Thursday, April 28, 2011

BREAKING: California Assembly Approves Bill to Dissolve Vernon

The Assembly in Sacramento has approved Speaker John Perez's bill to disincorporate the tiny city of Vernon, making it a part of Los Angeles County.

Enjoy this logo while you can, folks.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where it's expected to face a great deal of pressure from the L.A. County Federation of Labor and the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce. We've written plenty about Vernon already, so we'll just reiterate the point we keep trying to make: disincorporating Vernon has nothing to do with good government. It's about the political elites in Los Angeles (Perez is, coincidentally, the cousin of LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa) trying to seize tax revenues from one of the few centers of actual productive industry in the county. And with many businesses threatening to leave due to anticipated increases in their utility and insurance rates, we expect there will be losers all around if this bill goes through.


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