Assemblyman Solorio Gives Janet’s “Bridge to Re-Election” A Thumbs Down

Tomahawk at Red County is reporting that Assemblyman Jose Solorio made it clear that he is opposed to Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s $2.5 Million “Bridge to Re-Election”.  According to Tomahawk, Solorio was asked by Vietnamese reporter Hung Phuong Nguyen for his position on Janet’s proposal at his office open house last week.  In no uncertain terms Solorio made it clear that he feels that the bridge is a misuse of taxpayer funds.

Janet’s plan is to use Proposition 1B funding to help fund a pedestrian bridge which will benefit a private commercial mall that is owned by one of Janet’s big money donors, Mr. Frank Jao.  Tomahawk stated that Solorio “explained that Proposition 1B funding is for repairing surface streets and relieving traffic gridlocks not to benefit a private commercial mall.”

It is good to know that Assemblyman Solorio is looking out for all the residents of his district and he won’t stand idley by and allow Janet to throw away our tax dollars without a fight.  Assemblyman Solorio’s opposition will definately throw a monkey wrench into Janet’s efforts to pander for votes in Little Saigon and payback Jao for his financial support.  You can see the whole story by Tomahawk by clicking here. 

  15 comments for “Assemblyman Solorio Gives Janet’s “Bridge to Re-Election” A Thumbs Down

  1. Andrew Davey
    April 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you, Asm. Solorio! I’m glad he’s not afraid to state the obvious, which is that Janet Nguyen’s “Bridge to Reelection” is a waste of our tax dollars. It’s such a shame that our Prop 1-B money is being misused by Janet Nguyen to curry favor with her big money patrons.

  2. April 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I just checked Ms. Nguyen’s filings and no money has come from Mr. Jao or his companies.

  3. April 21, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    right on solorio!, but doesnt this make him a communist now?

  4. April 21, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    How much money did you find from tenants of Jao’s properties? How many of those people have maxed out their contributions? Hmmmm???

  5. April 22, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Zeroe none zilch….. check your self

  6. Demlady746
    April 22, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Does anyone know why a self-proclaimed Democrat like Sean Mill is working hand-in-hand with republicans like Tomahawk? Sean, if you want to be a good Democrat, write a ravishing post about Hoa. He could really use the help.

    Edgardo told me to post this.

  7. April 22, 2008 at 8:24 am


    First off, I am not working hand-in-hand with anybody.

    Second, perhaps you should be asking that question of the “Democrats” that ran to Jubal at Red County with a story they hoped would damage Hoa’s campaign. Why are these “Democrats” trying to undermine the campaign of the only Democrat in the race?

  8. Bladerunner
    April 22, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Mr. Mill— To answer your question, choose from any or all of the following: Apologies to any who are offended by #2.

    1) They are DINO’s.

    2) They think they stand a better chance of getting laid at the Janet election night party than the Hoa election night party because Edgardo has apparently chased away all the women.

    3) They are looking for a job from Janet after the election.

    4) Edgardo has messed with them or a friend of theirs in the past.

    5) They truly believe Janet would be a better supervisor than Hoa.

    6) They truly believe Janet would be a better supervisor than Dina and believe Hoa takes votes from Janet.(note the 2005 special congressional primary where some Democrats took a pass on Democratic front runner Steve Young and campaigned for GOP moderate Marilyn Brewer, truly believing that she would be better than GOP conservative John Campbell. Result–Campbell 46%, Brewer 17&, Young 9%.

    7) They take seriously the fact that this is a non-partisan office and don’t factor in partisan labels.

    7) They are gossips, nothing more, nothing less.

    8) Cash. When nothing else explains it, cash.

  9. Demlady746
    April 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    “First off, I am not working hand-in-hand with anybody.”

    That’s weird. Because I thought you were relatively close with Claudia Alvarez and Sal Tinajero. Do you not work hand-in-hand with them? If not, Claudia will be kind of upset when I call her in a few minutes and let her know you’re not working with her.

    She may throw you off of the planning commission but, don’t take it personally. It’s just Claudia.

  10. April 22, 2008 at 4:16 pm


    The better question might be “who are you working with”?

    Clearly you have nothing to add to the conversation and you are too gutless to post your name.

    I won’t be going anywhere. That is just something that the yayhoos over at another local blog and their buddies fantasize about. 

    Now run along and play with your pals at the “cuckoos nest”.

  11. Demlady746
    April 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    “I won’t be going anywhere.”

    Hahaha, just watch what happens in the next few weeks at council. Ann Banks will be taking your position on Planning Commission.

    “Now run along and play with your pals at the “cuckoos nest”.”

    I would say the same thing to you, but then we’d be talking about Santa Ana City Hall and your Planning Commission and that just wouldn’t be right, now would it?

  12. April 22, 2008 at 6:25 pm


    Ann Banks? Are you serious? Really, Ann Banks?

    Who the heck is Ann Banks?

  13. Demlady746
    April 22, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    You’ll see in a couple of weeks, Sean. She’s actually a very nice woman. She lives over in Centennial Park.

  14. April 22, 2008 at 11:24 pm


    Sal, myself and others will all be waiting.

  15. Li Van Nguyen
    April 23, 2008 at 1:03 am

    “Sal, myself and others will all be waiting.”

    But Sean, does that not contradict what you said just earlier today about not working hand-in-hand with anyone? Sounds like someone is pulling a Bill Clinton.

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