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Santa Ana Breaks Ground On Station District Project

Santa Ana Councilmembers and project developers break ground on Station District Development

On Tuesday the City of Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency and Related California, a real estate developer specializing in affordable and market rate multifamily and mixed-use residential properties, conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for 74 units of apartment homes for low income families in the Lacy Neighborhood of the Santa Ana Station District.

Note to Santa Ana City Council: Your words could haunt you!

Claudia Alvarez and Miguel Pulido

With the recent uproar over Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s inflammatory anti-Semitic remarks I thought it would be useful to point out some things to the members of the City Council sitting on the sidelines with their fingers held high in the air in a futile effort to assess wind direction in a tornado.  You…

Halloween Already?

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Councilwoman Michelle Martinez’s Newsletter has a Trick or Treat for you. Either she’s six months late or six months early, but Santa Ana Councilwoman Michelle Martinez continues to try to burnish her image in Santa Ana with the latest release of her monthly newsletter.

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…

Santa Ana City Government – About as transparent as a brick wall

As most of you know, we have been hammering the city council and executive staff of the City of Santa Ana pretty hard on the issue of transparency over the past few months. We have found conflicts of interest that have required the return of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and violations of sunshine and open meetings laws. The result of our investigations has lead me to a simple conclusion. The City of Santa Ana operates with about as much transparency as a brick wall.

On the Santa Ana Council Agenda Tonight

For those who have been watching the ‘pay to play’ antics of the Santa Ana City Council may wish to show up at their meeting tonight at City Hall. Two items in particular have caught my eye. First is the rescission and re-vote on the reduction and suspension of fees charged to for-profit adult soccer leagues by the city. back in September the council reduced then suspended these fees, costing the city $127,488 in fees, targeted for use in developing additional artificial turf fields, over the next couple years.

More improper votes and campaign bucks for Michele Martinez and Sal Tinajero

The City Council of Santa Ana (Baby Bell) has called a special meeting for this evening to discuss the problems that have developed from the revelation of improper campaign contributions and improper votes taken by Council members Michele Martinez and Sal Tinajero related to the Station District project. Well the swamp is getting deeper for these two as more improper votes do large contributions are revealed.