The town of Bell, California is paying extraordinary salaries to the City Council. Robert Rizzo, the City Manager, makes close to $800,000 annually with a population of 38,000. The Chief of Police makes $457,000, said to be more than the Los Angeles Chief of Police, along with others making more than $100,000. The city also has an extraordinarily high city tax. In the video, you'll see the raucous Townhall meeting. The residents show the same clear disgust that Tea Party members feel each time they have to confront their corrupt legislators. What the town of Bell is ripping-off the Bell residents, is likely quadrupled by the U.S. government. Speaking of Tea Parties August is another opportunity to tell the bums we're throwing them out.
Bloomberg says Bell is one of the poorest municipalities in L.A. county:
The city’s personal income was $24,800 per capita in 2008, according to its financial statement. That compares with an average of $32,819 nationwide, according to 2010 figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.Bell’s general fund revenue declined 4.6 percent to $14.1 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009, according to the city’s financial statement. The city’s expenses rose 2.3 percent to $15.9 million in same period.
City Manager, Robert Rizzo has resigned, along with an assistant and the Police Chief. The people of Bell are not letting city elitists silence them, and neither are Tea Partiers comfortable with resting on Obama's falling polls. Bell can set the tone for August Townhall confrontations if Democrats have the honor to show up.