Monday’s testimony from a former colleague could make chest pains a fond memory for Robert Rizzo.
The state controller says the corruption scandal in the city of Bell has done little to spur local government agencies to disclose salary information.
The scandal-ridden city of Bell canceled a city council meeting Thursday night after two council members failed to appear, preventing the attendees from reaching quorum, according to the L.A. Times.
Police leaders in scandal-plagued Bell say they have a memo proving ousted administrator Robert Rizzo gave a police commander a $10,000-a-month raise.
The latest pay scandal comes from the least-populated incorporated city in Southern California, where some officials made over $1 million in annual salary.
Some of the list’s biggest surprises include Sheriff Lee Baca, whose $325,664 salary wasn’t enough to crack the top 30 earners in the county.
Do you make a good living working for Los Angeles County? Officials say your safety may be at risk if the public finds out how much you make.
A list of highest-paid Los Angeles County employees is being withheld because some workers are concerned about their safety if salaries are made public.
Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado signed a bill Monday ordering the return of nearly $3 million in property taxes the state says was illegally collected in the blue-collar suburb of Bell, where one in six people live in poverty.
Officials from the U.S. Justice Department say aggressive tactics were used against Hispanics to bolster city revenues so officials could keep their high salaries.
California and Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining forces to investigate the enormous salaries earned by officials in Bell.