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RivPE: Former BB & K Attorney Lee won’t serve Bell

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Bell City Council has opted not to hire the attorney who approved huge salaries for the city’s leaders.

Edward Lee, who parted company Monday with Riverside-based law firm Best Best & Krieger, had said he made the move in part to stay with Bell and work with its officials through the salary crisis.

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RivPE: Dan Bernstein: Best Best Behavior

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 1, 2010


Mario Guerra turned on the TV in his San Francisco hotel room and saw “my city attorney trying to calm the crowd. I took exception to that.”

The Downey councilman had seen Edward Lee, who was “his” city attorney and city attorney of Bell, the SoCal town that has given “going green” a bad name. Guerra concluded Lee and his law firm — Riverside-based Best Best & Krieger — should no longer represent Downey.

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LATimes: Dismayed by Bell city salaries, Downey removes city attorney

Southern California — this just in

July 29, 2010 | 7:04 pm

Bell’s city attorney, Edward Lee, who served as legal counsel when the City Council approved lavish compensation packages for top administrators, was removed Thursday as city attorney for the neighboring city of Downey.

Lee, a partner with the firm Best, Best & Krieger, also serves as city attorney for several other municipalities. Until Thursday, that included Downey. But officials there were not happy that their lawyer was involved in what Downey Councilman Mario Guerra called one of the “most egregious breaches of fiduciary responsibilities in the history of our state.”

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