June 2, 1994 |
Questioning why a statewide parks bond initiative contains language exempting itself from a law he authored, a state senator Wednesday threatened to call for a criminal investigation if Proposition 180 passes next week. Blasting the initiative's backers as "gigantic egos who trade on the age-old instinct of greed and avarice," state Sen. Quentin L. Kopp (I-San Francisco) criticized the Yes on 180 campaign for accepting donations from landowners who stand to gain if the measure passes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998 |
Concerned that employment forecasts for the Alameda Corridor project might be greatly exaggerated, a state senator who monitors transportation issues announced Thursday that he will reopen hearings held three months ago to assess how much the county's jobless would benefit from the $2-billion rail and truck route. State Sen. Quentin L.
March 25, 1988 |
Applying the ancient political axiom of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies, Senate Democrats on Thursday fired a veteran colleague as a committee chairman for voting to confirm Republican Rep. Daniel E. Lungren as state treasurer. The legislator, Sen. Wadie Deddeh of Chula Vista, was replaced as chairman of the Transportation Committee by freshman Sen. Quentin L. Kopp of San Francisco, the Legislature's only independent, who voted against Lungren. Senate President Pro Tem David A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 |
Two state senators have raised questions about whether lobbyists and an engineering company overseeing the Alameda Corridor project have conflicts of interest because of their financial ties to potential bidders for contracts and to firms that have already been hired. State Sens. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) and Quentin L.
September 8, 1993 |
With no votes to spare, the state Senate on Tuesday approved legislation requiring all bicycle riders in California under the age of 18 to wear crash helmets or pay a fine of $25. A 21-13 vote, the precise majority required, sent the proposal back to the Assembly, which narrowly approved it two months ago. If it wins Assembly passage again, as expected, it will go to an uncertain future at the hands of Gov. Pete Wilson.
April 10, 1995 |
The Orange County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday to formally oppose a state Senate bill that would throw the bankrupt county into trusteeship. An outside administrator, or trustee, would be appointed to handle the county's finances, stripping local officials of their power to control their own purse strings. The bill, which was authored by Sen. Lucy Killea (I-San Diego) and Quentin L. Kopp (I-San Francisco), cleared the Senate Local Government Committee on March 29.