Yesterday was a good day for the voters of Santa Ana. Superior Court Judge Charles Margines ruled against Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem/Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez and her front-man and Max Madrid in their attempt to subvert the will of the voters and allow her to seek two more terms on the Santa Ana City Council.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 1 Comment
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…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 10 Comments
Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez may not run for a fourth term according to Santa Ana city clerk Maria Huizar, reports the Voice of OC. Under the terms of Measure D, passed in 2008 which gave council members a third…
by Chris Prevatt • • 10 Comments
SANTA ANA — The problem for local government entities with transparency is that if you don’t operate transparently all the time, people tend to dig around to figure out what you’re up to. In the tragic case of the Banana…
by Chris Prevatt • • 7 Comments
In the continuing saga of mistakes ans missteps, the City Council of Santa Ana has made Keystone Cops look coordinated. The latest questions regarding the search for a new City Manager is a solid example of what happens when people don’t follow the rules.
by Chris Prevatt • • 5 Comments
I have written numerous times about the failures of the Santa Ana City Council to follow state law and open their meetings to the public. It’s beginning to look like they are more interested in looking stupid, than granting the basic transparency supposedly guaranteed by law.
by Chris Prevatt • • 9 Comments
Last night I attempted to attend the closed session meeting of the Santa Ana City Council. As I was being escorted to the elevator, Council Clerk Maria Huizar walked off the elevator. I asked her if she really wanted to be denying access to the public portion of the closed session meeting.