The City Council says that proposals aimed at eliminating vehicle registration fees could become detrimental to local government.
The council adopted a proclamation Monday opposing Assembly and Senate bills that would immediately eliminate or phase out fees for noncommercial cars, trucks and motorcycles.
The average California family could save $240 a year if the bills pass, according to some reports.
Fees raised $3.3 billion statewide last year, and some of the money is returned to cities and counties.
Los Alamitos this year will take in $500,000.
Council members and officials praised the spirit behind efforts to reduce taxes but called it unfair for cities to absorb the brunt of the reductions.
For every $100 collected, counties receive $41; cities, $18; California Highway Patrol, $12.50; Caltrans, $9.80; the Department of Motor Vehicles, $9 and the state general fund, $7.60.