Tag Archive for PBID

A Double Standard on Civility

I’ll start by saying attending a Santa Ana city council meeting in person is nothing like watching the streamed meeting on the web.  Chris Prevatt and I attended Monday’s meeting and listened to more than an hour of public comments ranging from the proposed Sunshine Ordinance, some discussion of the Grand Jury Report on PBID,…

Santa Ana: Dueling Agenda Items on Monday Night

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

The first Santa Ana City Council meeting following the arrest of Councilman Carlos Bustamante on sexual assault charges, could be a long one. Sources say that Bustamante is expected to attend and participate in the entire meeting. Even though the Council will not be discussing Bustamante’s arrest, it is expected that residents will express their disapproval of Bustamante, including calls for him to resign.

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…

Los Amigos Issues Statement on Alvarez Comments

Los Amigos of Orange County also issued a statement that both condemns Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez for her anti-Semitic comments while supporting her voice in the debate against the Chases and PBID.  This comes shortly after a similar statement from OCCHC.  Here’s the statement: Los Amigos of Orange County strongly denounces the…