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Bell leaders urge caution in meeting with state lawmakers

August 18, 2010 | 12:36 pm

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