Look no Further
Look no further than Paul Walters for Santa Ana City Manager.
For starters, this one is a complete no-brainer. I’ll begin by asking everyone, what companies can you name that don’t promote people in house? Let’s say that a nationwide search is conducted for the purpose of finding a suitable person for this specific job. Doesn’t it take someone who knows the city already? Who can truly look themselves in the mirror and say that there is a better person for this specific job?
So you think you know Santa Ana so well that you have a better option for city manager? Locally? Nationwide? Then let’s see what names there are by putting them down here in a comment. Then we can get down to comparisons.
Crime plummeted in Santa Ana with Walters as police chief. These new-comer council persons and their new-comer friends that they want to put on commissions don’t have the first clue about how bad crime was before they got here or elected. But I do know because I’ve been here all of my life. I’ve heard gunfire stop. I’ve sean graffiti stamped out.
Is this a blanket defense of the entire SAPD? Absolutely not. I’ve also seen negatives coming from certain SAPD types and we can get into that too. Is it a stretch to have individual cops be a reflection of their chief? Yes.
For anyone that observes Santa Ana politics this is a pattern to be expected. Benavides goes on record to say that Pulido is going to have a difficult time as reelected mayor. Well Benavides failed to read the writing on the wall. The city made its choice for leader and Benavides is having a terrible time processing this fact and instead is acting against the popular will. Not smart. The same goes for those in council that “think” like him. Their attempt to remove Paul Walters from the position of City Manager is a pathetic and very obvious political move to try to take power in Santa Ana, power not allowed to them by the popular vote.