Tag Archive for Term Limits

Pardon Me For Talking While You’re Interrupting

Dan Chmielewski, TheLiberalOC

TheLiberalOC’s Managing Editor Dan Chmielewski was on Real Orange last facing off against conservatives Rick Reiff and Michael Capaldi. I got the feeling after watching the segment that Reiff and Capaldi weren’t expecting Dan to be prepared or as on target in his dismantling of their right-wing arguments.

Mayoral Term Limits on Ballot in Santa Ana

Councilmembers Tinajero and Benavides - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

On Wednesday evening the Santa Ana City Council voted 4-0 to place a Charter Amendment on the ballot to limit the term of Mayor to four two-year terms. The decision may usher in a new day, demonstrating a weakness in Mayor Miguel Pulido’s grip on power and control over the City.

Santa Ana Council to consider Mayoral Term Limit Charter Amendment today at 4:30 p.m.

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Yesterday afternoon the Santa Ana City Clerk posted a notice of a Special Meeting of the Santa Ana City Council to discuss a proposed Charter Amendment to establish mayoral term limits. This is type of major initiative and would usually garner a great deal of public comment. Logic would suggest that such proposals would have a little more than 24 hours notice so that the public could comment.

Two Santa Ana Council Members face court decisions.

Carlos Bustamante and Claudia Alvarez

Santa Ana Council member Carlos Bustamante and Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez are expected to appear in separate Superior Court rooms today. Councilman Carlos Bustamante faces the continuation of his arraignment on sexual assault and false imprisonment charges in criminal court. Alvarez is joining the the suit by city commissioner Max Madrid to require the Santa Ana City Clerk to provide Alvarez with nomination paperwork to seek another term on the City Council.

Santa Ana: Dueling Agenda Items on Monday Night

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

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.

Madrid/Alvarez Lawsuit: Premature Litigation?

Claudia Alvarez

I spent some time last night reviewing the lawsuit filed yesterday by Max Madrid against Santa Ana City Clerk Maria Huizar. Madrid’s suit asks the court to force the clerk to issue nomination papers to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez so that she can seek a fourth term on the city council. Santa Ana voters approved an…