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Fast and Furious: Santa Ana Ward Boundaries Redrawn for Political Gain?

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At the December 19th meeting of the Santa Ana City Council, the ad-hoc committee for Decennial Council Ward redistricting will present its proposed realignment. The Committee is comprised of members Sal Tinajero, Michele Martinez and David Benavides. All three members represent Wards that are not up for election in 2012. Realignment consideration is required every…

Santa Ana Ward Realignment Proposal Developed in Secret

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It’s concerning that members of the City Council found it important to participate in the State and County redistricting processes and join the public to present their recommendations and concerns. Yet in the case of their own process, they failed to offer the residents of Santa Ana the same opportunity.

Occupy OC-Santa Ana Faces Camping Challenge Tonight

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UPDATED Request denied. For some, the idea of allowing the Occupy OC patriots in Santa Ana the ability to camp overnight in the Civic Center should be a no-brainer for the City Council. After all, if Irvine can do it, why can’t Santa Ana? As with most things civic, it’s not that simple.

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

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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.

Santa Ana City Council Agenda Item: Action on Alvarez

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The Santa Ana City Council meeting agenda for next week is out and on page 13, you’ll find an interesting item on the agenda relating to last week’s caustic council meeting — action on a possible violation of the city’s code of ethics. From the agenda: CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM Pursuant to Santa Ana Charter…