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Roman Reyna to Run for Santa Ana City Council

TheLiberalOC confirmed last night that Roman Reyna, an SAUSD trustee, will enter the race for Ward 5 Santa Ana City Council regardless of the legal outcome of the attempt by Claudia Alvarez to extend her term in office by lawsuit. Reyna attended last night’s council meeting and noted speaker after speaker railing against the attempt by…

The Argument Against a Fourth Alvarez Term

With news of the Max Madrid lawsuit that benefits a Claudia Alvarez candidacy for a fourth term, we’ve received a number of data points that argue against Madrid’s efforts to help his ally stay in power. Let’s review Measure D, which an outside counsel has already determined Alvarez is ineligible to run. Measure D, oddly…

A Q&A with the City on the Madrid/Alvarez Lawsuit

TheLiberalOC conducted a brief interview with the City of Santa Ana’s Public Information Officer Jose Gonzalez and City Council member David Benavides early Tuesday regarding the Max Madrid lawsuit designed to provide a path to a fourth term for Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez. 1.            Does the city plan to defend itself against the lawsuit filed…

Benavides Cautions on Cost of Defending Madrid Lawsuit

Santa Ana Council member David Benavides has questioned the rationale behind the lawsuit filed by City Commissioner Max Madrid intended to provide an avenue for Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez to be a candidate for Ward 5 on the Santa Ana City Council. A primary concern, the legal fees of “tens of thousands to hundreds…