Pulido pulls another affordable housing bait and switch

The fun never ends in Santa Ana. “At a time when affordable housing is one of the most pressing needs of residents in our county, the city of Santa Ana is considering creating a park on a parcel of land that had been designated for an affordable housing complex for people with disabilities,” according to O.C. Register columnist Yvette Cabrera.

Cabrera goes on to reveal that the County had misgivings about giving the land in question to the City of Santa Ana. There is a reason for that. As a former Housing and Redevelopment Commissioner I too became aware that the City of Santa Ana plays a lot of games with money that is intended for redevelopment.

Pulido promised the County that the parcel would be used to house people with disabilities, however, “the project came to a halt in February when Pulido announced during a city development committee meeting that he wanted to explore the possibility of leaving the parcel as open space. The city then encouraged Willard to look at other city-owned sites.”

There you go. The patented Santa Ana bait and switch. I hope the County sues the City of Santa Ana before this is over…

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