Tag Archive for Santa Ana City Council

Bustamante Keeps $1.5 Million Gentrification Plan Alive

Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante continues to push for the city of Santa Ana to purchase a property in the French Park neighborhood at a cost to the taxpayers of $1,500,000 in an effort to appease one of his supporters.  Bustamante, who was recently appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Fair Employment and…

Ad Hoc Committee Will Work

Item 85A. on tonights agenda of the Santa Ana City Council creates an ad hoc committee of the council which will explore changes to the current meeting structure and take a closer look at the issue of televising and webcasting the two monthly city council meetings.  The committee will include Sal Tinajero, Vince Sarmiento and Claudia…

Both Meetings To Be Televised

My sources at Santa Ana City Hall tell me that there is progress being made in the effort to insure that both city council meetings will be televised on Santa Ana’s local cable channel.  In fact I was told that an item may be on the agenda as early as Monday night that will address…

CTA Highlights Tinajero The Teacher/Coach

The California Teachers Association shined its spotlight on Santa Ana City Councilmember Sal Tinajero in its latest edition of California Educator magazine.  The article focuses on Tinajero’s incredibly successful efforts with Fullerton High School’s Speech & Debate team.  Under Tinajero’s tutelage the last 5 years, the Fullerton High School team has become nationally recognized and is a…

Time For Santa Ana To Grow Up

The city of Santa Ana is one of the largest cities in California and its leaders fancy it as a “big boy” city.  Well if that is ever really going to happen Santa Ana needs to grow up and act like one of the big boys.  Reverting back to televising only one of the city…

What Do YOU Think About Santa Ana “Scrooging” Its Residents?

You know, it’s not all that often that I agree with the libertarian OC Register columnist Steven Greenhut. But today, it looks like something cataclysmic happened. Santa Ana’s City Council is screwing up again by not agreeing to televise all council meetings, and I agree with Steven Greenhut: Mayor Miguel Pulido said the cameras make…

Ware Disposal Case Referred To City Attorney’s Office

The case against Ware Disposal has been referred to Santa Ana City Attorney Joseph “Fletch” Fletcher’s office by city code enforcement officials.  As I reported while at the Orange Juice, properties owned by Judy Ware and Ware Disposal in the Logan Neighborhood of Santa Ana are fraught with code violations.  Ware has a record of safety violations…