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…
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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.
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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…
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We had to wait till the very end of last night’s Santa Ana City Council meeting, but Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez called it like she saw it when it comes to solving the City budget shortfall. Reminiscent of her early days on the Council in 2007…
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Sometimes when cities and districts screw up on things like Brown Act violations all they have to do is do the thing over again the right way. There are no do-overs allowed to correct FPPC conflict of interest violations.
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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.
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LiberalOC has learned that complaints were filed last week with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regarding the votes taken by Santa Ana City Councilmembers Claudia Alvarez and Vince Sarmiento that appear to violate state law.