Facebook RSS
magnify
formats

Santa Ana police officers want to know why Reyna is hanging out with gang bangers

Roman Reyna and La Eme.png

Picture Courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Officers Association

October 14, 2014

COUNCILMAN ROMAN REYNA
SANTA ANA CITY COUNCIL
20 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
P.O. BOX 1988, M31
SANTA ANA, CA 92701

Dear Councilman Reyna,

I write on behalf of the Santa Ana Police Officers’ Association, its Board of Directors and Political Action Committee.

It has come to our attention that you, along with two other men, recently posed for a photograph that was posted on Facebook. We find it very disturbing that you posed with these men. Both are known to Orange county law enforcement as being affiliated with Santa Ana criminal enterprises. Furthermore, the individual believed to have posted the photograph identified you in his post as the “the new Mayor of Santana old homie from the hood…”

We are aware many friends can be called a “homie” and people do identify themselves as living in or being from the “hood”. These words alone should not produce a negative opinion of another person. However, when coupled with a photograph of known members of a Santa Ana criminal enterprise, and posted on an Internet social media website, we feel that far exceeds mere poor judgment. As a city policymaker, this photograph and comments presents the appearance and perception of your lack of ability to be a trustworthy and effective community leader. Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Pulido thanked for supporting a Veterans’ Cemetery at the O.C. Great Park

Pulido and Governor Brown

Picture Courtesy of the Daily Pilot

League of United Latin American Citizens/ Santa Ana LULAC Council #147
Established: National – 1929 | Santa Ana – 1946,  Orange County LULAC District #1
PO Box 1810, Santa Ana, CA 92702-1810

October 7, 2014

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido
City of Santa Ana
21 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, California 92701

Mayor Pulido:

I personally would like to thank you for taking the time to join with other military veterans at the celebration of the passage of AB 1453 and the bill’s signing by Governor Jerry Brown. Our enthusiasm was uplifted to see city representatives from the cities of Irvine and Santa Ana come together to give a sign of “Job Well Done” to those who have given so much in the defense of liberty and freedom with their lives on the line. Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Mayor Pulido endorsed by the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs’ PAC

AOCDS endorsement of Pulido

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido has been endorsed by the Political Action Committee of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) – his latest key public safety endorsement. The Santa Ana Police Officers Association (SAPOA) has also endorsed Mayor Pulido as has the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association.

The AOCDS PAC wrote in their endorsement letter that Pulido’s re-election will “make our community safer.” Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

The OC Professional Firefighters Association is backing Mayor Pulido

Mayor Pulido, Fire Truck

From the New Santa Ana Blog

The Orange County Professional Firefighters Association has announced that they are endorsing Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido in this year’s November General Election.

This is the second major public safety endorsement that Pulido has picked up this week. He was endorsed yesterday by the Santa Ana Police Officers Association, as we reported. Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Santa Ana awarded $1.2M to hire ten police officers

Pulido with the police

City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County

Community Alert: CITY OF SANTA ANA AWARDED $1.2 MILLION TO HIRE ADDITIONAL POLICE OFFICERS – COPS GRANT FUNDING ANNOUNCED

SANTA ANA, CA (September 30, 2014) – The City of Santa Ana was awarded with over $1.2 Million for the hiring of ten additional police officers by the federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. The award represents the largest allocation in Southern California and will be used to meet the City’s public safety hiring goals.

“This is great news for the City of Santa Ana,” said Mayor Miguel Pulido. “Public safety is the community’s number one priority and with our new strengthened financial position we will be able to take advantage of this grant and hire much needed police officers. Having recently gone on a ride along with our officers I know first-hand how this funding will make an impact.” Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Mayor Miguel Pulido to host a State of the City reception on 9/30

Miguel Pulido Reception

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido is hosting a campaign breakfast reception that will include a “State of the City” update on September 30, 2014, from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Bowers Museum, in the John Lee Court, at 2002 N. Main St., in Santa Ana.

Tables are available for $2,000 and individual tickets are available for $200.  Please RSVP to Alisha Mendoza at (213) 891-2965 or via email here.

About Mayor Pulido

Since he was first elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 1986, Mayor Miguel Pulido has been a major force in the renaissance and economic revitalization of the City.  He is currently serving his sixth term as Mayor and has proven to be a leader, not only within the community, but regionally and nationally.  Mayor Pulido has focused his efforts on improving the quality of life for all Santa Ana residents.   During his tenure the City has experienced a 58 percent reduction in crime, an increase in home values, a rise in the number of business licenses, an enhancement of the economic opportunities for the private sector, an overall revitalization of the City’s infrastructure and an expansion in social and culture venues. Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Ward 4 City Council candidate Padilla to host a campaign reception on Sep. 18

Alex Padilla for City Council

Alex Padilla, our endorsed candidate for Ward 4 on the Santa Ana City Council, is hosting a campaign reception on Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm, at his family’s home, at 2542 S. Rene Dr., in Santa Ana.  Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido will be speaking at this event.

Tacos and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Mexicanisimo Restaurant, which his owned by another of our endorsed Council candidates, Mike Gonzalez, who is running for Ward 6.  RSVP here or call 714-724-6114.

Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Mayor Pulido to discuss mosquito spraying plans with city officials and Vector Control

West Nile Virus Map

Mayor Pulido to meet with city officials to discuss the OC Vector Control District’s spraying plan

SANTA ANA – Mayor Miguel Pulido will be meeting on Monday morning with Santa Ana city officials, including the City Manager, David Cavazos, to discuss the proposed spraying of an insecticide in Santa Ana’s neighborhoods by the Orange County Vector Control District.  The intent of the spraying program is to kill mosquitoes so as to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus transmission in Orange County.

Mayor Pulido is concerned about the short public notice about the spraying as the press release announcing the spraying was distributed last Friday and the Vector Control District was planning to start spraying as early as this Monday, September 8, 2014.

The spraying has since been called off temporarily due to unfavorable weather, as disclosed in an updated press release. Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Mayor Pulido comes through for resident whose house was damaged by a tree

Photo shot by Mary Jo Geczi of a tree that had fallen on her home in Santa Ana. Photo by Mary Jo Geczi.

Photo shot by Mary Jo Geczi of a tree that had fallen on her home in Santa Ana’s Washington Square neighborhood. (Photo by: Mary Jo Geczi)

When a Tree Falls on a Home, Does It Make a Sound at City Hall?

By ADAM ELMAHREK, Voice of OC

Santa Ana resident Mary Jo Geczi was in a panic a couple Saturdays ago after powerful winds caused a 100-foot Sequoia to topple onto her house in the city’s Washington Square neighborhood.

Worried that at any minute the tree would come crashing into the entry way of the 1933 lath and plaster house, she called the city to have someone come out to remove it. But the city official who showed up told her she’d have to wait until Monday — it wasn’t an emergency. Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Pension costs: Pushing cities to fiscal disaster

Pension costs: Pushing cities to fiscal disaster

By San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed & Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, The San Diego Union-Tribune 

The skyrocketing cost of public employee retirement benefits is one of the greatest challenges facing cities and other government agencies across California today. Annual taxpayer contributions to CalPERS, the state’s main retirement system, have jumped from about $2 billion to nearly $8 billion over the past decade. Many non-CalPERS agencies have seen similar retirement cost increases as well.

Despite these rising contributions, the state’s retirement systems are significantly underfunded, with their collective unfunded liabilities for pension and retiree health care benefits totaling hundreds of billions of dollars. Read more…

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments