Ex-Bell Manager Rizzo Has A New Gig: Parking Attendant

Disgraced former Bell official spotted in OC

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS) — The former Bell city manager who became nationally infamous for his huge salary is now volunteering as a parking lot attendant.

And KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports some Orange County locals say the gig is too good for him.

Visitors to Huntington Beach might catch a glimpse of Robert Rizzo behind the Surfing Museum, standing guard over the tiny parking lot.

It’s a volunteer gig that may be related to a DUI conviction in which has to perform 80 hours of community service.

Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez tells KNX 1070
he caught Rizzo lounging that vaguely resembled “Jabba the Hut”.

Although his name and rotund stature have grown all too familiar to residents here in the Southland, some say it’s still a bit jarring to have a man charged with misappropriating public funds hanging around a local parking lot.

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