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Mayor Pulido will honor the Little Sparrow Café at the next City Council meeting

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City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County

Community Alert: Mayor Pulido Honors the Highly Acclaimed Little Sparrow Café

Mayor Miguel Pulido will present the owners of the Little Sparrow Café with the Exceptional Service Award for their outstanding contributions to the City of Santa Ana at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting.

Armed with a dream to create a better food culture in Orange County, Bruce Marsh and his wife, Santa Ana native, Naseem Aflakian, partnered with Jenny Le to open the “Little Sparrow Cafe,” a French inspired bistro in Downtown Santa Ana in May 2013. Despite having no formal training in the restaurant business, they converted a vacant café space on Main and Third into an award winning culinary hotspot. Read more…

 
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Mayor Pulido vindicated by the O.C. District Attorney

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Mayor Miguel Pulido

Press Release, For Immediate Release: May 22, 2105

Press response: DA investigation

I am pleased to be vindicated by the Orange County District Attorney. After a lengthy investigation, I am happy that the DA’s conclusions of no wrongdoing were consistent with my understanding of the actions I took. In addition, the FPPC violations, which I have corrected, are reporting violations which I believe constituted no harm to the public. I believe that whether or not my father traded his business property for a home in Westminster has no impact on how I vote to reduce smog in Southern California, in my capacity as a board member for the AQMD.

I am relieved that after interviewing numerous witnesses – government experts, percipient witnesses and the Santa Ana City Attorney, and after involving the Orange County Grand Jury, closely reviewing 9,201 pages of subpoenaed documents, the District Attorney has exonerated me from wrongdoing. Read more…

 
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Mayor Pulido’s annual State of the City address set for June 10

Santa Ana 2015 State of the City Address

Santa Ana’s annual State of the City Breakfast is set for 6/10/2015 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Bowers Museum, located at 2002 N. Main St., in Santa Ana.

This event will feature, as is customary, keynote speaker Mayor Miguel Pulido. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana prepares for the drought

Miguel Pulido and Jerry Brown

Santa Ana Prepares for Drought

By: Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido

California is in its fourth year of a severe drought. In response, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order on April 1st, mandating statewide water reductions for the first time in history. The Governor’s Executive Order calls for a reduction in water usage by 25 percent statewide. To achieve these savings, the State Water Board has adopted emergency regulations to set water use reduction targets for communities around the state.

What does this mean in Santa Ana? Read more…

 
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The Santa Ana-Garden Grove Streetcar Project

Santa Ana Streetcar Project Route

Santa Ana-Garden Grove Streetcar Project

By: Mayor Miguel Pulido

Located in the center of Orange County, California, Santa Ana is the county seat and the fifth most densely populated city in the United States with a population of 300,000 or more. The streetcar will serve the historic downtown of our thriving, energetic city which includes government offices, federal, state and local courthouses, unique restaurants and shops, an artists’ village, several colleges, and a variety of community enrichment organizations. The selected alignment will travel along Santa Ana Boulevard and 4th Street. On the way to Garden Grove’s busy international West tourist corridor along Harbor Boulevard, the streetcar will connect directly with 18 Orange County Transportation Agency (OCTA) bus routes, including the seven busiest routes in the county. Read more…

 
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City Council approves the environmental impact report for the proposed streetcar

Simulation of Santa Ana streetcar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 23, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713; Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697

Streetcar Project in Santa Ana and Garden Grove Keeps Rolling with City Council’s OK

OCTA will take over leading the implementation of the new transportation alternative

ORANGE – A proposed streetcar in the cities of Santa Ana and Garden Grove took a step forward this week when the Santa Ana City Council approved the project environmental impact report, which now sets the stage for the Orange County Transportation Authority to take the lead on project implementation.

From the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, through Downtown Santa Ana and the Civic Center, the streetcar would operate along 4th Street and Santa Ana Boulevard. The route would continue along the Pacific Electric right-of-way and connect to a new multimodal transit hub at Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue in Garden Grove. Read more…

 
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Mayor Miguel Pulido’s January, 2015 Newsletter

Pulido Newsletter

Mayor Miguel Pulido’s January, 2015 Newsletter

COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SAFETY: OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

The City recently received a $1.2 million federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant to hire 10 new police officers. The Santa Ana Police Department has received national attention for its success in reducing crime using community oriented policing philosophies. In 2009, the City received its first federal COPS grant. These monies allowed the city to invest in smart technologies that spurred efficiencies and improved the effectiveness of our police personnel. The Department focused on expanding partnerships with both the local residents and community organizations as well as other law enforcement agencies. Task forces were established in specific neighborhoods to work with property owners to eliminate visual blight and to bring in additional resources from non-profits and other city departments. These efforts helped prevent criminal activity from occurring and dramatically improved the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana Mayor and Council Member installation and reception set for Dec. 9

Miguel Pulido at IMA meeting

The City of Santa Ana is hosting an Installation and Reception for Mayor Miguel Pulido and the City Council Members who were reelected in the November General Election, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., at the City Council Chambers, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, in Santa Ana.

There will be a reception immediately following at the Bowers Museum, located at 2002 North Main Street, in Santa Ana. Read more…

 
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The OC Register endorses Mayor Miguel Pulido

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The Orange County Register has endorsed Mayor Miguel Pulido!

Here is their op-ed announcing their support for Pulido:

Editorial: Pulido for mayor in Santa Ana

Santa Ana, unfortunately, is not without its share of problems. But it is also a city, when comparing the problems of today to those of yesteryear, which has made great strides. The city now rests on the cusp of a potential renaissance, and it will need strong leadership to continue down the path of making Santa Ana the healthy and vibrant community it should be.

Mayor Miguel Pulido remembers the tough times. In an interview with the Register Editorial Board he recalled a story from his first electoral run, when a constituent invited him into his house so he could show the then-council candidate the bricks the homeowner lined his walls with to protect his family from stray bullets. Read more…

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

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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…

 
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