Tag Archive for Adam Elmahrek

Santa Ana General Fund dips to less than $1 per resident

Santa Ana City Hall

Adam Elmahrek of The Voice of OC has looked over the wall of silence erected around City Hall to reveal a frightening image of a city in the midst of financial disaster. It is beyond puzzling how the City of Santa Ana that in June supposedly closed a $13.6-million budget gap by “borrowing money from the liability and workers’ compensation reserves,” has found itself in such a dire position.

Progress at the Great Park

Palm Court Arts Complex (Under Construction) - Photo: OC Great Park

Adam Elmahrek from Voice of OC reports this morning on the progress unveiled at the Great Park this weekend on the six-year anniversary of the 1,347-acre park. Thousands turned out to mark the unveiling of the 19.5-acre North Lawn and the Palm Court Arts Complex.

More Success Fee Troubles for Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido

I guess the old saying “when it rains it pours” is appropriately applied to Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido. The Voice of OC reported yesterday on Anaheim’s Green Deal Gone Bad. In the story, reporter Adam Elmahrek pointed out that Mayor Miguel Pulido was involved with the project. Today he drills down deeper into the involvement of Mighel Pulido and the Success Fee, of somewhere between $10,001 and $100,000, that he received for bringing the parties together.

If someone tells you democracy lives in Downtown Santa Ana, they’re lying

Downtown Inc Logo

Because Santa Ana is a charter city they can pretty much do whatever they want when it comes to setting up an assessment district like the one that covers Santa Ana’s downtown core. The law in Santa Ana that makes it possible for the city to levy an assessment tax on downtown property owners is written almost entirely from a state law that allows for the creation of, and taxation within, property business improvement districts.