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Unpublished Paper
The Long Road to Self Determination
ExpressO (2009)
  • Sarah Chilim Ihn, University of California, Berkeley
East Los Angeles is widely considered as the heart of Southern California’s strong and vibrant Mexican American community – yet, it is also an unincorporated area whose only general purpose government is provided by Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the nation. Through the lens of East Los Angeles’ quest for cityhood, this paper explores and critiques the limited governance options that exist for low-income unincorporated communities.
  • municipal incorporation,
  • low-income communities,
  • Latino,
  • Hispanic
Publication Date
July 30, 2009
Citation Information
Sarah Chilim Ihn. "The Long Road to Self Determination" ExpressO (2009)
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