Santa Ana blows $60,000 on trophies for city employees

As our state and national economies slip into a deep recession, our local elected officials continue to blow our tax money. Reported in the OC Weekly this week is this little but insightful blurb, “On Jan. 7, the Santa Ana City Council voted unanimously to spend $60,000 in taxpayer money this year on employee trophies for just one city department.”

Maybe Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and his crooked cabal should get a trophy for blowing money in the stupidest fashion?


According to one of my readers, who claims he or she wrote the trophy contract, most of the money spent on the trophies was for youth trophies related to city youth programs. However, $6,000 was indeed spent on city employee trophies, and on trophies for some neighborhood program. That money should NOT be spent on employee trophies, needless to say. Besides, can you think of ANY city programs in Santa Ana that deserve awards?

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