Editorial Staff

Mayor Choi’s Anti-China & Pakistan Fiasco

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

Choi Insults Community and Gets Confronted by Anti-Defamation League for his Bigotry – “Your remarks generalizing terrorism and the Taliban to Karachi denigrated the Pakistani community and demonized an entire group of people. Irvine is no place for hate. As Mayor of Irvine, you bear a special responsibility to both challenge and distance yourself from hateful rhetoric.”

Gaze into the Crystal Ball – What will OC Supes Do?

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For the past couple of weeks the OC Register has been highlighting the positive realities of what our county public employees contribute to the welfare of our community, through its content partnership with the OCEA. This week, OCEA presents a full page ad focusing on bringing transparency to the apparent pay-to-play actions of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

No better Reason for an Ethics Commission

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor's table at the state of the city address. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s long-time political consultant Dennis DeSnoo maxed out in a first time campaign contribution of $1,900 to DA Tony Rackauckas two months after Voice of OC exposed his property swap which ultimately led him to be placed him under investigation by Santa Ana city Attorney Sonia Carvalho. As icing on this ethics mud pie, other Pulido allies also suddenly gave to Rackauckas according to the Voice of OC Report.

DA asks Santa Ana Council to keep Pulido Report under wraps

Mayor Miguel Pulido - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

Two days after the Santa Ana City Council directed City Attorney Sonia Carvalho to release the results of her investigation of the land swap between Miguel Pulido and a city auto parts supplier, Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Lubinski sent a letter to Carvalho asking the Council to reverse its position. That’s only part of this story.

Pulido Ultimatum

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Tuesday night the Santa Ana City Council voted in closed session to issue an ultimatum to the Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and the Fair Political Practices Commission demanding that they issue criminal charges against Mayor Miguel Pulido by September 30th or they will release the details of their investigation into Pulido’s property swap windfall. More than 10 months have passed since Voice of OC first reported on a property swap between Pulido and a city contractor that netted Pulido a $197,000 windfall and the contractor subsequently being awarded a $1.35 million no-bid contract to provide the city with auto parts for its city fleet.