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July 9, 1988
Mayor (J. Tilman) Williams and Councilmen (Raymond T.) Littrell and (Robert F.) Dinsen of Garden Grove bewilder me. They appear to see the voters of their community as a whole different breed than I've known during 25 years of teaching in Garden Grove. My associations have been with a wide cross section of people. Some enjoy sports on television, some are patrons of the Shakespeare Festival and many find entertainment in both. A common denominator, however, is the hope that their children will have a fighting chance to know the full spectrum of our cultural heritage.
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November 11, 1999 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former Garden Grove Councilman Bob "Tax Fighter" Dinsen considers the current City Council a little too liberal. But then again, he also thinks Barry Goldwater was a little too liberal. So it's no surprise he's actively campaigning to bring a local initiative to the November 2000 ballot to prohibit the city from using administrative overhead charges from local utility bills for other general city purposes. Basically, he doesn't want people paying more for services than they cost.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1993
Recently, the majority of Garden Grove's elected officials approved going into debt for $62 million, with $42 million of this debt to be spent on public improvements. On Tuesday, as the Redevelopment Agency, they are scheduled to decide how to spend this money. I would think that those who care about Garden Grove and the expenditures of its tax dollars would attend this meeting to express their thoughts. City staff has made some recommendations, totaling $38 million. Some of the items recommended are a theater, a new city hall, an expanded or new police station, widening Trask Avenue and adding bike lanes and eight-foot-wide sidewalks and over $7 million to subsidize colleges to move into the center of Garden Grove.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1999 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former Garden Grove Councilman Bob "Tax Fighter" Dinsen considers the current City Council a little too liberal. But then again, he also thinks Barry Goldwater was a little too liberal. So it's no surprise he's actively campaigning to bring a local initiative to the November 2000 ballot to prohibit the city from using administrative overhead charges from local utility bills for other general city purposes. Basically, he doesn't want people paying more for services than what they cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993 | MIMI KO
Furious over state budget cuts, Councilman Robert F. Dinsen is mailing letters to all of California's 468 cities, seeking support for a ballot measure that would prevent Sacramento from reducing property tax allocations to local governments. Dinsen said Thursday that he hopes that his letters to other council members across the state will spark a revolt over continued cuts in state funding to municipalities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
City Councilman Robert F. Dinsen has taken the Garden Grove Firefighters Assn. to task for distributing flyers through the mail and by hand at the recent Strawberry Festival Parade warning that city officials were planning to close a fire station. In a letter addressed to editors of four Orange County newspapers last week, Dinsen said the firefighters appeared to be the motivated by the frustration over requesting "huge pay increases" but not receiving them.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1990
The Grove Shakespeare Festival approached the City Council of Garden Grove for assistance out of desperation, a desperation to fulfill a commitment made by the trustees and volunteers of the Grove Shakespeare Festival to the people of Garden Grove--and their representatives, the City Council. It is important to remember that this theater began as a civic operation: The city established the theater, hired the original staff, appointed the trustees and built the complex. Why? As a promotional effort for the revitalization of central Garden Grove, to help change the image from "Garbage Grove."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1999 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former Garden Grove Councilman Bob "Tax Fighter" Dinsen considers the current City Council a little too liberal. But then again, he also thinks Barry Goldwater was a little too liberal. So it's no surprise he's actively campaigning to bring a local initiative to the November 2000 ballot to prohibit the city from using administrative overhead charges from local utility bills for other general city purposes. Basically, he doesn't want people paying more for services than they cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1999 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former Garden Grove Councilman Bob "Tax Fighter" Dinsen considers the current City Council a little too liberal. But then again, he also thinks Barry Goldwater was a little too liberal. So it's no surprise he's actively campaigning to bring a local initiative to the November 2000 ballot to prohibit the city from using administrative overhead charges from local utility bills for other general city purposes. Basically, he doesn't want people paying more for services than what they cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1994
Applications will be available beginning July 18 for residents interested in running for mayor and two open seats in the City Council in the Nov. 8 election. The deadline for filing is Aug. 12, unless an incumbent does not file, City Clerk Carolyn Morris said. If that occurs, the filing deadline will be extended to Aug. 17 but only for that seats in which an incumbent does not file, she said. Candidates must be city residents and registered voters to run, Morris said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1993
Recently, the majority of Garden Grove's elected officials approved going into debt for $62 million, with $42 million of this debt to be spent on public improvements. On Tuesday, as the Redevelopment Agency, they are scheduled to decide how to spend this money. I would think that those who care about Garden Grove and the expenditures of its tax dollars would attend this meeting to express their thoughts. City staff has made some recommendations, totaling $38 million. Some of the items recommended are a theater, a new city hall, an expanded or new police station, widening Trask Avenue and adding bike lanes and eight-foot-wide sidewalks and over $7 million to subsidize colleges to move into the center of Garden Grove.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993 | MIMI KO
Furious over state budget cuts, Councilman Robert F. Dinsen is mailing letters to all of California's 468 cities, seeking support for a ballot measure that would prevent Sacramento from reducing property tax allocations to local governments. Dinsen said Thursday that he hopes that his letters to other council members across the state will spark a revolt over continued cuts in state funding to municipalities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
City Councilman Robert F. Dinsen has taken the Garden Grove Firefighters Assn. to task for distributing flyers through the mail and by hand at the recent Strawberry Festival Parade warning that city officials were planning to close a fire station. In a letter addressed to editors of four Orange County newspapers last week, Dinsen said the firefighters appeared to be the motivated by the frustration over requesting "huge pay increases" but not receiving them.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1990
The Grove Shakespeare Festival approached the City Council of Garden Grove for assistance out of desperation, a desperation to fulfill a commitment made by the trustees and volunteers of the Grove Shakespeare Festival to the people of Garden Grove--and their representatives, the City Council. It is important to remember that this theater began as a civic operation: The city established the theater, hired the original staff, appointed the trustees and built the complex. Why? As a promotional effort for the revitalization of central Garden Grove, to help change the image from "Garbage Grove."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 1988
Mayor (J. Tilman) Williams and Councilmen (Raymond T.) Littrell and (Robert F.) Dinsen of Garden Grove bewilder me. They appear to see the voters of their community as a whole different breed than I've known during 25 years of teaching in Garden Grove. My associations have been with a wide cross section of people. Some enjoy sports on television, some are patrons of the Shakespeare Festival and many find entertainment in both. A common denominator, however, is the hope that their children will have a fighting chance to know the full spectrum of our cultural heritage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 | ROBERT BARKER
The City Council approved a resolution this week supporting the nomination of Newport Beach state Sen. Marian Bergeson to the office of state superintendent of public instruction. City Councilman Mark Leyes, who proposed the resolution, said that Bergeson always tries to to do the right thing and has "a compelling interest in education." Leyes also said that Bergeson will be an asset to the city in that she represents a portion of Garden Grove and is familiar with its problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
The City Council has imposed a hiring freeze in the Water Department. In a long and often acrimonious discussion, council members last week argued whether the city has overcharged the water operation to subsidize the general fund budget, or water rates were lower than the cost of supplying water to the city's customers. A motion proposed by Councilman Robert F. Dinsen and approved by the council 3 to 2 will cut $330,190 in overhead charges from the water budget.
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