Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 28, 1993 · Page 9
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 9

Ukiah, California
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Monday, June 28, 1993
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- MONDAY. JUNE 28, 1993 — 9 Law enforcement faces cuts, despite its priority SACRAMENTO (AP) — One county sheriff waved a chain saw. Another predicted there would be illegal drugs, not gold, in the hills. Los Angeles County officials say they will not be able to provide lifeguards at some of the area's busiest beaches. That is just some of the reaction to the state's pending transfer of $2.6 billion in tax revenues from local governments to schools. About $2 billion would come from California's 58 counties. Oov. Pete Wilson tried to soften the blow, which is part of a state budget awaiting his signature, by earmarking a half-cent of the sales tax exclusively for public safety. But county officials surveyed by The Associated Press late last week said they would still have to reduce those services, even if voters approve the tax plan. By the most optimistic estimates, the Republican governor's proposal would raise nearly $1.5 billion annually for the counties. The other $500 million lost in the shift has to come from somewhere, and county officials say they already give top priority to public safety and have few other places to cut. Butte County Administrator John Blacklock said he must lay off 128 of the county's 1,300 employees. Public safety will suffer in those cuts — even if the sales tax extension passes — because there is no other way to cut without closing entire departments, he said. "We'll be losing 25 more positions in the Sheriffs Office, eight in the Probation Department, 8'/i in the District Attorney's office. As a result, we have meth labs popping up all over the hills," he said. Fresno County Administrator Will Randolph told a similar story. "The only way we can get the size of cut that they're forcing on us is to further cut law enforcement and justice services. That's the only way we can balance the budget," Randolph said 'Fresno County would lose $40.3 million in property taxes out of a $708 million annual budget. It would get back $30.3 million if the sales tax extension passes in November. Wilson contends counties would still come out ahead because the budget plan also -frees them from more than a half billion dollars annually-in state-required spending for health services and other programs. But Victor Pottorff, lobbyist for the California State Association of Counties, said the benefitof freeing counties from health, welfare, mental health and other state mandates is overstated. "We are in a trap with mandate relief," Pottorff said, adding that Los Angeles County estimates it would save less than one-quarter of the amount the state projects. In Alameda County, Sheriff Charles Plummer picked up a chain saw and led deputies on a march in Two airlines say American tried to run them into ground Oakland to express his dismay with the cuts. Plummer warned supervisors that if they do not earmark the extended tax for public protection, it will be impossible to prosecute shoplifters, drunken drivers and other misdemeanor offenders. "The wheels of justice will not wobble. They will grind to a halt," Plummer said. Charles Harness, chairman of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, said the uncertainty of enacting a full-year budget now assuming voters will approve the sales tax extension in November is a big worry. Even if voters do back the tax, his county faces $6 million in cuts. "The core of what's wrong with this budget is that it is entirely predicated on the will of the voters on Nov. 2. If voters do not approve the extension of the sales tax, this whole thing blows apart," he said. Instead of cutting $6 million from a full-year budget of $380 million, in November the county could face a $17 million cut with half the fiscal year gone. County officials claim estimates of the replacement sales taxes they will receive are inflated, in most cases by 10 percent or more. If that is true, the $592 million cut they face under state estimates will be more than $650 million. As Chairman Ron Gonzalez of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors put it, "The state has passed the buck. Now we'll be forced to pass the hat." In Orange County, officials say they will be able to avoid big layoffs previously threatened in the Sheriff's Office and Fire Department if voters approve the sales tax. Orange County stands to lose $76 million in the 1993-94 fiscal year and $152 million annually after that if the sales tax extension fails. The loss would be about $13 million a year if the extension is approved. But with a $ 13 million cut, many libraries would have to close on Fridays and smaller branches would be shut down more days, parks would reduce hours and increase fees, health programs would be scaled down and people using the courts would face longer delays and reduced security, officials said. Los Angeles County was the first of 16 to pass ordinances ordering its tax collector not to turn the shifted property tax revenues over to the state. The county's Department of Beaches of Harbors also has threatened to stop providing lifeguards at state beaches and some city beaches. These beaches are visited by about 15 million people a year. The county loses money in its lifeguard contracts and will have to eliminate 63 lifeguard positions to stop the hemorrhaging, said Stan Wisniewski, acting director of the department. DALLAS (AP)—Continental and Northwest are suing American Airlines, saying the cornier tried to drive them put of business last year by slashing its prices. In court papers unsealed Friday, the airlines accused American of starting a fare war last year knowing it would lose money but hoping it would ruin competitors. "AMR knew that its conduct would increase its own losses, but would hurt its weaker competitors more," the two airlines said. The U.S. District Court lawsuit accuses American of predatory pricing. American spokeswoman Andrea Rader called the allegations "absolutely untrue." She said American adopted the pricing system in an effort to increase revenue and profits. A trial on the lawsuit is scheduled to begin July 12. Continental emerged from nearly 2'/i years of bankruptcy in April. Northwest is considering seeking protection from creditors. MENDOCINO COUNTY FARM SUPPLY 303 TALMAGE RD. • UKIAH • 462-1492 [BRIGGS&STRATTON] Everyday Low Prices On AM BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINES TAKE YOUR SNAPPER HOME TODAY... NOTHING DOWN! NOPAYMENTSUNTIL JAN. '94. INTEREST FREE!' 25"HI-VAC RIDING MOWER $999. 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They feel that their customers will leave satisfied with the work they have done. They want people to feel free to drop by with questions or comments. "A lot of time people feel.they are not getting a straight answer when talking to a mechanic. We want you to know we care about the services we provide and always try to give a straight forward approach to whatever we are dealing with." Todd has been a mechanic for 12 years and has lived in Mendocino County all of his life. They are involved in the community and try to do their plart to support local business. In July, Lyly's is offering a RADIATOR FLUSH and RECONDITIONING for $39.95. "Try us first, our work is guaranteed!!" NORTH AMERICAN ORGANH Are you putting in x New RalMd Beds, Lawn & Vegetable Gardens?; Start off right! Put organic matter in all your garden projects and enjoy the benefits - better drainage, fewer 'weeds, better aerations, and best of all, SUCCESS! Delivery Available Anywhere! 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