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New Inland city might not stay a city

Two and a half years after it became a city, Jurupa Valley will soon begin to disincorporate.

City Manager Stephen Harding announced during Wednesday’s city council meeting that council members will be asked during their next meeting to begin work on the disincorporation process, according to a report originally published in The Press-Enterprise.

The next city council meeting is scheduled to be held Jan. 16.

California’s newest cities collectively lost an estimated $14 million annually when the state legislature voted in June 2011 to divert money from vehicle license fees to law enforcement grants.

Jurupa Valley was hit hard because it incorporated July 1, 2011, immediately after the shift took place: the new city lost about half the revenue it expected to have in its general fund, according to the report.

Several Jurupa Valley officials expressed hope that the state might yet come to the city’s aid. Disincorporation, which would include a vote of residents, could take nearly two years, according to the report.

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