Knabe Responds To Orange County/Los Angeles County Boundary Study

Earlier this week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called for a study that will examine whether the boundary between Los Angeles and Orange Counties should be slightly adjusted in the area near the Coyote Creek flood control channel.

The areas to be studied include small pockets of the Cities of La Mirada, Hawaiian Gardens, Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach and an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County east of Coyote Creek. The proposed changes also would affect the Orange County cities of Buena Park, Fullerton, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe asked for cooperation with Orange County on the issue after he received a request from Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach to look at various issues next to the common boundary.

I want to make it perfectly clear that this question of whether the boundary should be shifted has not even been formally discussed, said Supervisor Knabe. Neither County has taken definitive action or made any suggestion of a boundary change other than to evaluate the issue as requested originally by Supervisor Moorlach.

Now that this study is underway, County service agencies, such as the Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, school districts, and others, will be asked to provide their own input. Then the several Cities involved will be included in the process and allowed opportunities to comment. Additionally, residents will be part of the process through community meetings.

The bottom line is that nothing has happened on this issue, said Supervisor Knabe. There has been no public discussion and absolutely no decisions on changing the boundary.