Scandal-racked CA city seeks to get back to work

March 17, 2011

BELL, Calif.—Bell's interim city manager is calling on California lawmakers to pass an emergency measure allowing the scandal-plagued city's newly elected officials to take office almost immediately.

Interim City Manager Pedro Carrillo says last week's recall election, and a judge's recent order that officials facing criminal charges stay out of City Hall, leaves Bell without a functioning government.