Turning around the city of Bell won’t be an easy task. Of course, the transformation has to begin somewhere.

In front of a hostile crowd, the Bell City Council met on Monday night and discussed rolling back property taxes, turning over administration of city elections to Los Angeles County and cutting the cost of obtaining public records.

The Los Angeles Times reported that several hundred people attended the City Hall meeting for the small, working-class town, still angered by repeated disclosure of fiscal responsibility.

Sounds like it was quite a show, with one resident even dressed up as a clown and calling the group the “City Clowncil.”

Read the full tales of Monday’s council meeting by reading the Times full report here.