07/22/2010 09:14 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bell Mayor Defends City Manager's $800k Salary

A KTLA news crew caught up with Oscar Hernandez, Mayor of the City of Bell, and key figure in the raging controversy over the financially strapped city's astronomical salaries. After an attempt to evade questioning, the Mayor reluctantly agreed to talk, but was less than apologetic, defending the City Manager's $800k yearly pay. In the mayor's words, "my community deserves to have good service."

WATCH KTLA's interview with Mayor Hernandez