Protest in Bell: City Residents Say “Enough!”

Should a city manager from one of Los Angeles County’s poorest cities earn twice as much as President Obama? Residents from the working-class town of Bell erupted in outrage after learning that their city pays its officials some of the highest local-government salaries in the nation, including City Manager Robert Rizzo who takes home nearly 0000 per year. Rizzo has resigned, as have some of Bell’s other top-earning government officials. But on Monday evening frustrated residents gathered at a city council meeting to demand more resignations and an end to what they regard as widespread corruption. Reason.tv spoke with protesters furious with high taxes, cronyism, and inflated public-sector compensation. Approximately 3 minutes. Produced by Ted Balaker and Tim Cavanaugh, who also hosts. Camera by Zach Weissmueller and Sam Corcos. Edited by Weissmueller.
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