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Friday, July 29, 2010
Fall out from the current scandal in Bell, California has spread to the nearby community of Downey.
Tonight, the Downey City Council fired City Attorney Edward Lee after a heated closed door session.
Lee also serves at the city attorney in Bell and served as legal counsel when that City Council approved huge salaries for its top administrators over the past several years.
The Downey City Council voted 3-to-2 in closed session on Thursday night to toss Lee out of City Hall and terminate its contract with the law firm Best, Best & Krieger, where Lee is a partner of that firm.
Downey City Councilman Mario Guerra told the Associated Press tonight that he "had no problems with the legal advice his city has received," from Lee, but was distressed to how Lee was conducting himself during recent council meetings in Bell.
Lee also serves as city attorney for several other municipalities. So, knowing how these city hall work, and the political games and the millions of real dollars that are stuffed in the pockets of "real local officials," I just wonder what city is going to be next.
Huntington Park? Cudahy? Maywood? Hello, anyone paying attention over in Bell Gardens?