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


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


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.

Santa Ana Ward Realignment Proposal Developed in Secret

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It’s concerning that members of the City Council found it important to participate in the State and County redistricting processes and join the public to present their recommendations and concerns. Yet in the case of their own process, they failed to offer the residents of Santa Ana the same opportunity.

Santa Ana General Fund dips to less than $1 per resident

Santa Ana City Hall

Adam Elmahrek of The Voice of OC has looked over the wall of silence erected around City Hall to reveal a frightening image of a city in the midst of financial disaster. It is beyond puzzling how the City of Santa Ana that in June supposedly closed a $13.6-million budget gap by “borrowing money from the liability and workers’ compensation reserves,” has found itself in such a dire position.