LOS ANGELES — San Bernardino City Attorney James Penman filed a lawsuit against the California government  claiming that if the city’s sales and property taxes are docked to pay $15 million the state says San Bernardino owes as a result of dissolution of its redevelopment agency, the city will be forced to shut down.

Penman requested an injunction from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury against the state, which he said would prevent a forced shutdown of the city due to insufficient cash to meet its payroll and obligations necessary to provide basic essential services to its residents.

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