How silly. The O.C. Register, the Voice of OC and that annoying fake liberal blog all lost their minds wondering if it was legal for Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez to vote for an alternative motion that resulted in her censure, but avoided the far worse fate that Council Members David Benavides and Carlos Bustamante had in mind for her.
Ironically, the Voice of OC’s open government expert, Terry Francke, says there was nothing illegal or unethical about Alvarez’s vote. This is the guy the fake liberals love to quote – but this time they are all ignoring what he said. LOL!
The truth is, had Alvarez recused herself, the City Council would have ended up in a hung jury, with three votes on either side. Neither motion would have succeeded and Alvarez would have avoided a needless censure.
So Alvarez actually punished herself by voting – when she could have dodged the entire mess by abstaining.
Why so many of our local reporters would lose sleep over this drama is a very good question to ponder – especially when those silly fake liberals have avoided writing anything at all about the arrest of Democratic campaign treasurer Kindee Durkee – a far bigger story with much bigger repercussions.