Ali Saleh Chosen as Bell's Next Mayor Following Salary Scandal

On Monday night Bell's new City Council elected Ali Saleh as mayor.

In a town that's overwhelmingly Latino, with allegations of corruption levied at former officials who were white and Latino, the newcomers installed a real outsider.

Well, actually ... he's a lifelong resident and director of the Bell Business Association. But still, interesting.

Saleh told a crowd of about 200 who gathered to witness the first meeting (according to Associated Press):

"We have a long road ahead of us. There's a lot of challenges. We want to be the model city, not only to the southeast side (of Los Angeles County) but to the nation."