On Monday night, the Santa Ana City Council in a 5-0 decision, appointed Interim City Manager Paul Walters as City Manager. While the appointment of Walters was a foregone conclusion, Mayor Pulido still managed to trump public comment on the appointment.
by Chris Prevatt • • 6 Comments
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is the target of a lawsuit by the ACLU over their public comment policies. The suit was filed on behalf of William Denis Fitzgerald, an Anaheim resident, who has spoken before the Board on numerous occasions.
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… A person who wishes to speak before a City Council, or any government body, cannot be required to disclose his or her home address publicly as a mandatory precondition. Such a requirement places them at personal risk of harassment, intimidation, or retaliation.
by Chris Prevatt • • 12 Comments
Here you have Mayor Pulido, letting a rogue Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez run public comment, along with the entire purpose of the Brown Act (Accountability) into the ground while he is sitting there playing a fiddle or something. Note to the Santa Ana City Council; If you can’t handle a little public criticism you’re in the wrong fracking business.
by Chris Prevatt • • 5 Comments
It is my hope to be at tonight’s meeting to comment on the failures of the Council to follow the intent of the Brown Act in their conduct of the public comment portion of their meetings. I hope to see you there. Feel free to EXPRESS YOURSELF to your elected officials. Just remember to be respectful, not use profanity, and they are going to have to at a minimum hear you out.
by Chris Prevatt • • 9 Comments
At the April 5, 2010 meeting of the Santa Ana City Council, Mayor Miguel Pulido missed the meetingand the gavel fell to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez. Not only did Alvarez fail to folllow the Brown Act as it relates to public testimony, she also applied her rules arbitrarily on some speakers and not others.