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FPPC will be investigating complaint against Alvarez and Sarmiento

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This morning I received confirmation that the FPPC will be investigating the complaints filed last week alleging that Santa Ana Council members Claudia Alvarez and Vince Sarmiento violated state conflict of interest rules when they voted on their appointments to outside boards which receive compensation. As I reported previously, Alvarez’s appointment to the Orange County…

OC Register to Change Online Commenting Policy

One of the telling comments from the dias during the Santa Ana City Council meeting on September 6, which dealt with the “rebuke” of anti-Semitic comments made by Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, came from both Council member Vince Sarmiento and Sal Tinajero regarding “vile” and “personal attack” comments that get away from the issue…

A New Chapter One for Santa Ana Politics?

State Assemblyman Jose Solorio is at an interesting crossroads in his political career.  He’s termed out in the State Assembly and was one of the biggest victims in the expanding Kindee Durkee scandal.  And he held court during the formal announcement of Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez’s intentions to run for his seat in AD-69,…

Sarmiento: Tolerance Town Hall Details 30-45 Days Away

In presenting a substitute motion to condemn anti-Semitic remarks by Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, Santa Ana Councilman Vince Sarmiento suggested a county wide “town hall” to examine the issues of racism and bigotry throughout Orange County.  Sarmiento says the City Manager’s office is working on the venue and program for this town…

Sarmiento Backs Martinez for AD-69

Santa Ana Councilman Vince Sarmiento has endorsed Santa Ana council colleage Michelle Martinez in an email to his supporters today, leaving no doubt on where he stands in what’s believed to be a three candidate rance for the Assembly seat of termed out member Rep. Jose Solorio. In an email, Sarmiento wrote: “I urge you…

It’s A Question of Ethics

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There has been some debate regarding the ethics of Claudia Alvarez’s deciding vote last week that determined she received nothing but an unspecified rebuke of her anti-Semitic comments. Both the OC Register and Voice of OC have published articles that suggest that because there was no financial interest at stake in her vote, there was no ethical conflict. I take issue with that conclusion.