Photo by Joe L. Sandoval.
One year after we announced the beginning of the campaign to incorporate East LA as a city, the time is finally here for the next big step: this Independence Day, we are launching the petitions to order a Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis of East Los Angeles, the next step towards Cityhood.
By signing the petition, residents are saying they want to know where and how East LA's tax dollars are being spent. If 25% of registered East LA voters sign, we'll see the first comprehensive look at East LA's finances in over 30 years!
After turning in our signatures, LAFCO, the government agency that oversees incorporation efforts, will commission a Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis (CFA). If it shows that East LA can sustain itself as a city, the question will be placed on the ballot for registered voters in East LA to decide. Remember that things are already looking good for East LA - the Initial Fiscal Analysis (IFA) completed in October 2007 showed that the City of East LA would be economically viable.
To kick our signature gathering drive off right, we are having a press conference to announce this exciting new phase. Can you join us on July 4th for the official launch of our signature gathering drive? Please RSVP below.
|What||Press conference announcing the official launch of the signature drive|
|When||11:30am, July 4th|
|Where||Whittier Blvd & S Arizona Ave, East Los Angeles, CA 90022 (map)|
We hope you can join us as we embark on this exciting next step towards Cityhood!