Tag Archive for Paul Walters

Observations from Primary Night

Primary night has come and gone.  And there’s a number of things the results of yesterday’s election reveal.  In no particular order, and noting that some results still can change, these observations: In Wisconsin, voters returned control of the State Senate back to Democrats making Governor Scott Walker’s job harder not easier.  If Democrats in…

Santa Ana Appoints New City Manager Monday

Former Santa Ana City Manager Chief Paul Walters (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

The Santa Ana City Council has a closed session item on its agendafor Monday’s meeting and it’s the appointment of a new city manager. And the betting money is on acting city manager Paul Walters removing the term “acting” from the front of his title. Under Walters leadership, the city has edged away from the…

No Sanctuary for Homeless in Downtown Santa Ana

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As the county seat of government, and second largest city, Santa Ana’s Civic Center is a magnet for the homeless. For decades the city has been wrestling with the problem of homelessness with little progress. The City’s most notable accomplishment was in 1992 when Santa Ana passed its anti-camping ordinance in order to eradicate the tent city set up by the homeless in the Civic Center.

The Real Costs to Taxpayers of the Claudia Alvarez Community Forum

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After three months of repeated requests for public records and information we have narrowed down the costs of the “Agents of Change” community forum to the taxpayers to approximately $4,000. With no help from the city, we estimated the time spent by staff on the event, factored in their approximate hourly rates of pay and benefits, added in the costs of parking and the video broadcast of the event to arrive at our numbers.