Cityhood for East L.A. is a project of the East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA), a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Our mission is to develop the community’s social, educational, economic and structural resources through advocacy and civic engagement. Our objective is to incorporate our community and become the City of East Los Angeles. Please join our campaign, or learn more about Cityhood.

Ask Your CFA Questions This Week!

This week, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the CFA from the consultants who prepared it! Needless to say, this document is long overdue to determine the overall health of our local economy and we’re looking forward to asking some important questions.

LAFCO is sponsoring two community meetings at Esteban Torres High School: Friday, July 29th at 6:00pm and Saturday, July 30th at 10:00am. See LAFCO's flyers below.

It’s time to focus on preserving and improving our local economy, and the CFA is helping us start this conversation. This in-person opportunity to ask your questions is unique. Please be there!

Download the full Public Review CFA and Executive Summary.

Download the PDF flyer (English)

Download the PDF flyer (español)

LAFCO to Host Community Meetings on Public Review CFA

LAFCO will host two community meetings to inform local residents of the results of the Public Review CFA. These meetings will take place at Esteban Torres High School in East LA on July 29th at 6pm and Saturday July 30th at 10am. Find out more from the flyers below or by contacting LAFCO at 818-254-2454 or visit www.lalafco.org. Download the full Public Review CFA and Executive Summary.

Download the PDF flyer (English)

Download the PDF flyer (español)

Independent Study Starting Point for East LA Cityhood

In response to today’s release of the East Los Angeles’ Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis (CFA), Benjamin Cardenas, President of the East Los Angeles Residents Association (ELARA), says:

“Today marks a starting point to highlight the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead to move East Los Angeles forward towards Cityhood. This long-deserved, historic document is 40 years in the making, and remains a conversation starter and not a final blueprint as we await the review process for the next 30 days. Now that the CFA has been submitted, solutions to the issues raised can be discussed and we are confident that all options will become apparent as the CFA is reviewed and analyzed.

“We remain committed to this fair and transparent process, and look forward to understanding the true economic health of East Los Angeles. The CFA helps identify the preliminary financial needs as options and solutions will be brought to the table. Long-term viability is key to having a complete picture of our local economy, and we look forward to reviewing the numbers with the L.A. County as we move one step further to preserve the culture and history of East L.A. We thank LAFCO for all of their hard work on this matter, in particular the professional and fair way this process has been handled.”

Review the full Public Review CFA and Executive Summary.

CFA Release Tomorrow: A Starting Point for East LA

Our long-awaited CFA (Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis) will be available tomorrow morning! Thanks to you, the community of East LA is one step closer to self-governance.

The CFA will be a starting point, highlighting opportunities and challenges to move East LA towards Cityhood. This vital information has not been available to East LA for nearly 40 years. Having a better picture of our local economy will help us move our community forward.

Homeowners, local businesses, and residents of East Los Angeles have come together over the last four years to build the City of East LA, a community where local residents make the decisions -- tomorrow is the next major step! 

LAFCO meeting to announce the release of
East LA's Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis (CFA)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 9:00 am
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St. Room 381-B, Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more information, see LAFCO's website.

This is a long-deserved and historic document. More than 33% of East LA voters signed a petition for this information -- we’re proud to bring it to our community. We look forward to reviewing the numbers with the County to assure long term viability for the new City of East LA.


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