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August 22, 1993 | MARY HELEN BERG
In an effort to save six local libraries, residents have gathered about 1,000 signatures in support of a levy that would raise funds to keep the facilities open. Library supporters hope the state Assembly will pass a bill that would allow local governments to form special property assessment districts to fund libraries. The bill has already been passed by the state Senate.
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August 22, 1993 | MARY HELEN BERG
In an effort to save six local libraries, residents have gathered about 1,000 signatures in support of a levy that would raise funds to keep the facilities open. Library supporters hope the state Assembly will pass a bill that would allow local governments to form special property assessment districts to fund libraries. The bill has already been passed by the state Senate.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1987 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Thursday refused to set aside results of a June 2 election that imposed stiff taxes on developers to pay for school construction in the fast-growing Santa Clarita Valley. The ruling by Judge Jerry K. Fields was in response to a lawsuit filed June 23 by the California Building Industry Assn. and the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California, which claimed that the election in five school districts was illegal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1992 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The library district serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula, which had hoped to double its size in an ambitious expansion this year, may be forced to drastically curtail services--or even close--because of the state budget crisis. The threat comes from moves in the state Legislature to use local property taxes, some of which have been earmarked to support the library district, to help pay off the huge budget deficit. At a minimum, officials say a third of the district's $4.
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May 22, 2002 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The future of Los Angeles as the nation's second-largest city could be put in the hands of voters today as a nine-member commission prepares to authorize a ballot measure that would allow the San Fernando Valley to break away from the city and form a major metropolis. In interviews, a majority of the members of the Local Agency Formation Commission said they intend to vote today to place the secession measure on the Nov.
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