East L.A. Calling
East L.A. is calling one of its native sons, who meandered his way into Santa Ana. How? By qualifying for a home thanks to his wife, who is or was a Santa Ana Unified School District teacher. The city used to have home-buying incentives for SAUSD teachers.
The city council members have failed to comprehend the people’s voice and vote. Our elected leader is Miguel Pulido and instead of getting to city business, they decide to politick and do whatever they can to “weaken” Pulido’s influence in city hall.
Benavides and his ilk complain about “deference” to the mayor and willfully and conveniently ignore that Pulido is the people’s choice. Pulido was elected to lead and city staff comprehends this. So Benavides and his ilk have a strategy of not allowing an elected mayor be a mayor. Incredible.
What’s more incredible is the disregard of the voice of Santa Ana voters on the part of the council. The city attorney threatened to leave over this, they say, fine. The city has budgeting issues to deal with involving Sacramento and needs the continuity of a city manager and they say, fine.
The voice of the people in City Hall on Tuesday night, January 22 was heavily in favor of Paul Walters and not “deeply divided” as the “Voice of OC” would like for you to believe. The message to the council could not have been louder and they still decided to act against reason.
The council was told that they’d be recalled and thought that they’d take their chances with a recall election. They think Santa Ana voters are bluffing.
East L.A. is calling and its time for the Benavides ilk to pack its bags.