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Disgusted! Residents Furious Over Bell City Council Corruption


Residents of Bell City call for the resignation of the mayor and the City Council of Bell. The mayor and council members have very high salariesResidents of Bell City call for the resignation of the mayor and the City Council of Bell. The mayor and council members have very high salaries, higher than the U.S. President, in a city that many of the residents live at poverty levels. Bell is a mostly Hispanic city with many of its residents only speaking Spanish.; Credit: Ted Soqui

The residents of Bell shook fingers and fists, their faces flush with vituperation, as they shouted about an unfair tax burden and the corrupt cabal that had infected their local government. The elected officials, meanwhile, sat passively, like children being scolded, which only infuriated the crowd even more. On July 16 residents of Bell City called for the resignation of the mayor and the City Council. The City Council (including the mayor) have very high salaries, higher than the U.S. President, in a city that many of the residents live at poverty levels. Read more in J. Patrick Coolican's “City of Bell Corruption.”

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