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Group in Bell Wants to 'Stop the Abuse' and Recall City Council Members

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The recent salary scandals in the city of Bell has prompted an outcry from its residents, including members of a group called the Bell Association to Stop the Abuse (BASTA), who have just announced they are gathering signatures to initiate a recall of City Council members, cbs2 reports.

The effort to launch a recall got underway this weekend. The group's demands include the "immediate resignation of council members Hernandez, Artiga, Jacobo and Mirabal," and the "immediate resignation of other administrators making disproportional salaries as compared to their contemporaries in other cities," among several more.

BASTA, whose motto is "We won't stop until they're all gone!", reported yesterday "hat interim City Attorney Jaime Casso sent a letter to council members saying he believes the recall and new council elections should be held at the same time."

The group is using the internet, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and a blog, to keep the public apprised of their mission and actions.