Santa Ana term limit measure arguments submitted

Game on! The arguments for and against the proposed Charter Amendments to the Term Limits provision of the City of Santa Ana Charter have been turned in and approved by the Santa Ana City Clerk.

I had the honor of helping Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez to write the argument against this truly ridiculous measure. She assembled quite a team to support the argument, including SAUSD Trustee John Palacio, former Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee John Raya and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Tish Leon.

The argument for the mesaure was submitted by two EX Councilmembers, Lisa Bist and Brett Franklin. Poor Brett. The last time he ran for office he came in behind the unknown Reuben Ross for the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero was the only active Councilmember to sign the argument for the term limits measure. I guess the rest of them got cold feet…so they hung Sal out to dry.

I am including both arguments below. You will note that the Measure has not yet received an alphabetical designation.


Last year, Councilmembers Mike Garcia, Jose Solorio, David Benavides and Carlos Bustamante, supported Measure BB, which prohibited termed-out Councilmembers from running again for 8 years. They said that

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