One city has made the decision to become an entirely contracted city.

The city of Maywood will lay off all city employees and begin contracting police services with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Maywood is a 1.2-square-mile city in Los Angeles County. The City Council voted unanimously on Monday to lay off approximately 100 employees and partner with the neighboring city of Bell to handle other city services.

Interim City Manager Angela Spaccia said that Maywood will become a 100 percent contracted city, effective July 1.

The Times reports that the city will be billed roughly $50,000 monthly and save $154,375 annually.

From the LA Times:

At a council meeting Monday night, city leaders said they were forced to dismantle the Police Department and lay off city workers because they lost insurance coverage as a result of excessive police claims filed against the department. They also blamed years of financial abuse and corruption from the previous council.

“We’re limited on our choices and limited on what we can do,” Councilman Felipe Aguirre told the standing- room-only crowd.

Frustrated and enraged residents blame the council for the city’s predicament, and for not following an insurance agency’s recommendations, which council members had agreed to last August. The recommendations included hiring a permanent city manager.

See the entire Times article here.