Tag Archive for Sal Tinajero

Pulido Loses While Winning; Benavides Wins by Losing

Mayor Miguel Pulido won a decisive victory over his opponents in Tuesday’s election but will take the oath of office next month considerably weakened.  He was elected with less than 50 percent of the vote, he’s lost his closest allies on the council, there’s an unknown councilmember that might swing his way but at best…

Endorsements Continue to Rack Up for Benavides

Orange County’s “First Responders” Back David Benavides for Mayor Earns Support of Police, Sheriffs and Firefighters Based on No-Nonsense Attitude Toward Public Safety   Santa Ana, CA– Applauding his commitment to public safety throughout his career in public service, the Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (OC COPS) and the Orange County Professional Firefighters…

Santa Ana Cops Back Benavides for Mayor; Alderete for Ward 3

This press release just came in from the David Benavides for Mayor Campaign: Santa Ana Police Officers Back David Benavides for Mayor Cops on the Beat Call Benavides “the Responsible Choice” in Santa Ana Mayoral Race Santa Ana, CA– Saying he is the responsible choice to lead the City, the Santa Ana Police Officers Association…

Mayoral Term Limits on Ballot in Santa Ana

Councilmembers Tinajero and Benavides - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

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.

Santa Ana Council to consider Mayoral Term Limit Charter Amendment today at 4:30 p.m.

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

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.

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,…