Tag Archive for Sal Tinajero

Confessions of a Business License Fee Scofflaw

Earlier this week, our friends at the Orange Juice raked me through the coals by painting me as operating a business in Santa Ana without holding a business license.  And, that’s true.  I didn’t have a license for my office in Santa Ana.  It was an office I kept and used sparingly.  I guess I…

Santa Ana Council Video: We’re not the City of Bell

This is a heavily edited video of Santa Ana City Council member comments made at their September 7th meeting. It was this meeting where members Martinez and Tinajero voted improperly on a resolution to lower, and suspend for a year, soccer permit fees paid by adult leagues. Martinez and Tinajero each accepted $500 from a for-profit league that benefits from that reduction creating a conflict of interest making them unable to vote on the matter.

Sal Tinajero and his fear of White challengers or any other Latino challenger

Councilman Tinajero approached OC Weekly investigative reporter R. Scott Moxley with his story of a conspiracy to split the Latino vote in his race. Like any great investigative reporter, Moxley took up the challenge and reported Tuesday evening on what he had found. One key thing that I noticed from Moxley’s story is that he allowed Tinajero to present his case, and the witnesses and documentation to support his case. What was missing from the piece was a clear indication of how any laws were allegedly broken. Moxley was careful to not draw any conclusions on his own and let the reader decide.

Video of Soccer Fee’s vote doesn’t back up press statements from Tinajero and Martinez

What I had not realized until I reviewed the video of the September 7th meeting is that not only did the Council reduce the fees, they suspended them for one year. While the revised motion was driven by Councilman Sarmiento, he stated in the beginning of his commments on the matter that he was aware that other Councilmembers had been contacted about the fees. It is clear from the video that staff had made clear, and the Council was fully aware, of what they were voting on and what leagues were impacted. Below is the video, watch it yourself and see what you think.

Pulido Endorses Pedroza? WTF?!

So I’m browsing through the SmartVoter profile for the pedophilia promoting Santa Ana Unifed School District Trustee candidate Art Pedroza and I see that he has been endorsed by three high ranking Santa Ana elected officials. According to the profile that Pedroza has posted on the LWV SmartVoter site, he has been endorsed by Santa…

Young Democrats Announce Endorsements

The Orange County Young Democrats yesterday voted to endorse local Democrats who are running for local office. At last night’s endorsement meeting in Orange, dozens of young Democrats and guests from around Orange County gathered to listen to local candidates and elected officials discuss their plans for the future in a speed dating endorsement meeting.…