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…
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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.
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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.
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Threatening physical violence or engaging in hate speech is an occasion that calls for and demands comment. By consenting to Sean Mill’s commission appointment without comment, Mayor Pulido, Councilmembers Sarmiento, Alvarez, and Martinez failed to distance themselves from his actions and character.
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Seven Latino organizations ware asking the Orange County Grand Jury to investigate top Santa Ana officials including Mayor Miguel Pulido, the city police chief and the city attorney.
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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.
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The purpose for this gathering is to be present at the Mayor’s inauguration, and to express concern about the Mayor’s effort to make $500,000 for himself from the sale of state property. The revelation was made public last week in 2 different newspaper articles. In one article the Mayor stated he had earned the finder’s fee for simply introducing people. The Mayor will also be deposed by attorneys opposing the sale, early this week, to determine his role in the transaction.