Santa Ana Residents Against Corruption Launches a Recall Effort Against Mayor Miguel Pulido

 

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SANTA ANA RESIDENTS AGAINST CORRUPTION LAUNCHES A RECALL EFFORT AGAINST MAYOR MIGUEL PULIDO
Santa Ana, California – March 14, 2017:
Miguel Pulido has been on the Santa Ana City Council for 31 years; the last 23 as the City’s Mayor. Unfortunately for our City, the Mayor has used that long tenure not for the public good, but rather to line his own pockets and those of his special interests.  In that time, the Mayor:

profited nearly $200,000 in an undisclosed land swap deal with an individual with business before the City;
killed $500,000 in previously approved funding for sorely needed community programs for our children;
voted to let a bad cop fired by our Police Chief for criminal misconduct, back on the police force; and
has been fined over $15,000 by the Fair Political Practices Commission, and an Orange County Superior Court Judge for 11 separate violations for failing to disclose his financial interests, and, in one case, voting on a matter in which he had a financial interest.  The FPPC determined, and the Mayor agreed, that his vote on the matter was “more than an inadvertent oversight.”

Santa Ana Residents Against Corruption has decided to do something about it.  We are a grassroots movement comprised purely of volunteers united by our conviction that the corrupt Mayor must be removed from office, and that a recall is the best vehicle to accomplish that goal.  To that end, today we are filing a Notice of Intention to Circulate a Recall Petition against Mayor Pulido with the City Clerk. The Mayor has struggled to win a majority share of the vote in his last four elections:  twice he failed to garner 50% of the vote, and the other two times he barely crossed the 50% threshold.  All four of those Mayoral elections involved two or more candidates dividing the anti-Pulido vote.

Former City of Placentia Finance Services Manager Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Embezzling $5.2 Million

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
NEWS RELEASE
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Michelle Van Der Linden, Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 16NF1108, 17NF0497, 17NF0498

Date: March 10, 2017
FORMER CITY OF PLACENTIA FINANCE SERVICES MANAGER SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR EMBEZZLING $5.2 MILLION
*Two co-defendants charged with embezzling $1.5 million and $2.3 million respectively
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The former Finance Services Manager for the City of Placentia (Placentia) was sentenced today to 25 years in state prison for embezzling approximately $5.2 million from the city. Michael Minh Nguyen, 34, Irvine, pleaded guilty to 36 felony counts of misappropriation of public funds, 67 felony counts of money laundering, two felony counts of falsifying records, and one felony count of making a non-sufficient funds check, with sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $500,000 and property loss over $3.2 million.

City of Stanton Welcomes Local Students to City Hall For Its’ Fourth Annual Youth In Government Day

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Roxana Morales
Departmental Assistant, City of Stanton
Tel. (714) 890-4264, rmorales@ci.stanton.ca.us
 
City of Stanton Welcomes Local Students to City Hall For Its’ Fourth Annual Youth In Government Day
Stanton, Calif. – March 8, 2017 –– The City of Stanton is excited to welcome local students from Magnolia, Western, Gilbert and Dale Junior High Schools to City Hall for its fourth annual Youth in Government Day.

CalOptima Names New Board Chair

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Bridget Kelly

Director, Communications

714-246-8765

bkelly@caloptima.org

 
CALOPTIMA NAMES NEW BOARD CHAIR
Anesthesiologist Paul Yost, M.D., selected to lead CalOptima Board of Directors
ORANGE, Calif. (March 7, 2017) — The CalOptima Board of Directors elected anesthesiologist Paul Yost, M.D., as chair, effective March 31, 2017. Dr. Yost will serve in the role being vacated by Mark Refowitz, who is leaving the Board when he retires as director of the Orange County Health Care Agency at the end of this month.

Former Fullerton City Manager Charged with DUI and Hit and Run on Election Night

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
N E W S   R E L E A S E
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
 
Michelle Van Der Linden, Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405 Cell: 714-323-4486
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 17NM03367

Date: March 3, 2017
FORMER FULLERTON CITY MANAGER CHARGED WITH DUI AND HIT AND RUN ON ELECTION NIGHT
FULLERTON, Calif. – The former city manager of Fullerton was charged today with driving under the influence and hit and run on election night. Joseph Burt Felz, 58, Fullerton, is charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one misdemeanor count of hit and run with property damage.

Auditor-Controller Releases Audit of Vintage Marina and OC Community Resources/OC Parks Agreement

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 For more information:
Danielle Katz,
PIO 714-457-6962
Danielle.katz@ac.ocgov.com
AUDITOR-CONTROLLER RELEASES AUDIT OF VINTAGE MARINA AND OC COMMUNITY RESOURCES/OC PARKS AGREEMENT
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March 3, 2017 – Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric H. Woolery, CPA, today released an audit of the Revenue Generating Operating Agreement between OC Community Resources/OC Parks and Vintage Marina Partners, LP. This audit covered the period from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016 and revealed 14 findings. “As promised, our Internal Audit Division completed their audit of the Vintage Marina Partners Agreement,” said Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery.