Orange County Superior Court Judge Hunt ruled in favor of the Coalition for Accountable Government Ethics (CAGE) and against the City of Santa Ana concerning City’s amending the One Broadway Plaza development agreement.
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From the Voice of OC:”Media relations have not been a strong suit of the city of Santa Ana in recent years. In fact, many reporters view city officials as openly hostile to public information and open meeting laws.”The City hired a short-term Public Information officer, but the money ran out June 30th.
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… A person who wishes to speak before a City Council, or any government body, cannot be required to disclose his or her home address publicly as a mandatory precondition. Such a requirement places them at personal risk of harassment, intimidation, or retaliation.
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TheLiberalOC has learned that the consulting firm Management Partners, which currently has a contract with Santa Ana to work on budget issues, will be expanding its role to assisting retirning City Manager Dave Ream with day to day operations.
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At a time when they are being hammered over an apparent lack of transparency, the City failed to take the opportunity to publicise their greatest advance in transparency in the past decade. In handling crisis communications one of the most important things that any individual or group can do is clear the air, to share your side of the story in a way that answers as many questions as possible to clarify your side of the story.
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OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano reported yesterday in his Notes from the Bananna Republic about the ongoing conflict between artists and business owners in the Santa Ana Downtown Artists Village and the City over the short lived Valet parking fiasco.
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Adam Elmahrek over at Voice of OC has been covering the curious case of the sudden departure of Santa Ana City Attorney Joe Fletcher. His departure came after several postponements of his annual performance review. Over the past year, Fletcher has…