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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......
  • Bell City Council declines to hire lawyer who approved lavish pay for top officials

     
    The Bell City Council decided Wednesday not to hire the lawyer who signed off on lavish pay for the city’s top administrators as its interim city attorney. The decision came after a two-hour closed session. Angry residents packed City Hall......
  • Rizzo's compensation totaled $1.5 million a year, Bell records show

     
    Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, whose $787,000 salary prompted widespread outrage, received an unusually large package of benefits that increased his annual compensation to more than $1.5 million, according to city records reviewed by The Times....
  • Bell councilman 'ashamed,' 'disgusted' that Rizzo earned $1.5 million

     
    Two Bell City Council members expressed shock Saturday when told that former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was earning more than $1.5 million a year in salary and benefits. They said they were not aware Rizzo received such lavish compensation.......
  • Pacific Time podcast: The story behind two Los Angeles Times stories

     
    In Friday's episode, we go behind the text and photos of two compelling Los Angeles Times stories this week. On July 15, The Times exposed that in one of the poorest cities in Los Angeles County, city officials were receiving......
  • Bell council agrees to roll back its salary 90% [Updated]

     
    City Council members in Bell unanimously agreed Monday to give up their controversial $96,000-a-year salaries and instead draw only $673 a month – a 90% decrease. Council members in the small, working-class city southeast of downtown Los Angeles have...
  • Bell council will cut pay 90%, sources say

     
    Hundreds of residents turned out Monday at the Bell Community Center as City Council members were set to decide whether to roll back their near-$100,000 salaries -- a point of controversy in the small, working-class city. Council members are considering.....
  • Bell residents paid huge tax bills in addition to huge salaries, records show

     
    Bell did more than just give top city administrators some of the largest salaries in the nation: Residents in the working-class town also pay the highest property taxes of all but one of Los Angeles County’s 88 cities, according to......
  • Dismayed by Bell city salaries, Downey removes city attorney

     
    Bell’s city attorney, Edward Lee, who served as legal counsel when the City Council approved lavish compensation packages for top administrators, was removed Thursday as city attorney for the neighboring city of Downey. Lee, a partner with the firm...
  • Bell City Council Meeting Canceled When Only 1 Member Shows

    Bell City Council Meeting Canceled When Only 1 Member Shows
    BELL ( KTLA) -- The Bell city council meeting was canceled Monday night when the scandal-plagued city leaders were unable to form a quorum following the resignation of one council member and the failure of another to make bail as he sits behind bars. The...
  • Bell Residents Hit with Over $621,000 in Illegal Sewer Fees

    Bell Residents Hit with Over $621,000 in Illegal Sewer Fees
    BELL -- A new report says property owners in the City of Bell overpaid hundreds of thousands of dollars in sewer fees. This is just the latest grievance for Bell residents, who are already furious about the inflated salaries of city officials and high...
  • Gatto introduces bill to ease pension burden following Bell scandal

    Glendale and other cities bearing some of the pension burden for the city of Bell's excessive salaries could get relief from legislation introduced in Sacramento late Tuesday. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), would force...