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1995 |
Assemblywoman Doris Allen (R-Cypress), a political moderate who claims a long history of involvement in education issues, announced Monday she is running for the state Senate from the 35th District. Allen, whose announcement wasn't a surprise, seeks to fill the seat vacated when former Republican state Sen. Marian Bergeson of Newport Beach won election to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. "This is an exciting time for people who believe in the Republican philosophy," Allen said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1995 |
If the experts and opinion polls are right, Orange County's bankruptcy stirred such unparalleled public fury that elected officials should be pondering futures outside government. But so far, that anger has generated little in the way of grass-roots political upheaval. Despite the county's reputation as a hotbed for recall activism, all four attempts to oust politicians involved in the financial crisis have failed.