When Santa Ana resident Glenn Stroud, at the urging of Liberal OC blogger Chris Prevatt, filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission against Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez and Councilmember Vincent Sarmiento it was no doubt a case of “selective” complaining. The question is did Stroud and Prevatt selectively target the two because they are Latino?
The complaint filed last week alleges that Alvarez and Sarmiento violated state law by voting for their own appointments to the Orange County Water District Board and the Transportation Corridor Agency respectively. Elected officials voting on their appointments to such boards has been going on for years and it happens in communities across the state including right here in Orange County. Stroud and Prevatt ignored history and the others and simply zeroed in on two Latino Democrats. Continue reading