Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on January 29, 1982 · Page 23
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 23

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, January 29, 1982
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REPUBLIC MAIL The Arizona Republic Friday, January 297mi - Airport Continued from Cl Airport operations have raised concern that too much money will be siphoned off for the new air-traffic system, leaving little for airport improvements. Airport assistance is one of the functions Reagan said this week he wants to shift to the states. To pay for the new traffic-control system, Helms said, the administration vill soon "present a new revenue bill"- to Congress that would bring additional money into the trust fund. The proposal calls for increasing the aviation-gasoline tax from 4 cents a gallon to 12 cents and imposing a 14-cent-;a-gallon tax on jet fuel, followed by increases of 2 cents a year for five years. In October, a 7-cent-a-gallon jet-fuel tax expired. Bill Jackman, a spokesman for the Air Transport Association, which represents major airlines, withheld comment the plan can be studied further. Pilots, controllers and some mem bers of Congress for years have complained that the current traffic-control system needs to be modern ized. But it is not clear whether Congress will go along with the new user taxes. Last year the administration proposed aviation tax increases and failed to get approval on Capitol Hill. In addition to purchasing a new central computer system, the FAA plan includes: Automation of all FAA flight-service stations. The first of 61 automated facilities would be operating by 1983. That job now is performed by FAA employees, including some air-traffic controllers, at 317 facilities. 10 cities will study Phoenix red-tape cuts; Installation of new ground-to-air communications links that would give pilots improved access information. FAA computers would direct aircraft en route, assuring proper altitude and separation. Aircraft using controlled Continued from Cl air space would have to be equipped with a special transponder. By Frank Turco Republic Staff An effort in Phoenix to reduce government "red tape" for builders and other businesses soon may serve as a model for other cities. Rick Counts, city-planning director, said steps the city has taken to reduce the cost of doing business in the community will be distributed by the International City Management Association to 10 specially selected cities to determine if similar measures can work elsewhere. He said that if the Phoenix experience and that of four other cities involved in that part of the program works well in the other communities, the measures will be distributed nationwide. The 10 test cities have not been selected. The program is one of four initiated by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Develop- Parley Deadline Continued from Cl for GM. That would mark the first tifide since World War II that there would be three wage-and-benefit contracts at the Big Three automa'Kers. Chrysler Corp. already has a lower scale of wages and benefits. GM and Ford are asking the union for concessions that could save the automakers hundreds of millions of dollars between now and September. The automakers say they need to reduce labor costs, which now amount to about $20 an hour per worker, in order to compete effectively with foreign automakers. In exchange, the union wants job-security guarantees and an end to the purchase by Ford and GM of parts and components from overseas. U.S. automakers are struggling through their most-prolonged sales slump since the Depression. Sales of dornestic cars in 1981 were the lowest in two decades. Negotiations between the UAW and the two automakers failed last week when bargainers deadlocked on economic and job-security issues. In Washington on Saturday, the UAW's GM bargaining council agreed by a small margin to resume talks but set a midnight deadline Thursday for reaching agreement. The union's Ford bargaining council voted overwhelmingly to continue negotiations. The talks originally were to have begun Friday, but the date was pushed back because union officials could be in Chicago over the weekend if there is a settlement at GM. They would be reviewing the pact. Union officials said that if no new contract is reached in this round of bargaining, talks will be suspended until July, the traditional time for auto-industry contract negotiations. Current contracts expire Sept. 14. Two weeks ago, as the first round of bargaining began, GM and the UAW announced that cost savings due to concessions would be passed on to customers as lower car prices. "We have to return to the good old American spirit that sounds like motherhood and apple pie, but it's true," he said. Williams said the United States and Great Britain have slipped behind many other Western industrial nations in productivity. "We've been beaten by Japan, Germany, Canada, France and a few others," Williams said. "Japan has a lot of things the U.S. started, such as quality circles and robots." Japan is committed to productivity, he said, noting that cultural differences make it easier for Japan to boost productivity. "The average worker in Japan . . . feels like he is more a part of a family; that helps him in self-motivation," he said. Boosting productivity is each individual's responsibility, Williams emphasized. "There is a general acceptance that we are in trouble and we have to do something," he said. "But all of the 'little guys' have to do their part; production is not some nebulous corporate program." Jerrye Champion, director of the Governor's Productivity Program, said no data are available on Arizona's rate of productivity. Finance TEC Inc., a Tucson electronics firm, repotted sales of $10,384,-000 for the six months that ended Dec. 31 and net income of $121,000, or 15 cents per share. The sales total represented an increase of 26 percent over the same period a year ago, when sales totaled $8,266,000. Net income in the same period a year ago represented a loss of $79,000, or 10 cents per share, a company announcement said. Sales for the second quarter, ended Dec. 31, were $5,574,000, resulting in net income of $90,000, or 11 cents per share. That represented a 26 percent increase in sales and a $182,000 increase in net over the same period a year ago. .TEC also announced that; it has purchased from Datanetics Corp., an ITT subsidiary, its line of DC 70 keyboards. The agreement calls for sale of the related engineering and manufacturing data and know-how, as well as the equipment and tooling required for immediate production. TEC manufactures video-display terminals as ; well as indicator lights, switches, readouts, data panels and keyboards for the computer, process-control and "other segments of the electronics industry. 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AREA 37 262-6791 BUCKEYE RD. ui LWR BUCKEYE RD BROADWAY RD. 3 DOBBINS RD. CAMELBACK RD AREA 52 262-6282 INDIAN SCHOOL RD. SANITATION INFORMATION To help us collect your uncontained refuse efficiently, please be sure to cut tree limbs and branches to 8 feet length or less. Stack them neatly in piles that do not exceed 8 feet in length. Do not stack uncontained refuse around refuse containers. ment in cooperation with four national organizations, all of which are interested in streamlining local-government regulations. In addition to the management-association program, Phoneix was selected two weeks ago as one of nine cities that will take part in another HUD program. Counts said Phoenix is the only city selected to take part in " more than one of the programs. The second program, which will be administered by the National Homebuilders Association, involves the city and a builder working together to cut government regulations on a specific construction project. Counts said the Phoenix measures that will be passed on to the 10 test cities by the city-management group will include the creation of a developer-assistance office to help builders and other businesses cut through government regulations; establishment of an interdepartmental development-coordination office that provides "one stop" service for developers of major projects; and "fast tracking," which enables builders of eligible projects to get though the government process in about half the usual time. Also, fee waivers for certain projects in specific areas of the city; a zoning ordinance that speaks directly to rehabilitation projects; a single construction-permit system, to reduce the need for four separate permits; and issuance of conditional permits if the remaining processes are minor. Phoenix's participation in the two HUD programs comes just as the city is developing additional ways to reduce regulations for builders and other businesses. 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