Art’s Poll – Disdain of Citizen Concerns & Press Reports on Call for Investigation by OC Grand Jury


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PUBLIC SERVICE - I AM GOING TO KICK YOUR ASS AND GET AWAY WITH IT!

Art Pedroza has a poll over at the New Santa Ana where he tries to indirectly portray as political moves, the call by at least 6 Latino organizations to have the OC Grand Jury investigate top Santa Ana officials activities.  At the request of the various organizations, I detailed the concerns at the Press Conference we held this past Wednesday.  It seems that there is this underlying attitude that Citizens should accept the betrayal of the public trust or the disdain for Citizens concerns by the Santa Ana City Council and the Mayor!

My response to Art’s poll:

“Art,

I think the real poll should be whether YOU SHOULD MOVE on from attempting to manipulate and portray the HIGHLY regarded and INDEPENDENT organizations as political stooges or your wish to paint Citizens concerns as political moves as YOU DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE.

If you notice of the 4 items of concern to the community and organizations, 3 have surfaced close to or AFTER the election

The People Political Targets of Law Enforcement:

a) SAPD Chief of Police NEGATIVE political involvement ONE day before the election and no chance to respond, in very likely violation of the highest ethical standards and Codes of Conduct of both the CA Police Chiefs Association and of the City’s own Code.

b) Mayor Pulido’s supposedly $500K “finder’s fee”; in very likely violation of both the CA Dept of Real Estate Laws and of the City’s own Code of Ethics.

c) and the City Attorney BACKDATING OF START DATE by 13 years that I identified through my research and of which I spoke about at the City Council, which in effect created an additional Gift of Public funds by increasing his UNUSED Vacation and Sick Leave by close to $200,000, in addition to the close to $142,000 that should be paid if he was TERMINATED; or NOT paid if he resigned.

Unfortunately, I think you are making the same mistake that the City Council is making, assuming that valid concerns of the citizens are political moves.

You claim that you have the best interests of the City in mind, well I propose that you strongly consider the fact that having:

  • the FULL-TRUTH,
  • ACCOUNTABILITY,
  • TRANSPARENCY,
  • the HIGHEST (not the Lowest) ETHICAL behavior and
  • OVERSIGHT OF and BY elected or appointed officials

also leads to an improved city whereas BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST and DISDAIN for Citizens’ concerns does NOT!

As I said before, YOU have to MOVE ON from what I call the ArT I V O effect.”

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CALL FOR PRESS CONFERENCE:

http://wespeakideas.com/index.php/2011/01/04/oc-latino-organizations-call-for-grand-jury-investigation-of-santa-ana-officials-and-mayor-miguel-pulido/

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PRESS REPORTS AFTER THE PRESS CONFERENCE:

1)  Voice of OC:
http://www.voiceofoc.org/oc_central/article_6be1aa68-1945-11e0-b2c8-001cc4c03286.html

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2)  OC Register:
http://www.ocregister.com/news/coalition-282858-grand-jury.html

(You can also find my additional comments within the Two Press Reports above.)

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3)  LatinoCalifornia – ARTICLE IN SPANISH (by Maria Luisa, Managing Director, with over 30 years  as a professional reporter..  She may also write a column about this in La Opinion – largest Spanish paper in the US.)

http://www.latinocalifornia.com/site/?q=node/5410

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Francisco J. Barragan


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