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Old in Bell, California tempers flared inside and out of City Hall -- City Hall that is outside protesters chanted.
Inside resident -- council members would recall notice is demanding the resignations.
All the while expressing a lack of confidence.
In their own City Council -- You failed us.
You have no honesty integrity here.
You need to go.
Because we cannot trust -- any longer.
We have lustrous and all of you guys already and I think we are tired of it didn't.
-- in the united interim city attorney was appointed that attorneys James cost so he joins us now from telephone by phone from Bell, California hey James first of all I can graduate -- I think and -- sure.
This is this is -- -- you -- the interim city attorney is that right.
Yes I am I was appointed last.
They've 50 go to the City Council.
OK -- so what give us a sense you're in that meeting what was -- obviously they're angry the people of Bell, California are angry at the city council on what was your sense.
Well -- -- you hit the nail on the head they are angry.
And they -- they're asking for their government to address their grievances.
And in James I watch that watch the tape of that -- inside that that meeting.
It it struck me is these are these are rich people these are -- -- a blue collar people right.
It is -- it appears to be the case sure there aren't working hard working American.
Try to provide for their families and their.
It's but yours -- here's my question now what are you gonna do now to clean that up.
Well I've been brought in by the City Council to.
Ensure that -- government themselves as open and transparent.
That were responsive to the needs of the resident.
To the the laws and -- help or in the laws of the city of bell and we're gonna make sure we do that.
And so how many council members are there are currently on the board.
Five members of the City Council and the got some of these were taking up to -- 100000 dollars from -- adversity on the board is that right.
Evidently I haven't actually.
Other than the newspaper articles that we've all been privy to I haven't actually seen the document which.
-- that there.
They that they data out of thousand dollars knows they have -- -- salaries.
A modest amount.
An amount that is in line with what most council members in cities the size of bill.
-- on an annual basis.
That's part of that.
My -- concern here is that you than you -- -- you you're almost saying it's okay for these guys to make underground -- -- I wasn't good at all and repetitive sort of off what's the median income of of the people of bell.
I've seen reports I believe it's somewhere in the neighborhood between certified -- 5000.
And in others we we the people or making 35.
Thousand and I had that report -- I think we said 37000 -- -- point 37 grand yet these five.
Council members -- almost -- bozos but these -- council members make a hundred grand to show up at a meeting.
Make a couple of decisions and go home and sometimes they work other jobs does that seem fair -- you.
-- I think the council decided that it wasn't -- and that's why they made the change that -- made it reduced itself.
All right you know James -- do us a favor you stay with us and if you have more information how to bring it.
Little little little out of it I just wanted that's what they want and clear yet I.
Did not justify the 100000 dollars -- because.
Okay great great listen up all four and when you come back you take a look at you let us know if it was fair what they're making it the wasn't what changes you made will definitely have to back so thank you.
You've got it thank you -- right.
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