We are excited to share with you the public draft of the Independent Fiscal Analysis (IFA) for the proposed incorporation of East Los Angeles, prepared by independent economic and policy consultant Burr Consulting. It’s a big step for the Cityhood effort, and we hope you'll share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Here are some key points to get you started on the report:
1. Cityhood is economically viable without a tax increase. "The IFA does not include new taxes. Proposition 218 requires that any proposals to increase taxes be approved by voters." (IFA, page 8)
2. Cityhood is economically viable without a reduction of services. Services such as law enforcement could be provided by existing agencies, such as the LA County Sheriff, while other services could be provided through a contract with LA County; or by the City of East Los Angeles. (IFA, page 16)

Please continue on to read the IFA below. You can also find an accompanying presentation in our Reports & Resources section.

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We are very happy with this report – it is the first economic profile of East LA in decades. These results encourage us to move on toward the next step on the road to Cityhood. Your comments and questions on the IFA, and the entire incorporation process, are very important, and we'd like to know what you think! Feel free to join the discussion by leaving a comment below or emailing us at info@CityhoodForEastLA.org.