Tuesday, July 20, 2010

'Obscene Pay'

I just read an article that put a sick angry knot in my stomach.

The city manager of Bell, California makes almost $800,000. It's police chief makes $457,000. PART-TIME (emphasis added out of disgust) city council members make almost $100,000.

The population of Bell? 38,000.

Needless to say, residents are pretty ticked right now.

UPDATE: Here is a nice article that goes into a little more depth and shows a nice comparison of salaries of Bell city officials with other officials (including the president).


Michael said...

The worst part is that the majority of the city's residents make way less than the national average! It's sickening!

buildauniverse said...

Clearly I have picked the wrong industry...Rethinking my career options as we speak.

Bill Karoly said...

I am for moving to Bell, California. All in favor say, aye! Those against? Oh shut up and sit down! The Ayes have it. Resolution passed.

NoSurfGirl said...


Question is, what do people do now that this has come out? Can they do anything about it?