Tag Archive for Mayor Miguel Pulido

Santa Ana Council Members Take Hot Seat on Inside OC

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Last week, David Nazar of PBS SoCal brought into the studio of Inside OC with Rick Reiff three members of the Santa Ana City Council to answer questions that have been raised by community groups, the Orange County Register, Voice of OC and local blogs including this one over transparency and ethics. Mayor Pulido, Councilman Vince…

Miguel Pulido’s Friend/Employer With Benefits?

Shopping carts at a Santa Ana market. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek)

Sometimes it’s “Good to know the King.” And as Adam Elmahrek explains in his Voice of OC article today, the King delivers for his friends, especially those who employ him. In September of 2006, Santa Ana City Council passed one of Orange County’s strictest ordinances having to do with the containment of shopping carts. The…

Pulido Pays Big Success Fee To Pedroza. What For?

Miguel Pulido - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

The campaign finance filing for Mayor Pulido indicates that his campaign consultant Dennis DeSnoo paid Art Pedroza $5,150 for “web services.” Apparently Pulido had no problem paying Pedroza for positive blog coverage leading up to the election so long as that information was not disclosed until after Election Day. Art Pedroza, of course, appears to have had no problem failing to disclose that he was being paid by Pulido for his commentary.

Tinajero’s new twist on Pay to Play in Santa Ana

Sal Tinajero - "I didn't know."

Tuesday, Councilman Sal Tinajero is gifting Pedroza and Mill with a bonus by appointing Mill to the city’s powerful Planning Commission. The appointment of Mill will send a clear message to any business wanting planning approval in Santa Ana that they can get a leg up by spending $100 to become a member of Pedroza’s business association.