Is another Bustamante going to run for the Santa Ana City Council?

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What could be worse than seeing Carlos Bustamante get reelected to the Santa Ana City Council?  How about seeing his brother Alfonso (pictured above, on the right) run for the Council in 2010?  Oh no!  But that is what I am hearing from one of my City Hall insider pajaritos.

Alfonso apparently is interested in running for the Ward 2 seat being vacated by Councilwoman Michele Martinez in two years.  She says she is running for Mayor again.

Alfonso has already made a name for himself, but not in a good way.  He is a member of the Santa Ana Historic Resources Commission, but I am told that he is often late to the meetings and he often leaves early. But wait – the news gets worse for Alfonso.

The OC Weekly outed him in an article about a historic apartment building he owns (see picture above).  The residents have complained about roaches and no heat – to no avail.  One resident even complained about mold!

Alfonso is also a member, along with his brother Carlos, of the Santa Ana Business Bank’s Board of Directors.  There again, the news is not good.  Their shares have plummeted in less than one year from $10.50 to $4 (see the graphic below).

Is Santa Ana ready for ANOTHER Bustamante on our City Council?  He won’t have a clear path, that’s for sure.  Other possible candidates include former Councilwoman Lisa Bist; and “Ben Dayhoe,” the infamous resident of the Santa Ana Art Lofts.  Hopefully we will see a progressive Latino in the mix too.

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