At the by-invitaton only Cultural Diversity Summit hosted last year by the city of Santa Ana between Jewish leaders and the county’s Latino community aimed at repairing Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s relationship with the Jewish community, Acting…
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Santa Ana spent $8,444.73 on an outside legal opinion on whether Councilwoman Alvarez could run for an additional Council term due to approval of Meadure D in 2007. But even with the invoice it seems that City Attorney Joe Straka has something he wants to hide, in addition to the conclusions of the report.
Well, 2011 is just about behind us and a presidential election year is just ahead – time flies. Let’s look back at some of the 2011 stories we covered here in no particular order. We can debate which one is…
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While the City Attorney has issued an opinion that Measure D did not allow for any more than one term, he sought an outside legal opinion to confirm or reject his findings. We have learned that the report has been received by the City Attorney. He won’t release it.
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On Tuesday night the Santa Ana Code of Ethics and Conduct Ad-Hoc committee met at city hall to conduct the biennial review of the Santa Ana Code of Ethics and Conduct (COEC). More than two dozen people showed up to the meeting and many took the opportunity to address Council members Sal Tinajero and Vincent Sarmiento.
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In the wake of ethics concerns dogging Orange County’s two largest cities, Anaheim and Santa Ana, both cities seem to need an effective way to maintain organizational oversight and accountability for the ethical behavior of their employees, commissioners, and elected officials.
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On Wednesday night at 6 pm, in a conference room on the 8th floor of City Hall, Councilmen Tinajero and Sarmiento will meet to conduct the required Biennial Review of Santa Ana’s Code of Ethics and Conduct. Spoiler Alert, I dont think they’ll make changes.