I joined Chris Prevatt at the City Council meeting last night. What a different demeanor the Council had in regards to Public Comments. The Mayor was very lenient on the time frame to turn in speaker cards and this time they took the harsh criticism leveled at them. I spoke briefly on the item to remove Tish Leon, letting them know they were essentially listening to the words of Art Pedroza, a man who promoted sex between men and boys on websites he owned and Sean Mill, a man who has threatened to harm multiple Santa Ana residents(he once threatened to kick me in the teeth in an e-mail and threatened in a text to Phil Bacerra to send gang members to his house).
by Chris Prevatt • • 11 Comments
The Santa Ana City Council meeting, held at the historic Yost Theater last night, failed to produce much in the way of fireworks. As expected Councilwoman Michelle Martinez’s Commissioner Tish Leon was removed from the Parks and Recreation Commission on…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 8 Comments
Â Â It’s a befuddling question.Â And one sure to have strong opinions, but I pose thisÂ question to our readers.Â Is it possible to be against illegal immigration and for comprehensive immigration reform. And by being anti-illegal immigration, does that…
by Claudio Gallegos • • 6 Comments
I received the e-mail early this morning and felt this needed to be brought to the attention of people at once. So here we go, this is an e-mail from Vince Fregoso in the Santa Ana Planning Department. Apparently Mike Harrah is seeking “amdendments” to the Developer Agreement that was approved by the voters of Santa Ana in April of 2005.
by Claudio Gallegos • • 5 Comments
The Orange County Grand Jury issues a report regarding the sweetheart contract given to Cordoba Corporation, despite being the lowest rated bidder by city staff. You can read about it HERE. I wish I could say I am shocked, but I am not, this is the culture of the City Council of Santa Ana. I know people say “pay to play” goes on all the time in politics, but Santa Ana’s elected officials at the city and school board levels have repeatedly shown it does not take much to play if you are a connected yet flawed company.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
Join the Orange County Young Democrats on Thursday May 13th for their monthly meeting. Their special guest will be Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido. Mayor Pulido is expected to discuss what is happening in the City of Santa Ana, his reelection campaign, the unique and active role Young Democrats can play in Orange County Politics, and the importance of their involvement this election season.
by Claudio Gallegos • • 18 Comments
One of the biggest gripes in the City of Santa Ana has to be the lack of access to parks for the majority of the city’s residents. Park space is scarce in this city. The City boasts a total of…