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High-Paid Council Members Say They'll Slash Pay

BELL, Calif. (AP) - City Council members in a Los Angeles suburb under scrutiny for high salaries say they will drastically reduce their pay.

The city of Bell issued a statement saying the mayor and three council members will take the action at a council meeting later Monday.

All four officials make about $100,000, a finding that has prompted backlash from the community and an investigation by the California attorney general.

Bell's city manager, police chief and assistant city manager all resigned at last week's City Council meeting, days after it was revealed they were making salaries totaling $1.6 million a year.

Bell is a poverty-stricken city southeast of Los Angeles with about 40,000 people.
      
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