Sheriff’s deputies will be laid off, parks will close, and other city-sponsored activities will be put on hold unless the state finds another way to pay Los Angeles County the money it stands to lose through the elimination of the car tax hike, officials said...
On Tuesday the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to authorize a lawsuit against the state to recoup those funds.
Unless the money is “backfilled,” the rescission of the vehicle license fee increase would cost the county approximately $2 million per day, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said.
He said the lawsuit is designed to protect the county’s legal right to its full share of state funding if the Legislature fails to provide it.
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