Tag Archive for Miguel Pulido

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.
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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…

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.

Santa Ana’s Pulido under FPPC investigation

Mayor Miguel Pulido - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has opened its own investigation of Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido over a property swap that resulted in a 197,000 profit to the mayor. The FPPC is investigating possible violations by the mayor, according to a Feb. 18 letter from the agency. The possible violations include failing to report economic interests in the property, as well as the transaction itself, and Pulido’s vote on the $1.35 million contract awarded to the previous property owner.

Santa Ana Moves to Halt Deportations

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  The Santa Ana City Council has called for a resolution that would extend the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to, “all immigrant families not engaged in criminal activity.” A vote on the actual resolution, that will be drafted by the city attorney, will come at a later council meeting. The all-Latino council one-upped…

Santa Ana’s Dirty Little Political Secrets

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The Voice of OC’s Adam Elmahrek is probably the most despised reporters covering the Santa Ana political beat. Elmahrek has revealed that recent allegations of secret and unreported political contributions to the effort by former Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez to seek a fourth term on the Santa Ana City Council.