County Agency Backs Cityhood Election
A Los Angeles County agency on Wednesday found that Hacienda Heights could support itself and recommended that a cityhood election be held, possibly in the spring, for the unincorporated east San Gabriel Valley community.
The county Local Agency Formation Commission excluded 600 vacant acres east of the Puente Hills landfill from the proposed city boundaries. The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, which owns the landfill and the adjacent property, wants to expand the dump. Area residents want to block the expansion, and believed that they would have a better chance of doing so if the land were in a city.
The proposed 12 1/2-square-mile city is along the Pomona Freeway between the City of Industry and La Habra Heights. The proposal for an incorporation election will go before the county Board of Supervisors, but no date has been set for a vote.