Tonight, the Santa Ana City Council is taking its show on the road. That in itself isn’t unusual if you count their monthly trot from City Hall to the west side of the Santa Ana Civic Center for their “Study Session” meeting. This meeting however will be an actual road show. It will be held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County; 3101 Harvard St., Santa Ana.
TheLiberalOC’s Managing Editor Dan Chmielewski was on Real Orange last facing off against conservatives Rick Reiff and Michael Capaldi. I got the feeling after watching the segment that Reiff and Capaldi weren’t expecting Dan to be prepared or as on target in his dismantling of their right-wing arguments.
At noon on Tuesday a couple dozen women gathered at the Old Santa Ana Court House to call upon the California Attorney General to investigate the failures in management at the County of Orange. Specifically they want an investigation of how those failures allowed the sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by former Public Works Executive Manager and Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante to go unaddressed for so long.
On Friday Afternoon, Orange County officials released a redacted version of the complaint letter filed by the attorney representing Deputy CEO Alisa Drakodaidis. The letter is the subject of a public records lawsuit filed on behalf of the Voice of OC by attorneys from Californian’s Aware earlier this month demanding the release of the letter.
Following a third closed session meeting to discuss the employment status of Orange County CEO Tom Mauk in the wake of mishandled Carlos Bustamante sexual harassment investigations, The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to accept Mauk’s resignation effective August 3rd. Supervisors, with the exception of Supervisor Nelson decided to appoint current CFO Robert Franz…
Santa Ana Council member Carlos Bustamante and Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez are expected to appear in separate Superior Court rooms today. Councilman Carlos Bustamante faces the continuation of his arraignment on sexual assault and false imprisonment charges in criminal court. Alvarez is joining the the suit by city commissioner Max Madrid to require the Santa Ana City Clerk to provide Alvarez with nomination paperwork to seek another term on the City Council.
The Voice of OC filed a lawsuit today asking the Orange County Superior Court to compel the County of Orange to release the letter received by the county from the attorney for Assistant CEO Alisa Drakodaidis. Californians Aware, the Center for Public Forum Rights, is joining Voice of OC in the suit.