The Santa Ana City Council voted 4-3 tonight to not accept Phil Bacerra’s reappointment to the Santa Ana Planning Commission. Bacerra got in hot water earlier this year when he stubbornly refused to turn in required Planning Commissioner Communication Disclosure Forms. According to the City Attorney, Bacerra took over four months to finally turn in the forms. All of the other Planning Commissioners turned in their forms right away.
Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides, who tried to reappoint Bacerra to the Planning Commission, responded by falsely claiming that Planning Commissioners Eric Alderete and Sean Mill have not turned in proper financial disclosure forms. However the City Attorney and the City Clerk quickly shut him up by asserting that Mill and Alderete are, and have been, in compliance. Continue reading