This might be an absolute tail anomaly, but this latest outrage out of California highlights a major problem. Bell city has a population of 38,000 residents and resides in Los Angeles County, California. The population is mostly Hispanic with a per capita income of $24,800 which is much lower than the nation’s average of $32,800. What does the head of such a city earn? $800,000!
The Los Angeles Times reported July 15 that Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo earns $787,637 — with annual 12 percent raises — and that Bell pays its police chief $457,000, more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck makes in a city of 3.8 million people. Bell council members earn almost $100,000 for part-time work.
I bet they have nice fat pensions as well… Get out your pitchforks. You can read more here.