It’s a small victory in the fight against the myth that outsourcing critical services is a panacea for municipal budget woes, but a victory none the less. On Monday, the Huntington Beach City Council decided against moving forward with a proposal to outsource the staff of the City Attorney’s office.
by Chris Prevatt • • 12 Comments
On Monday, May 7th the Santa Ana City Council is set to consider the repeal of a city ordinance that prohibits them from soliciting or receiving campaign bucks, or loans of more than $250 for three months following their vote.
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
For almost 16 months and after more than $25K spent on a no-bid contract with a management search consultant, we have been led to believe that there was an ongoing search for a new city attorney to join the ranks of Santa Ana city employees. Apparently, this was a ruse.
by Chris Prevatt • • 5 Comments
Santa Ana spent $8,444.73 on an outside legal opinion on whether Councilwoman Alvarez could run for an additional Council term due to approval of Meadure D in 2007. But even with the invoice it seems that City Attorney Joe Straka has something he wants to hide, in addition to the conclusions of the report.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 2 Comments
Â I’m still trying to weigh Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante’s comments on soon-to-be-displaced Tustin City Manager David Biggs hire last fall with his actions at Tuesday night’s council meeting when Amante used his 3-2 margin to opt to terminate someone…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 1 Comment
Â Laer Pearce, who heads up Laer Pearce & Associates, is a conservative I enjoy debating.Â We travel in the same professional circles and he’s a well-respected communications professional and a thoughtful (through often wrong) conservative.Â Our virtual conversations are…
by Claudio Gallegos • • 23 Comments
I would like to take this time to congratulate Mayor Miguel Pulido on his outstanding victory. Despite being exposed as a politician ripping off taxpayers, selling your vote to the highest bidder, taking every taxpayer funded perk on the planet and running a huge pay to play scheme by funneling money through a Democratic Party PAC, voters still gave you a mandate to rule the city. As a Santa Ana voter and taxpayer I have some recommendations for your 9th term as Mayor.