On Wednesday evening the Santa Ana City Council voted 4-0 to place a Charter Amendment on the ballot to limit the term of Mayor to four two-year terms. The decision may usher in a new day, demonstrating a weakness in Mayor Miguel Pulido’s grip on power and control over the City.
by Chris Prevatt • • 3 Comments
Yesterday afternoon the Santa Ana City Clerk posted a notice of a Special Meeting of the Santa Ana City Council to discuss a proposed Charter Amendment to establish mayoral term limits. This is type of major initiative and would usually garner a great deal of public comment. Logic would suggest that such proposals would have a little more than 24 hours notice so that the public could comment.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 1 Comment
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…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 3 Comments
Santa Ana resident Karina Onofre pulled papers to run for Ward 5 for the Santa Ana City Council this morning at 8AM, officially becoming the first candidate to officially pull papers for the Santa Ana City Council ‘s fall elections. …
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
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.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 8 Comments
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 • • 5 Comments
On Monday night the Santa Ana City Council approved the first reading of a proposed revision to a city ordinance regarding residents keeping up to four chickens in coops in their back yards. The prior ordinance restricted coops to at least 100 feet from a neighbors structure.