Santa Anaâ€™s Mayor, Miguel Pulido, has been around a while. He was elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 1986 and as Mayor in 1994. One thing Pulido has learned very well is how to get whatever he can for himself out of the job. During his time as a member of the Council and Mayor, Pulido has managed to get himself appointed to numerous committees and commissions throughout the county. All of these committees compensate their members with a variety of per-diems, insurance, cars, car allowances.
UPDATE: The Voice of OC is reporting that It’s Not Just Health Benefits — Pulido Double – Dipping on Cars Too. Pulido receives a car $6,000 car allowance from Santa Ana and a free car from AQMD.
It was a rare sight. A group of county supervisors and labor leaders sitting across the table from each other at a public meeting having a calm discussion, even offering each other complements. There was no shouting, no finger pointing and even the posturing was kept to a relative minimum.
Norberto Santana, Jr. of the Voice of Orange County reported today on problems of high turnover, low morale and safety concerns that have been raised by OC Health Care Agency nurses and doctors working in the Orange County Jails. Another “no-confidence” vote is making the rounds among the staff at the Orange County Correctional Medical Services division…
Norberto Santana, Jr. over at Voice of OC reports that County CEO Tom Mauk and the Orange County Attorneys’ Association are having a bit of a dust up over their deferred raises that Mauk ordered not be included in the 2010-2011 county budget approved last month. Last year, Mauk’s managers kept their deferred raises.
Downtown Santa Ana came alive last night as many of the political campaigns and insiders chose the Artists Village of Santa Ana to host their election night parties. The night was filled with some suprises, good(Steven Choi and Bill Hunt going down) and bad(Shawn Nelson winning).
TodayÂ is Primary Election Day in California. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm. To find your Orange County Polling Place go to www.ocvote.com. The California Democratic Party ballot recommendations are HERE, and my recommendations are here. The Drinking Liberally gang will be gathering with the Orange County Young Democrats at Memphis at the Santora…