Bell City Council Slashes Salaries Amid Public Outrage

The city council in the small, working-class suburb of Bell, Calif., agreed to slash its outsize salaries Monday, after weeks of public outrage and national attention over its controversial compensation. Council members, four out of five of whom earned more than $100,000 a year for part-time work, agreed to reduce their salaries by 90 percent. Angry citizens mobbed city hall and spent more than five hours -- using time allotted for public comments -- to assail the council members. Many of...Full Story
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