I would like to take this time to congratulate Mayor Miguel Pulido on his outstanding victory. Despite being exposed as a politician ripping off taxpayers, selling your vote to the highest bidder, taking every taxpayer funded perk on the planet and running a huge pay to play scheme by funneling money through a Democratic Party PAC, voters still gave you a mandate to rule the city. As a Santa Ana voter and taxpayer I have some recommendations for your 9th term as Mayor.Now it is not going to be the usual you need to be more accessible to the public and provide better service speech I have been giving. NO. I actually want to encourage you to continue governing as you have been, in fact I think you should amplify your governing style a bit. Instead of triple dipping on you car allowance, why don’t you quadruple dip, see if the Great Park Board will actually pay you for mileage. Heck, while your at it, see if you can also get Health Care from the AQMD. Instead of raking in close to $100,000, go for $150,000. The sky is the limit Mayor. As for public comments, I want you to encourage Claudia Alvarez to be even more disruptive towards speakers. Seriously Claudia, just order police officers to drag people away from the podium if you don’t like what they say. Santa Ana Voters may actually respect you more. Heck, lets just ban public comments and just outright do away with following the Brown Act, it is overrated anyways. It’s not like there is going to be any consequences for your bad behavior. As for park space, heck the people clearly don’t want it, lets just get rid of all parks and build one hundred thousand more apartment and condo units in a half baked scheme to gentrify the city. Clearly the people have spoken and this is what they want, who am I to go against that anymore.As for the voters of this city who re-elected Mayor Pulido by a sizeable margin, despite a candidate who made the case clear of how corrupt Santa Ana City Hall is, who made a case of how screwed up City Hall and the School District have allowed our schools to get, who made a case of the pay to play politics going on with our elected officials, who stressed how little they cared about the residents by taking away park space while giving away the little bit of extra land left to developers, who exposed a Mayor literally selling this city to rich South County interests, YOU DESERVE MAYOR PULIDO. I guess you like being ripped off, having 1 acre of park space for every 5,000 people, having screwed up schools, and allowing your city to be sold to rich developers who just build thousands of dwellings with no upgrades to infrastructure. Well good luck, you can have it. To those who insisted on voting for Charles Hart, Roy Alvarado and George Collins despite it being paifully obvious that you were throwing a vote away, exactly what message did you send to Mayor Pulido? To Hart, Alvarado and Collins, what point did you get across to the Mayor? Seriously, all you did was split votes and gave the Mayor a mandate, but at least you still have your “message.” Mayor Pulido, at least give these three a commission appointment or something.
Â Now a pandora’s box may have been opened and with all that Amezcua and the media has revealed. With the fact that Steve Cooley, who is a crusader against local corruption, may still win his bid for Attorney General, I can see some problems in Pulido and the Council’s future. I can see an investigation by R. Scott Moxley or Doug Irving or Norberto SantanaÂ that MAY finally get the same outrage we saw in Bell, with the City Hall overrun by angry residents. I just want these folks to do one thing, do notÂ tell me I need to come to join protestsÂ at City Hall. Do not ask me to sign a recall petition, I will not sign it and do not ask me to vote to “recall the bums”, I will VOTE NO on a recall. Do not come to my door and say we have a chance for “real change”, guess what bozo, we had a chance for real change in 2010 and instead you decided to give Pulido another chance, so keep him now, you deserve him, you deserve Claudia Alvarez, you deserve all the corruption they have to bring. You deserve to have your tax dollars given to a bunch of South County rich gabacho developers, and I hope they use it to pay for their trophy wife’s next boob job or botox treatment. You know why, because you could have changed things in 2010 and you didn’t. Good luck, I am through, do not call me, do not knock on my door, I will do my imitation of Miguel Pulido and NOT RESPOND.
To the Democratic and Labor activists who spent years griping about Pulido and when a viable challenger came along backedÂ Pulido anyway. Please do not gripe to me about Pulido again. I don’t want to hear “f&$%^ Pulido, you won’t believe what he did this time.” Really, since you backed him, funded hit pieces against Amezcua, raised money for Pulido,Â he probably figures this is what you want from him. Isn’t that right Miguel? I too would probably think “gosh I screw them over and they keep endorsing me, maybe they want to be screwed over.” All I have to say Miguel is don’t change a thing, they obviously want you to keep pissing them off.
SO Miguel, congrats again, please take my advice. Rip the people off, it seems thatâ€™s what they want. Better not disappoint them. You might actually lose your next election if you are a much more responsive leader to the people and we wouldn’t want that would we. Of course you and the Council could decide to prove me wrong and actually start doing the right things and take a page out of the books of your better Councilmembers, Benavides and Sarmiento, but I am not holding my breath. Of course if you all did an about face, I would probably drop dead from shock. Until that day, good luck, you all earned the right to do what you want. Don’t worry, I will never go after you, Mr. Pulido or your fellow Councilmembers again.