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Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Elected NALEO President

Michele Martinez

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) elected Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez as its new President following the 32nd NALEO Annual Conference which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. NALEO is the non-partisan leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials. Elected to serve…

Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Falsely Claims Credit for Little Saigon Business Sign

Sean H Mill

This post began with a notation from the minutes of the May 12 Santa Ana Planning Commission meeting.  In closing comments, from Vice Chair Sean H. Mill, this bullet: “Shared that he (Mill) has been working with Vietnamese business community in Little Saigon regarding adding a privately-funded business monument sign at Euclid and Newhope Streets, which…

Uniting Orange County? Good Luck with That

Orange County Fairgrounds

The Orange County Sunday’s Register sits between the Sunday LA Times and NY Times on my kitchen table.  If my daughter sees me reading the Opinion pages, she asks me if I’ve taken my blood pressure medicine first.  The Register opinion pages each Sunday are consistent in two ways — columns shill for Republicans or…

Meltdown in Millville: The Lies and Hypocrisy of Sean Mill

Sean H. Mill

Usually, Santa Ana Planning Commission meetings are boring events.  Permits are debated and approved, commissioners wrap the meetings with non controversial commentary and the meeting is adjourned.  Except for last week’s meeting when acting chair Sean H. Mill used his time for commissioner communications to launch a series of comments that included bouts of paranoia,…

Tait’s Options for Paying his Aide

Mayor Tom Tait, Anaheim (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

At last week’s meeting, the Anaheim City Council spent a considerable amount of time and effort arguing over a $40,000 item — what Mayor Tom Tait wanted was the restoration of his staff budget to $100,000 from $60,000 presumably to pay his aid Mishal Montgomery more money for part-time work. Tait held up slides of…