Tag Archive for Miguel Pulido

Tinajero’s Squishy “Leadership”

Sal Tinajero

More than a month ago, Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Sal Tinajero told the Voice of OC that “he was worried that council would look like it is helping Pulido avoid criminal charges by not releasing the report” after the Santa Ana City Council voted 6-0 in executive session to issue an ultimatum for the…

Independent Report on Pulido Property Swap Leaks Out

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Voice of OC got its investigative hands on the damning independent legal analysis report on the property swap between Pulido’s family trust and a city contractor. As we expected, such things as an explosive legal investigation report could not possibly be kept silent in the context of a hotly contested political battle during an election year.

DA’s VOC Press Release is Extraordinary and Ill-Advised

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and his chief of staff, Susan Kang Schroeder, are shown in a 2010 file photo.
REGISTER FILE PHOTO

We’ve documented the Voice of OC’s story this morning about how the Orange County District Attorney’s office is asking the Santa Ana City Council to hold off on issuing a report on Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s property swap.  But what’s even more extraordinary is the press release issued by the DA’s office last night regarding…

DA asks Santa Ana Council to keep Pulido Report under wraps

Mayor Miguel Pulido - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

Two days after the Santa Ana City Council directed City Attorney Sonia Carvalho to release the results of her investigation of the land swap between Miguel Pulido and a city auto parts supplier, Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Lubinski sent a letter to Carvalho asking the Council to reverse its position. That’s only part of this story.

Pulido Ultimatum

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Tuesday night the Santa Ana City Council voted in closed session to issue an ultimatum to the Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and the Fair Political Practices Commission demanding that they issue criminal charges against Mayor Miguel Pulido by September 30th or they will release the details of their investigation into Pulido’s property swap windfall. More than 10 months have passed since Voice of OC first reported on a property swap between Pulido and a city contractor that netted Pulido a $197,000 windfall and the contractor subsequently being awarded a $1.35 million no-bid contract to provide the city with auto parts for its city fleet.

Senator Correa pulls papers for possible mayoral run

Senator Lou Correa, (Photo:Lou Delgado)

Ending weeks of speculation, Senator Lou Correa has pulled papers to run for Mayor of Santa Ana. Earlier last month, City councilman Roman Renya entered the race, followed by Mayor Miguel Pulido. Rumours have been swirling in Santa Ana political circles the Pulido might retire after more tha 20 years as Mayor.