BELL, CA - JULY 26: Gretchen Villanueva, former school teacher and a resident of the City of Bell, points to city council members asking them to resign during a council meeting on July 26, 2010 in Bell, California. The council members have voted to cut their salaries in response to public outcry at city officials' high salaries. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Gretche Villanueva
Want to know if your local governments are complying with state requirements that they disclose salaries? Well, here's the list of scofflaw locals, via the state controller's office.
This new emphasis on compliance and disclosure is a product of the revelations about excessive salaries in Bell and other Los Angeles County cities.