Cityhood for East Los, but not for Venice

The unincorporated community of East Los Angeles has been trying to become a city nearly as long as Venice has been trying to regain its cityhood.

Now, a new report that was commissioned by cityhood backers has concluded that “East Los” has the financial resources to support itself as a city. The report says that the new city would pay much less for the same level of law enforcement, and more for trash pickup.

Venice, however, has a much higher property valuation that East L.A. This is one of the main sources of revenue for a city.

Cityhood for East Los Angeles is supported by State Senator Gloria Romero, who represents the area.

A Beachhead survey two years ago revealed that no state or city officials representing Venice supported reestablishing its cityhood.

Posted: Thu - November 1, 2007 at 02:01 PM