The Santa Ana City Council is holding a Special Meeting on Friday, December 21, from 11 am – 2 pm, to consider how they are going to respond to the demand by Governor Jerry Brown’s administration that the city pay back $56 million dollars of what used to be redevelopment funds pegged to affordable housing.
The meeting will be held at the City Council Chambers, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, in Downtown Santa Ana.
Click here to read the meeting agenda.
There has been no reaction from our new Assemblyman, Tom Daly. His fellow Democrat, new Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, has also not reacted to this attempt by their Democratic friends in Sacramento to fleece not only Santa Ana, but also several other cities and the County of Orange.
State Senator Lou Correa sent me a response today via email, through one of his staffers:
“I appreciate that you have taken the time now to draw much-needed attention to this issue. As you know, I am a long-time resident of Santa Ana and I stood firmly to protect jobs and the local economy as one of only two Senate Democrats to vote against the elimination of redevelopment funds. Since then, my staff and I have worked with Department of Finance to develop a honest and fair resolution for many of the cities in my district such as Buena Park, Orange and Anaheim. In the case of Santa Ana specifically, my office has sent two separate letters to the Department of Finance urging that their demands be reconsidered. We will continue to use the full resources of my office to support Orange County cities in these efforts,” commented Senator Correa.
Thank you Senator Correa for trying to stop your fellow Sacramento Democrats from bankrupting Santa Ana. I hope you succeed in these efforts.