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East LA Cityhood Shot Down By County Panel

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And the latest bid for East LA cityhood is likely dead, as today the Local Agency Formation Commission voted down a proposed incorporation. The LA Times reports: "The panel, empowered by state law to oversee changes in local jurisdictional lines, voted 8 to 1 to disapprove incorporation after a staff report that concluded the proposed city would not be economically viable" (more on that staff report) A fiscal analysis released last fall said the new city would be down $17.6 million right off the bat. Proponents of cityhood had that they should have more time to find revenue streams for the city and that "residents should be allowed to vote on the proposal and whether new taxes should be imposed to make the proposed city more fiscally sound." They're now looking into other options, including a legal challenge.
· East L.A. cityhood plan rejected; advocates weigh options [LAT]
· East LA Cityhood Could Be Decided (and Rejected) This Wed. [Curbed LA]