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Diamond Bar Ranked Low in Legal Fees Among L.A. County Cities

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

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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