Santa Ana Mayoral challenger David Benavides got bad news today as a mailer hit the mailboxes touting his plan to raise his own City Council pay.
Benavides, who is supporting every single tax increase on the November ballot, formed a City Council committee, according to the mailer, which you can see here, in July of this year. The committee’s mission was to explore raising the City Council’s pay and benefits! Luckily Mayor Miguel Pulido put a stop to this.
Benavides already accepts the largest pay package of anyone on the Santa Ana City Council, including stipends, and city paid health, dental and live insurance benefits, plus a $6,000 car allowance!
The mailer asks if we can afford to elect Benavides as our Mayor. Good question!