LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Los Angeles’ most exclusive enclaves wants to leave the city over potholes.

The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that the approximately 40 mansion owners in Holmby Hills are asking the adjacent city of Beverly Hills to annex the neighborhood so they can obtain better municipal services, name pothole repair.

Holmby Hills is one of the communities in the west side’s so-called “platinum triangle” that also comprises Bel-Air and Beverly Hills.

Beverly Hills isn’t embracing the idea. Councilman John Mirisch told the Times that annexing dissatisfied neighborhoods isn’t a practical solution.

Experts also say Los Angeles would be loath to lose the top-line property taxes that Holmby Hills brings in.

Lawyer Murray Fleischman says the homeowners would be better off paying for pothole repair themselves.

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