Tag Archive for Joe Straka

Suit filed to allow Alvarez two more terms on Council

Alvarez consults with her flying monkey.

Yesterday Max Madrid, one of Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez’s appointed commissioners, filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Ana seeking to allow Alvarez to run for a fourth term. Four years ago the voters of Santa Ana were asked by the Council to approve measure D, an amendment to the city charter, that extended the…

Claudia’s 4th Term Questions Cost Santa Ana $8,444.73

Claudia Alvarez

Santa Ana spent $8,444.73 on an outside legal opinion on whether Councilwoman Alvarez could run for an additional Council term due to approval of Meadure D in 2007. But even with the invoice it seems that City Attorney Joe Straka has something he wants to hide, in addition to the conclusions of the report.

Santa Ana Denies Occupy a Camping Permit

At the end of a long meeting, the progressive Santa Ana city council voted to deny OccupyOC an overnight camping permit similar to one approved 5-0 by the full Irvine City Council last month. The OC Register’s Andrew Galvin did a nice job of summarizing the Occupy vote in his story in the Register. From…

It’s A Question of Ethics

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There has been some debate regarding the ethics of Claudia Alvarez’s deciding vote last week that determined she received nothing but an unspecified rebuke of her anti-Semitic comments. Both the OC Register and Voice of OC have published articles that suggest that because there was no financial interest at stake in her vote, there was no ethical conflict. I take issue with that conclusion.