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The Real Costs to Taxpayers of the Claudia Alvarez Community Forum

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After three months of repeated requests for public records and information we have narrowed down the costs of the “Agents of Change” community forum to the taxpayers to approximately $4,000. With no help from the city, we estimated the time spent by staff on the event, factored in their approximate hourly rates of pay and benefits, added in the costs of parking and the video broadcast of the event to arrive at our numbers.

Reaction to the Agent of Change Meeting

The OC Register and LA Times have weighed in on yesterday’s Agent of Change event in Santa Ana, the By-Invitation-Only event and the city sent out a press release proclaiming the closed Town Hall was a success.  From the content presented, it was an excellent forum but the workshops certainly were not helpful to those…

Official “Agent of Change” Town Hall Press Release

  Here’s the official press release from the City of Santa Ana announcing the Community Forum on Cultural Diversity that the community isn’t allowed to come to. I’m having falshbacks to the 1970s TV show “Welcome Back Kotter,” with the Juan Epstein character who was half Latino (Puerto Rican) and half Jewish for the multiple…

Los Amigos Issues Statement on Alvarez Comments

Los Amigos of Orange County also issued a statement that both condemns Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez for her anti-Semitic comments while supporting her voice in the debate against the Chases and PBID.  This comes shortly after a similar statement from OCCHC.  Here’s the statement: Los Amigos of Orange County strongly denounces the…

Santa Ana City Council Agenda Item: Action on Alvarez

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The Santa Ana City Council meeting agenda for next week is out and on page 13, you’ll find an interesting item on the agenda relating to last week’s caustic council meeting — action on a possible violation of the city’s code of ethics. From the agenda: CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM Pursuant to Santa Ana Charter…