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May 19, 1998 | JOHN POPE
A divided City Council has denied a request to subsidize a brochure promoting Little Saigon as a tourist destination. The brochure includes graphics, photographs, maps, business names, phone numbers and other information in a style similar to other tourism brochures. It was recently printed by Bridgecreek Development, one of the largest commercial property owners and developers in Little Saigon, at a cost of $9,335.
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June 30, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO and JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Faced with last-minute opposition from residents of one neighborhood, Westminster officials have scheduled another community meeting July 6 on its proposal to turn the entire city into a redevelopment zone. The plan, given initial approval on a 5-0 vote of the City Council on Wednesday night, would designate all 10.2 square miles of the western Orange County community a "blighted" area.
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January 13, 1994 | DAN WEIKEL and BERT ELJERA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Orange County district attorney's office is investigating whether Westminster firefighters and their superiors fraudulently collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in an overtime-pay scheme that has undermined the city's effort to streamline the embattled Fire Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB and JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The neighboring Orange County cities of Stanton and Westminster are set to become the first in the state to take an old tactic to a new extreme--raising revenues by declaring virtually their entire towns "blighted" redevelopment zones. Instead of using redevelopment to restore dying city centers, officials in Stanton and Westminster voted Wednesday night to designate their cities redevelopment areas in an effort to keep hundreds of millions in extra tax dollars over the next 30 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1999 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
The city spent almost $700,000 on the demonstrations in Little Saigon this year, according to figures released recently. Besides Westminster police overtime and support costs, the figure includes a bill from the county sheriff for $327,000; county supervisors are questioning that bill because the sheriff has an agreement with the city to provide emergency aid at no cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1995 | BERT ELJERA
Finding that the city faces a $1.9-million deficit for fiscal 1995-96, a panel of top administrators has recommended that the City Council make drastic budget cuts, including freezing all employee salaries and benefits. Also proposed are laying off several police officers and eliminating one position each in the block grants and gang-intervention programs, as well as contracting for fire services and street sweeping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO and JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Faced with last-minute opposition from residents of one neighborhood, Westminster officials have scheduled another community meeting July 6 on its proposal to turn the entire city into a redevelopment zone. The plan, given initial approval on a 5-0 vote of the City Council on Wednesday night, would designate all 10.2 square miles of the western Orange County community a "blighted" area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1997 | JOHN POPE
Plans for a long-awaited community cultural arts center moved forward this week as the City Council agreed to proceed with the project but stopped short of approving the funding. The city has raised nearly $8 million toward the $8.75-million center, and council members said they wanted to avoid going into further debt to make up a shortfall. So, they directed city staff to find ways to fund the difference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1997 | JOHN POPE
City leaders are exploring the possibility of reestablishing the city's Fire Department, which was disbanded two years ago amid intense dissent and lawsuits from former firefighters. Three City Council members, Mayor Frank Fry, Joy L. Neugebauer and Margie L. Rice, said this week that they are in favor of reestablishing a city-run department--but only if Westminster can find the money to pay for it. "I think that if a city can afford it, [residents] should have their own" department, Fry said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1997 | JOHN POPE
Amid fears that the city cannot afford $11 million for a cultural arts center and community theater, the City Council has directed the Planning Commission to reduce the cost. The long-awaited arts center at 15th and Monroe streets was originally budgeted at $7 million, but the price tag escalated in recent months as architects have tried to accommodate requests by city officials.
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January 14, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After applauding the city's "prudent budgeting," the City Council unanimously passed an ordinance this week that will save residents approximately $2.80 per housing unit. The ordinance lowers the city's utility users tax 1%. A Financial Review Committee last year determined that a reduction of the tax from 5% to 4% was possible in light of the city's surplus in general funds. Council members believed residents could benefit as the result of the city's healthy financial condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1999 | Louise Roug, (714) 966-5977
The City Council decided to allocate $550,000 from the Low Moderate Housing Fund to pay for portions of the Barber City street refurbishment. Residents in the Barber City area recently rejected a plan to pay for street sidewalks. The city, however, is responsible for the upkeep of the streets and allocated the money for street repairs at its last meeting. Information: (714) 895-2860 Ext. 562.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1998 | JOHN POPE
A divided City Council has denied a request to subsidize a brochure promoting Little Saigon as a tourist destination. The brochure includes graphics, photographs, maps, business names, phone numbers and other information in a style similar to other tourism brochures. It was recently printed by Bridgecreek Development, one of the largest commercial property owners and developers in Little Saigon, at a cost of $9,335.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1998 | JOHN POPE
Plans for a long-awaited and increasingly controversial community center will be discussed at a special City Council meeting Monday. The council has approved preliminary design plans for the $7-million center but has not yet given the project a full green light amid growing fiscal concerns. The city has raised the money to build the center, but some residents and officials have suggested that Westminster may have more pressing budget needs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1996 | JOHN POPE
Reversing its earlier position, the City Council has decided to sell a parcel of land and continue negotiations to sell another parcel in a deal that is expected to raise $1 million to $1.5 million for a new community arts center. A proposal defeated last month would have resulted in the sale of two adjacent parcels of city-owned land for $1 million to Delma Corp., a Huntington Beach-based developer. Dissenting council members said the city should hold out for more money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1996 | JOHN POPE
The city has rejected a proposed settlement with Orange County that would return some money from accounts that were frozen shortly after the 1994 bankruptcy, saying the county's offer was too low. Under an earlier settlement agreement, Westminster recovered about 80% of the money it had in the county's collapsed investment pool, with the remainder to be paid in the future.
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