Today we have a bit of a busy morning in the news department on both the local and national scene. Locally: Santa Ana Mayor Is Director of Bank Under Federal Watch and Supervisors Balk at Funding for Obesity Programs.
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Interim city manager Paul Walters issued a statement today that seeks to resolve some of the speculation of the city’s efforts to woo Chivas USA to Santa Ana. The statement is: “The City of Santa Ana has had very…
by Chris Prevatt • • 3 Comments
At this point I’ve all but given up on Miguel Pulido and the Santa Ana City Council ever figuring out how to comply with California’s open meetings law, the Brown Act. No matter how many times I bring it up, no matter how many emails and inquiries sent, Miguel, and his City Attorney’s just don’t get it.
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The sudden announcement of a special closed session meeting to discuss the employment of the highest ranking official in a city usually means only one thing; the person is on their way out the door and it is going to require…
by Chris Prevatt • • 4 Comments
Sometimes it’s “Good to know the King.” And as Adam Elmahrek explains in his Voice of OC article today, the King delivers for his friends, especially those who employ him. In September of 2006, Santa Ana City Council passed one…
by Chris Prevatt • • 9 Comments
Last night I attempted to attend the closed session meeting of the Santa Ana City Council. As I was being escorted to the elevator, Council Clerk Maria Huizar walked off the elevator. I asked her if she really wanted to be denying access to the public portion of the closed session meeting.
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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.