Diamond Bar ranked 59th 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 Diamond Bar spent $4 per capita on city attorney’s fees annually, or a total of $256,409 (1 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.
Walnut spent $6 per capita, while Pomona spent $19 and West Covina $13, according to the Times database.
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