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.
Adam Elmahrek over at Voice of OC has been covering the curious case of the sudden departure of Santa Ana City Attorney Joe Fletcher. His departure came after several postponements of his annual performance review. Over the past year, Fletcher has arguably been responsible for allowing the Santa Ana City Council to make several major errors related…
Former Santa Ana Commissioner Tish Leon gives her personal recommendation on Santa Ana’s Ward 2 City Council election.
The City attorney (Joseph Fletcher) spread the Selective Conflict Disorder virus when he infected the city council by advising that it was okay to vote on projects benefiting developers who have given them money because, get this, the Supreme Court has ruled that campaign contributions are free speech. He also infected the council with the understanding that the only people and businesses directly effected by votes moving a development project forward such as the actual developer or applicant applies to the law.
For those who have been watching the ‘pay to play’ antics of the Santa Ana City Council may wish to show up at their meeting tonight at City Hall. Two items in particular have caught my eye. First is the rescission and re-vote on the reduction and suspension of fees charged to for-profit adult soccer leagues by the city. back in September the council reduced then suspended these fees, costing the city $127,488 in fees, targeted for use in developing additional artificial turf fields, over the next couple years.