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July 31, 1994 | LESLIE BERESTEIN
Residents will soon see the development of a new public safety community center, according to a plan unanimously approved last week by the City Council. The center, which will include a police substation and community center, will be housed in a now-vacant bank building at 1819 S. Western Ave. donated to the city last month by Bank of America. Although the city will retain title to the property, it will be leased for a minimal fee to the Koreatown Public Safety Assn.
July 19, 1993 | GIL GARCETTI, Gil Garcetti is district attorney of Los Angeles County. and
The greatest tragedy to surface in the current Los Angeles County supervisors' budget deliberations is a loss of credibility in government that could result in a tremendous loss of revenue to Los Angeles in November and cause irreparable harm to our already fragile quality of life. The state Legislature has provided the county with money that is designated for public safety. The source of these funds is a temporary extension of the existing half-cent sales tax until the end of the year.
February 16, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
The City Council will soon create a new citizens' advisory committee to study police and safety issues and make recommendations to the council. Mayor Cecilia L. Age announced at the council meeting Monday night that the new panel will be called the Public Safety Committee. The membership size and structure of the committee are yet to be determined. Councilman Tom Carroll said he expects the committee will be organized in about two months. Carroll, who was elected Nov.
July 26, 1997
Public safety is top on the list of spending increases that Lawndale City Council members are expected to approve when they consider final approval for the 1997-98 budget Monday. As part of the $8.2-million budget, a 6.5% increase over last year, city officials have proposed adding a sheriff's detective to its new service center who will focus exclusively on gang activity in the city.
February 14, 2000 | ALEX FIELD
Emerging area leaders will get a tour of Ventura public safety facilities on Feb. 23 for the Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Ventura, Class of 2000. In keeping with the public safety theme, the class will tour the Ventura police and fire headquarters, Fire Station No. 5, Juvenile Hall, the Ventura County medical examiner's office and the city of Ventura's SWAT team office. They will also scan the cityscape from a helicopter, courtesy of Mercy Air.
June 22, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
San Bernardino County's budget for the next fiscal year includes $333 million in services for public health and safety. The money, approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, is part of the county's $3-billion budget for 2005-06. The $52-million Sheriff's Department budget includes $4.7 million for a crackdown on gangs, money to hire 25 deputies and $13 million for a jail being built in Adelanto.
June 19, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The city has agreed to contribute $2.7 million toward a new countywide communications system to be used by police, fire and public works officials. All 31 cities in the county are being asked to ratify a joint powers agreement to fund the $82-million system. The breakdown for municipal contributions is based on the number of radios required and projected population by the year 2000, Orange Fire Chief David L. Rudat said.
June 3, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER
Hermosa Beach Public Safety Director Steve Wisniewski will meet with City Manager Rick Ferrin today to challenge a city move to fire him. Ferrin sent the embattled chief a letter last week announcing the city's "intent to terminate" Wisniewski, 46, who is responsible for the city's fire and police departments. Under city firing procedures, Wisniewski has a last chance today to try to change the city's mind.
August 3, 1986
Sen. Marian Bergeson's commentary concerning public liability and public safety impressed me as a fair and clear analysis of one of the troublesome problems which result from excessive litigation. It seems incomprehensible that by providing the public with some services (such as lifeguards), a beach city becomes liable for any and all accidents that occur on its beach property. The awarding of $6 million in damages to someone who dives into the ocean and hurts himself is really hard to figure out. If someone dives off a pier into shallow water, would the city be liable for the resulting injuries?
June 3, 1997 | RUSS LOAR
While some city leaders believe the odds are against them, they are still hoping that voters today will approve Measure B, a public safety services fee that would raise about $2.9 million for police and fire services. The measure is intended to offset projected losses from the expected invalidation of the city's 5% utility tax and other assessment fees, along with increases in police and fire costs. But the Apartment Assn. of Orange County raised more than $24,000 to oppose the $16.
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