Note to Orange County City Managers: When Adam Elmahrek, investigative reporter from Voice of Orange County, comes knocking on your door your house better be in order. Last night, Anaheim City Manager Thomas Wood announced that he would be resigning effective December 8th.
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.
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.