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Mayoral Term Limits on Ballot in Santa Ana

Councilmembers Tinajero and Benavides - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

On Wednesday evening the Santa Ana City Council voted 4-0 to place a Charter Amendment on the ballot to limit the term of Mayor to four two-year terms. The decision may usher in a new day, demonstrating a weakness in Mayor Miguel Pulido’s grip on power and control over the City.

Santa Ana Council to consider Mayoral Term Limit Charter Amendment today at 4:30 p.m.

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Yesterday afternoon the Santa Ana City Clerk posted a notice of a Special Meeting of the Santa Ana City Council to discuss a proposed Charter Amendment to establish mayoral term limits. This is type of major initiative and would usually garner a great deal of public comment. Logic would suggest that such proposals would have a little more than 24 hours notice so that the public could comment.

Benavides will Challenge Pulido for Mayor in Santa Ana

Councilman David Benavides (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

A tipster sent us this YouTube video this morning and it appears Santa Ana Council member David Benavides will challenge Miguel Pulido this fall for Mayor. Benavides won the most votes in the 2010 election for City Council in which he ran unopposed. To see the YouTube video, click here. Benavides has a safe seat…

A Double Standard on Civility

I’ll start by saying attending a Santa Ana city council meeting in person is nothing like watching the streamed meeting on the web.  Chris Prevatt and I attended Monday’s meeting and listened to more than an hour of public comments ranging from the proposed Sunshine Ordinance, some discussion of the Grand Jury Report on PBID,…

Bustamante a No-Show at Santa Ana Council Meeting

Councilman Carlos Bustamante - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

Television media trucks lined up in front of the Santa Ana police department headquarters last night in hopes of getting a live shot of Councilman Carlos Bustamante, who was arrested two weeks ago on sexual assault charges. But Bustamante had other plans. He failed to attend the City Council meeting…

Santa Ana: Dueling Agenda Items on Monday Night

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

The first Santa Ana City Council meeting following the arrest of Councilman Carlos Bustamante on sexual assault charges, could be a long one. Sources say that Bustamante is expected to attend and participate in the entire meeting. Even though the Council will not be discussing Bustamante’s arrest, it is expected that residents will express their disapproval of Bustamante, including calls for him to resign.

Benavides Cautions on Cost of Defending Madrid Lawsuit

Santa Ana Council member David Benavides has questioned the rationale behind the lawsuit filed by City Commissioner Max Madrid intended to provide an avenue for Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez to be a candidate for Ward 5 on the Santa Ana City Council. A primary concern, the legal fees of “tens of thousands to hundreds…