Tag Archive for Michele Martinez

Santa Ana Ward Realignment Proposal Developed in Secret

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It’s concerning that members of the City Council found it important to participate in the State and County redistricting processes and join the public to present their recommendations and concerns. Yet in the case of their own process, they failed to offer the residents of Santa Ana the same opportunity.

AD-69 Fundraisers and Endorsements

There’s a lot of activity in the AD-69 race between Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez and Anaheim’s Julio Perez.  Martinez announced a fundraiser and Perez announced an endorsement.  Details on both are below and we’ll start with Martinez. Dear Supporters, I need your support today to ensure this dynamic and diverse district receives the…

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…

Occupy OC-Santa Ana Faces Camping Challenge Tonight

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UPDATED Request denied. For some, the idea of allowing the Occupy OC patriots in Santa Ana the ability to camp overnight in the Civic Center should be a no-brainer for the City Council. After all, if Irvine can do it, why can’t Santa Ana? As with most things civic, it’s not that simple.

Santa Ana General Fund dips to less than $1 per resident

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Adam Elmahrek of The Voice of OC has looked over the wall of silence erected around City Hall to reveal a frightening image of a city in the midst of financial disaster. It is beyond puzzling how the City of Santa Ana that in June supposedly closed a $13.6-million budget gap by “borrowing money from the liability and workers’ compensation reserves,” has found itself in such a dire position.