Tag Archive for David Benavides

Santa Ana’s Sliding Scale on Disclosure Forms

Sean H. Mill

The Santa Ana City Council takes great pains to paint itself as running a city government that’s open and transparent.  And the city, at it’s December 16 meeting, voted to not re-appoint Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra on the grounds he hadn’t disclosed –in writing — all of his ex-parte communications that Bacerra had previously reported verbally…

OCYD announces endorsements for November elections

Lorri Galloway

This started as a post about how Dr. Jose Moreno scored the endorsement of the Orange County Young Democrats and then I caught myself and realized it would be unfair to the other great candidates who have been endorsed by OCYD (and we still have the best photo of Dr. Moreno of ANY blog out…

PayanX gets endorsement from NewSantaAna

Pedroza after

  The New Santa Ana blog is probably the biggest critic of Payan X, the free early morning get-in-shape bootcamp run by Marc Payan.  The blog has previous cited noise complaints, asked questions about insurance and has been critical in general because two Santa Ana council members the blog is exceptionally critical of — David Benavides and Michele Martinez…

Rain did fall on Tet Parade but Political Courage Ruled the Day

Jose Solorio standing with supporters of the Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations who were excluded from the 2013 Tet parade in Westminster. (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Sunday morning thousands of people celebrated the Lunar New Year by witnessing the procession of politicians, community leaders, organizations, and businesses participating in the 2013 Tet Parade. There were some notable elected officials absent from the parade this year, many specifically because of the decision to exclude the LGBT group…