Tag Archive for Claudia Alvarez

Bustamante a No-Show at Santa Ana Council Meeting

Councilman Carlos Bustamante - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

Television media trucks lined up in front of the Santa Ana police department headquarters last night in hopes of getting a live shot of Councilman Carlos Bustamante, who was arrested two weeks ago on sexual assault charges. But Bustamante had other plans. He failed to attend the City Council meeting…

Santa Ana: Dueling Agenda Items on Monday Night

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

The first Santa Ana City Council meeting following the arrest of Councilman Carlos Bustamante on sexual assault charges, could be a long one. Sources say that Bustamante is expected to attend and participate in the entire meeting. Even though the Council will not be discussing Bustamante’s arrest, it is expected that residents will express their disapproval of Bustamante, including calls for him to resign.

The Argument Against a Fourth Alvarez Term

With news of the Max Madrid lawsuit that benefits a Claudia Alvarez candidacy for a fourth term, we’ve received a number of data points that argue against Madrid’s efforts to help his ally stay in power. Let’s review Measure D, which an outside counsel has already determined Alvarez is ineligible to run. Measure D, oddly…

Madrid/Alvarez Lawsuit: Premature Litigation?

Claudia Alvarez

I spent some time last night reviewing the lawsuit filed yesterday by Max Madrid against Santa Ana City Clerk Maria Huizar. Madrid’s suit asks the court to force the clerk to issue nomination papers to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez so that she can seek a fourth term on the city council. Santa Ana voters approved an…

A Q&A with the City on the Madrid/Alvarez Lawsuit

TheLiberalOC conducted a brief interview with the City of Santa Ana’s Public Information Officer Jose Gonzalez and City Council member David Benavides early Tuesday regarding the Max Madrid lawsuit designed to provide a path to a fourth term for Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez. 1.            Does the city plan to defend itself against the lawsuit filed…