The City of Santa Ana could yank money from the promotion of downtown businesses if those companies sue over parking, traffic or other disruptions caused by construction of the OC Streetcar Project that runs through one of the city’s busiest commercial areas.
The Orange County Transportation Authority board voted unanimously Monday to select PGH Wong Engineering to manage the OC Streetcar Project, a 4.15 mile route that would connect Santa Ana and Garden Grove.
In 2009, the Santa Ana City Council triggered controversy by awarding a consulting contract to Cordoba Corp., even though the firm was the lowest ranked among bidders. In recent weeks, the firm has been quietly excluded from a new consulting contract.
Since first being elected nearly two decades ago, Mayor Miguel
Pulido has put together a well-oiled political operation in Santa
Ana. But in the year of the Bell scandal, his latest challenger is
banking on the public taking a more skeptical view of the Pulido