Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mayor Ali Saleh takes over as "interim" City Manager of Bell. What a farce.

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By Randy Economy
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
10:26 a.m.

Bell, CA
The circus act that has become the City of Bell is BACK IN TOWN!  Mayor Ali Saleh is now the "official" "Interim City Administrator" and the "MAYOR" at the exact same time.  How the heck did this happen. Simple. Fine print in the city charter says that the mayor will assume the role of interim city administrator if there is no full time "city administrator" or "acting city administrator.
ALI SALEH: Waves to his minions in Bell.  Randy Economy Photo
"The city decided to part ways with Pedro Carrillo as he proposed a tough new set of budget cuts aimed at holding off insolvency, including leaving executive positions unfilled, eliminating the three highest-ranking police officers in the city and requiring employees to pay for half of their retirement," the Los Angeles Times reported in on on-line edition this evening.
Saleh, who runs a clothing store, has NO CLUE how to manage the operations of a city, including a police department.  Mayor Saleh" and "Interim City Administrator Saleh"  is now the "Ruler" of Bell.
Waving the old' iron fist,  and no one can stop him.

What a joke.  I just got off the line with my pal Mario Rivas, who is serving our country "down under" during a current "tour of duty" is outraged over this latest brew-ha-ha.  Mario was a candidate in the recent historical election in Bell, and came up a tad short of winning a seat on the "new and improved Bell City Council." Mario told me tonight:   "It looks like the Bell Police Officers Association are now running Bell City Hall."  Yep.  Su
This map shows the incorporated areas in Los A...Image via Wikipediare does, Mario. This is GOING to be FUN to watch.  Wonder what Robert Rizzo is thinking tonight?  OMG.  Paging Ratso Rizzo.....? 
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Anonymous said...

Your such an idiot Randy. Get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

Wait a second. You, Mario and Nestor wanted the council to keep Pedro Carrillo right? You must be kidding! or is the new iCAO not news worthy for your stupid blog? Wait the Mayor wanted to wave the old' iron fist, and no one can stop him right? Wrong he found someone the is way beyond qualified then your pal Carrillo in a few days. Stay in your city my dear friend.


Hews, Economy Featured on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.”

Look for more segments on Fox News 11 during the next several days and weeks. Reporter Gina Silva is featured in this segment.

Randy Economy appears on NBC News Non Stop California with Colleen Williams

Randy Economy appears on California Non Stop with Colleen Williams from NBC News. Randy Economy appeared on NBC New's Non Stop California in June, 2012. This is what NBC said about Randy and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper recently published hundreds of e-mails between Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez and several property tax agents. The emails were obtained by the newspaper through a series of public document requests. This is the second set of documents published by the community newspaper that has been at the forefront of reporting and exposing the alleged pay to play activities between tax agents and Noguez for the past two years. Reporter Randy Economy joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss how their investigation began on June 25, 2012.”

Hear Randy Economy on the David Cruz Show!

Reporter Randy Economy on The David Cruz Show during the week of June 25, 2012 on KTLK AM 1150 in Southern California. The segment begins at the 56:00 part in this clip and lasts for thirty minutes.

Randy Economy on CBS 2 News KCAL 9 with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper featured CBS News with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan CBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan interviews Randy Economy and Brian Hews from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper the day more than 300 law enforcement officials raided 12 different locations in the political scandal that is consuming Los Angeles County. Thanks CBS News for acknowledging the hard work of LCCN!