Santa Ana on the hook for more than $130,000 in legal fees

SANTA ANA — After winning their trial against the City of Santa Ana concerning the City’s amendment of the Development Agreement between the City and Mike Harrah for the 37 story One Broadway Plaza project, the Coalition for Accountable Government Ethics (CAGE) has been awarded attorneys fees by Superior Court Judge Derek Hunt. The court awarded attorneys’ fees in the amount of $130,538.00. The City of Santa Ana is appealing the decision.

Here is the link to a copy of the press release and ruling from CAGE’s attorney Dan Wildish.

This is just one more example of the damaged caused by a City Council which refuses repeatedly to follow the law and assumes that it can get away with doing whatever it wants.

  2 comments for “Santa Ana on the hook for more than $130,000 in legal fees

    November 9, 2011 at 10:33 am

    This is in addition to the money the taxpayers spent for the special election!

  2. Marcus Wilson
    November 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Paul Walters doesn’t care about paying out legal fees for wrong doings. As I understand it he’s already “borrowed” from the account that would normally be used to pay out. With the account depleted he can make a payback arrangement of say–$100 a month–for the next 120 years. It’ll be paid off around the year 2130. Very convenient… and we haven’t even talked about the lawsuits against the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD)… um, er, ah, (cough, cough), well…

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