Tag Archive for Councilman Vince Sarmiento

Official “Agent of Change” Town Hall Press Release

  Here’s the official press release from the City of Santa Ana announcing the Community Forum on Cultural Diversity that the community isn’t allowed to come to. I’m having falshbacks to the 1970s TV show “Welcome Back Kotter,” with the Juan Epstein character who was half Latino (Puerto Rican) and half Jewish for the multiple…

Santa Ana Council Members Take Hot Seat on Inside OC

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Last week, David Nazar of PBS SoCal brought into the studio of Inside OC with Rick Reiff three members of the Santa Ana City Council to answer questions that have been raised by community groups, the Orange County Register, Voice of OC and local blogs including this one over transparency and ethics. Mayor Pulido, Councilman Vince…

More ‘Pay to Play’ in Santa Ana – Michele Martinez in hot water over Station District vote

On June 7, 2010, Councilwoman Michele Martinez made the motion that paved the way for the continuation of the City’s stalled Station District Redevelopment Project. Mayor Pulido, Council members Alvarez and Sarmiento abstained from participating in discussions about, and voting on, the matter due to conflicts. In order for the project to move forward, all four remaining members of the Council had to vote in favor of moving the project forward. The resolution passed on a 4-0 vote.