Baldwin Park Ranked Low in Legal Fees Among L.A. County Cities

A Los Angeles Times study finds that Baldwin Park ranked low among the 88 incorporated cities in the county.

The city of Baldwin Park ranked very low among 88 cities in Los Angeles County for the amount of money spent per capita on attorney fees, according to a study by the Los Angeles Times.

The ranking was contained in a database resulting from a one-year project by the Times as it investigated the effect of legal costs on city budgets.

The Times found that Baldwin Park spent $3 per capita on city attorney’s fees annually, or a total of $395,321 (0.70 percent of the city’s budget).

Overall, at­tor­neys' fees con­sume less than 1 percent of the 2010 budgets in nearly half the county’s cit­ies, an av­er­age of about $25 per res­id­ent. But a hand­ful of cit­ies spend three to four times that much, the Times found.

Cities like El Monte spent $10 per capita, West Covina spent $13 and La Puente spent $11 according to The Times database.

Check out the Times’ full database here.


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