Former Santa Ana City Manager and Police Chief/Commissioner Paul Walters picked up two more awards last week. He was honored at the Com Link meeting, where he spoke to a packed house to the folks he worked so hard to keep safe, for so many years.
They awarded him with a nice plaque and a certificate. Best of all though was the opportunity for Santa Ana’s residents to say goodbye to Walters – who was tossed by a City Council that has proven this year to be petty and ridiculous.
Walters was also honored, on Feb. 24, by the California Police Chiefs association, who also honored him with a nice plaque in recognition of his longtime service on their Board of Directors.
We lost so much when our City Council went after Walters. Perhaps they did him a favor. Crime is sure to go up now that he is gone. And the City Council may yet end up having to file for a municipal bankruptcy. Walters won’t be tainted by this City Council’s mess.