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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…

Santa Ana General Fund dips to less than $1 per resident

Santa Ana City Hall

Adam Elmahrek of The Voice of OC has looked over the wall of silence erected around City Hall to reveal a frightening image of a city in the midst of financial disaster. It is beyond puzzling how the City of Santa Ana that in June supposedly closed a $13.6-million budget gap by “borrowing money from the liability and workers’ compensation reserves,” has found itself in such a dire position.

Walters to stay as Interim Santa Ana City Manager indefinitely

Former Santa Ana City Manager Chief Paul Walters (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

SANTA ANA — After a 2-1/2 hour closed session meeting Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido reported that the City Council had decided to postpone their search for a new City Manager indefinitely. Police Chief Paul Walters will continue as Interim City Manager indefinitely. In July, three days after the close of the application period, the…

Santa Ana in the Red and Cooking the Books?

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In the process of poking around to find out how the City engaged in a recruitment process for City Manager without any formal direction from the City Council I think I may have stumbled on to a systematic and possibly much bigger problem for the City as it tries to stop the hemorrhaging of its budget.