At last nights Santa Ana City Council meeting, speaker after speaker addressed the council on the proposal to weaken campaign finance restrictions. The proposal would have removed the provision designed to limit the ability of members to raise money for three months after their council votes.
by Editorial Staff • • 3 Comments
The California Voter Foundation has created a “Follow the Money” guide to November’s propositions. You can see the top 5 contributors, pro and con, to each ballot measure by going to their November 2010 General Election Guide and clicking on…
by Chris Prevatt • • 11 Comments
The City attorney (Joseph Fletcher) spread the Selective Conflict Disorder virus when he infected the city council by advising that it was okay to vote on projects benefiting developers who have given them money because, get this, the Supreme Court has ruled that campaign contributions are free speech. He also infected the council with the understanding that the only people and businesses directly effected by votes moving a development project forward such as the actual developer or applicant applies to the law.
by Chris Prevatt • • 10 Comments
TheLiberalOC learned on Wednesday afternoon that Santa Ana City Attorney Joseph Fletcher has referred the matter of improper votes by Council members Sal Tinajero, Michele Martinez, and Claudia Alvarez to the Orange County District Attorney for review. The votes in question appear to violate Santa Ana Municipal Code section 2-107.
by Chris Prevatt • • 5 Comments
The City Council of Santa Ana (Baby Bell) has called a special meeting for this evening to discuss the problems that have developed from the revelation of improper campaign contributions and improper votes taken by Council members Michele Martinez and Sal Tinajero related to the Station District project. Well the swamp is getting deeper for these two as more improper votes do large contributions are revealed.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 27 Comments
Our friends at the OJ blog are fond of branding their enemies “The Usual Suspects” and they are quick toÂ attack any Santa Ana city council member who associates with these Usual Suspects as someone out of touch with the direction…
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
Democratic Congressional candidate Bill Hedrick today admonished his opponent, Republican Ken Calvert, for $16,725 in campaign contributions received from the oil industry this election cycle and for a $4000 contribution received from BP apologist Joe Bartonâ€™s PAC. Hedrick called on Calvert to give $20,725 received in oil industry contributions to small businesses in gulf region.