Ware’s Attorney Describes Logan As “Crummy Little Houses”

Perhaps now we know why Judy Ware and her disposal company treat the Logan Neighborhood with such disdain.  During a meeting about the Renaissance Specific Plan held at City Hall yesterday in which Judy Ware was in attendance, her lawyer Patrick Munoz described the oldest residential neighborhood in Santa Ana as “crummy little houses”.  According to those in attendance, the whole room was agast at the callous and despicable comments by Munoz.

Ware continues to illegally operate with impunity on the properties that she recently bought in the Logan Neighborhood, though according to City Attorney Joe Fletcher the city is moving forward with a case against them.  Well how long must Joe Andrade and the others have to wait?  If Ware and her attorney Munoz have their way the city would “just get rid off all the crummy little houses and make Logan completely industrial”.

Well I’ve got a better idea.  Why don’t we just get rid of the scummy businesses and business owners and return Logan to the residential neighborhood it was before city officials began destroying it?  That fact of the matter is that Ware Disposals criminal activity and wreckless disregard for the community taints all the other businesses in the surrounding area.  Folks like Mike Tardiff and Bob Adams are good neighbors that add to the community and unfortunately they sometimes get lumped in with Ware.  That’s just not fair.

Ware has been routinely witnessed power washing the beds of its trash trucks at their Logan site.  They allow the filth from these trucks to run off into the gutters and into the storm drains.  Who knows what type of toxins are being released by these people and polluting not only Logan, but the flood control channels and eventually the ocean.  These are most certainly a violation of local, state and federal environmental regulations.  The case appears to be much larger than something Joe Fletcher and the city attorneys office should be handling.

These little power washing exercises had been taking place in the early evening hours after city hall and code enforcement had closed for the day.  Ware knew that there would be no one to call and report the violations to after hours.  However after I called and reported the illegal activity and alerted officials to Ware’s actions and told them to be looking for them to be doing it at around 7:00PM, Ware changed things up.  Yesterday they were witnessed power washing the trucks around 4:00PM.  According to the Logan residents this was a totally new method of operation for Ware.  It was as if they had been tipped off by someone at city hall.

Back to Mr. Munoz, not only is he Ware’s attorney, but he is the City Attorney for the City of Dana Point.  When he was confronted by folks about his disgusting “crummy little houses” comment, he responded by telling them “FUC* YOU!!!” and giving them the middle finger.  This is the type of behavior I would expect from Judy Ware’s attorney.  This is what Ware has been saying to the citizens of Santa Ana for a long time.  However this is not the type of behavior that the City Attorney of Dana Point should demonstrate.

I urge everyone to call Dana Point City Manager Douglas Chotkevys at (949) 248-3513 and email Dana Point Mayor Joel Bishop at jbishop@danapoint.org and let them know that it is not acceptable for their city attorney to refer to the Logan Barrio as “crummy little houses”.  Mr. Munoz’s comments and his actions are grounds for his termination as city attorney.

I also urge you to call Ware Disposal at (714) 834-0234 at voice your displeasure about Mr. Munoz’s comments and Ware’s actions in Logan.  It is time to turn up the heat on these scofflaws.  It does not matter how much Judy Ware gave to the “Yes on D” campaign she must not be allowed to buy her way out of trouble as she routinely does.  Let the City Manager Dave Ream and the city council know how you feel by calling (714) 647-6900.

Enough is enough.  Logan is the oldest neighborhood in our city and home to much history.  Many of the folks that live there have history dating back to the 1800’s in that community.  It is just not right that Ware is allowed to trash the community that they and their relatives built.  We must demand action NOW!

  8 comments for “Ware’s Attorney Describes Logan As “Crummy Little Houses”

  1. February 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm


    Judy Ware gave a ton of $$$ to the very same Measure D campaign that your boy Sal Tinajero is the head of. Why haven’t you addressed Sal’s apparent relationship with Ware? What are the two of you hiding?

  2. February 5, 2008 at 3:45 pm


    Enough with the lies already. You really can’t stop lying can you?

    Lie #1: “Judy Ware gave a ton of $$$ to the very same Measure D campaign that your boy Sal Tinajero is the head of.”

    Truth: Sal is not the head of the Measure D campaign and never was.

    Lie #2: ” Sal’s apparent relationship with Ware?”

    Truth: Outside your convoluted little mind, Sal has no relationship with Ware. He has never spoken to her.

    Your wild accusation that we are hiding something shows just how ridiculous you have become. I keep going after Ware about the activity in Logan. I suppose in your crazy mind this is all part of Sal and my plan.

    I think that your continual lies will come back to haunt Michele. You are beginning to act like an albatross around her neck. I know that some folks from the Democratic Party recently met with her and Sal to discuss their working together. It looks like you may become a major hinderence in their being able to work together. Perhaps those folks need to have another talk to her about her relationship with you and your habitual slanderous allegations aimed at folks like Sal.

  3. Anonymous
    February 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    According to Muñoz’s bio on the Rutan & Tucker website: “Mr. Muñoz has developed a particular practice emphasis in matters involving solid waste.”

  4. Anon
    February 5, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Patrick Munoz also gives lots of money to politicians. In the past, he has given $2000 to Diane Feinstein as reported here: http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?zip=92657&last=MUNOZ&first=A.

    [Blog Owner Comment: Anon, if you persist in trying to publish the home addresses of individuals you will be banned.]

  5. thesunkenroad
    February 5, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    What will be done about Ware? Why can’t the community sue them? Isn’t anyone taking video? BTW, I wrote Mr. Bishop about this story, using the email you gave out.

  6. February 5, 2008 at 6:43 pm


    According to the city attorney they are moving forward with a case against them. However what we need to do is keep the pressure on them to do the right thing. Joe Andrade has been fighting this fight for far too long and we as a community must come to his defense.

    Thanks for contacting the Mayor of Dana Point. I have a feeling that there will be a road trip to the Dana Point City Council meeting in the very near future to let them know what we think about their city attorney.

  7. thesunkenroad
    February 5, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Road trip? I’ll be there. I’ll spread the word too. Some of the folks in Logan when I was there a couple weeks ago thought the case might be fading on the priorities list for Andrade. There ought to be a way to promote sustained activityon this issue through this blog and others.

  8. Dick Cabeza
    February 6, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Move Ware’s trash dumps to Floral Park !!

    Reina de la Basura would last about 5 minutes north of 17 th St. !!

    It is time for Logan to march ! – During the next televised meeting at City Hall. Set it up with news coverage; tv stations, newspapers – signs – the works !!

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