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…
by Chris Prevatt • • 15 Comments
Early Monday evening the Santa Ana City Council, after a two hour closed session meeting, selected Paul Walters as its new City Manager. Walters has served as Interim City Manager since the departure of long-term city manager Dave Ream in March of 2011.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 8 Comments
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…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 11 Comments
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.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 2 Comments
One of our tipsters alerted us to a private party to honor Santa Ana’s interim city manager and police chief Paul Walters for a job well done. Through’s Walter’s management, the city has come back from the brink of fiscal…
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Santa Ana will continue to have fire protection after April 20, 2012, but the 128 years of the Santa Ana Fire Department history will come to an abrupt end. That is if the proposed outsourcing of fire services is approved at Tuesday nights meeting of the City Council.
by Chris Prevatt • • 9 Comments
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.