SANTA ANA â€” On Tuesday evening, December 14, SantaÂ Ana community activists will gather for a Vigil of Discontent, outside city council chambers at the parking lot at Ross and Civic Center Drive, in Santa Ana from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.Â Those planning to attend are urgedÂ to arrive by 5:15 pm if possible.
The purpose for this gathering is to be present at the Mayor’s inauguration, andÂ to express concern about the Mayor’s effort to make $500,000 for himself from the sale of state property.Â The revelation was made public last week in 2 different newspaper articles. InÂ one article the MayorÂ stated he had earned theÂ finder’s fee for simply introducing people. The Mayor will also be deposed by attorneys opposing the sale, early this week, to determine his roleÂ in the transaction.
The opponents of the mayor who are organizing this event believe that his actionsÂ are anotherÂ example ofÂ the Mayor using his officeÂ to serve his financialÂ interests while neglecting the needs of the public.