On Tuesday evening, after a four-hour long closed session meeting, the Santa Ana City Council decided to fire City manager Paul Walters. The decision puts to rest the weeks of speculation. The final vote was 6-1, with Mayor Pulido in the minority.
After two hours of discussion in a closed session meeting the Santa Ana City Council took no reportable action related to the performance reviews of City Manager Paul Walters and City Attorney Sonia Carvalho. Apparently, two hours wasn’t enough time, and additional discussions are scheduled for early next year.
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.
Santa Ana Names BB&K Attorney as First Female Hispanic City Attorney; Sonia Carvalho Begins Duties in Unique Hybrid City Attorney Role to Save City Money SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council has named Sonia Rubio Carvalho as the city’s first-ever female Hispanic city attorney, hiring her to fill a unique hybrid position…