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November 15, 1992 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mike Simurda walked down Lake Forest Drive on Saturday with staple gun in hand, posting cardboard signs precariously close to the roadway, advertising his wife's boutique down the street. He knows that what he is doing is technically illegal but he does it every weekend, nevertheless. But only minutes after Simurda placed his sign, Henry Sanchez arrived to yank it out, throwing it into the back of his truck. Call Sanchez and Jose Garcia the sign police.
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November 15, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier on Thursday unveiled a reorganization plan for Orange County's ailing government that would cut 241 jobs and use the cost savings to improve public services slashed during the bankruptcy. Mittermeier said the restructuring would free up $11.4 million that could be used for such things as building new park trails, purchasing library books and reducing landfill dumping fees.
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July 29, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that reflects the dramatic building slump in Orange County, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a blueprint to shrink by 20% the staff of its Environmental Management Agency by 1995 and to consolidate a range of services. "It's a sign of the times," said Supervisor Don R. Roth. "We have to become more efficient and increase the amount of production we can get out of our existing work force."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
Some users of county parks are asking county Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier to create an independent Harbors, Beaches and Parks Department when she unveils a final reorganization plan later this fall. Under a draft restructuring proposal presented this summer, the parks department would be folded into a larger Public Works agency handling several functions including flood control and infrastructure projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
Some users of county parks are asking county Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier to create an independent Harbors, Beaches and Parks Department when she unveils a final reorganization plan later this fall. Under a draft restructuring proposal presented this summer, the parks department would be folded into a larger Public Works agency handling several functions including flood control and infrastructure projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A citizens group on Monday denounced a county proposal to privatize the entire Environmental Management Agency, calling the plan "a disaster in the making" because of a restrictive bidding process that excluded many private firms from participating.
NEWS
June 21, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE and RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
County supervisors on Tuesday threw out bids to privatize the Environmental Management Agency and called for a 90-day review period before trying again to reorganize the agency. Supervisors also approved proposals from a special committee to streamline county government in the wake of the bankruptcy and endorsed plans to postpone paying back nearly $800 million in debt. Privatizing the EMA had been suggested by Supervisor Roger R.
NEWS
June 7, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A team of Orange County officials has been formed to evaluate four proposals aimed at privatizing the Environmental Management Agency, county officials said Tuesday. The county is looking at the proposals to determine whether EMA's functions can be performed cheaper and more efficiently by a consortium of private companies.
NEWS
June 20, 1995
The Orange County Board of Supervisors today is expected to follow the recommendation of the county's privatization task force and reject proposals from companies seeking to take over the Environmental Management Agency. The task force declined to endorse any of the four privatization proposals. Instead, the panel's report urges that the supervisors "refine the county's strategy of how to privatize all or part of the EMA."
NEWS
June 21, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE and RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
County supervisors on Tuesday threw out bids to privatize the Environmental Management Agency and called for a 90-day review period before trying again to reorganize the agency. Supervisors also approved proposals from a special committee to streamline county government in the wake of the bankruptcy and endorsed plans to postpone paying back nearly $800 million in debt. Privatizing the EMA had been suggested by Supervisor Roger R.
NEWS
June 20, 1995
The Orange County Board of Supervisors today is expected to follow the recommendation of the county's privatization task force and reject proposals from companies seeking to take over the Environmental Management Agency. The task force declined to endorse any of the four privatization proposals. Instead, the panel's report urges that the supervisors "refine the county's strategy of how to privatize all or part of the EMA."
NEWS
June 14, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A committee on Tuesday declined to endorse any of the four bids from private companies to take over the county's Environmental Management Agency, saying the county should better define just what work should be privatized. "It appears that the unique combination of EMA functions may render the . . . privatization of this multifaceted agency unnecessarily unwieldy," the committee wrote in its report. "Therefore, the team recommends that the board . . .
NEWS
June 7, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A team of Orange County officials has been formed to evaluate four proposals aimed at privatizing the Environmental Management Agency, county officials said Tuesday. The county is looking at the proposals to determine whether EMA's functions can be performed cheaper and more efficiently by a consortium of private companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A citizens group on Monday denounced a county proposal to privatize the entire Environmental Management Agency, calling the plan "a disaster in the making" because of a restrictive bidding process that excluded many private firms from participating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking serious in blue and gray suits, the overflow crowd milled purposefully about the meeting room in a nondescript county government building, exchanging handshakes and business cards at an unprecedented gathering earlier this month. "We're looking for opportunities," said K.C. Chaudhary, president of an engineering and public works firm in Napa, Calif. "We want to be part of the process."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1990
The Orange County grand jury has called on two government agencies to cease a bureaucratic tug of war that, though relatively minor, poses an unusual threat to public safety. In a committee report issued Thursday, grand jurors state that vegetation growing wild in some Orange County flood-control channels could clog them in the event of a major storm or fuel fires if the areas become too dry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 100 engineering executives packed a conference room Friday to consider the possibility of taking over the Environmental Management Agency in what would be Orange County's largest attempt at privatization. The Board of Supervisors approved a proposal last month by Supervisor Roger R. Stanton to explore putting the entire agency to bid.
NEWS
April 26, 1995 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to begin seeking proposals to privatize the Environmental Management Agency, which handles a variety of services from maintaining beaches to overseeing flood control and low-income housing. If the plan moves forward, it could mark the first time in county history that an entire authority would be placed in private hands. The proposal by Supervisor Roger R.
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