Tag Archive for Claudia Alvarez

Santa Ana Denies Occupy a Camping Permit

At the end of a long meeting, the progressive Santa Ana city council voted to deny OccupyOC an overnight camping permit similar to one approved 5-0 by the full Irvine City Council last month. The OC Register’s Andrew Galvin did a nice job of summarizing the Occupy vote in his story in the Register. From…

Reaction to the Agent of Change Meeting

The OC Register and LA Times have weighed in on yesterday’s Agent of Change event in Santa Ana, the By-Invitation-Only event and the city sent out a press release proclaiming the closed Town Hall was a success.  From the content presented, it was an excellent forum but the workshops certainly were not helpful to those…

Santa Ana General Fund dips to less than $1 per resident

Santa Ana City Hall

Adam Elmahrek of The Voice of OC has looked over the wall of silence erected around City Hall to reveal a frightening image of a city in the midst of financial disaster. It is beyond puzzling how the City of Santa Ana that in June supposedly closed a $13.6-million budget gap by “borrowing money from the liability and workers’ compensation reserves,” has found itself in such a dire position.