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  • Bell launches search for new police chief

     
    The city of Bell is looking for a new police chief, a position that has been vacant since the city’s top cop resigned last month amid revelations that he was being paid an annual salary of $457,000. Candidates from around......
  • How much does your city council make?

     
    City council members in Vernon, Compton and Inglewood receive significantly higher compensation than most of their counterparts in Los Angeles County, according to a Los Angeles Times review of salary figures. Council members in the industrial city of...
  • Bell residents protest as City Council prepares to meet about reforms

     
    As the Bell City Council was preparing to meet Monday evening regarding proposed reforms in the scandal-plagued city, hundreds of community members swarmed the grounds of City Hall. They waved signs that read, "We don't want you!" and "Rizzo's Puppets,".....
  • Bell city leaders approve reforms in wake of salary scandal

     
    After nearly nine hours, the Bell City Council voted early Tuesday to roll back property taxes, cede control of the next municipal election to L.A. County and cut copying fees for public records -- the latest concessions by leaders in......
  • Rizzo, other Bell officials got nearly $900,000 in loans from city

     
    The city of Bell gave nearly $900,000 in loans to former City Administrator Robert Rizzo, city employees and at least two council members in the last several years, according to records reviewed by The Times. The documents show that the......
  • Bell residents take first steps to recall council members

     
    Petitions to recall four Bell council members who were earning six-figure salaries were submitted Tuesday to the city clerk by a local residents group. After initially calling for the resignation of Luis Artiga, Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo and George...
  • Bell gave secret loans to two businesses

     
    Then-Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo gave city loans of nearly $400,000 to two businesses without public discussion, approval from the City Council or collateral to back the loans, according to documents reviewed by The Times. One of the loans, $300,000......
  • Bell subpoenas Rizzo's personal e-mail account to see if he was using it to conduct city business

     
    Bell city leaders said they suspect former City Administrator Robert Rizzo conducted city business using his own personal e-mail account and have issued subpoenas to obtain copies of messages going back five years. City officials said they learned in...
  • Bell decides to cancel contract to manage Maywood

     
    City leaders in Bell agreed Friday to cancel a contract to handle the day-to-day operations of neighboring Maywood, putting the small, working-class city at risk of being forced to shut down. Maywood, which has 30,000 residents, took the unusual step........
  • Mailbag: Bell officials belong in prison

    Former Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams, Bell City Council members, Bell city managers and accountants appear to have conspired to loot that city's bank accounts ("Impressions of former Chief Adams," July 26). The careful plotting to change Bell's city...
  • Bell scandal could reach La Cañada

    La Cañada Flintridge is not in the same liability pool as the city of Bell, officials said this week, but nevertheless could be responsible for financing a portion of bloated pensions of former Bell employees because of complicated mathematical overlaps...
  • Mailbag: Smaller trash cans should equal price cut

    Last week, the refuse collector for my neighborhood destroyed my trash can while dumping my trash. I called the Public Works Department to get another one. Simple problem, or so I thought. When the can arrived, I realized that it was a new design and...