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Land Swap Changes Borders for Long Beach, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach

Land Swap Changes Borders for Long Beach, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach 

Designed to tidy the county boundaries, the change affects local trails and five homes in Los Alamitos.

Los Alamitos just got a little bigger, and five of its residents lost dual citizenship in both Orange and Los Angeles counties.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a land swap between Los Angeles and Orange counties designed to tidy up the boundaries between Seal Beach, Long Beach and Los Alamitos.

The adjustments are unlikely to affect many people. Mainly, the parcels are unoccupied plots along a flood control channel and a rock jetty. They include the San Gabriel River and Coyote Creek bike trails and generally align the boundary between the two counties by landmarks such as the San Gabriel Freeway (605) and San Gabriel River.

However, five homes on Los Alamitos’ Toland Avenue will no longer have backyards in Long Beach. The shift means they will no longer have to pay property taxes in both counties.

The changes are designed to alleviate confusion between Long Beach, Seal Beach and Los Alamitos and clarify jurisdiction for services, according to county authorities. Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach prompted the changes.

City News Service contributed to this report

From Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch