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Bell's Interim City Manager Keeps His Job...For Now
Despite attempts to oust him from his position, Bell's interim City Manager Pedro Carrillo will keep his seat, according to LA Now.
Angry Bell residents had been pushing for Carrillo's termination, as was Lorenzo Velez, who is "the only council member not charged in a sweeping public corruption case." A concern to many was how close Carrillo was tied to Bell's scandalized former civic leader Robert Rizzo, considered the "ringleader" of the group nicknamed the "Bell 8."
The approximately 100 residents who had showed up to yesterday's meeting left "confused and angered" after a lengthy closed-door council session during which no vote was taken on Carrillo's position. The council agreed to meet again at a later date to evaluate Carrillo's role as the city's leader.