Bell Bail Bonds

Bell CA is located just east of Inglewood. The 2010 census states the population as 35,477. Which is actually down from the year of 2000. Bell is listed number thirteen of the 25 smallest cities in the US.

Bell was incorporated as a city in 1927. Since its incorporation, the City of Bell has acquired land for public parks and the recreational program. The city also has constructed an adequate sewer system, widened all major streets, built a city hall, and provided fire department buildings, with the cooperation of Los Angeles County, the city of Maywood and the County Of Los Angeles, the city of Bell constructed an indoor public swimming pool at Bell High School.

Bell Bail Bonds
The city’s Chamber of Commerce is located at the historic James George Bell House, which serves as a meeting place and in addition, a museum showcasing artifacts from the city’s founding family and period furniture. The house is open to the general public with free admission.

In March 2007, the city of Bell held its first contested election for city council in almost a decade. The next election for City Council was held in March 2011, and included the recall of all the city council members save one, who was not re-elected.

Bell Police Information
The Bell Police Department is located at, 7100 S. Garfield Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201. If you would like to contact them directly, their number is (562) 806-7600. The Bell Police Department provides law enforcement for the tiny city of Bell. Police Chief Randy Adams has resigned under pressure and has been replaced. Patrol is part of the Bell Police Department’s Field Services Division and is responsible for manning the streets in marked police vehicles.

There are 47 members in Bell Police Department. The city of Bell said they were negotiating with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to take over the policing contract, however, Sheriff Lee Baca’s spokesman says that L.A. County Auditor-Controller Wendy L. Watanabe, who had suggested that the sheriffs move into Bell, has made no contact with him regarding that possibility.

Call (800) 500-7090 if you have anyone at the Bell Police Station. Our Bell Bail Bonds company has provided bail bonds to this police station for many years and we have extensive experience with the area and the actual jail. Our agents can meet you at the jail, at your home, or we can handle the paperwork over the phone and email. The bail bonds agents are very quick and professional.

Bell California
The city’s Chamber of Commerce is located at the historic James George Bell House, which serves as a meeting place and in addition, a museum showcasing artifacts from the city’s founding family and period furniture. The house is open to the general public with free admission.

In March 2007, the city of Bell held its first contested election for city council in almost a decade. The next election for City Council was held in March 2011, and included the recall of all the city council members save one, who was not re-elected.

Oscar Controversy
In March 2000, Bell gained worldwide publicity, as the media announced that a shipment of 55 Oscar statuettes was stolen from a trucking company loading dock in Bell. In addition to the Los Angeles and Bell police departments, FBI art-theft experts were investigating. It was the second Oscar mishap, as earlier that month 4,000 ballots were misrouted. Coincidentally, the missing Oscar ballots were found by the post office in a Bell processing center. AMPAS Executive Director Bruce Davis was quoted as jokingly warning Billy Crystal (host of that year’s Oscar Ceremony) not to go near Bell, because it “seems to be a Bermuda Triangle for Oscar things.”

In July 2010, when two Los Angeles Times reporters, Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, were investigating possible malfeasance in the neighboring city of Maywood, it was revealed that Bell city officials were receiving unusually large salaries, perhaps the highest in the nation. The salaries came into the public eye after a Los Angeles Times investigation, based on California Public Records Act requests, showed the city payroll was swollen with six- to seven-figure salaries. The city manager Robert Rizzo received $787,637 a year (almost double the salary of the President of the United States). Including benefits, he received $1.5 million in the last year. Rizzo’s assistant Angela Spaccia, was earning $376,288 a year, more than the top administrator for Los Angeles County. The police chief, Randy Adams, was paid $457,000, 33% more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck. All three resigned following news reports and public outcry. All but one of the members of the city council were receiving $100,000 for their part-time work, salaries which were authorized by a sparsely attended special election, giving the city “Charter” status. Council members in cities similar to Bell in size make an average of $4,800 a year, prosecutors have noted.

In September 2010, the California Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against eight former and current employees, requesting the return of what the suit calls “excessive salaries” as well a reduction in pension benefits accrued as a result of those higher salaries. Allegations about problems in the 2009 election also have been examined by the FBI and California Secretary of State office. The city’s high property taxes are also being investigated.