I would love to tell you that I got to the bottom of things and all is well but, when it comes to getting information out of the Banana Peel Republic of Santa Ana, it’s never that simple.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
I’m left with a simple question, how does the council get from the discussion of the employment and appointment of the City Attorney and City Manager to a discussion of the term of the Interim City Manager? How could anyone have known that the Council would be discussing the Interim City Manager’s possible length of time in that role based upon the agenda description?
Recent revelations suggest that Santa Ana Mayor Pulido’s campaign may have paid Art Pedroza to run an IE attack website against Al Amezcua in the 2010 election. Such activity is illegal under California Law.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 17 Comments
Interim city manager Paul Walters issued a statement today that seeks to resolve some of the speculation of the city’s efforts to woo Chivas USA to Santa Ana. The statement is: “The City of Santa Ana has had very…
by Chris Prevatt • • 3 Comments
SACRAMENTO – The state Senate approved Senate Bill 425 on Thursday. The bill, introduced by Democratic Senator Ron Calderon, would increase the minimum fines for both cockfighting ring participants and spectators. According to Calderon the legislation is needed because while…
by Chris Prevatt • • 20 Comments
The campaign finance filing for Mayor Pulido indicates that his campaign consultant Dennis DeSnoo paid Art Pedroza $5,150 for “web services.” Apparently Pulido had no problem paying Pedroza for positive blog coverage leading up to the election so long as that information was not disclosed until after Election Day. Art Pedroza, of course, appears to have had no problem failing to disclose that he was being paid by Pulido for his commentary.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 7 Comments
A tipster tells us that one member of the Santa Ana City Council is likely to challenge Janet Nguyen in 2012 for the First District supervisor’s race. With councilmember Vince Sarmiento being touted as the candidate likely to run for Rep. Jose Solorio’s Assembly seat, we’ve narrowed it down to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, Councilman Sal Tinajero or Councilwoman Michelle Martinez.