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Anaheim : $94-Million Improvement Plan Given to Council

A $94.4-million, two-year capital improvement plan that would mean the widening of streets, expansion of police facilities and improvements to parks and the Convention Center area--among other projects--was presented to the City Council on Tuesday.

But whether residents see all the improvements targeted in the program, part of a proposed five-year, $219-million plan, may depend on whether federal dollars are slashed by the Reagan Administration in the weeks to come, the city manager told council members.

Should Congress accept Reagan’s proposal to reduce federal revenue sharing, Anaheim, in addition to losing funds that could be used for capital improvements, could be forced to cut city services, City Manager William O. Talley said.

Following the meeting, Talley said he will recommend that city officials find a new source of revenue to supplement dollars the city may lose from the federal government--about $3 million a year, he said. As an alternative, city services would have to be cut, said Talley, who declined to elaborate on which city services could be cut or whether he will recommend hiking taxes or creating new taxes.

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The largest slice of the 1985-87 proposed capital improvement pie, or $47,397,610, is planned for public utilities projects, such as new water mains, services and meters. Another $29,669,500 of the two-year, $94,432,082 plan is planned for engineering projects, such as arterial street reconstruction.


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