Mayor Pulido Hired Brother at AQMD!

The OC Register is reporting that Mayor Pulido hired his brother as a “personal consultant” for the South Coast Air Quality Management Board, which the Mayor sits on and has a free Hybrid (at least he’s saving the Earth) car with free gas. Turns out each board member gets $35,000 a year to hire consultants to up to 13 hours of work a week. WOW! That comes to about $673 a week for 13 hours of work, that’s roughly $52 an hour. So the Mayor is making sure his family is well taking care of in these hard economic times with the best paid PART TIME jobs ever. Well at least he is taking on the usual suspects, so nothing else matters but that. So we have him double dipping on health insurance, double dipping on car allowance, making upwards of $80,000 a year for a part time job himself, rigging endorsement votes for himself. What else is next.

Personally, I have no problem with the Mayor appointing his brother as a consultant if he is qualified on air quality, which owning a muffler shop, he may actually have some knowledge. My problem is with the pay, 13 hours of work and you get $35,000 a year. While the rest of us have to live off of only a little more than that and work 40 hours a week? That’s the problem!

Like I have said before, this is more and more like the former Salinas administration in Mexico. And guess what, even they had allegations of nepotism, which came to light after Carlos Salinas de Gotari’s brother raided the treasury of Mexico causing a meltdown in the currency. What next Miguel, what next. Time to elect Al Amezcua the next mayor of Santa Ana.Below are excerpts from the story for you all to read:

SANTA ANA – The mayor of Santa Ana appointed his brother to a consultant job with the region’s lead pollution-control agency, records show – a part-time position that pays more than $35,000 a year.

Miguel Pulido serves on the governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, where he represents all Orange County cities. His brother, Luis, has worked as his appointed consultant and assistant since January 2009.

“I believe that my brother had superior expertise in some of the issues that come before the board,” Pulido said. “It’s worked out very well.”

Pulido and most of the district’s other governing board members receive an annual stipend of $37,707 to hire their own staff assistants and consultants, records show. Each board member can decide how to spend that money and whom to hire; but the district’s executive officer and legal team review every appointment.

Board consultants generally work around 13 hours a week, Wallerstein said. Monthly invoices filed this year by Luis Pulido, and signed by Miguel Pulido, don’t detail the hours he worked and include no information about what he did as a consultant.

His contract spells out a pay rate of $3,142.50 a month – or $37,707 a year. The district says he didn’t put in his full hours in 2009 and received just under $34,500.

  11 comments for “Mayor Pulido Hired Brother at AQMD!

  1. Hector
    September 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I can’t wait for Fart Pedroza and his boy-toy Sean to put a spin on this latest Pulido scandal considering they’re all buddy-buddy now. I guess short-term memory loss occurs when your Don Papi buys you with school board and planning commission seats.

  2. Quite Concerned
    September 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    He said that, before he hired his brother, he ran the idea past a committee of board members for approval. “I wanted to make sure it was appropriate,” Mayor Pulido said.

    Passing the buck again Mr. Mayor. This is not appropriate. Ask a bunch of idiots and you will get a bunch of idiotic responses! Yes, I too can’t wait for Art’s spin on this one!

  3. City Hall Insider
    September 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Word here at City Hall is that Art and Sean are not shilling for Miguel by choice. I heard something that the Mayor and his political advisor had them by the balls over the purchase of some webpages. They were given the choise to be their hack or have the crap sued out of them. I think it might be related to Dan’s lawsuit in some way. In laymen’s terms Sean and Art are Miguel’s b_tches.

  4. ñoño
    September 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I already know the response “Papi’s Puppy” will post;
    “He only makes $35,000.00 for a part-time job, he does such a great job that we’re getting a bargain!”

    Like my abuelo said;
    “¡una perrita hace lo que sea por un hüeso!”
    “A little bitch will do anything for a bone!”

  5. art lomeli
    September 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Small Business Encyclopedia: Nepotism

    Top Home > Library > Business & Finance > Small Business Encyclopedia

    In the business world, nepotism is the practice of showing favoritism toward one’s family members or friends in economic or employment terms. For example, granting favors or jobs to friends and relatives, without regard to merit, might be considered nepotism. These practices can have damaging effects on businesses—such as eroding the support of non-favored employees or reducing the quality and creativity of management. In response, some larger companies have instituted “antinepotism” policies, which prevent relatives (by blood or marriage) from working in the same department or firm. But in many smaller, family-owned businesses, nepotism is viewed in more positive terms. Family members are trained in various aspects of management to ensure the continuity of the company when members of the earlier generation retire or die. In fact, in many small businesses nepotism is considered a synonym for “succession.”

    One of the most common arguments against nepotism is that the emotional ties between people who are related may negatively affect their decision making abilities and professional growth. In the past, many businesses sought to avoid even the appearance of nepotism by forbidding relatives from working closely together. As women entered the work force in greater numbers and took on more significant jobs, however, rules regarding nepotism began to change. Both the man and the woman in a married couple were often too valuable for a company to lose. Instead of instituting strict antinepotism rules, many businesses decided that family members could be accommodated within a merit system, especially if there was no direct supervisory link between the positions of related employees.

  6. art lomeli
    September 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    “Pulido said his brother works as a backup staffer, meeting with residents about air-quality concerns, scheduling meetings or researching policy issues. He said his brother has a good understanding of air-quality issues from working in the Pulido family muffler shop, Ace Auto Care in Santa Ana.”

    So, using this argument….. then a ditch digger has a good understanding of soil which qualifies him for a soil quality consultant position????????????

  7. Hector
    September 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    It didn’t take slim very long to post his douchie report. He’s suckling at Don Papi’s teat quite a bit these days.

    • Website Gnome
      September 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

      Not long at all. City Hall Insider brought up something interesting, that Sean Mill and Art Pedroza are Miguel’s “b_tches” by force and not by choice. Wellllll
      We do know Art Pedroza bought a bunch of urls related to Miguel Pulido and tried to hawk them for $2,000 and Sean Mill bought desnooanddesnoo.com and tried to shake Dennis down for $5,000. Makes you wonder if there was some sort of deal where they agreed to be Miguelito’s and Dennis’ slave in exchange for them not suing the living crap out of them.

  8. Northcountystorm
    September 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    It’s good to hold Pulido and other politicians accountable even with the telenovela flavor Claudio provides us. But some of the comments(not Lomeli’s) have the same gutter flavor as you would sometimes see on some of the posts on OJ.

  9. September 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    NCS — I agree with you on that; It’d be better if folks could keep it about issues

  10. Don Draper
    September 11, 2010 at 10:24 am

    This is nothing new in local politics. You need look no further than the County Hall of Administration where Supervisor Janet Nguyen hired her sister and Chris Norby hired his brother. Shortly before he left local office Norby got his brother a cush administrative position in the Health Care Agency amidst massive layoffs in that organization. These guys and gals have no moral compass and anyone who is surprised by their antics is living in Neverland.

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