informationliberation
The news you're not supposed to know...




Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand the World
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
(more)
Article posted Jul 20 2010, 4:13 PM Category: Politics/Corruption Source: Bloomberg Print

California Official's $800,000 Salary in City of 38,000 Triggers Protests

By Christopher Palmeri

Hundreds of residents of one of the poorest municipalities in Los Angeles County shouted in protest last night as tensions rose over a report that the city’s manager earns an annual salary of almost $800,000.

An overflow crowd packed a City Council meeting in Bell, a mostly Hispanic city of 38,000 about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles, to call for the resignation of Mayor Oscar Hernandez and other city officials. Residents left standing outside the chamber banged on the doors and shouted “fuera,” or “get out” in Spanish.

It was the first council meeting since the Los Angeles Times reported July 15 that Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo earns $787,637 -- with annual 12 percent raises -- and that Bell pays its police chief $457,000, more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck makes in a city of 3.8 million people. Bell council members earn almost $100,000 for part-time work.

City Attorney Edward Lee said the council members couldn’t discuss salaries in public without advance notice. The council then adjourned for a private session. About an hour later, the council members returned, and Hernandez read a statement saying the city would prepare a report on the salaries and seek public comment at the next council meeting, scheduled for Aug. 16.

Residents shouted in protest. Lee said he would have the room cleared if people continued to speak out of line. Police Chief Randy Adams said the fire department wanted to end the meeting because the crowd outside was blocking the door.

[...]

‘Obscene Pay’

De La Torre said that after his bill was passed, Bell’s City Council voted to operate under its own charter, rather than adhere to state laws on how cities should be run.

“It seems obscene to me,” De La Torre said in a telephone interview. “People making $30,000 a year are paying taxes so that their council members can make $80,000.”

Read More





Latest Politics/Corruption
- Placing Their Bets Early, DC Lobbyists Put Biggest Money on Clinton
- St. Louis Taxpayers Need Not Approve Of Sports Stadium Built With Their Money, Judge Decrees
- Court Forces Christian Bakery to Serve Gay Weddings
- Batesville, Indiana Mayor Arrested For Patronizing Male Prostitute, Prostitute Arrested For Failing To Disclose HIV Status
- Toxic Fallout Continues as Colorado Mine Spill Declared Three Times Larger Than Stated
- Flashback: Donald Trump Calls For 'Execution' of Edward Snowden
- Carly Fiorina Says You "Can't Have President Who Is Thin-Skinned," Whines About Trump Insulting Women
- Paul: Trump Is An Insider Pretending To Be An Outsider









Comments 1 - 2 of 2 Add Comment Page 1 of 1
TimAng

Posted: Jul 23 2010, 7:43 AM

Link
also, it doesn't matter if he gets kicked out. his pension is $600k a year

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/22/local/la-me-0722-bell-pension-20100722
Chris

Posted: Jul 23 2010, 12:22 PM

Link
hilarious


Add Comment
Name
Comment

* No HTML


Verification *
Please Enter the Verification Code Seen Below
 


PLEASE NOTE
Please see our About Page, our Disclaimer, and our Comments Policy.


FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which in some cases has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available for the purposes of news reporting, education, research, comment, and criticism, which constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users.

About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy



Advanced Search
Username:

Password:

Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Register

Instead Of Shooting Dog That Bit Him, Cop Soothed It - 09/01American Teen Gets 11 Year Sentence For Pro-ISIS Tweets That Taught People How To Use Bitcoin - 09/01Here's How Law Enforcement Agencies Impersonate Your Friends - 09/01Florida Fair DUI Attorney Arrested Then Un-Arrested - 09/01New York's Taxi Cartel Is Collapsing. Now They Want a Bailout. - 09/01Cop Shot After Responding to Wrong House and Shooting Man's Dog - 09/01Homeowner Shoots Cop After Police Respond To Wrong House On Burglar Call - 09/01Illinois Pays Lottery Winners In IOUs After Budget Crisis - 09/01

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands Up
(more)

 
Top