We’ve received an official press release on Santa Ana Council member David Benavides candidacy for Mayor. You can read it below: Santa Ana Councilmember David Benavides announces candidacy for Mayor; thanks incumbent Mayor for over 25 years at City Hall. Santa Ana, CA (July 30, 2012) – “Santa Ana is ready to once again be…
Yesterday was a good day for the voters of Santa Ana. Superior Court Judge Charles Margines ruled against Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem/Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez and her front-man and Max Madrid in their attempt to subvert the will of the voters and allow her to seek two more terms on the Santa Ana City Council.
The first Santa Ana City Council meeting following the arrest of Councilman Carlos Bustamante on sexual assault charges, could be a long one. Sources say that Bustamante is expected to attend and participate in the entire meeting. Even though the Council will not be discussing Bustamante’s arrest, it is expected that residents will express their disapproval of Bustamante, including calls for him to resign.
Video of the Orange County District Attorney’s press conference regarding the allegations that led to the arrest of Santa Ana Councilman, and former OC Public Works executive Carlos Bustamante. The video contains graphic details of the charges as well as video from Bustamante’s arrest and transport to Orange County Jail.
Bustamante is accused of sexually assaulting the victims in his office including hugging them, kissing their mouths and necks, rubbing his face against theirs, grabbing their breasts, touching their bare thighs and moving his hand towards their vaginas, grabbing their buttocks, exposing himself, and masturbating in front of his victims.