Lorenzo Velez

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City Of Bell Elects New Leadership

City of Bell residents flocked to the polls today to elect five new City Council members. The municipality has been politically stagnant since eight current and former officials were charged with swindling public funds.


Former Bell council members Lorenzo Velez, Vice Mayor Teresa Jacobo and Mayor Oscar Hernandez listen to residents asking them to resign during a council meeting on July 26, 2010, in Bell, California. (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK)

Bell Councilman: Ex-Officials Were Rizzo’s ‘Highly Paid Puppets’

The six current and former officials facing charges of looting the working-class suburb of Bell were actually highly paid puppets of the Los Angeles suburb’s disgraced city manager, according to the testimony of the lone member of the city council not facing criminal charges.


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Bell’s Interim City Manager Holds On To Position

Bell’s interim city manager has survived an effort to fire him.