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FPPC Confirms Investigation Against Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean Mill

Sean H Mill

The Liberal OC has received a letter from the Fair Political Practices Commission notifying us that the Enforcement Division of the FPPC will investigate allegations against Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean H. Mill for what we reported was his failure to document his complete statement of economic interest from 2013.  Our complaint had merit. The…

Santa Ana Planning Commissioners Alderete & Mill offer Complete Form 700 Disclosures for 2014

Santa Ana Planing Commissioner Eric Alderete on the left with Santa Ana Council member Vince Sarmiento on the right (Photo credit: OC Register)

Months ago, we reported that Santa Ana Planning Commissioners Eric Alderete and Sean H. Mill, planning commission chair and vice chair at the time, has failed to comopletely file their statements of economic interest on their Form 700 disclosure forms for 2013.  After getting the runaround from the City Manager’s and City Attorney’s office for…

Meltdown in Millville: The Lies and Hypocrisy of Sean Mill

Sean H. Mill

Usually, Santa Ana Planning Commission meetings are boring events.  Permits are debated and approved, commissioners wrap the meetings with non controversial commentary and the meeting is adjourned.  Except for last week’s meeting when acting chair Sean H. Mill used his time for commissioner communications to launch a series of comments that included bouts of paranoia,…

VOC: More Troubles for Miguel Pulido

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor's table at the state of the city address. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

In last November’s campaign for Mayor, surrogates for Miguel Pulido made a major campaign issue of a 30 second Facebook photo that his challenger, council member Roman Reyna, posed for photos with two old friends — one of whom allegedly had ties to a Latino gang.  The Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association suggested in mail…

Fine Levied in 2012 Irvine Election Dark Money Case

Jon Fleischman

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a $14,000 fine has been levied against a Pennsylvania donor and a Virginia non-profit for disguising contributions in the dark money donation that helped topple the Democratic majority in the 2012 City of Irvine Elections.  It’s a wholly-inadequate fine and proves elections can be purchased for the right buyer.…

TheLiberalOC files FPPC Complaints against Two Santa Ana Planning Commissioners

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TheLiberalOC has formally filed FPPC violation complaints against two Santa Ana Planning Commissioners — Eric Alderete and Sean Mill — for failure to disclose their financial interests and/or investments.  As evidence, that was required, we provided copies of both Commissioners’ Form 700 disclosure forms as posted on the City of Santa Ana’s website and indicated…

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…