Calif city could cease to exist over budget woes
JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- California's youngest city could become a thing of the past.
Officials in Jurupa Valley say they fear they may have to disband after state lawmakers shuffled cash from local coffers.
A vote is planned Thursday on whether to start the process of disincorporation less than three years after the city was formed.
No city has disbanded in California in four decades.
City manager Steve Harding says Jurupa Valley could run out of money in July 2015 because lawmakers in Sacramento diverted driver's license revenue from municipalities.
Jurupa Valley is one of four Riverside County cities that have been especially hurt by the change in funding.
One Riverside lawmaker has proposed legislation to restore funding, but the city can't afford to wait to start the process.