Here is another roundup of some of the most thought-provoking reader comments of the week. Comments are selected by our editors and subject to editing for grammar, spelling, clarity and length.
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A Two-Year Fight With CalOptima
“CalOptima Chairman Mark Refowitz agreed to address Cullen’s issues personally, and Nguyen asked staff to update the full board on Cullen’s case.”
So the message is, go and complain to the board personally to get adequate service?
— David Zenger
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Plus they are afraid, since the person doing the complaining has the proven ability to raise heck; she is educated, articulate and has documented her complaint.
She went to the media and got the attention she deserved, and presto, the Board of Supervisors is interested and “wants” to research and respond. Another example of someone with tenacity and brains busting the board’s chops.
I don’t believe they give a tinker’s darn. It’s all a show on the stage that is the Board of Supervisors. It’s “make it go away time.”
Santa Ana’s Five-Year Plan
I think the idea of a “five-year strategic plan” for a city is an interesting one, although it is unclear what it really means and what teeth are in it. Probably the same “teeth” in it as Santa Ana’s “Code of Ethics” — which is zero.
I suspect the City Council members realize this is merely posturing. When you consider that the participation in the surveys which accompany the “plan” were woefully low (fewer than 1,000 resident respondents for the questionnaire), you realize what a complete joke this whole episode is.
SACReD is jockeying and lobbying for position, and the council members are scrambling to save their seats.
Santa Ana needs better streets, not bike lanes.
— David Vasquez
Santa Ana Red-Light Cameras’ Days Are Numbered
Now the City Council should advise the Police Department and the city attorney to stop processing and prosecuting these citations. Enough is enough.
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