“Our people are worth more than empty promises come election season.” Carolina Mendez, Chispa member and Anaheim resident for 23 years, speaks at the Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) press conference on Feb. 27, 2023. Residents and community members are calling for the Anaheim city council to authorize city-hired investigative firm JL Group, LLC the necessary funds to complete the full-scope investigation. (Omar Sanchez / Voice of OC)