Aug 25, 2010

Getting the Bell story*

Paresh Dave at Neon Tommy writes about how reporters at the Los Angeles Times broke the story on the salary scandal in the city of Bell. It all started with a tip from the District Attorney's public integrity division...
Initially, [reporter Jeff] Gottlieb called the L.A. County District Attorney's Office to see if there was any trouble in Maywood. As it turned out, there wasn't. But the District Attorney's Office did acknowledge that a neighboring city, Bell, had city council members who were oddly earning more than $100,000 annually.

Presented with brand new information, [reporter Ruben] Vives' attention shifted from Maywood to Bell.
The two reporters will recount the tale Thursday at the LA Press Club.

*Update: Speaking of Bell, residents have finally begun a recall effort. BASTA (Bell Association to Stop The Abuse) is behind it.

1 comment:

Patricia Eyer said...

There are companies nowadays who give excess salaries to their employees and it's really unfair for those employees who are working so hard but they wouldn't be able to get the salary that they truly deserve. That's why there are now business payroll services from some human resource companies to ensure fair payroll for every employee in a company.