City of Santa Ana backs down on sign threats

I heard today that Santa Ana Ward 2 council candidates Tish Leon and Michele Martinez both heard from the City of Santa Ana with regard to the threats that they both received about their campaign signs. Apparently the city officials decided that they were wrong to have targeted the signs in question. Isn’t it funny how that happened after we wrote about it here at the Orange Juice?

This was clearly an attempt by Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and Santa Ana City Manager Dave Ream to pressure the candidates who are opposing Tino Rivera, the Pulido acolyte who is running for Ward 2. Sorry Miguel! I guess you will have to figure out a way to help Rivera without resorting to illegal abuses of civic power.

In related news, Sal Tinajero and Pulido were both no-shows at tonight’s candidate’s forum at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Santa Ana. I don’t understand why Tinajero skipped out on this forum and a previous one that was held in a bilingual format at the Southwest Senior Citizens Center. You would think he would not miss these forums as he speaks impeccable Spanish. His opponent, George Collins, was at both forums and he got a lot of support tonight. His other opponent, Villasenor, was also there tonight, after skipping out on the previous bilingual forum.

Finally, please remember that there will be a Santa Ana School Board candidate’s forum tomorrow night, at 7 p.m. , at Santa Ana High School. The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Central Orange County and the Santa Ana Education Foundation. Claudio Gallegos and I are supposed to be there as observers. I hope to see many of our readers there!

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