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City of Bell's second chance
City of Bell's second chance

Since the Bell corruption scandal broke four years ago, the tiny town has transformed itself from one of the most closed to one of the most transparent cities in the nation. Evidence of the turnaround can be found on the city's website, where concerned citizens seeking more information about Bell's finances and ethics policies can click on a button on the home page labeled, appropriately enough, "Transparency." This year, Doug Willmore — brought in as Bell's city manager in 2012 — received an award from a national organization of city and county managers for "his work to put the city of Bell back on an ethical track." These are good...

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