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January 10, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move seen by some as payback for the misconduct charges lodged against two of its members, the Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday decided to reconsider how it distributes sales tax money virtually monopolized by the county's district attorney and sheriff. In September, supervisors voted 4 to 1 to continue giving the lion's share of Proposition 172 sales tax revenue to the agencies headed by Dist. Atty. Michael R.
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July 23, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County supervisor fired a salvo Friday in the political battle brewing with county firefighters over funding. To compete with the firefighters' Nov. 8 ballot measure for a bigger share of the county's public safety money, Supervisor Bill Campbell said he would propose on Tuesday adding three alternative measures, each of which offers less money for the Orange County Fire Authority.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County supervisor fired a salvo Friday in the political battle brewing with county firefighters over funding. To compete with the firefighters' Nov. 8 ballot measure for a bigger share of the county's public safety money, Supervisor Bill Campbell said he would propose on Tuesday adding three alternative measures, each of which offers less money for the Orange County Fire Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
With a November election battle looming, Orange County supervisors on Tuesday questioned agency heads on the effect of an initiative that would give the county Fire Department a bigger share of sales tax revenue. County voters will decide this fall whether the Fire Authority will get funds from Proposition 172, the half-cent-on-the dollar sales tax adopted in 1993 to help fund law enforcement and fire agencies. County leaders differ on how reallocating the revenue would affect law enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
With a November election battle looming, Orange County supervisors on Tuesday questioned agency heads on the effect of an initiative that would give the county Fire Department a bigger share of sales tax revenue. County voters will decide this fall whether the Fire Authority will get funds from Proposition 172, the half-cent-on-the dollar sales tax adopted in 1993 to help fund law enforcement and fire agencies. County leaders differ on how reallocating the revenue would affect law enforcement.
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November 2, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playing off the heroic images of firefighters battling last week's devastating wildfires, Orange County public safety officials on Monday urged voters to pass a half-cent sales tax extension on today's state ballot, saying that otherwise they risk greater threats to property and safety.
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October 31, 1993 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The devastating fires that swept through Southern California last week may prove to be the political savior of a controversial proposal to make permanent a temporary, half-cent portion of the sales tax that is scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Advocates of Proposition 172 are citing the fires in interviews and advertising to underscore their argument that public safety services, including firefighting, will be at risk if the sales tax measure is defeated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1993
The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a resolution urging voters to approve Proposition 172, the November ballot measure that would extend a half-cent sales tax to pay for police service. Council members said passage of the proposition is critical to ensure that the city's services do not suffer further reductions, with a $200-million deficit already looming next year. Gov.
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September 20, 1993 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Repudiating a centerpiece of Gov. Pete Wilson's most recent state budget, the California Republican Party voted at its semiannual convention Sunday to oppose Proposition 172, the November ballot measure that would permanently extend a half-cent increase in the state sales tax. The Republican governor and the Legislature agreed in June to ask voters to maintain the temporary tax as part of a budget compromise intended to help pay for local police, fire protection and prosecutors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just about the time World Series stars become household names, Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates is expected to bring a quiet campaign out of the closet and into your living room. The sheriff, who has spent months before small dinner groups and on radio talk shows touting the merits of extending a half-cent sales tax, is preparing to unleash a $2-million media blitz he hopes will carry the tax extension to victory on Nov. 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2004 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Turning up the heat in a battle over scarce public funding, about 100 Orange County sheriff's deputies showed up at a county Fire Authority board meeting Thursday and criticized a proposed ballot initiative that would shift some Sheriff's Department funding to firefighters. The show of force by members of the Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2004 | From Times staff reports
The county's largest firefighters' union vowed Thursday to promote a ballot initiative that would give fire departments a share of the money from Prop. 172, a half-cent sales tax increase. County firefighters have complained that the Board of Supervisors has allocated 80% of the money from the 10-year-old tax increase to the Sheriff's Department and 20% to the district attorney's office. The president of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2003 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
Ten years ago this week, firestorms tore through Altadena, Laguna Beach and Malibu, destroying 960 buildings -- and saving Proposition 172. The measure, on the Nov. 2, 1993, ballot, had been lost in obscurity to most voters until fires erupted just a week before election day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
The City Council tonight will consider supporting the Orange County Fire Authority's efforts to receive Proposition 172 revenue. The statewide proposition, a half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 1993, was designated for public-safety agencies. The Fire Authority contends it should have access to the money to help pay for its fire protection programs. Placentia is among 19 cities that contract with the Fire Authority for fire-protection services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1997 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Firefighters in Orange County say they were duped--and so were taxpayers. In vivid photos and TV footage, the nation saw firefighters battling a Laguna Beach blaze that burned 14,337 acres and damaged or destroyed 441 homes. Their heroism and that of firefighters who fought other Southern California wildfires in 1993 seared itself into the public's awareness. And in November that year, voters approved a half-cent sales tax increase, with the money designated for public safety agencies.
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October 6, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates stood on the steps of the Old County Courthouse on Nov. 1, 1993, and pleaded for voters in the following day's election to approve a half-cent state sales tax for public safety known as Proposition 172. It was just days after the Oct. 27 wildfire burned or damaged more than 400 homes in Laguna Beach. On election day, flames would sweep through Malibu, repeating solemn images of burning homes and hillsides across Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2004 | From Times staff reports
The county's largest firefighters' union vowed Thursday to promote a ballot initiative that would give fire departments a share of the money from Prop. 172, a half-cent sales tax increase. County firefighters have complained that the Board of Supervisors has allocated 80% of the money from the 10-year-old tax increase to the Sheriff's Department and 20% to the district attorney's office. The president of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn.
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October 3, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Nov. 2 refusal by voters to continue the half-cent sales tax would pull the fiscal rug out from under Orange County public safety agencies, closing off an annual $137-million funding source that accounts for 30% of the county's general purpose revenues, officials said. The James A. Musick jail facility would close, deputies and prosecutors would be laid off and the most basic public safety services would suffer if voters statewide turn their back on Proposition 172, county officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD
The 384-bed expansion of the Theo Lacy Branch Jail being proposed by the Sheriff's Department will cost about $22 million, according to a report released Monday. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled this morning to consider the proposal, which would mark the county's first major jail construction effort in nearly a decade. The Sheriff's Department plans to pay for the project largely with revenue from Proposition 172, the statewide half-cent sales tax that benefits law enforcement agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move seen by some as payback for the misconduct charges lodged against two of its members, the Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday decided to reconsider how it distributes sales tax money virtually monopolized by the county's district attorney and sheriff. In September, supervisors voted 4 to 1 to continue giving the lion's share of Proposition 172 sales tax revenue to the agencies headed by Dist. Atty. Michael R.
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