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December 3, 1997 - The state currently makes 26 of the state's National Guard armories available as temporary homeless shelters during the winter months. Our review suggests that the most appropriate role for the state in seeking alternatives to the use of the armories is to help facilitate the local development of new shelters.
June 18, 1997 - The Legislature is considering several proposals to reduce the amount of property taxes permanently shifted from cities, counties, and special districts in the early 1990s. We examine these property tax shift relief proposals, comparing options that would cost the state greatly differing amounts.
October 24, 1996 - (1) Welfare Reform’s Immigrant Restrictions—County Costs Probably Less Than Projected, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments
February 21, 1996 - The fiscal constraints counties face hinder county administration of many programs in which the state has considerable interest--including health, welfare, criminal justice, and property tax collection. These fiscal constraints also impair county ability to provide local programs--law enforcement, libraries, and parks--in a manner which meets the preferences of local residents.In this section, we discuss proposals that look at the revenue side of the budget. In so doing, we have applied the same approach as with direct spending programs--that is, we have examined tax-related provisions referred to as tax expenditure programs (TEPs)--and recommended changes to those that are not achieving their stated purposes or are of a lower priority.
October 24, 1995 - (1) Proposition 62 Voter Approval Requirements Upheld, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments
September 1, 1995 - A Review of the Orange County Recovery Plan As Proposed August 22, 1995
August 22, 1995 - On December 6, 1994, Orange County and its investment pool filed for protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The Chapter 9 filing followed a $1.7 billion loss in the pool's investment portfolio.
July 11, 1995 - In June 1995, the Los Angeles County Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) submitted the county's 1995-96 proposed budget to the Board of Supervisors.