Tag Archive for Vince Sarmiento

Access Denied

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TheLiberalOC, with a verbal invitation from Councilman Vince Sarmiento, went to the Claudia Alvarez Apology Tour at the Santa Ana Police Station and we were denied access.  City official Mark Lawrence punted to Acting City Manager and Police Chief Paul Walters who said he could not offer access as “this Town Hall is a private…

Sounds Like Someone is Drinking Too Much Chivas

Hat tip to Andrew Galvin at the OC Register for this story about the ongoing Chivas saga.  Last week, the City of Santa Ana put out a press release announcing it was formally entering into a six month negotiating windows to lure Chivas USA of MSL to Santa Ana.  I noted at the time, that…

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,…