Tag Archive for Sal Tinajero

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.

OC Register to Change Online Commenting Policy

One of the telling comments from the dias during the Santa Ana City Council meeting on September 6, which dealt with the “rebuke” of anti-Semitic comments made by Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, came from both Council member Vince Sarmiento and Sal Tinajero regarding “vile” and “personal attack” comments that get away from the issue…

It’s A Question of Ethics

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There has been some debate regarding the ethics of Claudia Alvarez’s deciding vote last week that determined she received nothing but an unspecified rebuke of her anti-Semitic comments. Both the OC Register and Voice of OC have published articles that suggest that because there was no financial interest at stake in her vote, there was no ethical conflict. I take issue with that conclusion.

Santa Ana City Council Agenda Item: Action on Alvarez

Santa Ana City Council (Official Photo 2011)

The Santa Ana City Council meeting agenda for next week is out and on page 13, you’ll find an interesting item on the agenda relating to last week’s caustic council meeting — action on a possible violation of the city’s code of ethics. From the agenda: CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM Pursuant to Santa Ana Charter…

The DPOC’s Deborah Pauly Moment

When Villa Park Council member Deborah Pauly used venomous words and threats against Muslims at a Yorba Linda rally in February, the Democratic Party of Orange County issued a statement condemning the comments and even suggested that the comments went beyond rhetoric and were designed to “inflame and incite.” The DPOC also suggested that Pauly might…