Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
October 2, 2009 For Immediate Release
OVER 700 COUNTY BUSINESSES ILLEGALLY TAXED BY THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The city of Los Angeles is illegally taxing more than 700 businesses located outside the City’s jurisdiction – as far as 60 miles outside the city’s borders, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Gloria Molina to send a 5-signature letter to the City’s Mayor, City Council and the Controller ordering the City to stop taxing businesses located in unincorporated County communities and reimburse those businesses for all revenues previously collected.
In addition to sending a 5-signature letter to the city, the motion also calls for the CEO to report back on actions taken to protect businesses that are not subject to the City’s licensure, taxation or enforcement action.