I thought I already blogged about the city of Bell, California, population 37,000, mostly hispanic, per capita income of $24,800, whose administrators are making between $1.54 million (with 143 paid vacation days) and $770,000 on the low end. But I must have Twittered it. There was a city council hearing when a mainstream newspaper actually broke a news story and the residents of the city found out about it, where they yelled and fought and demanded that everyone in the city government disclose how much they make, but the city council made some very reasoned noises about privacy and needing time etc. Anyhoo…

At least eight city of Bell officials were arrested Tuesday morning, a source said, as L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley prepared to announce criminal charges in the municipal salary scandal.

They used a battering ram to get his door open. Niiice.