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No better Reason for an Ethics Commission

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor's table at the state of the city address. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s long-time political consultant Dennis DeSnoo maxed out in a first time campaign contribution of $1,900 to DA Tony Rackauckas two months after Voice of OC exposed his property swap which ultimately led him to be placed him under investigation by Santa Ana city Attorney Sonia Carvalho. As icing on this ethics mud pie, other Pulido allies also suddenly gave to Rackauckas according to the Voice of OC Report.

Pulido Ultimatum

Mayor Miguel Pulido (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Tuesday night the Santa Ana City Council voted in closed session to issue an ultimatum to the Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and the Fair Political Practices Commission demanding that they issue criminal charges against Mayor Miguel Pulido by September 30th or they will release the details of their investigation into Pulido’s property swap windfall. More than 10 months have passed since Voice of OC first reported on a property swap between Pulido and a city contractor that netted Pulido a $197,000 windfall and the contractor subsequently being awarded a $1.35 million no-bid contract to provide the city with auto parts for its city fleet.

Diamond gets the Bronze

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It’s been a tough couple of months for OJ blogger Greg Diamond.  The Democratic Party of Orange County ousts him from his vice chair’s role by a margin of 70 percent.  County voters beat that margin with more than 73 percent of the county’s voters selecting Tony Rackauckas over Diamond in the June primary and…

Irvine’s Pervs in the Park Ordinance is Unconstitutional

Harvard Park, Irvine

One of the platforms that Irvine Republicans ran on in November’s election was how Council member Larry Agran weakened a county ordinance to protect kids in Irvine’s park against child sexual predators and child pornographers complete with a nasty hit piece with a photo of a hooded pervert stalking little kids. That pervert was later…

DA Rackauckas Seeks Public Integrity Office Funding

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Today’s agenda for the Board of Supervisor’s meeting includes a request for funding for a Public Integrity Unit. The request is the result of a large numbers of complaints against public officials for improper conduct. Most notably, there is the arrest on 12 felony sexual abuse charges leveled against City Council member Carlos Bustamante in…