Independent from Long Beach, California on March 18, 1976 · Page 4
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Long Beach, California
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Thursday, March 18, 1976
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A-4--INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-IElEGIiAM (PM) u.n« B..CK, C.IH.. nun., 31 of 55 Demos reported on list Brown's Assembly backers told Brown aides propose key environment act changes By DOUG WILLIS SACRAMENTO (AP) . -- Thirty-one of the 55 · Democrats in the State Assembly have endorsed ; Gov. B r o w n for prcsi- · dent, Brown's campaign · chairman said Wcclncs- ! day. · The list of Brown endorsements released by ' Assembly Speaker Leo ; McCarthy includes five of the six blacks and one the four Chicano me inters of tlie Assembly. It is almost a complete roster of the moderate or m i d d l e r a n g e of t h e Democratic c a u c u s in the lower house. But only four of the Assembly's dozen most liberal Democrats arc on the Brown list, and three of the most conservative Democrats in the lower house are also absent from the list. McCarthy said he had not yet started rounding up votes in the Slate Senate but added he expected to do well there also. Last Friday Brown announced casually that he will be a candidate in the J u n e 8 California presidential primary. He said he would run to "ask some questions" a n d . give California voters a wider choice. On Tuesday, B r o w n clarified t h a t he is a McCarthy still soliciting votes for ALRB funds . SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Speak- 'cr Leo McCarthy Wednesday said he did not yet have his needed 54 "guaranteed votes" to win lower-house approval for the farm labor .board funding bill. ' "! never say I'm confident until 1 have 54 voles," he ·said. But the San Francisco Democrat told reporters at his weekly briefing that he was "closer" than the '18 or '·19 votes lie had counted last week fcr the $3.8-inillion bill to put the board back in business. McCarthy aides said the appropriation bill for the board, which oversees farm worker union elections, was still scheduled to be debated on UK floor today. The State Agricultural Labor Relations Board has been in limbo since early February, when a bloc of Republicans and rural Democrats succeeded in blocking the money it needs to run until July. THAT BLOC HAS contended t h n t the board favors Cesar Chavez' United F a r m Workers u n i o n o v e r growers and the Teamsters Union. The UFW has won the majority of elections since the board was set up last year. Earlier in the week, the Assembly Ways and Means Committee voted I.I 7 to send the bill to the floor. Democratic floor leader Howard Berman said he was "hopeful" about the bill's chances, but admitted he thought the vole would be very close. "There is tremendous pressure on all sides," he said. Assemblyman Ken Martdy, a Fresno Republican who has (ought for changes in the law governing the ALR11 before it gets any money, said he doubted McCarthy could get his needed voles. Democrals hold 55 of the 60 seats in the Assembly. Republicans and rural legislators need In peel off two of those votes to block the bill, which needs a two-thirds 5-1- votc tally. "! think the agricultural organizations are more .'milled than ever against a straight funding bill. That's where the rural legislators arc lhat I know of," Maddy ·siiid. If the Assembly approves Ihe measure, it must win .Senate approval as well -- something some insiders may be even harder to come by. !n the day before the Assembly debate, the focus ;was on five Democrats from rural districts who are .considered swing votes on the bill. "The pressure will be enormous on them," Maddy said. Gov. Brown's administration has worked behind the scenes, talking with many of these key legislators and trying to win their support for the bill. New ALRB member backs access ruling "serious" national candidate -- not just a California favorite son candidate. He added be had no plans to run in any state primary except California. Brown said details of his campaign and his positions "will emerge," and he s a i d decisioas about raising funds and how he will campaign were still being discussed. McCarthy also said there is no finance chairman yet, and, therefore, nobody who could estimate how much money he hopes to r a i s e or spend on the campaign. The S a n Francisco D e m o c r a t , w h o w a s n a m e d campaign chairman Tuesday, joked with r e p o r t e r s a b o u t h o w informal the Brown campaign has been so far. McCarthy said part of his job would be to bring some s t r u c t u r e a n d "orthodoxy" to what so far has been a disorganized and c a s u a l c a m - paign. "Everything is unorthodox so far. Perhaps it will be a combination of unorthodoxy on the part of t h e g o v e r n o r and orthodoxy on the part of others" in the campaign, McCarthy said. Then M c C a r t h y immediately added m o r e c o n f u s i o n to the c a m - paign by issuing a list of 32 assemblymen he said had endorsed Brown. As reporters challenged individual names on the list, McCarthy started crossing them off. T h e n a r e p o r t e r noticed t h a t Assemblyman Howard Bcrman, chairman of the Brown steering committee, wasn't on the list. McCarthy started adding names. By the time he was through, McCarthy had stricken seven n a m e s from the original list of and added six others. Assemblyman B a r r y Kecne, D-Eureka, was on the list, off the list, finally back on the list The Sacramento Bee reported from its Washington bureau that three of California's 28 Demo- c r a t i c c o n g r e s s m e n endorsed Brown. And (lie Bee quoted one of them, Henry Waxman of Los Angeles, as predicting that a majority of the s t a t e delegation would endorse the 37-year-old governor. Brown, meanwhile, devoted most of his day Wednesday to reviewing pending appointments to state posts. He had no p u b l i c a p p e a r a n c e s scheduled, and his office said no firm plans have been made for any future appearances. SACRAMENTO (API - The Brown administration proposed major changes in California's environmental protection law Wednesday, citing a need to strengthen and streamline the 5-year-old act. C l a i r e Dedrick, Gov. Brown's Resources Agency secretary, said the proposed changes in the 1870 California Environmental Quality Act might spark "a bleeding war." In the past, the state's development interests have criticized the act sharply, saying it loaded them down with paperwork, caused delays.and increased costs. At a Capitol news conference, Mrs. Dedrick said the 52 proposed changes were aimed at cutting red tape that has bogged down the act so that it puts more effort into paper shuffling than environmental protection. She added public hearings will be held in May on the proposals to alter the act, which requires public and private developers to file environmental impact reports (EIRs) before construction. Overall, the act worked "incredibly well" in its first five years, she said, but it now demands too much effort to process the impact reports. One proposal would r e q u i r e a developer to obtain an impact report from a neutral consultant in a move to curb developers from submitting their own biased accounts of their proposed projects. The developer would not bo able to submit reports directly to a government agency. Five other major proposed changes would: --Require developers to file an initial study to support a finding of no significant environmental impact. That would give local government a record that the public could review. There is none now. --Allow a developer who revises a project to eliminate adverse environmental effects to avoid filing an impact report. Without this, Mrs. Dedrick said, there has been a "paper shuffling war that ends up hi court" --Reduce (be scope of Impact reports when the project is minor and has only limited effect. This will cut trivia out of the reports, she said. --Allow EIRs to be done in phases rather than at one time. This would enable government officials to catch prob- l e m s t h a t develop as a construction project continues, Mrs. Dedrick said. --Allow agencies responsible for a project to develop an EIR jointly, reducing paperwork "and expanding the narrow view of a single agency." GOODYEAR MICHELIN B.F. GOODRICH UNIROYAL FIRESTONE BE DUNLOP, SEMPERIT, KELLY-SPRINGFIELD, KLEBER, BRIDGESTONE many others PIRELLI NEVER BUMS OR 2NDS . . - ALWAYS FIRSTS!! ALL TIRES WARRANTED, INSTALLED, ROTATED FREE TO's IO.OOO MILE MICHELIN ZX Belted STUKL Itadinl STEEL RAD1ALS Be/fed STEEL RADIAL Whitewalls 145/10 155/13 155/13 145/13 165/13 175/13 165/14 155/15 165/15 POLY SPORT Pfffyfffcr for that particular buyer ANY SIZ£ USTED- YOUR CHOICE Belted STEEL Radials 135(13 145/11 60 SCRIES WHTTE W-t-D-E OVAL- POLYESTER FIBERGLASS WHITS LETTER TUBELE5S... F60/15 ' (F78/15) 1115/15] GOODYEAR 7.00/15 6 PLY BAUD n»r TTM r r 88 B76/I3 ILL frCAfKin IUBEUSS TIRES Mark C. Bloome EXCLUSIVE! C1SLAVED C2ZEH3 50,000 Mite Betted STFH Stafiah REGoodrich 40,000 MILE Belted STEEL Radials SAN J O S E ( A P ) 'Farm l.ihor board appoinl- ;cc J o h n Kacanclli s a i d Wednesday lie is in accent w i t h ( h e C a l i f o r n i a Sup r e m e Court's ruling upholding Ihc controversial access rule. "I have r e a d I h e Supreme Court's ruling, and I believe it is a sound one," the S a n t a C l a r a C o u n t y Superior C o u r t judge said. He was referring to the hich court's March decision that upheld the State Agricultural L a b o r R e l a - tions Board's rule giving union organi/ers access to w o r k e r s on g r o w e r s property at specific times. The ALRB rule has been challenged by s e v e r a l major grower groups. Gov. Brown appointed Racanelli to the b o a r d Tuesday. The 5frycar-old judge was appointed to the bench 12 years ago by Hrown's father, Edmund "Pat" Brown. In an interview with the San Jos? Mercury-News. Racanelli said he believes his m o s t recent appointment was prompted by "(he governor's desire to select an appointee with no alignment" with t h e growers, (he Teamsters or C e s a r C h a v e z ' U n i t e d Farm Workers. Raeanelli w a s a s k e d why he was willing to give u p h i s judicial a p p o i n t - m e n t , t a k i n g a $2,779 annual pay cut from his c u r r e n t $45,299 salary. "You have to do what you think is right at a given time," he replied. "The ALUB is the only board of its kind in the United Slajes and represents the iinplemcnlaiton of one of the most socially significant laws for t h e ' people of California," he said. "1 accepted the appointment because of the v e r y challenging oppor- t u n i t y to participate in hopefully b r i n g i n g solu- t i o n s , s t a b i l i t y f o r growers, workers and the people of California." Racanelli said il probably will be a few weeks before he wind up his judicial duties, catch up on the farm board's past activities a n d f o r m a l l y join the board. Business bad at new hank SAN DIEGO ( A P I Manager Ted Bomielt says when Security P a c i f i c B a n k opened his North Park branch in December, "1 was hoping we'd be popular--hut (his is ridiculous." A bandit made off with $1.100 nl gunpoint two weeks alter the opening. A month later, the bank was evacuated by a bomb scare. Another h o l d u p m a n was s o u g h t Wednesday after setting away with $1,078. UNI ROYAL V" W Brand Now I rt QUALITY TIRES lit Quality Tub«less Retread Tiro* TOYOTA AND MANY OTHLK CMS RAISED WHITE LETTER 70 SERIES 60 SERIES 50 SERIES CHOICf 01 13" l» IS" Sill CISHD . 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