A group of Bell residents plan to march in front of City Hall on Thursday evening to demand that the city immediately be placed into receivership.
The residents said they will come armed with brooms and shovels and a message that Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown still needs to “clean house” in Bell.
“We think corruption runs deep in the city of Bell, and we have elected leaders that are not doing their job,” said Nestor Valencia, founder of the Bell Residents Club, which is planning the 6:30 p.m. march. “[Councilman Lorenzo] Velez was appointed by the same people who have been criminally charged, so essentially we don’t have the confidence; the public trust is not there for these council members, [interim City Administrator] Pedro Carrillo and [interim City Atty.] Jamie Casso.”
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