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California's newest city votes to start disbanding

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- California's youngest city is one step closer to being history.

In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Jurupa Valley City Council chose Thursday to move toward disincorporation after the state shifted crucial revenues away from cities and counties.

The vote starts a roughly 18 month-process that could make the city of 97,000 people east of Los Angeles the first to disband in California in four decades.

Local officials want state lawmakers to restore roughly $5.5 million in annual revenues to the city, which could run out of cash in July 2015.

Days before the city incorporated in 2011, California lawmakers shifted motor vehicle license fee revenues away from cities to pay for a statewide prison overhaul. The move affected all cities but especially Jurupa Valley and three other newly formed Riverside County municipalities.

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