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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

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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…

Supervisor Nguyen: Hiding in the Shadows

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Supervisor Nguyen, through the county’s taxpayer-funded attorney, demanded that OCEA stop using her photo in their Crystal Ball ads. In order to comply with her demand, they have revised the images in their campaign to hide Nguyen’s image in shadow, and sketch out the images of all Supervisors shown inside their crystal ball.

Janet Nguyen’s Laundered Money – Still Dirty

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Last week, the Voice of OC reported on an ongoing FPPC investigation of Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s campaign funding irregularities involving unemployed and student donors. It took a few days, but on Thursday afternoon the other shoe dropped. A detailed review of the court documents revealed that the FPPC had more than just a hunch behind its subpoenas.

Pulido Ultimatum

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Tuesday night the Santa Ana City Council voted in closed session to issue an ultimatum to the Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and the Fair Political Practices Commission demanding that they issue criminal charges against Mayor Miguel Pulido by September 30th or they will release the details of their investigation into Pulido’s property swap windfall. More than 10 months have passed since Voice of OC first reported on a property swap between Pulido and a city contractor that netted Pulido a $197,000 windfall and the contractor subsequently being awarded a $1.35 million no-bid contract to provide the city with auto parts for its city fleet.

A rather spectacular bit of politicking

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Last week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors effort to establish limited campaign finance oversight had its proverbial head cut off. State lawmakers gutted the bill after a rather spectacular bit of politicking, leaving this dragon not completely dead, but with just one head.

Who’s Running the “SaveAnaheim” Blog?

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“SaveAnaheim,” a blog founded by Jason Young that insists on transparency from Anaheim City Government and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, apparently can talk the talk but not walk the walk. In a comment on our post about Lorri Galloway’s mayoral HQ opening, Young wrote: “I don’t control the content of Save Anaheim nor the approval…