Maywood may abandon deal with embattled Bell

The city of Maywood, which was facing bankruptcy when it decided to transfer municipal operations to neighboring Bell, may soon abandon the deal.

Maywood leaders say they were unaware of the huge salaries being paid to Bell administrators when they decided in June to fire most workers and outsource all city services.

But the Bell scandal now has Maywood leaders considering someone else to run their affairs.

Maywood Councilman Felipe Aguirre says they don't want to be distracted.

The City Council met Monday as upset residents waved signs criticizing the Bell partnership. The council then adjourned to a closed session.

The council is expected to replace interim city manager Angela Spaccia, who they borrowed from Bell.

Information from: Los Angeles Times

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