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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - May 3, 1977, Oakland, California Schools get year on quake safety suit Over restaurant permit a University of California student bats d suit against the City Berkey amending that the City to uni should have asked for an environmental impart report before granting a use permit for a Mcdonald s restaurant at the owner of University and Shat Tucic avenues. Alameda county Superior court judge Harold Hove the matter under submission and is expected to Reader a Deeb Ioa Tat the student. Linda Ven Faaao. Has opposed of the fast food restaurant Ever since the Cauer first came up before the Council. The Issue was debated for five of cute of crore the approval Given the use permit granted to Ruben Schuff. Abut Oak Tise san Pablo Avenue Mcdonald son condition that he pkg up litter in the area that the restaurant be butt in a Low key noot Gar manner and that no Access to parting he provided on the site. The latter condition was imposed to facilitate pedestrian Access to the premises. City attorney a bad Lauson con tends that the Law exempts restaurants from the requirement for an environmental Impact report because they Are covered by local zoning on dances slush. Provide for a review of their Impact poor to Issac so 2 ase permit. In other action the Berkeley Board of adjust a to denied a use permit to the Doggie diner corp. For a is hour restaurant at 3u8i Sha Trudl ave. As of Doggie diner officials had not decided whether to Appeal the Dee Iowa. Tuesday May 3, 1977 1174 closing stocks Guf Handicap subscription month newsstand Price 25c Imide sports the top nil picks Page 35 Industry cold to Coal goal Page 41 viewpoints catholics and Fri Page 20 British invasion Page 16 Garden in the rain Page 13 sunny wednesday Mph action line.11 astrology.32 .14 .30 .41 cfastffm.28 comics.19 crossword.29 .33 5 13 Fotij Phillips Sot Francisco sports 35 ii Vanoli uns 21 vow phils .20 wort for 34 wond word 31 county budget no tax rate change the Alameda county Beard of super visors today received a proposed record 1977-78 budget of million up million from the current fiscal year but the county administrator said it was capable of being financed without in creasing the Basic county tax rate. The prediction by administrator Loren Enoch was based on the county asses Sor s forecast that there would be an Overall increase of 15 per cent in property values this year the higher assess ments providing funding for the in creased budget costs. The grand assessment Roll fur the county for 1976-77 came to billion. The nitty Gritty Washington ask unanimous consent that further Reading of the Bill he is one of the most common requests heard in congressional committee sessions and during flour debates. There being no objection so or usually is the response of the presiding officer. Without such unanimous consent agreements untold hours would be spent Reading every Bill and amendment be fore they were voted upon. There would t be enough hours in the year for All that Reading. During a recent House committee session on the clean air act. Rep. John Dingell d-mich., asked for unanimous consent to waive Reading of the Amend ment he had offered "1 shouted rep. Charles j. Carney. A Ohio. As the clerk began Reading the Din Gell amendment another committee member leaned Over to Carney and asked Why did you do because i Don t like Dingell that s responded Carney. Cummins new Oakland Bishop John s. Cummins successor to begin House oks Job program Washington completed action today on the first of presi Dent Carter s economic stimulus pro Grams when the House agreed to author ize a w billion Public works jobs pro Gram. Sponsors said at least jobs would be created in Public works projects such As construction of Hospi tals jails schools and roads and predicted thousands More jobs would be created indirectly. The House passed the Bill by a vote of 335 to 77. Both the House and the Senate Al ready have passed legislation providing the actual funds to carry out the new economic stimulation program but differences in those two appropriations Bills must be worked out by a conference committee. The House appointed its conferees today. The Commerce department already has agreed to quickly adopt necessary regulations on How toe Money will be used so that funds can begin flowing during the height of this year s summer construction season. Symik Libbey the most Rev. John s. Cummins a native of Oakland who was the apparent popular Choice for the Post was named Bishop of Oakland today. Bishop Cummins 49, called one of the most outstanding churchmen in Cali was appointed by Pope Paul i. He succeeds Bishop Floyd l. Begin who died last tuesday. Bishop Cummins has been auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento for three years but performed much of his service As a Pneski in Oakland the City where he grew up. His appointment was applauded today by East Bay Church leaders who know him Well. Father Brian Joyce who succeeded then msgr. Cummins As Chancellor of the Oakland diocese in 1971. Called him one of the outstanding churchmen and said he is considered an extremely close Friend by Many of those who have known him. Or. John Dillenberger former presi Dent of the graduate theological Union a consortium of six protestant and three Catholic seminaries in Berkeley said i Don t have words to describe How delighted i am about the appointment. He does t Duck issues but at the same time he is not a rabble rouser. He s careful and Forward looking. Pm tinted Back Page Cal. 1 tight showers in Bay area a few showers brushed lightly Over some portions of the Bay area earlier today but the weather cleared and promises to be fair and Wanner tomorrow. In the Lake Tahoe Basin Light to heavy showers were slated today and tonight and Snow will fall at the 6.500 foot level according to the National weather service. It will be fair Over most of the Sierra tomorrow with the highs in the 40s and 50s and the lows from 25 to 35 degrees. Which was a 10.69 per cent increase Over the previous year. Enoch said although there would be 13.1 per cent increase in the preliminary budget it would mean a net lax Levy of million. A Public hearing will be held on the budget june 7. He said the major increases include salary and employee benefits of million for the county s estimated 8.811 employees for a total payroll of 8163.9 million As against the million Al Lowed for 1976-77. A state property tax of million required to meet the county s contribution to medi Cal and mandated supple ments for the aged Blind and disabled. An increase of s4.4 million for costs of trial courts. Enoch said this is to prov Ide Legal counsel for indigent probation and juvenile and adult detention and in reimbursed state mandated enrichment of programs for juvenile Justice conservatorship and Enoch agreed that the increased assessed valuations and maintaining the s3.11 Basic county tax rate on each of assessed valuation represents an increased Burden on All property tax pay Enoch said. The higher assessments will provide the funding for the in creased costs without an increase in the tax rate if the following assumptions Are Correct that Cash balance estimates of million will be verified by the auditor after the current fiscal year ends. That Revenue estimates of million will not be significantly reduced by state or Federal action. That your Board continues to apply million of Revenue sharing funds to tax reduction. That your Board does not add significantly to the net county Tost after hearing policy matters and Points at Issue at the Public hearings. That your Board desires to continue the present policies of exceeding the local match for drug alcohol and mental health programs in addition to support ing permissive diversion programs. That an assessed value increase on the order of 15 per cent is Bay grocer slain Bank posts Reward a Reward has been posted in the murder of a popular East Oakland grocer. Raymond Coronfly 44, operator of the per Vel grocery. 2286 35th ave. Was found shot yesterday during an apparent robbery. Police said about was missing from the store. The Reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the murderer is being offered by citizens savings and loan association where or. Coronfly s wife Maria is a Branch vice president. A customer found or. Coronfly with a Bullet wound in his Chest in the store at. He was taken to Oakland Hospital where he died. Homicide sgt Richard Beriy said the customer first saw a Man. About 50. Trying to switch the store s open sign to the Man ran when she approached. Or. Coronfly operated the grocery with his father Caesar who was at the Bank at the time of the shooting and his brother. Robert who is vacationing in Israel. Police questioned neighbors yesterday but were unable to turn up any leads according to or. Brierly. Mrs. Coronfly is the Branch vice president of citizens savings and loan s downtown office at 1325 Broadway. Unafraid Tribune photo by Russ Reed Carlton Webb Shook an Apricot free and loosed a swarm of bees some of which crawled on his head and clothes. But he had no fear of being stung. For More pictures see Page 7. Court hears City employee tax plea by Sill Bancroft san Francisco the Validity of Oakland s proposed employee License tax has been taken under consideration by the California state supreme court after a hearing Here yesterday. The justices heard Oakland City ally. David a. Self argue the legality of the tax on the basis that the stale Constitution gives charter cities like Oakland absolute Power Over municipal affairs which the City interprets to include taxes. It is the City s Contention that a charter City is equal to the state Legisla Ture in passing self said. It sounds terrible to some but it has been in effect in the Constitution since 1914." self noted that the legislature passed in 1963 a statute apparently designed to prohibit counties and cities from enact ing local income taxes. Are not admitting that this Oak land tax is an income the attorney said in answer to a question by associate Justice Mathew i Tobriner. In an income tax. Residence is the key and the tax is imposed on everyone. This is an occupational tax to raise City revenues and is imposed equally on residents and said self. The proposed tax would be 1 per cent of the annual Gross income Over of everyone employed in Oakland except Domestic workers. It was adopted in 1974 but Legai challenges have delayed its implementation. Self argued that such a tax was Well within the constitutional definition of municipal affairs and that the High court had held previously that what was a municipal affair was up to state courts. Alameda county Superior court judge Gordon minder first ruled that tiie tax was illegal then the first District court of Appeal reversed judge minder and held the plan a valid tax measure authorized by the City charter and Ena continued Back Page 3 did you know. That the Assembly passed and sent to the Senate a measure giving Deputy registrars and persons circulating petitions the right to carry on those activities in shopping Cente malls see the Day in Sacramento. Page 10. Assembly Brouhaha chaplain on carpet Sacramento might seem that praying would be one of the few noncontroversial things to happen on the Assembly floor. Not so. Yesterday a jewish legislator said the Assembly s chaplain should make his Public prayers less Christian or lose his Job. Assembly speaker Leo Mccarthy who is a roman Catholic said the request for non denominational prayers seemed reasonable. He directed the chaplain be told of the request. Assemblyman Herschel Rosenthal d los Angeles. Raised the Issue when he revealed he was upset with the Rev. Richard Barram s daily referrals to Jesus i m not the Only one who feels uncomfortable about assemblyman Rosenthal said in an interview adding that a number of no jewish legislators a tined Back Page cc4. I

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