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No Action Taken on Extremely High Wages in City of Bell, Residents are Pissed

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Despite calls for a resignation or firing of the city's top public official, the Bell City Council last night did succeed at either, setting off even more anger and disdain at the elected officials.

Since the LA Times broke the news that Bell's city manager gets paid nearly $800,000 a year -- possibly making him the highest paid city official in the country -- and that the City Council gets around $100,000 a year -- they should get about $400 a month -- the small city of 36,000 has awoken. Additionally, the chief of police earns $457,000 a year, nearly double that of LAPD's chief.