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Proposed $35.3-Million Budget Targets Streets

The City Council tonight will consider adopting a $35.3-million budget for fiscal 1997-98.

The proposal includes:

* $21.2 million for operating expenses, including salaries of city employees. Three new positions are proposed--a fire captain, a records management coordinator and a Police Department administrative aide.

* $14.1 million for capital improvements. Most of the money would be used to repave, repair and upgrade streets.

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City Manager Jerry L. Bankston said the capital improvement budget would be the largest in more than a decade. Residents have complained for years about streets in disrepair.

City Council members said they are committed to fixing the streets and expect to approve the budget at the meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 E. La Habra Blvd.

Information: (562) 905-9700.


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