In addition to the $21,990.87 in compensation and reimbursements that I previously reported Pulido had received from AQMD in 2009, Mayor Pulidoâ€™s CalCard charges paid by the AQMD for calendar year 2009 were $1,782.32. His CalCard is only used for fuel purchases..
Ceci Iglesias has mysteriously purchased $12,000 in TV advertising time on Univision that started to run on Saturday. But based upon campaign finance reports, she doesn’t have that kind of money.
Senate Local Government Committee members, at the request of Senator Lou Correa (Orange County), will convene a special hearing to pursue issues regarding transparency & accountability in local government and the challenges presented by the revelation in the City of Bell and elsewhere.
My phone rang several times over the weekend when residents of Santa Ana called to report that fire trucks were driving around the city with signs promoting the campaigns of Mayor Miguel Pulido, Councilman Sal Tinajero, and Assemblyman Jose Solorio. The callers were upset that while the fire truck has no decals to identify the fire agency and appears to be decommissioned and no longer in service; the intent is clear to those neighbors just getting a quick look that on duty Santa Ana firefighters and a working fire unit is driving their neighborhoods in support of three local candidates for public office.
I finally have finally completed the upload of photos from the Sanchez-Clinton Rally in Santa Ana on Friday.
Over the past several days it seems that every elected democrat is claiming that they, along with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), are inviting people to attend a rally in Santa Ana. In some cases, they are making it look like they are hosting, or co-hosting, the event. The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) sent out an email blast, announcing the rally, but they had the intellectual honesty not to claim it was their event.
Ward 6 Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero is the target of a new website that criticizes him for what critics call his support of a tax hike and his “lax” public safety record since being elected.Â Tinajero is the only council member up for re-election facing opponents in next month’s election. One reason for bringing…