Residents of the tiny city, some of whom are struggling to pay rent, wonder why the city manager earns nearly $800,000.
For years she picked up trash, tidied picnic tables, manned the snack bar and set up park events for the city of Bell. Rosario Torres' $9-an-hour job came with no benefits, but it helped support her family of seven. When she was laid off in 2008, she applied for another city job but never heard back.
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