The new Little Sparrow Cafe asked their supporters to show up at tonight’s Santa Ana Planning Commission meeting and they did, about fifteen of them. One after another they got up to talk about how nothing was happening in Downtown Santa Ana until they showed up. Then Planning Commissioners Sean Mill and Eric Alderete set them straight – there are businesses today in the Downtown area that have been there for decades.
Mill went on to remind folks that these businesses, owned primarily by Latinos, were ripped off by the PBID – and that money was used to prop up all the newcomers. The Little Sparrow fans immediately erupted in hoots and hollers until Alderete had to shut them up. Continue reading