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New Voice of OC Video Highlights Santa Ana’s Lack of Public Parks; Gang Presence

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MdK4Pr3uQ&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] The Voice of OC has produced an excellent video that calls out Santa Ana as having the highest population density-to-lack of park space ratio in the United States.  And the story points out that even with the limited park space available, many residents fear the presence of gangs or must travel some distance to…

More Success Fee Troubles for Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido

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I guess the old saying “when it rains it pours” is appropriately applied to Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido. The Voice of OC reported yesterday on Anaheim’s Green Deal Gone Bad. In the story, reporter Adam Elmahrek pointed out that Mayor Miguel Pulido was involved with the project. Today he drills down deeper into the involvement of Mighel Pulido and the Success Fee, of somewhere between $10,001 and $100,000, that he received for bringing the parties together.

Santa Ana Library Lifts Ban on The Liberal OC

I just got off the phone with Claudio Gallegos who reports users of the Internet terminals at the Santa Ana Library can now view TheLiberalOC blog which the Voice of OC reported last week was blocked.  There is no statement from Library officials or from anyone at the City of Santa Ana. The Orange Juice…

If someone tells you democracy lives in Downtown Santa Ana, they’re lying

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Because Santa Ana is a charter city they can pretty much do whatever they want when it comes to setting up an assessment district like the one that covers Santa Ana’s downtown core. The law in Santa Ana that makes it possible for the city to levy an assessment tax on downtown property owners is written almost entirely from a state law that allows for the creation of, and taxation within, property business improvement districts.

Santa Ana Council: Brown Act doesn’t apply to us. We have side meetings all the time.

I think I’ve figured out the problem that the Santa Ana City Council has with following simple rules of transparent and ethical government, They don’t really give a crap what the rules are. They have figured out that they can ignore those rules, as well as city laws regarding ethics, campaign contributions and voting, and get away with it. I have written extensively about this problem over the past year and coverage of Monday’s Santa Ana City Council meeting by Adam Elmahrek of the Voice of OC made this truth even more apparent.

In The News 11-22-10

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Here are some of the news stories on the radar screen that you may want to be aware of. Voice of OC Receives California Endowment Grant; Costa Mesa police chief, captain placed on leave; Nelson Pushes Lobby Reform II.