Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez
I finally got an update about last night’s Santa Ana City Council meeting, specifically about the 85a item that Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez put on the agenda regarding the proposed Metropolitan Water District pension spike. It turns out she led the charge AGAINST the pension spike!
Apparently Mayor Pro Tem Alvarez felt the same way that I do – that now is the wrong time to give more pension benefits to MWD employees. This could result in higher water rates and our residents already pay the highest water rates in Orange County.
Kudos to Mayor Pro Tem Alvarez for her leadership! All of the City Council Members voted with her. Now that vote will be forwarded to Dan Griset, the former Santa Ana Councilman who represents the residents of our city on the MWD Board of Directors.