Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante had to have been riding high last year when he got a quiet and unannounced promotion to Executive Manager with OC Public Works. His promotion, which County Performance Auditor Steve Danley found lacked proper justification, also included a $9,180 car allowance.
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Threatening physical violence or engaging in hate speech is an occasion that calls for and demands comment. By consenting to Sean Mill’s commission appointment without comment, Mayor Pulido, Councilmembers Sarmiento, Alvarez, and Martinez failed to distance themselves from his actions and character.
We’ve spent the past few days reviewing the financial reports of various candidates for office throughout Orange County.Â And something on Michelle Martinez, an unopposed candidate for re-election for Santa Ana City Council, jumped out at us.Â Michelle paid $385 to Pedroza and Associates for “campaign consulting.”Â This is interesting because Pedroza and Associates, run…
Mayor Miguel Pulido called a Special Meeting of the Santa Ana City Council for Monday evening at 5 pm. The meeting started late, a little after 5:30 pm. While Mayor Pulido was in the building (at least five of us shook his hand at around 5 pm), he was no where in the conference room. I did look under the table just to be sure he wasn’t hiding. Also missing were Councilmembers Martinez and Mayor Pro Tem Alvarez.
This is a heavily edited video of Santa Ana City Council member comments made at their September 7th meeting. It was this meeting where members Martinez and Tinajero voted improperly on a resolution to lower, and suspend for a year, soccer permit fees paid by adult leagues. Martinez and Tinajero each accepted $500 from a for-profit league that benefits from that reduction creating a conflict of interest making them unable to vote on the matter.
Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides’s fundraiser last night was a success; more than 50 people attended the two hour event and the crowd reflected Santa Ana’s cultural and political diversity. The event featured neighborgood association leaders, school board members, and even Council member Carlos Bustamante (and a number of those in attendance asked for updates…