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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • City seeks public input on budget

    Two public meetings this month will focus on Costa Mesa's preliminary budget for the upcoming 2014-15 fiscal year. The first, a City Council study session, will be held at 4:30 p.m. May 13 in City Hall. The following day, an informal question-and-answer...
  • 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary's Thomas Tull on Doing the 'King of the Monsters' Justice

    Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business. Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
  • Ashley Swearengin for state controller

     Ashley Swearengin for state controller
    What, you may wonder, does the state controller do? Among other things, he or she serves as the state's fiscal watchdog, keeps track of the checkbook, helps administer the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers'...
  • Huge costs continue weighing on California finances, report says

    Huge costs continue weighing on California finances, report says
    California is facing $340 billion in long-term costs, the majority of which are not being addressed by state leaders, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office. While there are plans in place to pay off $140 billion...
  • Homeowner wants out of broke association

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I love Ilyce's radio show and want to thank her for all the help and advice she gives. I bought a townhome a couple of years ago with a $60,000 mortgage. After moving in, I realized I did not like paying the...
  • There's budget shopping and there's buying cheap

    There's budget shopping and there's buying cheap
    Last weekend, I went on a shoe bender. But unlike most such forays, this one cost me less than $100. One find was a pair of glittery jelly flats from Jeffrey Campbell. You heard it here first: Jellies are back! I was so excited about the $30 flats that I...
  • Dump the immigrant detainee quota

     Dump the immigrant detainee quota
    One of the more peculiar provisions in U.S. immigration law is the little-known requirement that 34,000 potential deportees be held in federal detention centers each night. The reason for this is murky; the original language was written into the federal...
  • Malloy Finds Revenue In Land Of Pretend

    Malloy Finds Revenue In Land Of Pretend
    The age of the Connecticut state employee suggestion box has ended. That was the notorious device Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used to balance a nearly $200 million gap budget gap in 2011. No one ever explained what the valuable suggestions were. With revenues...
  • Four rules for minimizing your rental car cost

    Four rules for minimizing your rental car cost
    Question: It seems to me that the rates for car rentals have risen considerably. How can one obtain an affordable rental car? How do you do it with multi-city destinations? Mary Farkas Los Angeles Answer: Farkas is right about increased costs for...
  • County could charge more for dog licenses

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors this week voted to consider fee hikes to bridge a budget shortfall in what staff members and volunteers said is an animal-control agency still recovering from years of disarray and accusations of mismanagement....
  • City departments ask for more funds

    City departments ask for more funds
    Several city departments, including fire and Glendale Water & Power, have proposed increased budgets featuring capital-improvement projects for next fiscal year, driving up the city's overall spending plan. Revamping a fire station to accommodate a...