July 23rd, 2010
12:42 PM ET

In California, 3 who drew high salaries resign from posts

Three officials in a Los Angeles suburb whose high salarie sparked statewide outrage will step down from their jobs, the city's mayor said Friday.

Oscar Hernandez, the mayor of Bell, California, said the City Council accepted the resignations of City Manager Robert Rizzo, Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia, and Police Chief Randy Adams, who reportedly had a combined salary of more than $1.6 million. He added that the three will not get severance pay.

"Today, our city council took the quick and decisive action that is in the best interest of our city so that we may return our attention to delivering outstanding city services," the mayor said in a statement posted on the city clerk's website.


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  1. HernandezUSA

    Thats what happens when you lets members of the racist group "La Raza" take over a city.

    imagine if they take over California, it might go broke.........

    July 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bill

    While you're investigating the city of Bell, you can add the city of vernon and the city of Industry. You have no idea particularly the city of Industry.

    July 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ron

    these people brought a little bit of Mexico with them, now let them suffer for it, not even the mayor speaks english, I couldn't understand him when he was reading his statement or when he was confronted by an investigative journalist. This is what latinos want?, one of their "own" well now deal with it, no sympathies from me

    July 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. George

    Okay let's come down to reality here this is got nothing to do with Mexico or Latinos it's about corruption in California. I'm sure that if we open up the books on other cities run by non Latinos you would find the same thing if not worse. Blame the stooges in Sacramento who let this happen under their watch, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that they where in on it. I hope all three are put in jail with all their assets seized, including all those involved.

    July 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John

    This is just a pathetic mess. There should be some sort of salary cap and pension cap and NO hidden perks on all public employees indexed by the mean average income of the location of each municipality. Any breach of the cap should be a felony, no if, ands, or buts. A smilar issue just came up with the ex City Manager of Indio, CA. It's probably widespread everwhere, not just in CA.

    These thieves should be stoned to death as they would do in Iran, etc.

    July 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sam

    Actually this is white people running the show in a Latino area, what up with that. all those 3 are white!!!

    July 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. missmarla

    City of Fresno is having targeted property owners annihilated behind water scam. See how they targeted this Down's syndrome man with intent to take his properties at NO cost. http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=403660013&blogId=536840407

    July 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. engineerDon

    The mayor is whacked! When you have a surplus, you CUT TAXES or atleast improve services, you do not give out raises to everyone.

    July 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Al Armenta

    The american family for so long have been saying, enough,enough, but nobody would listen, and Now they are tired of all the BS,
    could this be the year the american people take a good look at the white house, and then vote them out !!!!
    hope so cause all they are doing is lining their pockets, they could care less about th american people...

    July 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |