The Santa Ana City Council has a closed session item on its agendafor Monday’s meeting and it’s the appointment of a new city manager. And the betting money is on acting city manager Paul Walters removing the term “acting” from the front of his title.
Under Walters leadership, the city has edged away from the brink of financial disaster to a more stable footing. The council has pointed a finger of blame at former city manager Dave Ream, but not as far to give Walters credit for the turnaround.
Questions remain to be seen if Walters continues the dual role of chief of police. If Walters steps down from this role and a new chief isn’t appointed quickly, we wonder if the city’s police department will follow the path of the city’s fire department.
There won’t be an item regarding the removal of PBID on the agenda sources at City Hall have confirmed.