The Great Divide: Possible New Borders For LA & OC [Updated]
The LA County Board of Supervisors is considering a public hearing on a proposal to "cede 42 acres of L.A. County land to Orange County -- and annexing about 36 acres from the neighboring county," reports LA Now.
Initiated by Orange County’s Board of Supervisors, the proposal intends to simplify the border of Long Beach (LA) and the cities of Seal Beach and Los Alamitos (OC) to more "cleanly divide" the counties "between the San Gabriel River, Coyote Creek and the 605 Freeway," notes LA Now.
For example, Seal Beach has control of a 4-acre plot of land known as College Estates Park that is west of the San Gabriel River. Apart from its river boundary to the east, it is surrounded on three sides by Long Beach. Visitors would have to drive into Long Beach to reach the park. In another odd configuration, Long Beach controls some areas east of the San Gabriel River: part of a bike path north of Marina Drive bridge, part of the Seal Beach Trailer Park, and the parking lot behind the Oakwood Apartments. Under the proposal, Seal Beach would take over 5 acres of that land from Long Beach.
UPDATED [1:45 p.m.]
The hearing was approved and will take place on May 10.