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April 2, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Ventura residents have raised enough money to keep the Ventura Avenue Library, which has been targeted for closure because it is so expensive to operate, open for two more years, City Councilman Gary Tuttle said Thursday. About $33,000 was raised in a telethon Wednesday evening, Tuttle said, and the Ventura City Council will donate an additional $15,000. "I was so proud of this community.
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May 27, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
In a bleak sign of the times, 65 workers in Ventura County's Human Services Agency were given layoff notices Wednesday, the same day the grand jury issued a report saying seniors needed more government help fending off abuse and financial fraud. Teresa Elenes, director of the adult service division, said she agreed that more outreach was necessary to let county seniors know they don't have to put up with abuse, isolation and scams.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
The school board of the Ventura Unified School District has approved a $54.6-million budget for next school year that includes salary cuts of 1.6% for teachers and administrators. The total cuts approved Tuesday by the board amounted to $2.4 million, said finance director Joseph Richards. The board voted 4 to 0 to approve the budget. Board member Terence Kilbride was not present for the vote. Originally, district officials had projected a deficit of about $3.
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July 20, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
It looks like the fight over public safety funding in Ventura County is finally going to the mat. Or at least to a courtroom. The county sheriff and district attorney filed suit last week to pin down the amount of money that the Board of Supervisors should give them each year. Supervisors say they will respond with a suit of their own this week.
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June 11, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Ventura Unified School District's projected budget shortfall for next school year is $500,000 less than expected, which means that the district may eliminate fewer elementary teaching positions than planned, officials said. Barring any last-minute changes in the district's budget, only 16 teaching posts would be eliminated next year under a new cost-saving plan, instead of 23, said Assistant Supt. Joseph Richards Jr. Most of the cuts would be achieved through attrition, he said.
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June 18, 2000 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of Ventura County's top managers are resisting budget cuts by either trying to pass the buck or paint disaster scenarios, prompting this wry comment last week from Chief Administrative Officer Harry Hufford: "In the corporate world, you'd get canned if you did that." Although at $1.06 billion the county's new budget will be larger than ever before, much of the $111-million increase from last year has already been eaten up by inflation and salary raises.
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June 1, 1991 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura City Manager John Baker submitted a 1991-92 budget Friday that includes the first substantial cuts the city has had to consider making since the late 1970s. The document, which will be considered at a public hearing before the City Council on Monday, includes $1.9 million in budget cuts and up to $202,000 in increased fees to help the city offset dwindling revenues and increased operating costs. Ventura is confronting a shortfall of $1.36 million in its two-year, $101.
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June 2, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reductions in law enforcement jobs and other areas may be necessary to keep Ventura County's budget balanced under a $1.1-billion fiscal plan unveiled Friday for the coming year. Most county government programs will see healthy revenue growth, averaging 4.1%, according to preliminary figures for the 2001-02 budget released by County Executive Officer Johnny Johnston.
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May 21, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura police would charge residents more to tow their cars or for repeated calls to break up loud parties under a proposed $103-million budget the City Council will consider Monday. Although the city initially projected a $1.5-million deficit, the 1994-95 budget proposal now shows a $543,000 surplus because of increased tax revenues and a concerted effort by city employees to collect parking fees and monitor fire code enforcement.
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February 19, 2000 | MARGARET TALEV and CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The county must set aside all of this year's tobacco settlement money, continue a freeze on hiring and put all new programs on hold if it hopes to get its financial house in order, the county's new chief administrative officer said Friday.
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June 17, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County supervisors on Monday approved a $1.2-billion budget brought into balance by cutting 267 jobs and holding public safety funding increases to their lowest level in a decade. The 2003-04 budget reflects an overall revenue increase of 6.3% over the previous year's funding. But the county's costs have spiraled much higher, forcing the Board of Supervisors to approve about $17 million in job and service reductions. Most of the eliminated positions are vacant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2000 | MARGARET TALEV and CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The county must set aside all of this year's tobacco settlement money, continue a freeze on hiring and put all new programs on hold if it hopes to get its financial house in order, the county's new chief administrative officer said Friday.
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July 8, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She managed to escape the latest round of layoffs, but Ventura County Librarian Martha Gifford suffers from "survivor's guilt." "The ones that are left behind feel as bad as the ones that are going," said Gifford, 56. "It's the you-may-be-the-next-one-to-get-the-ax feeling." Last week, seven employees of the county's financially troubled Library Services Agency got the ax.
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May 21, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura police would charge residents more to tow their cars or for repeated calls to break up loud parties under a proposed $103-million budget the City Council will consider Monday. Although the city initially projected a $1.5-million deficit, the 1994-95 budget proposal now shows a $543,000 surplus because of increased tax revenues and a concerted effort by city employees to collect parking fees and monitor fire code enforcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Ventura residents have raised enough money to keep the Ventura Avenue Library, which has been targeted for closure because it is so expensive to operate, open for two more years, City Councilman Gary Tuttle said Thursday. About $33,000 was raised in a telethon Wednesday evening, Tuttle said, and the Ventura City Council will donate an additional $15,000. "I was so proud of this community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Ventura Unified School District's projected budget shortfall for next school year is $500,000 less than expected, which means that the district may eliminate fewer elementary teaching positions than planned, officials said. Barring any last-minute changes in the district's budget, only 16 teaching posts would be eliminated next year under a new cost-saving plan, instead of 23, said Assistant Supt. Joseph Richards Jr. Most of the cuts would be achieved through attrition, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She managed to escape the latest round of layoffs, but Ventura County Librarian Martha Gifford suffers from "survivor's guilt." "The ones that are left behind feel as bad as the ones that are going," said Gifford, 56. "It's the you-may-be-the-next-one-to-get-the-ax feeling." Last week, seven employees of the county's financially troubled Library Services Agency got the ax.
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