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May 5, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's auditor-controller told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to prepare to slash up to 400 positions--about 6% of the county's work force--to balance the county's budget next year. Outlining a Draconian fiscal picture for the board, Auditor-Controller Thomas O. Mahon said the supervisors must make permanent reductions to offset a projected loss of up to $60 million in state support.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1993 | MACK REED
The Ventura County Fire Department mailed layoff notices Friday to 27 firefighters and 29 civilians, notifying them their jobs will be gone as of July 4, said Fire Chief George Lund. "They're going out today," Lund said. "I just finished signing them all." Meanwhile, defying orders, Ventura County firefighters had signs posted outside county fire stations that will be closed or consolidated under budget cuts approved Thursday by the Board of Supervisors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1993 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District officials said they do not want to let public park lawns die, cut back swimming hours or switch off the tennis court lights at Rancho Simi Community Park. But the parks stand to lose up to $2.5 million of their $6.8-million budget under Wilson's plan to shift local property taxes to education, and would not be able to continue operating at full strength, said Jerry Gladden, its general manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following an emotional debate, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted to lay off 27 firefighters and 29 civilians and to close four stations to offset expected losses in state funding. Although members of the firefighters union pleaded with the supervisors to wait until they adopt the county's entire budget before making any reductions, the board members said a delay could only force more layoffs. With Supervisor John K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following an emotional debate, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted to lay off 27 firefighters and 29 civilians and to close four stations to offset expected losses in state funding. Although members of the firefighters union pleaded with the supervisors to wait until they adopt the county's entire budget before making any reductions, the board members said a delay could only force more layoffs. With Supervisor John K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1993 | MACK REED
The Ventura County Fire Department mailed layoff notices Friday to 27 firefighters and 29 civilians, notifying them their jobs will be gone as of July 4, said Fire Chief George Lund. "They're going out today," Lund said. "I just finished signing them all." Meanwhile, defying orders, Ventura County firefighters had signs posted outside county fire stations that will be closed or consolidated under budget cuts approved Thursday by the Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1993 | MACK REED and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the Ventura County firefighters' union pledged sacrifices Friday to stave off cutbacks in emergency services, county Fire Chief George Lund announced he wants permission to lay off 42 firefighters and 15 civilians, and close four stations in three weeks. Lund said he will ask the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to approve that first phase of his cutbacks, which would close stations from Camarillo to the Ojai Valley, thin firefighters' ranks countywide and save nearly $3.8 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County supervisors on Tuesday were warned by a group of top managers that the county may be forced to cut salaries of the board's assistants, lay off custodians and find cheaper ways to print election ballots to help balance next year's budget. Five managers who oversee the county's internal operations outlined for the board ways to reduce operating expenses at the first of several budget workshops scheduled during the next month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1993 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County Fire Department has warned 228 firefighters and 40 civilian employees that they could be laid off July 3 unless it can head off Gov. Pete Wilson's proposed $20-million funding cuts, county Fire Chief George Lund said Friday. Layoff warnings were mailed to more than half the department's staff in cities from Ojai to Simi Valley, devastating rookies and 16-year veterans alike. "It kind of shocked me," said Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1993 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District officials said they do not want to let public park lawns die, cut back swimming hours or switch off the tennis court lights at Rancho Simi Community Park. But the parks stand to lose up to $2.5 million of their $6.8-million budget under Wilson's plan to shift local property taxes to education, and would not be able to continue operating at full strength, said Jerry Gladden, its general manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1993 | MACK REED and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the Ventura County firefighters' union pledged sacrifices Friday to stave off cutbacks in emergency services, county Fire Chief George Lund announced he wants permission to lay off 42 firefighters and 15 civilians, and close four stations in three weeks. Lund said he will ask the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to approve that first phase of his cutbacks, which would close stations from Camarillo to the Ojai Valley, thin firefighters' ranks countywide and save nearly $3.8 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1993 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County Fire Department has warned 228 firefighters and 40 civilian employees that they could be laid off July 3 unless it can head off Gov. Pete Wilson's proposed $20-million funding cuts, county Fire Chief George Lund said Friday. Layoff warnings were mailed to more than half the department's staff in cities from Ojai to Simi Valley, devastating rookies and 16-year veterans alike. "It kind of shocked me," said Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County supervisors on Tuesday were warned by a group of top managers that the county may be forced to cut salaries of the board's assistants, lay off custodians and find cheaper ways to print election ballots to help balance next year's budget. Five managers who oversee the county's internal operations outlined for the board ways to reduce operating expenses at the first of several budget workshops scheduled during the next month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's auditor-controller told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to prepare to slash up to 400 positions--about 6% of the county's work force--to balance the county's budget next year. Outlining a Draconian fiscal picture for the board, Auditor-Controller Thomas O. Mahon said the supervisors must make permanent reductions to offset a projected loss of up to $60 million in state support.
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