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Part-Time Bell City Council to Consider Lowering their $100K Salaries

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Exposed and hung in the court of public opinion, the Bell City Council today will discuss their salaries and the possibility of lowering them, according to the LA Times. As City Councilmembers, they get very little compensation, but they get paid extremely high amounts to serve on other city commissions and panels, some that rarely meet and when they do, sometimes meeting for only a minute.

"These outrageous salaries in Bell are shocking and beyond belief," Attorney General Jerry Brown said in a statement last week. "With record deficits and painful budget cuts facing California cities, astronomical local government salaries raise serious questions and demand a thorough investigation."