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Santa Ana Council to consider Mayoral Term Limit Charter Amendment today at 4:30 p.m.

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Yesterday afternoon the Santa Ana City Clerk posted a notice of a Special Meeting of the Santa Ana City Council to discuss a proposed Charter Amendment to establish mayoral term limits. This is type of major initiative and would usually garner a great deal of public comment. Logic would suggest that such proposals would have a little more than 24 hours notice so that the public could comment.

Costa Mesa: Final Council Vote Tonight on Righeimer Charter Initiative


Tonight is the last chance that the residents of Costa Mesa will have to speak out on the topic of Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer’s city charter initiative before the Council votes to place it on the ballot again. There is little, if any, doubt that the council majority led by Righeimer will continue their foolish pursuit of unlimited political power. But…

Benavides Issues Press Release on Mayoral Bid

David Benavides, Loretta Sanchez, and Hilda Solis - Photo: Chris Prevatt

We’ve received an official press release on Santa Ana Council member David Benavides candidacy for Mayor. You can read it below: Santa Ana Councilmember David Benavides announces candidacy for Mayor; thanks incumbent Mayor for over 25 years at City Hall. Santa Ana, CA (July 30, 2012) – “Santa Ana is ready to once again be…

Colorado Shooting: Time to Tax Bullets?

Second Amendment enthusiasts decried politicizing the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting, lamenting if there was someone in the theater who was armed, they could have taken the gunman out. That’s a big assumption in a darkened theater, and what it they hit an innocent bystander while returning fire?