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Bell leaders urge caution in meeting with state lawmakers

Officials from the city of Bell were in Sacramento on Wednesday, meeting with state lawmakers about the ongoing investigations into the city's finances.

Bell officials said they are backing a new measure that would allow property owners to receive nearly $3 million in property taxes that the state controller has ruled were improper. But the city's interim city manager and new city attorney cautioned against hastily crafted legislation aimed at reforming how local officials are compensated.

Patrick McGreevy has more details in PolitiCal.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento

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Nothing but crooks and liars..............

As a charitable gesture, perhaps (likely?) undeserved, I'd add "incompetents" to the "crooks and liars" depiction of the Bell politicians.

Throw all of the Bell leaders out then
charge them criminally, that's the only way to show there is justice.
Any city official who has the high salaries, or loans from the property taxes
should be fired
All of Californian tax payers have to pay for this NOW as the state has
to return the property taxes. and the Bell leaders already pocketed them !
Bell leaders/officials can not represent any one at this time.
Where is the recall effort ? or the recall just simply does not work !

Bring the indictments now! Would love to see Ratso, Spaccia, and city council in orange jumpsuits.


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