Los Angeles County annexes 35 acres, cedes one acre to Orange County
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the annexation of 35 acres from Orange County while ceding one acre to its southerly neighbor.
The move was intended to simplify the boundary between the two counties. The originally boundary, which was developed in 1889, roughly followed Coyote Creek. But subsequent improvements to convert the creek into a concrete flood-control channel have changed its path. As a result Orange County has been left in control of small, isolated plots of land west of the San Gabriel River and Coyote Creek, while L.A. County administers some land east of the flood-control channels.
In its vote Tuesday, supervisors expressed their support for resolving the unusual problem on Toland Avenue. Five residential plots straddle the two counties, with the structures in Los Alamitos in Orange County but their backyards in Long Beach in L.A. County. Those homeowners had to pay property taxes to both counties.
The Tuesday vote ceded those backyards to Orange County.
-- Rong-Gong Lin II at the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration
Photo: An aerial view of one of the areas of the proposed border adjustment. Credit: Los Angeles County