The Bell City Council early Tuesday voted to roll-back its property tax rate after state controller John Chiang discovered that the municipality had overcharged residents by $3 million over the last three years.
The vote came in the a.m. after the council met for a marathon Monday night session at which protesters continued to demand members resign over their once-high salaries and the exorbitant pay approved for a former city manager and other officials. Associated Press reports that the vote to roll back the tax rate was unanimous.
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Interim city manager Pedro Carrillo has said he wants to find a way to get refunds to residents who overpaid, even though state law mandates that any cash back would go to public schools.