Puff! There Goes California's Newest City
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:00am PST byIRVIN DAWID
With a 5-0 emotional vote by the city council on Thursday night, the Jurupa Valley City Council reluctantly initiated the process of disincorporation, which would result in the three-year-old city being governed by Riverside County.
Not since 1972 has a city in California disincorportated. The loss of vehicle license fee revenues is viewed as the chief cause in the case of Jurupa Valley.
"Two days before the July 1, 2011, incorporation date, state legislators voted to shift millions in vehicle license fee revenue from every California city to counties as part of the prison realignment efforts by the state," writes Sandra Stokley.
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