The Voice of OC story of retired Santa Ana Police Department executive Inspector Hank Couisine receiving a payout of more than a year’s worth of vacation, sick, holiday, and comp-time pay upon his retirement caught my eye this morning. My first reaction was; “I know the guy!”
by Dan Chmielewski • • 5 Comments
A Republican mantra oft heard is that government should run like a business. Mind you, the goal of a business is to be profitable and there are many things Government does that can’t be profitable and are a straight expense…
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The bill for Santa Ana’s decision to release it’s former City Manager, Paul Walters, from service has been released, and it’s a big one—$706,396.85. This pattern is repeated in city after city, county after county, government entity after government entity.
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
On Monday the Santa Ana City Council named Kevin O’Rourke as it’s Interim City Manager, replacing Paul Walters until a national search for a replacement is completed. O’Rourke has extensive city management experience as the former manager of the cities of Buena Park and Stanton in the 80’s and 90’s.
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The Santa Ana City Council will meet in closed session on Monday afternoon, February 11th, for a Special meeting to select and announce their choice for Interim City Manager.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 2 Comments
Santa Ana City Manager and Police Commissioner Paul Walters has resigned effective February 1. Here’s the press release from the city of Santa Ana: Advisory: City Manager Submits Resignation SANTA ANA, CA (January 31, 2013) – The Santa Ana City…
by Chris Prevatt • • 3 Comments
On Tuesday evening, after a four-hour long closed session meeting, the Santa Ana City Council decided to fire City manager Paul Walters. The decision puts to rest the weeks of speculation. The final vote was 6-1, with Mayor Pulido in the minority.