Tag Archive for Santa Ana City Council

Benavides Issues Press Release on Mayoral Bid

David Benavides, Loretta Sanchez, and Hilda Solis - Photo: Chris Prevatt

We’ve received an official press release on Santa Ana Council member David Benavides candidacy for Mayor. You can read it below: Santa Ana Councilmember David Benavides announces candidacy for Mayor; thanks incumbent Mayor for over 25 years at City Hall. Santa Ana, CA (July 30, 2012) – “Santa Ana is ready to once again be…

Benavides will Challenge Pulido for Mayor in Santa Ana

Councilman David Benavides (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

A tipster sent us this YouTube video this morning and it appears Santa Ana Council member David Benavides will challenge Miguel Pulido this fall for Mayor. Benavides won the most votes in the 2010 election for City Council in which he ran unopposed. To see the YouTube video, click here. Benavides has a safe seat…

Two Santa Ana Council Members face court decisions.

Carlos Bustamante and Claudia Alvarez

Santa Ana Council member Carlos Bustamante and Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez are expected to appear in separate Superior Court rooms today. Councilman Carlos Bustamante faces the continuation of his arraignment on sexual assault and false imprisonment charges in criminal court. Alvarez is joining the the suit by city commissioner Max Madrid to require the Santa Ana City Clerk to provide Alvarez with nomination paperwork to seek another term on the City Council.

What not to do on camera when you’re an elected official

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Alleging conspiracies not in existence, is a prime example of why unhinged elected officials should never be given the opportunity to speak at the end of a long meeting, especially on camera. In addition to the theater of it all, should an elected official choose to rant about stuff, they should at least not make allegations that are easily proven false.

A Double Standard on Civility

I’ll start by saying attending a Santa Ana city council meeting in person is nothing like watching the streamed meeting on the web.  Chris Prevatt and I attended Monday’s meeting and listened to more than an hour of public comments ranging from the proposed Sunshine Ordinance, some discussion of the Grand Jury Report on PBID,…

Roman Reyna to Run for Santa Ana City Council

TheLiberalOC confirmed last night that Roman Reyna, an SAUSD trustee, will enter the race for Ward 5 Santa Ana City Council regardless of the legal outcome of the attempt by Claudia Alvarez to extend her term in office by lawsuit. Reyna attended last night’s council meeting and noted speaker after speaker railing against the attempt by…