Calif.'s youngest city weighs disincorporation

Jan 16, 2014 12:10 PM

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - California's youngest city could soon be history.

The Jurupa Valley City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to start the disincorporation process after the state diverted crucial revenues away from municipal coffers.

The move could make the city of 97,000 people east of Los Angeles the first in California to disband in four decades.

Local officials are pleading with state lawmakers to restore the roughly $5.5 million a year, but say they can't wait to consider disincorporation as Jurupa Valley could run out of cash in July 2015.

Days before the city incorporated in 2011, California lawmakers shifted motor vehicle license fee revenues away from cities to pay for a prison overhaul, walloping Jurupa Valley and three other newly formed Riverside County cities.

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