- Glenn Stroud: Grand Jury member and ousted Redevelopment Commissioner
The local blogosphere and some members of the community have been all abuzz in regards to a report released Monday by the Orange County Grand Jury. The report criticized the Santa Ana City Council over their handling of a transportation contract awarded to Cordoba Corp. The report, which called the contract “flawed”, has been widely reported in the Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Times, the Liberal OC, New Santa Ana and even here on the Orange Juice.
However there is one important point that all of these outlets failed to tell their readers, this report and the impartiality of the Orange County Grand Jury has been tainted by the fact that one of the members of the Grand Jury is a former Santa Ana Redevelopment/Housing Commissioner who was ousted by the same city council criticized in the report. “Usual Suspect” Glenn Stroud is a member of the Orange County Grand Jury and his disdain for many on this council is well known throughout the community.
Stroud, who was none to happy about his dismissal from the commission by the council, has long been a vocal critic of Councilmembers Claudia Alavarez, Sal Tinajero, Vince Sarmiento and Michele Martinez. With Mayor Miguel Pulido joining that group in booting Stroud from the commission it clearly could not have endeared him to Stroud. So is it possible that this report is in some way pay back for Stroud.
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