Tag Archive for Sal Tinajero

Unfit for Office

We were hoping to never have to write about Art Pedroza ever again.  But his candidacy for a seat on the Orange County Board of Education (OC BoE) makes it necessary.  Readers know this blog won our second federal lawsuit against Mr. Pedroza in December 2011 for cybersquatting names associated with TheLiberalOC, some of our writers and…

Campaign Watchdog Grindle Questions Martinez Contribution

Hat tip to the Voice of OC, as campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has called into question a campaign donation made to Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez’s Assembly campaign.  The contribution, from a vendor awarded a contract by the city of Santa Ana, came after Martinez voted to award the vendor a city contract. …

Fast and Furious: Santa Ana Ward Boundaries Redrawn for Political Gain?

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At the December 19th meeting of the Santa Ana City Council, the ad-hoc committee for Decennial Council Ward redistricting will present its proposed realignment. The Committee is comprised of members Sal Tinajero, Michele Martinez and David Benavides. All three members represent Wards that are not up for election in 2012. Realignment consideration is required every…

Santa Ana Code of Ethics Committee Meets

Councilman Sal Tinajero (Ward 6) - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

On Tuesday night the Santa Ana Code of Ethics and Conduct Ad-Hoc committee met at city hall to conduct the biennial review of the Santa Ana Code of Ethics and Conduct (COEC). More than two dozen people showed up to the meeting and many took the opportunity to address Council members Sal Tinajero and Vincent Sarmiento.

Anaheim and Santa Ana Need Ethics Commissions

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In the wake of ethics concerns dogging Orange County’s two largest cities, Anaheim and Santa Ana, both cities seem to need an effective way to maintain organizational oversight and accountability for the ethical behavior of their employees, commissioners, and elected officials.