Bell Residents Pack Candidate Town Hall Meeting

February 24, 2011

It was standing room only at a Meet the Candidates Town Hall meeting in the city of Bell last week, where eager residents packed the Bell Community Center to hear from more than a dozen candidates on the March 8 ballot.

The meeting — sponsored by a coalition of nonpartisan groups that included the California Community Foundation (CCF), Assemblyman Ricardo Lara, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, and Univision KMEX Channel 34 — was billed as a neutral place where Bell residents could hear from the nearly two-dozen candidates on next month’s ballot, without the pressure or slant from groups that have already endorsed candidates.