Left Behind: The Potential Impact of Hollywood and San Fernando Valley Secession


Next month, voters in Los Angeles will decide whether Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley should secede from the city. If the areas win voter approval to break off from Los Angeles, the result will be a fundamental change in municipal resources, in needed programs that serve residents throughout the city, and in laws that help ensure quality of life for workers and residents. This study looks specifically at what could happen to the low-income residents of the Valley and Hollywood, and the public employees who currently serve those areas.