The Santa Ana City Council voted 7-0 last night to place a measure on the November General Election ballot that will give them a pay raise and allow them to raise more money from companies and contractors who do business with or in our city. This means they want to be able to vote on matters that affect local businesses then hit them up right away for campaign cash. Some might call that pay to play.
Several Council Members are up for re-election in November including David Benavides, Michele Martinez and Sal Tinajero. Do they really think that advancing a self-serving measure like this will incline the voters to vote for them again? Continue reading