In nationally notorious Bell, recall organizers have enough signatures
BELL, California: Recall organizers in Bell, California, say they have collected more than enough signatures on petitions to force a recall vote on Oscar Hernandez, who is the mayor of Bell, and Teresa Jacobo, Luis Artiga and George Mirabal, who are members of Bell's city council.
Hernandez, Jacobo, Artiga and Mirabal each drew salaries around $100,000 as city council members. That, and the salary of over $800,000 they paid to a city manager, prompted a national outcry over the summer of 2010.
Notoriety and a recall may be the least of the worries of the formerly well-paid city leaders, who were also all arrested on Tuesday, September 21. Four others were arrested as well, including two former city councilmen, George Cole and Victor Bello, former city manager Robert Rizzo, and former assistant city manager Angela Spaccia.
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