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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…

The Ghost in the Machine

Sean H. Mill - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

Sunday’s New York Times Magazine carried a fascinating story about how, once you’re on the web, you can live forever on the Internet.  And that’s a lesson the Sarah Palin is learning as her people work feverishly to scrub comments she’s made on Facebook and Twitter with references like “targeting” and “reloading” in the wake…

Tinajero’s new twist on Pay to Play in Santa Ana

Sal Tinajero - "I didn't know."

Tuesday, Councilman Sal Tinajero is gifting Pedroza and Mill with a bonus by appointing Mill to the city’s powerful Planning Commission. The appointment of Mill will send a clear message to any business wanting planning approval in Santa Ana that they can get a leg up by spending $100 to become a member of Pedroza’s business association.

Will Santa Ana Council Zone For Bike Parking?

UPDATE: The Santa Ana City Council approved the zoning amendment on a 7-0 vote. This Monday, the Santa Ana City Council will vote on amending the city’s zoning code to require the inclusion of bicycle parking in new developments in a similar manner to how automobile parking is required. The Santa Ana Planning Commission voted…