This City Has Plenty Of Extra Cash
"These are bleak days for most California municipalities awaiting the fallout from the state's fiscal crisis, with residents worried about cuts in everything from library hours to youth programs. But a few cities, graced with special circumstances, remain flush... In Commerce, a working-class city of 13,000 in the heart of industrial Los Angeles, its card club revenue keeps residents cashing in their civic chips. Even if there's a drastic drop in state funding, the city's number-crunchers anticipate no service cutbacks or layoffs in the city's 400-strong work force. But the perks do come with a price."
Thanks to Laura Kranz