12/30/2010 04:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Vernon Prepares To Fight Forced Disincorporation

The city of Vernon and some of its businesses are mounting a concerted and potentially expensive campaign against a bill in the state Legislature that would disincorporate the industrial city and put it under the purview of Los Angeles County.

The scandal-plagued city has hired a Sacramento lobbyist, rallied support from its business community and issued statements touting the city's economic value to the region in an effort to defeat the bill introduced earlier this month by state Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles).

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