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An open letter to the Santa Ana City Council… 

“I was not very excited or happy that Miguel didn’t want to do a nationwide search when we had the opportunity. He (Mayor Pulido) forced Paul on us.”  -  Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez

 “The reality is that maybe it’s time to take a leap of faith and bring in new people who can lead the city in a new direction” -  Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez 

Councilmembers of Santa Ana, since it seems clear that Michele Martinez has become the unofficial spokesperson for you, in the matter of the Walters “baby with the bathwater” termination, I’d like to comment on two statements she’s made during this flap.

With respect to the first comment: “I was not very excited or happy that Miguel didn’t want to do a nationwide search when we had the opportunity. He (Mayor Pulido) forced Paul on us.”

Mr. Walters was forced on you (the council)?

With all due respect, I guess I have to ask the people…the voters…of Santa Ana a question:

What kind of people have we elected to office? Perhaps it’s just a pipe dream to ask our elected officials to stand on principles and, on critical issues, NOT to cower in the face of adversity.

By Martinez’ own words, this is OBVIOUSLY not the City Council we currently have in office.

To the second statement, “The reality is that maybe it’s time to take a leap of faith and bring in new people who can lead the city in a new direction”

Walters, throughout his years as both City Manager and Chief of Police, has done ENORMOUS good for Santa Ana: lowered crime rates, balanced budgets, etc….

….and the City Council, as stated by Martinez, wants to take the city in a “new direction”?

Santa Ana residents,

I truly hope that YOU will take to heart Martinez’ words during these next election seasons (or special elections), when various members of the City Council will be up for re-election or recall:

“The reality is that maybe it’s time to take a leap of faith and bring in new people who can lead the city in a new direction”

Tim Hirota

Santa Ana, California


 
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19 Responses

  1. Carpetbagger

    Another example of Michele and David not being smart enough to keep their mouths shut.

    I have read and heard their most vocal supporters now say that downtown business owners and developers who live elsewhere have more at stake than voters!

    I guess we know where this is going.

    RECALL MICHELE MARTINEZ (on grounds of ignorance and stupitidity if nothing else).

  2. Everything is Beautiful

    “RECALL MICHELE MARTINEZ (on grounds of ignorance and stupitidity if nothing else).”

    This recall idea, as interesting as it sounds, has no hope unless you see the Mayor back it publicly in a big way and put up at LEAST $50,0000-$100,0000! Until you see him hold a presser and call for the recall you can forget it. it’s DOA.

  3. Michele Is NOT Beautiful

    Oh you are SO SO wrong.

    My guess is a few well placed banners, a few thousand fliers and a small army of ballot signature gathers (Like the Medical Marijuana measure) and she goes off the deep end.

    Clearly michele is close to becoming unhinged, she is one undercooked cheeseburger at the Playground away from going full MADCOW.

    Not to be mean, but she could ride her bike to the moon and it wouldn’t take her out of obese range.

    No I think with a little pressure, her bad english and her Latina temper get the best of her and she’ll be back on the corner of borchard and edinger like her mom was……selling something.

    THE POT MEASURE WAS DONE WITH VOLUNTEERS AND $600.

  4. cook

    Why waste time and money on a recall of one council member?

    A repeal of messure “D” in June 2014 would bring in 3 new council members by itself in Nov. 2014

    And since the council members were go go for messure GG term limits on the office of the Mayor, how could they be against bringing council member terms to an equal level?

  5. Christine V.

    Hands off MY man Cook.

    He gonna be da mayor!

  6. “The reality is that maybe it’s time to take a leap of faith and bring in new people who can lead the city in a new direction”……. Hmmmmmm

    Exactly and that is why your brother in law had to go!

    Here is my letter to the council.

    ——– Original Message ——–
    Subject: Stanislav Fiala is asking: Should I remove Paul Walters from this list?
    Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:12:40 -0800
    From: Standa standa@merlin4x.com
    To: Walters, Paul
    CC: Sarmiento Vincent, vsarmiento@santa-ana.org, Benavides David, dbenavides@santa-ana.org, Martinez Michele, mimartinez@santa-ana.org, Tinajero Sal, stinajero@santa-ana.org, Reyna Roman, rreyna@santa-ana.org, Amezcua Angelica, aamezcua@santa-ana.org, Pulido Miguel, mpulido@santa-ana.org

    Dear Paul,

    According to Miguel’s propaganda NSA blog, maintained for him by Art Pedroza, you have got your golden parachute and are ready to jump.

    However, your evils committed in your capacity as a Chief of the SAPD, which manifested themselves by your failure to publicly condemn the murder of Susie Young Kim in front of her 18 mo. old child, negatively altered to your karma which eventually destroyed people’s trust in you.

    Vaya con Dios

    -Stan

    • Agent Orange

      I think it is time to revoke Stanley’s pass from Fairview.

    • Agent Orange

      Also, people who try to run down police officers, even if they have the pope and you in the back seat, will get shot. The police did nothing wrong.

      • “The police did nothing wrong”……. Hmmmmmm

        That is a lie and you know it and if you don’t than you are misinformed and incompetent to understand the reality and facts.

        For some reason the USA, here SA police, is the only police in the world whose actions are justified and where the pigs are called peace officers.

        I am sure that if the exactly same happens in the Iran you would talk differently.

        Unfortunately Walters still has tentacles in the SAPD and will continue supporting the acts against the humanity.

  7. “I think it is time to revoke Stanley’s pass from Fairview”…….. Hmmmmmmm

    Pedroza, here are some of your threats which you do enjoy to publish anonymously against me.

    • How is that a threat? I don’t even know what it means.

      • “I don’t even know what it means”……… Hmmmmmmmm

        So how do you know that it is not a threat?

        What pass?
        What revocation?
        How the revocation will be done?
        Which part of the Fairview?

        It is this kind of creepy language you are publishing by the anonymous people, unless you are the Agent Orange, and than you are bitching about some lost and found fliers.

        Anyway you are supporting too many anonymous people which do not contribute anything which requires anonymity only the creepy.

        • You appear to be either insecure or paranoid. Neither are good qualities.

          • So again, it is clear that you are doing the creepy.

          • Again I have no clue what the heck you are talking about. You know I only post as Editor or with my name. All these other commenters are simply people who want to comment but are afraid to use their real names. I cannot blame them given the tendencies you are displaying.

          • “I cannot blame them given the tendencies you are displaying”……. Hmmmmmmm

            Well you have wrote entire article about your dog which you have totally invented in your head.

            I should add that if I would be insecure or paranoid I wouldn’t be publishing under my real name and would use one of your many anonyms.

            I am not only one who claims that more than 50% of the anonymous postings here are yours.

          • Claim whatever you want. I am telling you that is not the case. Our software logs IP addresses and I would be happy to show you the proof if you so desire. Everyone has a unique IP address and if you use other computers or a smart phone then you have several such addresses. I have nothing to hide in this regard.

            As for the fliers in question I have a pile of them here on my desk if you would like to see those. It most certainly did happen and my kids were most upset by this.

  8. Carpetbagger

    Hey Where is the Liberal OC on this?

    We know they hate Michele, Sal and Santa Ana government in general. They have been uncerimoniously quiet…… perhaps because their publisher is a union board member and there is SEVERAL MILLION dollars up for grabs.

    Amzing how these thrifty liberals pipe up at every website launch (Sheesh they even SUE PEOPLE), but not a single word….Where is good ol’ Joe Hill when we need him.

  9. HenryGattis

    TheLibOC are a bunch of pusxxxx.

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