Adam Elmahrek over at Voice of OC has been covering the curious case of the sudden departure of Santa Ana City Attorney Joe Fletcher. His departure came after several postponements of his annual performance review. Over the past year, Fletcher has arguably been responsible for allowing the Santa Ana City Council to make several major errors related…
The purpose for this gathering is to be present at the Mayor’s inauguration, and to express concern about the Mayor’s effort to make $500,000 for himself from the sale of state property. The revelation was made public last week in 2 different newspaper articles. In one article the Mayor stated he had earned the finder’s fee for simply introducing people. The Mayor will also be deposed by attorneys opposing the sale, early this week, to determine his role in the transaction.
I think I’ve figured out the problem that the Santa Ana City Council has with following simple rules of transparent and ethical government, They don’t really give a crap what the rules are. They have figured out that they can ignore those rules, as well as city laws regarding ethics, campaign contributions and voting, and get away with it. I have written extensively about this problem over the past year and coverage of Monday’s Santa Ana City Council meeting by Adam Elmahrek of the Voice of OC made this truth even more apparent.
The story, Santa Ana mayor would receive $500,000 ‘finders fee’ if sale of state buildings goes forward, was posted on Monday afternoon in the LA Times describes the revelations from a deposition by State Treasurer Bill Lockyer related to a lawsuit to stop the pending sale of State buildings. During questioning, Lockyer said he had received a phone call from an Orange County attorney who is a friend of his and Pulidoâ€™s.
Californians Aware (CalAware) has advised the state associations representing most local government agencies that their members may be subject to short notice lawsuits for some common violations of the open meeting law. On Monday CalAware sent letters to six local government associations based in the Sacramento area: the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, the California School Boards Association, the California Special Districts Association, the Association of California Water Agencies and the Association of California Healthcare Districts
This was the only contest for elected mayor in Orange County where the victor received less than 50% of the vote. The lowest majority vote was achieved by Tom Tait in Anaheim at 54.4%. Looking back over Mayor Pulido’s three previous elections Pulido has garnered a decreasing percentage of the vote. In 2004 Pulido was reelected with 80.6%, in 2006 68.8%, and 2008 55%.
The Orange County Register published the compensation of public school administrators, teachers and classified employees in its edition on Sunday.Â So if you’re dying to know how much your kid’s school principal makes or how much/how little a teacher earns, it’s provided for you at “a public service.” The paper takes great pains to expose…