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In rebuff to Pérez, Senate rejects disbanding Vernon

Aug 30, 2011 12:26:38 AM- latimes.com
Legislators agree on the need for reforms but say dissolving the long-troubled industrial city is too radical and could cost jobs. Assembly speaker says Senate ignored 'decades of corruption.'

For months, Assembly Speaker John Pérez tried to make the case that corruption and secrecy were so deeply rooted in the city of Vernon that the only solution was to disband its municipal government, a first in modern California history.

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