Tag Archive for Claudia Alvarez

Et Tu Miguel?

Miguel Pulido

There’s an old expression that if you want a friend in politics, buy a dog. And the current election cycle is pitting old friends against each other when it comes to support and endorsements. Case in point: Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido is a longtime friend of Rancho Santiago Community College trustee Mark McLoughlin.  With…

Where in the world is Council Santa Ana?

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Tonight, the Santa Ana City Council is taking its show on the road. That in itself isn’t unusual if you count their monthly trot from City Hall to the west side of the Santa Ana Civic Center for their “Study Session” meeting. This meeting however will be an actual road show. It will be held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County; 3101 Harvard St., Santa Ana.

Mayoral Term Limits on Ballot in Santa Ana

Councilmembers Tinajero and Benavides - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

On Wednesday evening the Santa Ana City Council voted 4-0 to place a Charter Amendment on the ballot to limit the term of Mayor to four two-year terms. The decision may usher in a new day, demonstrating a weakness in Mayor Miguel Pulido’s grip on power and control over the City.

Two Santa Ana Council Members face court decisions.

Carlos Bustamante and Claudia Alvarez

Santa Ana Council member Carlos Bustamante and Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez are expected to appear in separate Superior Court rooms today. Councilman Carlos Bustamante faces the continuation of his arraignment on sexual assault and false imprisonment charges in criminal court. Alvarez is joining the the suit by city commissioner Max Madrid to require the Santa Ana City Clerk to provide Alvarez with nomination paperwork to seek another term on the City Council.

What not to do on camera when you’re an elected official

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Alleging conspiracies not in existence, is a prime example of why unhinged elected officials should never be given the opportunity to speak at the end of a long meeting, especially on camera. In addition to the theater of it all, should an elected official choose to rant about stuff, they should at least not make allegations that are easily proven false.

A Double Standard on Civility

I’ll start by saying attending a Santa Ana city council meeting in person is nothing like watching the streamed meeting on the web.  Chris Prevatt and I attended Monday’s meeting and listened to more than an hour of public comments ranging from the proposed Sunshine Ordinance, some discussion of the Grand Jury Report on PBID,…