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The Future Of Los Angeles  
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

There's been alot of grumbling lately from the San Fernando valley about a possible split-up of Los Angeles. They want to make an entirely new independent city of about a million or so people, effectively dropping the status of Los Angeles to number 3 on the list of America's big cities (Chicago would be bumped up to a much deserved #2).

Unlike most of my NorCal comrades, I don't wish any ill will on our southern neighbour, but considering how LA has screwed it's own people over so seriously over the last few years, I can't blame the Valley (and West Hollywood) for wanting to leave the whole mess behind.

This is probably the biggest secession of it's kind in history for a large American city. What do you think? Do you believe this could work? The research implies that it's possible.



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Isn't that essentially what NYC did with the 5 borroughs? I don't know if that's the same, but wouldn't that be a good case study?


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User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

It will break off and fall into the pacific. It will then be known as LAtlantis  Big grin

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

It's not the same. The boroughs are still a part of NYC, and the borough presidents still report to Mike Bloomberg, along with the councilmen.

The San Fernando Valley and West Hollywood would become a COMPLETELY NEW CITY with it's own mayor, police department, transit authority and city council.



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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Isn't that essentially what NYC did with the 5 boroughs? I don't know if that's the same, but wouldn't that be a good case study?

NYC did the opposite. It was 5 independent counties that merged into a city. They want to split up LA.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Unlike most of my NorCal comrades, I don't wish any ill will on our southern neighbour,


I don't want anything bad to happen to L.A., I just don't want to live there anymore.


This has been going on for years. Those valley residents have been complaining for generations. Mayor Sam Yorty was whinning about this back in the 1950s. The Valley has become more and more like the rest of L.A. (Basin) with crime, pollution, homeless and all other big city problems.
I doubt this sort of succession will ever happen.



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User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

The valley and W. Hollywood want to become 2 separate cities not one.

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