VIDEOS: East LA Cityhood Study Presentation

By Gloria Angelina Castillo, EGP Staff Writer

East Los Angeles’ draft Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis (CFA)—a study that is key to determining whether the  unincorporated area in Los Angeles County has sufficient financial resources to sustain itself  as an independent city—was released on July 13, 2011.

This video was recorded on July 30, 2011, during one of two community meetings held that weekend by the Los Angeles Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to explain the study findings. The speakers are LAFCO executive director Paul Novak and the study consultant, Richard Berkson of Economic & Planning Systems Inc. (EPS). The East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA) raised the money needed to conduct the study.
Watch for yourself and let us know what you think. Scroll down for links to more EGPNews stories, and where to submit comments.

The public comment period is open until Aug. 29, 2011. Residents can submit comments to LAFCO via U.S. mail, fax, or e-mail (
LAFCO prefers written comments because the records will be utilized in the Public Hearing CFA and/or the Executive Officer’s Report.  Residents who want to submit comments through other means, can call LAFCO at (818) 254-2454.
The final CFA is scheduled to be made public no later than Thursday, Sept. 8, about a week in advance of the LAFCO public hearing on Sept. 14, 2011.
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