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Two Wrongs make a Right? The Logic of Sean Mill

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As children, we’re taught “two wrongs don’t make a right.” Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean Mill apparently never received this lesson in kindergarten. Instead, he insisted, last night at a Santa Ana Planning Commission meeting, that his prejudicial remarks against a Vietnamese blogger that he was either “raped by pirates” or had “Agent Orange exposure”…

Meltdown in Millville: The Lies and Hypocrisy of Sean Mill

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Usually, Santa Ana Planning Commission meetings are boring events.  Permits are debated and approved, commissioners wrap the meetings with non controversial commentary and the meeting is adjourned.  Except for last week’s meeting when acting chair Sean H. Mill used his time for commissioner communications to launch a series of comments that included bouts of paranoia,…

Santa Ana’s Sliding Scale on Disclosure Forms

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The Santa Ana City Council takes great pains to paint itself as running a city government that’s open and transparent.  And the city, at it’s December 16 meeting, voted to not re-appoint Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra on the grounds he hadn’t disclosed –in writing — all of his ex-parte communications that Bacerra had previously reported verbally…

Santa Ana’s Selective Disclosure Forms

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Back in October, Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra was in the blogsphere a lot about his “refusal” to provide retroactive disclosure forms for any meetings he may have had with people who had business before the City of Santa Ana’s Planning Commission.  We’ve documented before, it’s likely that applying a policy retroactively was an…

Tinajero’s Squishy “Leadership”

Sal Tinajero

More than a month ago, Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Sal Tinajero told the Voice of OC that “he was worried that council would look like it is helping Pulido avoid criminal charges by not releasing the report” after the Santa Ana City Council voted 6-0 in executive session to issue an ultimatum for the…

OCYD announces endorsements for November elections

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This started as a post about how Dr. Jose Moreno scored the endorsement of the Orange County Young Democrats and then I caught myself and realized it would be unfair to the other great candidates who have been endorsed by OCYD (and we still have the best photo of Dr. Moreno of ANY blog out…

You Look Spineless: The problem with ultimatums

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Dragging out investigations so that they conclude just after an election does not serve the public interest. We believe that if the Santa Ana City Council feels they cannot release the full report, at a minimum, the City Attorneys conclusions should be publicly released.