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Meltdown in Millville: The Lies and Hypocrisy of Sean Mill

Sean H. Mill

Usually, Santa Ana Planning Commission meetings are boring events.  Permits are debated and approved, commissioners wrap the meetings with non controversial commentary and the meeting is adjourned.  Except for last week’s meeting when acting chair Sean H. Mill used his time for commissioner communications to launch a series of comments that included bouts of paranoia,…

Santa Ana’s Sliding Scale on Disclosure Forms

Sean H. Mill

The Santa Ana City Council takes great pains to paint itself as running a city government that’s open and transparent.  And the city, at it’s December 16 meeting, voted to not re-appoint Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra on the grounds he hadn’t disclosed –in writing — all of his ex-parte communications that Bacerra had previously reported verbally…

DA asks Santa Ana Council to keep Pulido Report under wraps

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Two days after the Santa Ana City Council directed City Attorney Sonia Carvalho to release the results of her investigation of the land swap between Miguel Pulido and a city auto parts supplier, Senior Assistant District Attorney Michael Lubinski sent a letter to Carvalho asking the Council to reverse its position. That’s only part of this story.

Santa Ana Planning Commission Overreaches Its Authority

Santa Ana (December 13, 2011 from Forbes Article) Credit: David Liu/iStockphotok

The city of Santa Ana, like most cities in OC, has a planning commission.  And the responsibilities of a planning commission are pretty basic. The Santa Ana City Charter states that the Planning Commission’s job is:  “Lead advisory body in the determination of what uses may be made of property in the city and what form…

Santa Ana Moves to Halt Deportations

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  The Santa Ana City Council has called for a resolution that would extend the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to, “all immigrant families not engaged in criminal activity.” A vote on the actual resolution, that will be drafted by the city attorney, will come at a later council meeting. The all-Latino council one-upped…