Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 29, 1973 · Page 67
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 67

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, June 29, 1973
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neoial budget staff 9i ' ; ^-^ ttbposed for city 1 JL •> City Councilman Armando de Leon Thursday proposed hiring a labor relations specialist, a budget analyst and a budget hearing examiner as members of an independent staff for the Phoenix City Council. De Leon, who has been absent from several of this year's budget deliberations, made his proposal before the council voted tentatively to adopt a city budget for 197374. The fiscal year begins Monday.- , The councilman said It was becoming essential for the city's elected officials to have additional staff members, independent of the city manager's staff, to assist them in the preparation of the budget. The council presently has one full-time staff assistant to aid councilmen. A labor relations specialist would closely examine wage and hour matters, conduct job classification reviews and monitor relations between the council and employes, according to de Leon. ' A budget analyst, de Leon explained, would assist the council in studying spending priorities and in grappling with the enormous fiscal detail in putting together a financial blueprint for the city. A hearing examiner, he said, would conduct year-around public hearings on the level of expenditures for city programs sought by citizens. The hearing examiner, he added, would provide a link between the council and the community. "Additional responsibilities for the City Council, like state and federal revenue sharing, make it imperative for new city councils to take a new look at the way the budget is prepared," said de Leon, who is completing his second two- year term on the council. He has frequently called for a re-examination of the struo ture of city government and for other reforms aimed at tightening the budget review process. Mayor John D. Driggs said the council would discuss de Leon's proposal in the next few months. The pressure for change is getting greater, said de Leon, referring to the need for what he called "modifications in the system." He is a former member of the Charter Review Committee. "Sometimes we have to explain and apologize to people for our own roles hi this kind of city government (council- manager)," he remarked. "If Charter reform is required, the, council should give direc- ti6n in this matter." Councilman Ed K o r r i c k, commenting on the budget review process this year, acknowledged there may be some weaknesses in it, but said this year's budget process has been the most thorough and detailed in the 3& years he has spent on the council. Homeowners' plea to stop oil drilling denied in Tucson TUCSON (AP) — A preliminary injunction to stop Continental Oil Co. from drilling for oil in the Tucson Mountain Park area was denied Thursday. Pima County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Galligan denied the injunction, sought by a homeowners group called "Stop Mining Around Residential Tucson," but he ordered Conoco to 'adequately fence open mud pits and fill them as soon as possible. Robert Murray, attorney for the homeowners said members of the group were •not very optimistic they would get the injunction, but ;'they were disappointed that < ; Galligan did not say anything about alleged destruction of property. But he said he felt the out,come of the litigation was successful because it may force Conoco into the position of the "good neighbor." "It's unfortunate that it often takes litigation for companies like Conoco to realize they can't run roughshod over the people," he added. Murray said he is not finished with litigation, however, because the case still must go to trial. IT TAKES 2 to make a bargain -HIGH QUALITY and LOW PRICE. See our bargains! THRIFTdTY PHARMACY 2626 W. Indian School Phone 277-6201 The Marquise...most royal of diamonds for the love who rules your world. LOS ARCOS MALL & McDowell REPUBLIC ^PUBLIC CITY T MAIL , Jon* 29,1973 SI The Arizona Republic B-1S ^IIIIIIIHT iiiiif 1*** ,.. * *' starts tomorrow PACESETTER PANTYHOSE 1.19, 3 for 2.99 Reg. 1.50, 3 for 3.99. Sheer leg beauty by Gam-Bits, in sheer-to-waist or pantytop styles, suntan, beige, taupe, antique, seashell, navy, black or dark brown. Hosiery, 3 COOL. CRISP SHIFTS 4.99 Orig. $7-$8. Breezing you through Summer... a great selection of easy care styles in assorted prints, solids and trims, S-M-L. Street Floor Lingerie, 54 PLATFORMS, WEDGE SANDALS 2.99, 2 FOR 5.00 The great casuals you can't be without this Summer... fantastic sandals in the latest heel and sole fashions. Hosiery, 3 CHRIS-TOWN BILTMORE FASHION PARK SCOTTSDALE, LOS ARCOS MALL 1607 W. Bethany Home Rd. 2410 E. Camelbqck Rd. 7333 E. McDowell Bd. SHOP MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 9:30 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. SAT.#:30 to 6, OPEN SUNDAY 12 to 5

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