Tax Collector Moves to Seize Pulido Family Business

The attempted eminent domain of Ace Muffler in the 1980s gave Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido a cause célèbre and launched his political career. Now, the government is again threatening to seize the business.

Santa Ana Downtown Tax Likely to Expire

The tax has been the center of a nearly two-year battle that squared property owners against each other and was criticized for being part of a downtown gentrification plan.

He Won’t Toe the Family Line

Jose Pulido says his family’s auto care shop gets no benefit
from a downtown assessment tax that funds Downtown Inc. His brother
— and mayor of Santa Ana — has been a champion of the booster
organization.