The Los Angeles County consultant hired to study the proposed incorporation of East Los Angeles recommends that the county reject the idea.
A campaign to establish the city may hinge largely on whether residents can afford a steep increase in utility taxes and cuts to local law enforcement services.
The Vernon City Council is set to consider several proposals that include salary cuts for city officials, the creation of a commission to oversee city-owned housing and term limits for council members.
Voters in unincorporated communities north of Riverside may approve cityhood for the Jurupa Valley Tuesday.
Vernon plans to hire $500-an-hour lawyers to conduct an ethics review as it struggles to avoid losing its cityhood.
The corruption-plagued city of Vernon may lose its cityhood and become part of unincorporated Los Angeles County if Assembly Speaker John Perez has his way.