Tag Archive for Vince Sarmiento

A Double Standard on Civility

I’ll start by saying attending a Santa Ana city council meeting in person is nothing like watching the streamed meeting on the web.  Chris Prevatt and I attended Monday’s meeting and listened to more than an hour of public comments ranging from the proposed Sunshine Ordinance, some discussion of the Grand Jury Report on PBID,…

Benavides Cautions on Cost of Defending Madrid Lawsuit

Santa Ana Council member David Benavides has questioned the rationale behind the lawsuit filed by City Commissioner Max Madrid intended to provide an avenue for Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez to be a candidate for Ward 5 on the Santa Ana City Council. A primary concern, the legal fees of “tens of thousands to hundreds…

Suit filed to allow Alvarez two more terms on Council

Alvarez consults with her flying monkey.

Yesterday Max Madrid, one of Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez’s appointed commissioners, filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Ana seeking to allow Alvarez to run for a fourth term. Four years ago the voters of Santa Ana were asked by the Council to approve measure D, an amendment to the city charter, that extended the…

Hispanic 100 Reception at Sarmiento Home Irks OC Democrats

Over the weekend, my email box was filled with emails from readers complaining about a reception for the Hispanic 100 at the home of Santa Ana councilman Vince Sarmiento which was attended by a number of Santa Ana residents and Democrats.  The reception welcomed Josefina Vazquez Mota (in the white outfit), a conservative candidate for…

Pulido Stumps for Martinez

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido sent out an email invitation for an upcoming fundraiser for AD-69 candidate and former Mayoral opponent Michele Martinez. The Mayor spoke to about 18 volunteers who attended Martinez’s campaign kick off a few weeks back after speaking on the councilwoman’s behalf at her Chapter One campaign kick off in November.…

Perez, Martinez Tout Endorsements for AD-69

Labor activist Julio Perez and Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez can both tout endorsements in their race for AD-69.  Perez announced an endorsement from Democracy For America-OC chapter while Martinez got a very personal endorsement from fellow Santa Ana councilman Vincent Sarmiento. From the DFA-OC endorsement: “Julio Perez will be the progressive champion we…