COUNCIL MAY SEEK SUPPORT FOR SPLIT-UP OF L.A. COUNTY : CITY TO CONSIDER ASKING GROUP TO BACK MEASURE.Byline: Amy Collins Daily News Staff Writer
The City Council on Tuesday will consider asking a statewide cities organization to back legislation that could lead to the breakup breakup
The division of a company into separate parts. The most famous breakup to date was the 1984 division of AT&T (formerly, American Telephone & Telegraph Company). This breakup was intended to increase competition in the communications industry. of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County.
Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, Councilman Carl Boyer has asked the council to seek the support of the California Contract Cities Association for a bill by Assemblyman as·sem·bly·man
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Noun 1. George Runner George C. Runner, Jr. (born March 25 1952 in Scotia, New York) is a Republican California State Senator, who represents the 17th Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and Ventura County. , R-Lancaster, that would allow for a study of how Los Angeles County serves its residents.
But L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Michael Dennis Antonovich (born 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District, which covers northern Los Angeles County, the Antelope, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, and parts of the San Fernando and San said breaking up the county will only lead to higher costs and that the new counties will find themselves with the same problems all other existing counties have.
``The fiscal problems of L.A. County are the same fiscal problems of the other counties,'' Antonovich said.
The problem isn't size, he said. ``It has to do with the state taking the money.''
Antonovich blames the state for taking an increasing portion of property taxes and directing local governments to provide more services with less money.
The supervisor said creating new counties would be more costly because they would have to create duplicate bureaucracies.
``It would be massive costs. You'd have to build Twin Towers in each of those counties,'' Antonovich said, referring to the massive jail facility Los Angeles County is opening.
Runner's measure, Assembly Bill 303, would allow for two or more cities to agree to fund a $1 million study to determine if L.A. County is delivering services as efficiently as possible. It has been backed by people who say the county's 10 million residents are not properly served by a government headed by only five supervisors.
``I like the idea of looking at how to make the largest county in the world something more of a local government,'' Boyer said when the legislation was introduced.
Also at its Tuesday meeting, the City Council will consider a recommendation to scale down the size of a redevelopment district for downtown Newhall. The council will also hold a public hearing for plans to begin the Newhall Metrolink station and will discuss a mobile-home relocation ordinance A law, statute, or regulation enacted by a Municipal Corporation.
An ordinance is a law passed by a municipal government. A municipality, such as a city, town, village, or borough, is a political subdivision of a state within which a municipal corporation has been .
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.