Salary Controversy: Bell City Manager...

Salary Controversy: Bell City Manager Making Nearly $800K

There are 32 comments on the KTLA-TV Los Angeles story from Jul 16, 2010, titled Salary Controversy: Bell City Manager Making Nearly $800K. In it, KTLA-TV Los Angeles reports that:

Bell pays its city manager more than three times as much as those in larger, wealthier cities.

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Michelle

Burton, OH

#1 Jul 19, 2010
The city manager and staff is taking monies that belong to the residents of Bell. They are stealing from those residents with every paycheck they collect. They should be fired from their positions immediately and made to repay the residents of Bell back the money they have taken. This is a total outrage and abuse of thier power.
R-Smart

United States

#2 Jul 19, 2010
The "PEOPLE" have the "POWER",,,,The question here is, Do they know "HOW" to use it??? Act now or forever be a victim.
Brad

Long Beach, CA

#3 Jul 19, 2010
Probably most of the citizens of Bell are illegal mexicans, so stealing money from them or by them is not new, but these leaders are definitely crooks and should be featured on American Greed.
dave1

United States

#4 Jul 19, 2010
Brad wrote:
Probably most of the citizens of Bell are illegal mexicans, so stealing money from them or by them is not new, but these leaders are definitely crooks and should be featured on American Greed.
Not so don't get me wrong there is potentially llegals living there just like in the rest of the nation, but they're mostly citizens or at the most residents of this country. The problem here is education and knowledge of what is going on in this city...
Not Surprised

Wahiawa, HI

#5 Jul 19, 2010
We are hearing about this attrocity even in Hawaii! My aunt lives in Bell and nobody can believe this story of abuse of power and greed. The City Council must immediately fire the City Manager for his misuse of power and find a trustworthy and ethical interim. The same goes his cronie Police Chief. Hey Robin Hood...we have found you another Prince John (Rizzo) and Sheriff of Nottingham (Adams).
rudewaitress

Kent, OH

#6 Jul 19, 2010
What, no lynch mobs yet? Must be a town filled with apothetic morons.
MRN32

United States

#7 Jul 19, 2010
Bell has always been a good ole boys club. Just read the responses from the admin. staff, they are unapologetic. How does a city as small as Bell have so much money to pay their admin. staff?
umijug4

North Hollywood, CA

#8 Jul 19, 2010
We wonder why we are so highly taxed in California it due to this type of unjustifyed spending of salaries to these holdup artists.
Bell's citizens really need to see that these pickpockets are removed from office.
We also need to make sure that they are not rewarded with a hefty Severance Package as they are kicked out.
hmm

Lynwood, CA

#9 Jul 19, 2010
The city of bell, maywood, huntington park etc are a bunch of crapholes!

Since: Jul 10

Bakersfield, CA

#11 Jul 20, 2010
If you don't live in Bell, have never lived in Bell, have nothing to do with Bell, it's not your money, get over it!
Barry Sotero

Manhattan Beach, CA

#12 Jul 21, 2010
People usually get what they deserve this didn't happen overnight .. and why aren't all the people in the big protest there out working for a living..
many of us don't have the time to protest we work for a living ..while we are at it lets stop all forms of welfare ..except for those mentally and physicaly incapable of working ,,there are jobs avail but most ppl not working have decided to not work..taxi cabs always need drivers...McDonalds needs ppl , fast food locs need ppl , car washes , LAX needs bagage handlers , look in the papers pages of jobs but ppl say they can't find work ..they get hungry enough they will find work..
90201-Let_It_Be_ Known

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Jul 21, 2010
veroeyes wrote:
If you don't live in Bell, have never lived in Bell, have nothing to do with Bell, it's not your money, get over it!
Well, wait just a damn minute...No Bell Council members or their families allowed in the forums..Log out Cristina tell your dad Mayor Oscar the jig is up......
This is beyond Bell this type of corruption should not be allowed in this country!!!
dave

Oceanside, CA

#14 Jul 21, 2010
saw the NBC news tonight, What is wrong with this country (not just California), how can those people connected to this further desecration to this one time great country look at themselves in the mirror or sleep at night? hope that they all burn for an eternity with all the many other people just like them.
Miguel

Fountain Valley, CA

#15 Jul 21, 2010
The City Council get paid over $100k each as well. I do not know any other city that pays their council member that much either. It was approved by the City Council as well. They all should be recalled and the current salaries of the Chief of Police and City Administrator renegotiated.
bad news

Torrance, CA

#16 Jul 22, 2010
I agree, the pay is rediculous, not just in Bell, though.
Most government jobs, police etc.
The folks in Bell should brace themselves, because more bad news is coming.
You can get rid of your citys administration, but they are going to take their pay with them. So they are going to take an early full payed retirement.
This is good news to the city manager, dont be fooled....He will be laughing all the way to the bank. Plus, he wont have to work those couple of hours a week like he did before.
If he is fired, it will be more like a bonus...same pay, without the work.
This is going on in every city by the way. A few dollars less in other places, but bankrupting our citizens just the same.
We are all going to have to get a third job to pay for our wonderful leaders in this police state.
Arent you willing to work to your 100, so your police can retire at 40 with full salary. Dont forget their spouse continues to collect that pension if they outlive the city worker.
Had I known years ago, I would have been working for the city myself.

Since: Jul 10

Bakersfield, CA

#17 Jul 22, 2010
90201-Let_It_Be_Known wrote:
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Well, wait just a damn minute...No Bell Council members or their families allowed in the forums..Log out Cristina tell your dad Mayor Oscar the jig is up......
This is beyond Bell this type of corruption should not be allowed in this country!!!
My name is not Cristina you moron, and my dad thank god is not Oscar Hernandez, embarrassing!!!
I can be on any freakin forum I wan't!! Who the hell are you to tell me I'm not allowed on this forum. Let me see you stop me from replying to every freakin response, especially the ones that come from your empty, ignorant brain!!
90201-Let_It-Be_ Known

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Jul 22, 2010
veroeyes wrote:
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My name is not Cristina you moron, and my dad thank god is not Oscar Hernandez, embarrassing!!!
I can be on any freakin forum I wan't!! Who the hell are you to tell me I'm not allowed on this forum. Let me see you stop me from replying to every freakin response, especially the ones that come from your empty, ignorant brain!!
Oops my bad, but nonetheless no one cares what you have to say so take your own advise and get a hobby you hypocrite...

Since: Jul 10

Bakersfield, CA

#20 Jul 23, 2010
who gives a sh--! money comes and goes but human lives don't like the ones we lose in Iraq and we are paying for that in that case too! We are paying for our fellow americans to get killed!
Oh, but we don't make a big ass freakin deal about that! f--- off! K--- my a---!

Since: Jul 10

Bakersfield, CA

#21 Jul 23, 2010
90201-Let_It-Be_Known wrote:
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Oops my bad, but nonetheless no one cares what you have to say so take your own advise and get a hobby you hypocrite...
you make me laugh.....lol! nobody cares what you have to say either!!!

Since: Jul 10

Bakersfield, CA

#22 Jul 23, 2010
90201-Let_It-Be_Known wrote:
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Oops my bad, but nonetheless no one cares what you have to say so take your own advise and get a hobby you hypocrite...
still on the forum and will be and so what are you gonna do about it? lmao:)))))))))

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