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State Senate Approves Bill that Brings East L.A. Closer to Cityhood

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After being approved by the Appropriation Committee, AB 711 was approved by the California Senate yesterday, which will give supporters of cityhood in East Los Angeles a loan that will enable them to move forward with the lengthy process, according to cbs2. The emergency bill provides funds for "a study to determine whether cityhood for unincorporated East Los Angeles is financially viable." The next step is for the state Assembly and Governor Schwarzenegger to approve the bill. Backers of the cityhood movement have until Thursday to come up with $45k to contribute to the study fund.