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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…

Benavides Cautions on Cost of Defending Madrid Lawsuit

Santa Ana Council member David Benavides has questioned the rationale behind the lawsuit filed by City Commissioner Max Madrid intended to provide an avenue for Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez to be a candidate for Ward 5 on the Santa Ana City Council. A primary concern, the legal fees of “tens of thousands to hundreds…

Suit filed to allow Alvarez two more terms on Council

Yesterday Max Madrid, one of Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez’s appointed commissioners, filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Ana seeking to allow Alvarez to run for a fourth term. Four years ago the voters of Santa Ana were asked by the Council to approve measure D, an amendment to the city charter, that extended the…

Cafe Blu To Close; Carlos Bustamante is Only Customer

Cafe Blu, the Democratic-themed Vietnamese coffee shop that opened in Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s old Harbor Blvd headquarters has closed due to poor sales.  The coffee bar, which served strong coffee and smoothies, could not compete with the nearby Cafe Lu.  Santa Ana councilman Carlos Bustamante, a Republican, was the coffee bar’s biggest customer. The cafe…