The question of incorporation is placed on the ballot for East LA residents to vote on.
Once the election results are certified, typically there is at least a two to three-month period during which the elected council members hire an interim city manager and attorney, and the attorney prepares legal documents for the Council to adopt at its first official meeting.
LAFCO may adopt a resolution to place the question of incorporation on East LA's ballot. At a public hearing, LAFCO’s Commission hears the staff report and testimony of interested parties both supporting and opposing the incorporation.
After a preliminary draft of the CFA has been prepared, the incorporation proponents and the County negotiate fiscal terms and conditions. LAFCO executive officer’s report makes recommendations on the application, and the election resolution is drafted.