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In Bell, two more City Hall resignations and one huge pay cut


As officials try to reel in the salaries of the highest-paid City Hall workers in Bell, two top city administrators have stepped down and a third has agreed to a 61% pay cut.

The high City Hall salaries in the small, working-class city southeast of downtown Los Angeles have drawn criticism across the state since they were reported by The Times in July.

The city's three top administrators — City Administrator Robert Rizzo, Police Chief Randy Adams and Assistant City Administrator Angela Spaccia — stepped down and four of the five City Council members agreed to take a 90% pay cut. All but one council member was making about $100,000 a year for part-time work. Rizzo was the highest paid, set to make more than $1.5 million in total compensation this year.

"It's what I said from Day One," said interim City Manager Pedro Carrillo. "We're looking at all high salaries of city employees."

The city's director of administrative services, Lourdes Garcia, who was making $422,707 a year, has agreed to take a 61% pay cut, bringing her compensation in salary and benefits to $165,000 a year, city officials said.

Read the full story here.

-- Ruben Vives

Photo: Bell residents protest high salaries for city leaders. Credit: Associated Press

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they should all be fired and their healthy compensation packages taken away from them

$165,000 to do exactly what? Why dont they investigate how she actually received her position. On a second note, Carlos Fernandez (city of maywood employee) who has family ties to Bell and a maywood city council crony receives a $120,000 salary for sitting behind his desk while playing chess on his computer.

Here's another scam that needs to be addressed: http://texsquixtarblog.blogspot.com

The reason why there is so much corruption in our GOVERNMENT its ALLOWED.

If you allow someone to steal from you, they will keep stealing. It is all about the person who is committing the selfish act. It is called the ME....ME....ME.... syndrome. They need to feed their EGO.


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