Tag Archive for Vincent Sarmiento

Alvarez’s Cultural Summit Costs Rack Up for Santa Ana Taxpayers

At the by-invitaton only Cultural Diversity Summit hosted last year by the city of Santa Ana between Jewish leaders and the county’s Latino community aimed at repairing Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s relationship with the Jewish community, Acting City Manager Paul Walters told us since the event was privately sponsored it was closed…

Anaheim and Santa Ana Need Ethics Commissions

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In the wake of ethics concerns dogging Orange County’s two largest cities, Anaheim and Santa Ana, both cities seem to need an effective way to maintain organizational oversight and accountability for the ethical behavior of their employees, commissioners, and elected officials.

Santa Ana General Fund dips to less than $1 per resident

Santa Ana City Hall

Adam Elmahrek of The Voice of OC has looked over the wall of silence erected around City Hall to reveal a frightening image of a city in the midst of financial disaster. It is beyond puzzling how the City of Santa Ana that in June supposedly closed a $13.6-million budget gap by “borrowing money from the liability and workers’ compensation reserves,” has found itself in such a dire position.

GLBT Outrage Over Sean Mill?

Sean H. Mill - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

On Monday night, the so-called Democratic controlled Santa Ana City Council appointed a homophobe with violent tendencies to the Santa Ana Planning Commission. Sean Mill is a known homophobe as demonstrated with these statements over the years, two as letters to the editor and one as a taunt to a person who is HIV positive:…

200 Years of Mexico, 100 of Revolution

In recent posts, I have been drawing parallel’s between the events in Mexico in 1810 and 1910 and events in Santa Ana in 2010. There are similarites, particularly with the Mexican Revolution of 1910 here in Santa Ana today. With this bit of education from the festival, hopefully voters will see this and act accordingly this November.