Teresa Jacobo said she expected city Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo to lose his job at Monday's council meeting.
"Tonight we have a meeting where we will take drastic measures," she said. "Unfortunately, we had too much trust in people we felt were doing an excellent job."
She added: "Mr. Rizzo will have to go one way or another." Asked if Rizzo would resign, she said, "We hope."
Residents of Bell, one of the poorest cities in Southern California, were outraged at news of the salary, which is twice that of Barack Obama.
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