Bell City, one of the poorest cities in Los Angeles County, pays its city manager $787,000 a year.
Los Angeles Times reporter Jeff Gottleib released a list of Bell city officials and their salaries last week in a report. The citizens of Bell were outraged by this revelation and held a protest this weekend.
Several hundred angry residents from a modest blue-collar Los Angeles suburb marched Sunday to call for the resignation of the mayor and some City Council members in a protest sparked by the sky-high salaries of three recently departed administrators.
The residents of the city of Bell marched to Oscar’s Korner Market and Carniceria, owned by Mayor Oscar Hernandez, then to his home, demanding that he reduce his own six-figure compensation or quit.
They then did the same with some members of the City Council, with many marchers wearing T-shirts that read “My city is more corr
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