Bell council will cut pay 90%, sources say
July 26, 2010 | 7:02 pm
Council members are considering reducing their pay 90%.
As the council convened, people chanted, “Out, Out, Out.” They booed during roll call. And during the Pledge of Allegiance, those inside the center yelled out “and justice for all” at the end of the pledge.
Outside, dozens of people stood around speakers so they could hear the proceedings. Others carried posters that said “No Pension for the Thieves” and “Council Resign.”
"We may not get our money back, but we're here to stop them and kicked them out," said resident Ignacio Marquez, who brought his 14-year-old daughter, Sonia, to the meeting.
-- Ruben Vives in Bell
Photo: Bell City Council meeting Monday. Credit: Ruben Vives / Los Angeles Times
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