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Santa Ana Poised to Make a Management Change?

Former Santa Ana City Manager Chief Paul Walters (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

After two hours of discussion in a closed session meeting the Santa Ana City Council took no reportable action related to the performance reviews of City Manager Paul Walters and City Attorney Sonia Carvalho. Apparently, two hours wasn’t enough time, and additional discussions are scheduled for early next year.

Santa Ana Special Meeting for Performance Reviews – What’s Up With That?

Santa Ana City Attorney Sonia Carvalho (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

At about 1:20 pm Wednesday afternoon the Santa Ana City Clerk released a notice of a special meeting of the Santa Ana City Council, scheduled for 1:15 pm on Thursday, December 27th. The “Special Meeting” has only two closed session items on the agenda; Performance Evaluations for the City Manager and City Attorney. From what we can tell, there are no scheduled evaluations for either position…

OC cities and county facing $268 million fiscal cliff


For all the talk of the “Fiscal Cliff” in Washington, D.C. Orange County, and 19 O.C. cities and the are facing their own version of a fiscal cliff that could cripple their general funds. The state Department of Finance has demanded payment of $268 million in unspent redevelopment agency funds targeted for low- and moderate-income housing.

Tinajero is Santa Ana’s New Mayor Pro Tem

Santa Ana Council member Sal Tinajero is the city’s new Mayor Pro Tem by a unanimous vote of the City Council at last night’s meeting.  This is the result of a deal hammered out last summer after both Tinajero and Council member David Benavides pulled papers to run for Mayor and Tinajero withdrew to join…

Sanchez Backs Alderete in Santa Ana’s Ward 3

CONGRESSWOMAN LORETTA SANCHEZ ENDORSES ERIC M. ALDRETE AS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THE SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL – WARD 3   SANTA ANA – Chairman of the Santa Ana Planning Commission, Eric M. Alderete, announced today that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez endorsed his campaign for Ward 3 the Santa Ana City Council – Ward 3.  …

Sarmiento Announces Endorsements for Re-Election Bid

Working Families Line Up in Support of Councilman Vincent Sarmiento for Re-election in Santa Ana City Council. Santa Ana, California – Councilman Vincent Sarmiento receives the backing of working families for his re-election to represent Santa Ana’s Ward -1. “We are proud to endorse Councilman Sarmiento for re-election. Councilman Sarmiento has a proven record of delivering…

OCBC Backs Alderete for Santa Ana’s Ward 3 Council Seat

The Leading Orange County Business Organization, OCBC, Endorses Eric M. Alderete for Santa Ana City Council – Ward 3 Santa Ana, California – Eric M. Alderete’s campaign for Santa Ana City Council (Ward 3) received a vote of confidence from the business community.  Alderete announced today that the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) endorsed his…